Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Floral Fantasy - CTD490

Good morning! Happy Wednesday! It’s time for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge, for this week’s challenge we have the colors of pink, lavender, sage and light gray.
 For my card, I used the Altenew stamp set Floral Fantasy along with the coordinating Floral Fantasy dies. I kept my card clean and simple so the flowers would really pop. I used a white card base and stamped my happy birthday sentiment from the Altenew Painted Greetings set up along the top of my card. Next I die cut a bunch of the flowers and leaves to stamp, I went with a little more vibrant colors than the inspiration photo for this week shows because I love color. For my large pink rose, I used the Altenew Cherry Blossom ink set which is a set of 4 ink cubes that are just perfect for stamping from light to dark for a multiple step stamped flower like this. This is the first time using Altenew ink and I have to say that I really like it. For my purple/lavender roses, I used lavender lace (SU) and royal velvet ink and for the leaves I used going gray and ocean tides. I used my Misti tool to stamp the roses which made lining everything up a snap. Once my stamping was done, I adhered everything onto my card front popping up the pink rose with foam tape then added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins and a touch of Wink of Stella glitter pen onto the leaves.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams' blog links below OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Cheiron Brandon - March Guest Designer

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Lawn Fawn Hay There Card Series Day 4

Today is Day 4 and the final day of my Lawn Fawn Hay There Card Series. Today I’m sharing a pop-up birthday card using the cute farm animal images from the Hay There stamp set.
I’m also entering my pop-up card into the current Lawnfawnatics Challenge which is to create a 3-D card. To construct my card, I used the Lawn Fawn Hay There stamp set and Hay There dies and the Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up die and die cut the main box from spring rain cardstock. The inside vertical panels were cut from new leaf cardstock and then using the Stitched Hillside Borders die I cut three pieces, one from the same green cardstock, one from yellow gingham and one from green designer paper and attached those to the vertical tabs to create rolling hills that I attached my images to. I also used the Little Picket Fence Border die and attached that to the first vertical tab with the barn. The images were stamped, then colored with Copic markers and then die cut. The three main images, the horse, cow and pig were attached using foam tape.
All of the flap panels were cut from white cardstock and each were decorated using the Stitched Hillside Border die and more images. For the front flap, I used the Happy, Happy, Happy stamp set along with the Happy, Happy, Happy die to create the main part of my sentiment. I die cut three of the Happy from yellow cardstock and stamped the top Happy in summer sun ink then glued them all together and stamped the remainder of my sentiment in black ink.  For the back flap panel, I stamped the sun from the Hello Sunshine set and then blended on some spring rain ink and added two die cut clouds. To make the sun pop a little more, I stamped it again onto white cardstock and used a circle punch to punch out the center and attached it with foam tape.
For the bottom side panels, I used the Stitched Hillside Borders again with yellow gingham paper and added the pig and chick images on one and the goat and tin can on the other.
Thanks so much for stopping!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Lawn Fawn Hay There Card Series Day 3

 Hi there and welcome to day 3 of my Lawn Fawn Hay There card series! Today I’m sharing a try-fold card I created for a little something different.
 Below are some pictures showing my process on how I made this card. I started out with some white cardstock and some of the farm animals from the Hay There stamp set that I had stamped and die cut using the Hay There dies. I took two horizontal white card bases and die cut one using the Stitched Hillside Borders die and the other using the Little Picket Fence Border and merged them together so that the top layer flips to the left and the center layer flips to the right.
 In the second step below you can see how I’m playing with the layout of the animals and the placement of my sentiment.
 Here I’ve colored my images using Copic markers.
 And below I’ve die cut my hillsides with green cardstock and yellow gingham paper.  The next step I did after this was to stamp my sunshine, from the Hello Sunshine set, in the upper right corner and blend on some tumbled glass distress ink for my sky. After that, I added the inside panel and some more farm animals and adhered everything together popping up some of the animals with foam tape.
Below is a quick video of how my card opens with the different flaps and panels.
If you missed Day 1 or Day 2 of my Lawn Fawn Hay There series you can click here and here.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Happy Birthday from the Whole Herd

 Hello and thank you for stopping by! I’ve finally had time to sit down and create some cards using the fun new Lawn Fawn stamps and dies I received a few weeks ago. Yesterday I shared the first two cards I created using the Lawn Fawn stamp set, Hay There and today I’m back again to share another card I made using the same set.
For my card today, I started out by stamping and coloring a bunch of these cute Hay There farm animals then using the Hay There Lawn Cuts die cutting them out. Then along the top of a white card base, I blended on some tumbled glass distress ink for my sky and added some die cut clouds. After that, I added a piece of Lawn Fawn Knock on Wood green woodgrain paper and along the bottom I added a strip of yellow polk dot paper from from the Lawn Fawn Meadow Collection and stamped my sentiment. Next I used the Happy Birthday Line Border die and some white cardstock to die cut the first half of my sentiment and glued that right along the seam between the green paper and the yellow. Once that was done I adhered the barn and fence line then added the animals, popping up the cow, pig and chicken with foam tape. Super fun and easy!