Turtle Love - Lawn Fawn

Hello Crafty Friends! Today's card features a mix of old an new Lawn Fawn products. I made this card as a custom request for a coworker. Her boyfriend recently had back surgery and its his birthday. And she just had to have a turtle theme. I hope he loves it!



For the background I used distress oxides. First I took some watercolor paper & wet the whole area I planned for the background to be. I dropped the darker lucky clover around the edges and the lighter twisted citron towards the center. I allowed the water to blend the two together as it air dried. 


For the coloring I used my copics. The Greens are YG13, YG11 YG00 & G17. I added a little E53 & e50 for the edges of the shells and E50 for the bandaid & cake as well. The Frosting is E59, E57, E55. The present is done in Y13 and Y00 along with the candle flame. 

Simple quick card - Flora & Fauna

Hello Crafty Friends! I'm here with a very simple quick card to throw in the mail. I'm trying to get cards out even if they aren't on time! I got a card during a really bad day a month or so a go and it made such a difference. So don't feel bad if that birthday card is a week or two late; or you haven't spoken to someone in a while I guarantee no one will be mad about getting a card! '

This card was super simple; stamped and throw a little color in copics. Boom! I'm making TONS of these. Mostly because I'm obsessed with indoor plants (raise your hand if you are too!) I'll share more soon.


Hello Little One - Lawn Fawnatics Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends! These are my entry for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 77! I always am in need of baby cards so I took to the opportunity to make several.


For this I did simple watercolor backgrounds with distress oxide inks and very simple copic coloring. I stamped a part of each sentiment in the same color of ink so it coordinated. I used an older set tht needed some love to do all these cards. Its from 2014 release and is called Hello Baby.












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Missing You - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Crafty Friends! In my bid to get ahead the other day I made a whole bunch of ink blended backgrounds. Because inkblending was going so well that day I decided to do a few more involved ones. 




For this one I used masking and with masking taped off the bottom of the card. I proceeded to ink blend with a light tumbled glass for the sky. To get a lighter application I chose a large brush and started on the tape moving slowly into the card stock and fading the color so it was darkest near the horizon. I then dried that with a heat gun so I could mask off the sky without trying to get the tape to stick to wet ink. For the pond I wanted something kind of murky looking. I started with a base of peacock feathers and then around the outside edge I used some evergreen bough to tone it down.



For copics I went way outside my normal greens and reached for my dark BG colors for this card featuring the frogs from the Pond Friends stamp set. BG78, BG75, BG72 for the big frog and for the little one I used BG75 as my darkest and added BG70 for my lightest. the lily pads and cat tails were done with BG99, BG96 & BG93. Tops of the cat tails were E44, E43 & E40. The little lily flower was RV11, RV10 and RV00.


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Sea Friends - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Crafty Friends & greetings on this Memorial Day. I have a non Memorial day card for you but its still a wonderful card to send to those you a missing today especially on days like today.

For this card I started with the background which is a three color blend with distress oxides. I used with Tumbled Glass, then Peacock Feathers and finished with Mermaid Lagoon. Then I took out my Waves Stencil, sprayed the back with some pixie spray & then placed it on top of my blended background. I took the same Tumbled Glass oxide ink and blended that over the first 2/3rds of the card. For the bottom I switched  to the Peacock feathers over the Mermaid Lagoon giving the whole thing more ombre effect. I love how it turned out!



I took a clue from my friend and fellow Pretty Pink Posh team mate Gemma with her recent post on copic color combos using this darling starfish from Sea Friends. I used some of my favorite pastel colors on these. For the Orangy Peach I used YR02, YR00 & R000; the pink one is R20, R11, R00 with a light coat of RV00 over the whole thing (glazing techniques are fun and can expand your color palette) Lastly I used Y02, Y000 for the yellow. The dolphin I used N6, N4, N2 & N0. Of course I finished the whole thing with sparkling clear sequins to act as my bubbles!





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Love you Magnolia - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Crafty Friends! I know I don't often to floral cards, they are waaaaaaaay outside my comfort zone but I love all of the Pretty Pink Posh florals so I am trying to use them more. I find her floral design style more approachable.

This card features the Magnolia Flowers. We have a giant Magnolia tree behind my mothers house that has the most gorgeous blooms every year. Since my favorite color is yellow that is the color I chose for these. I used my copics! These are a simple blend of Y13 & Y000 with a hint of Y35 right near the base of the petals for some added contrast.



The background was masked off with some tape and then I did a very light inking with some tumbled glass distress oxide. I used one of my biggest blending brushes as I find the bigger brush surface lets me get a really good light ombre effect. I stamped my sentiment right onto the background. The flowers are glued flat to the card for easier mailing. I finished off the card with some sparkling clear jewels.



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Get Cracking on Christmas - with Jenn Shurkus

Hello Crafty Peeps! Thanks for joining me on another edition of Get Cracking on Christmas!


My good friend Jenn Shurkus (Shurkus.com) has been doing the Get Cracking series for several years. Each month on the third Thursday she will be posting new inspiration and hopefully encourage you to get Cracking on Christmas!

If you want to participate (and there is a prize!) head over here to the link up! Or use the hashtag #getcrackingonchristmas on Instagram to participate.

Today's card is a slimline, mostly because I'm now obsessed with this style! I used several Lawn Fawn sets in this card including my favorite snowman!



I started this card with the background. I die cut the panel using a slimline die and some Neenah cardstock. I cut a second panel using the same die that I used to cut my boarders from so they would have the stitching around the edges too. The background started with a layer of distress oxide in Shaded Lilac. Over that I brought in blueprint sketch to make my favorite indigo color. At the very edge I added a bit of wilted violet. I then splattered the whole thing with liquid stardust. The greeting I added with some white embossing. I always use the Lawn Fawn white embossing powder for all my embossing because its so smooth but still can handle the smaller detailed sentiments too.

I used copics to color my images; blues in B69, B66 & B63, Greys: N8, N6, N4 & N0, Teals BG13, BG10 & BG0000, Dark Teal in BG78, BG75 & BG 72 Greens G85 & G82 Lgt Greens G17 & G12.

I added sparkle using some the jellyroll sparkle pen to the presents, the snow on the houses and the tops of the mountains. 


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Its Bananas! - Mama Elephant

Hello Crafty friends! I have been loving the Whimsy Alpha set from Mama Elephant so of course I had to make a Banana's card! I used the new Zodiac Monkeys & the vines from Swinging Boarders. And use the new Slim card basics for my first slim line card!



First I lightly ink blended twisted citron distress oxide over the bottom of my panel that I die cut with the new dies. Over that I added cracked pistachio distress oxide to create a new green color. I did the same with stamping the vine. I stamped first in twisted citron and then over the top with the cracked pistachio. I added a hint of tumbled glass for the sky and then splatted my panel with the same colors. I die cut the letters with the alpha stamps and did an ombre inking to the letters with scattered straw.



Lastly I colored the monkey and banana with my zig clean color real brush markers. I only used one color per color family and blended out with my blender. Of course I ordered two new blender pens and then found my missing one! So now I have three. Ha!


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Tropical Birthday - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Crafty Friends! Im here with a new Pretty Pink Posh card. This style is a little outside my comfort zone but I was inspired by a nursery room print I saw on Pintrest. I love how it turned out! I used the sentiment from Everyday Greetings, the leaves from the Hibiscus Flower stamp set & the lion from Party Friends!





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Cu-Tea - Mama Elephant

Hello Crafty Friends! Well you know how I am about coffee but I'm also a huge fan of Bubble Tea too so I just had to have this new Mama Elephant set. My son Gage thinks Bubble Tea is the best so he was also excited to see this set, especially the one with the kitty cat. I stamped a few card fronts for him to color so we can give to Grandma.



I wanted something simple and sweet that I can send to friends. I made a few in this design in different colors. I love how easy it is to mix Mama Elephant sets! For the background I did a simple ink blending with distress oxide in Worn Lipstick. I then stamped a pair of hearts from the sets & my sentiment that I thought would be great to send to friends.



For the Monkies I did some basic copic coloring with E27, E25, E23 for the bodies & E53, E50 for the faces. I did the Boba Tea in the same way. For the lid on the cup I used E41 to give it a light tint of brown. The straw I did in R11.

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Fly me to the moon - Avery Elle

Hello Crafty Friends! I have a video here for you today and I am so excited to finally get it posted! I shot the video back in February but so many things got in the way; first I was sick, and then I had other work that was under deadline etc etc. So don't mind my allergies and nasal sounding voice; I promise I am ok. This time of year just makes me super congested.







So for the colors for the background: Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon & Chipped Sapphire. I splattered with water, white gold Gansi Tambi starry color & Lawn Fawn's liquid stardust for shimmer.



The copics I used are: E21, E11, E000; C7, C5, C3, C0, B02, B00, B0000, E27, E25, E23, BG72 & BG70! I finished off the card with some Pretty Pink Posh Silver star sequins.

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LAWN FAWNATICS CHALLENGE 75 – SPECTACULAR SKIES

Hello Crafty Friends! I am back to participate in another Lawn Fawnatics Challenge! This one is called spectacular skies. I got my influence directly from the card by Jenn Shurkus. I loved her little cloud scene.



So for my card I also chose to do a night sky but in some unexpected colors. I used Peacock Feathers, Faded Lilac and Wilted Violet (who else hopes one of the new Distress colors is another purple??) I then used some Liquid Stardust to splatter the ink blended panel.

I then die cut the bug puffy cloud to act as a landing spot for my sentiment instead of a banner. The other clouds I cut using the cloud frame dies so more of the background would show. Lastly I die cut the hugs die from a few layers of black cardstock. The final touch was a few star sequins.






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Missing You - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Crafty Friends!Today's card features a quick and simple idea that can be mass produced fairy easily. I wanted a bunch of cards to be able to pop in the mail for friends and family during this very isolating time. I just love the sentiment sets from Pretty Pink Posh and found so many of them will work for this design. I was heavily inspired by someone's shirt I saw on Instagram, ha! Inspiration can strike at the strangest times but I loved the boldness of the design.





I started with the background; first I thought Id mask everything but then kicked that because it would take a lot longer. So I just inked a plain 110 lb Neenah panel of white cardstock with Dried Marigold and Abandon Coral. Then I stamped and cut out a bunch of the images from Hibiscus Flowers that best matched the print I saw on the T shirt. I did no coloring! I wanted the contrast of the black and white against the bold background. I took a sentiment from Everyday Greetings and white heat embossed it and cut a simple square. I did foam mount it but you wouldn't have to for ease of mailing. And I couldn't resist a little bling to fill in some of the empty spaces so I used some Graphite Jewels. And that's it! It would work for so many people! Just change the sentiment and the colors.

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A slothy birthday! - Mama Elephant

Hello Crafty Friends! I mean can you even with the Little Sloth Agenda? I couldnt resist. I made my own cover die using the Little Agenda Frames and I love how it turned out!





I started with a pale green cardstock base for this case. I blended on some distress oxide inks in Shabby Shutters for the first layer and then some mowed lawn to deepen the color around the edges. I die cut the rounded rectangle frame from the frame die set into a strip of white cardstock and added my sentiment strip. I have a bunch of these sentiment stripes while heat embossed on black cardstock and it makes finishing off a card so easy! The sloths I had pre colored prior as soon as I get the set because I couldnt resist. The colors are E40, E43, E44 and E47. The green is Yg17 for the leaves and YG23 for the little birthday hat.

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Here Be Dragons! - Mama Elephant

Hello Crafty Friends! Im here today with a pair of dragon cards; one I did normal stamp and copic color and the other I did no line coloring with zigs! I just adore dragons so I had to have this Zodiac Dragon set as soon as I saw it.





For both cards I masked off the bottom half of the card panel and did some distress ink blending. For the top card I used Abandon Coral and for the bottom I used Tumbled glass with a cloud stencil. I love how easy these came together and I love the layout as something different for me. Which one do you like better?

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