Christy’s Rainbow and Unicorn Card!

Hey friends, it’s Christy here with another fun take on our Sketch Challenge. I love using card sketches as inspiration, and the best part about them is that you can take them as literal or as loose as you like! They’re meant to be a jumping off point, but where you take it from there is up to you.

On my project from the original challenge post, my card layout was pretty spot on. This time, I decided to take a little more liberty with the sketch. I’ll walk you through my thought process, and hopefully you’ll be inspired to interpret future card sketches in new and fun ways!

The concept for this card started with the three diagonal stripes in the sketch’s background. I wondered how I could use that visual in a new way. I still wanted stripes that extended from high on the right to low on the left, so the only way I could think of to change them was to curve them a little. That would turn them into a rainbow! Perfect!

Another thing I could change was the number of the stripes. I increased it from three to five, which gave me more room for more colors in my rainbow. I die cut them out of Spiffy Speckles patterned paper using the curviest of the Simple Stitched Hillside Borders. You could also use the Rainbow Lawn Cuts, but since I don’t have that one, I die cut each stripe twice to create the top and bottom. Then I used the Glue Tube to adhere the stripes to a pale aqua card base.

The next area that I wanted to switch up on the sketch was the circle in the center. The inside of the rainbow already made a curve that could represent the top of the circle, so I decided to loosely block off the bottom of the “circle” with a trio of Spring Showers clouds. It doesn’t quite make a circle, but the idea is there.
Now I needed some images to live in the scene I’d been creating. The unicorn and fairies from A Little Sparkle were the perfect fit! I colored them with Copic markers and trimmed them out with the matching dies. I added them to my scene, reserving one of the fairies and the wand for the top right corner where the hearts on the sketch would be.

For my sentiment, I decided to forgo the strip, and rather concentrate on the placement, so I stamped a greeting from Tiny Tags Sayings: Birthday on the largest cloud on the right in Merman ink. I also stamped a few “sparkle marks” in that ink and finished off the card with a scattering of tiny iridescent stars.

If you’d like to see how this card came together, you can check it out on my YouTube channel, Christy Gets Crafty. And if you haven’t entered our Sketch Challenge yet, you still have time! Hopefully I’ve inspired you to switch things up and interpret your card sketches in fun, new ways!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thank you so much, Christy! Your card is all kinds of magical!

The Card Sketch challenge will be open until Sunday, May 5th at 11:59PM ET so you will have plenty of time to join us! We are excited to see what you will create using Lawn Fawn products and the sketch!

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 35 – Coffee, Tea and Treats!

It’s new challenge time again, Fawnatics Friends! Let’s make some crafty magic with a Coffee, Tea & Treats theme! Lawn Fawn has lots of fun stamp sets and die sets that will satisfy a sweet tooth or help make a card for your coffee and tea loving friends! Have fun and share what you create! Make sure to feature Lawn Fawn products and link your project at the end of this post. This challenge will be open until Sunday September 2nd at 11:59PM ET.

For each challenge, we will randomly select a winner to receive a $25.00 gift certificate to the Lawn Fawn shop! We will also be highlighting a few of your fabulous projects at the close of each challenge! By linking your projects to our challenges you will give permission for us to post your work to this blog and our social media sites. Check out the How to Play page for a few guidelines to play along. We want this to be FUN so we’ll keep the rules to just a few!

Let’s check out what our amazing Design Team has to inspire us!

Christy created a super sweet treat of a card using the summery watermelon from Happy Summer! She crafty a cute scene on a Cross-Stitched Square and added the fun black birds from Happy Harvest! The red gingham background is perfect for this summer picnic card!

How cute is that squirrel adding Pumpkin Spice to the latte! Jessica‘s clever design is what Autumn dreams are made of with a gorgeous ink blended sky! You’ll find that cute squirrel in our Cheery Christmas set!

Cute critters are treating themselves to their favorite hot beverage on Samantha‘s charming card! She’s added her signature inky background and a black and white stripe accent! She used stamps from Critter Concert, Love You S’more and Love You a Latte!

Our Toboggan Together penguins are sharing a little birthday cake on Karin‘s clean and simple card design! The party hats, cake and balloon are from Party Animal and she added the birthday greeting with Tiny Tags and Tiny Tag Sayings: Birthday!

Samantha combined lots of Lawn Fawn sets to create this whimsical card! The cat is from Meow You Doin’? as are the mouse and the cute fish bones decorating the ice cream scoops! The ice cream images are found in Here’s the Scoop! She finished this clever design with Bunting Borders, Celebrate Border and Scalloped Rectangle Stackables layers!

Franci’s beautiful card design features Pumpkin Spice with the cute Cheery Christmas squirrels! She created a fun Fall scene with the pumpkins from Happy Harvest and added a special touch to the sentiment with gold embossing!

Our I Scream, You Scream die set is perfect for this new challenge theme and Joyce‘s card is just so perfectly charming! The sweet pastel colors and the Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot Backdrop add cute detail!

We will have Design Team inspiration for you over the next two weeks and of course our Featured Fawnatics and Random Winner for Challenge 34 tomorrow!

A Forest Feast Scene on a Gift Tag!

We hope you have been enjoying this fun challenge theme! Our Create a Scene challenge is open until Sunday September 17 at 11:59 PM ET

A scene can be small enough to fit on a tag! Making cute little vignettes on tags and small gift cards is a fun and quick way to create a scene!

I thought I’d pop in to share a gift tag I made to accompany a birthday gift!

I love little projects like this where I can use lots of different supplies! I started out with the larger Stitched Circle Tag die cut from Knock on Wood 6×6 paper in teal and green then I used Forest Border to die cut the green tag. I stamped and colored images from our new Forest Feast and also from Party Animal with Copic markers then assembled the scene on the layered tag. To embellish a little more I added some branches from Large Wreath cut from more Knock on Wood 6×6 paper and finished with a bow (from Large Wreath). The sentiment, from Tiny Tag Sayings: Birthday is white embossed. I combined a bunch of different Lawn Trimmings cord in Fall colors to tie up the tag on the gift!

I hope you will join us for our Create a Scene Challenge!

Thanks for your visit! Happy Crafting!