Saturday, December 26, 2020

A Special Delivery with Lawn Fawn's Waving Pull Tab Video

 Happy Boxing Day!  This little owl has a gift box to share just for the occasion:


His wings flap up and down with the help of Lawn Fawn's Waving Pull Tab Starter Set.  I shaded the background by ink blending, and added more shadows with Copic markers.

The inside of the tree stump holds the answer to the question shown above the owl:

There is a video showing how I put this card together.  You can watch it here, on Lawn Fawn's YouTube Channel, or on my YouTube channel:

 Thanks for watching, liking my videos, and subscribing to my YouTube channel!

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps: Special Delivery, Special Delivery Box Add-on
Dies:  Waving Pull Tab Starter Set, Birch Trees, Shadow Box Mountain Add-on, Lift the Flap Meadow
Paper:  Hello Sunshine Remix 6x6, Fog, White, Paper Bag, Kraft, Storm Cloud, Rain Forest, Noble Fir
Ink: Jet Black, Clear, Soot, Blue Jay, Deep Sea
Other:  White embossing powder, White Signo Gel Pen
Copics:  BG000,02, B91, W00,1,3,5, E43,44,47,49,50,51,53,55,57, G24,28

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Christmas Florals and a Video!

Lawn Fawn recently came out with this amazing Magic Iris Birdhouse Add-on, and I wanted to pair it with the new Stitched Poinsettia dies for a Christmas Card:

I also used Lawn Fawn's Large Wreath and Spring Sprig to embellish the poinsettias.
The snow on the birdhouse is Lawn Fawn's Textured White embossing powder.  The sentiment is Lawn Fawn's Shutter Card Holiday Sayings.

It was fun to combine so many Lawn Fawn cardstock colors including: Storm Cloud, Chili Pepper, Raspberry, Guava, Rain Forest, Noble Fir, Sage, and Paper Bag.  The birdhouse itself is from Lawn Fawn's Woodgrain paper pack.


Here is a video to show how I put this card together.  It felt more like flower arranging than card making!  


You can watch the video here, on Lawn Fawn's YouTube channel, or on my YouTube Channel:


Thanks so much for watching, liking, and subscribing to my channel!

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara


Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Lawn Fawn's Inspiration Week Continues!

Let's have a conversation about conversation hearts!  Do you love 'em, hate 'em?  It's kinda like candy corn in that way.  I love the nostalgia of them, and I'd probably eat them if the chocolate was all gone.

Lawn Fawn came out with a great stencil duo to recreate those conversation hearts.  These little mice are having fun peeking out from behind the large ones that come with the Scalloped Slimline sets.  Okay, maybe they are nibbling on them, but they have washed their paws!


 

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps:  Love Poems
Dies:  Scalloped Slimline with Hearts: Portrait and Landscape, Love Poems
Stencils:  Conversation Hearts
Paper: Raspberry, Ballet Slippers, Sticky Note, Cilantro, White
Ink:  Jet Black, Yeti, Distress Ink Picked Raspberry, Milled Lavender, Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Dried Marigold

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Lawn Fawn's Center Picture Window Card Heart Add-on

Lawn Fawn has a new Heart Add-on for the Center Picture Window Card and it comes complete with these cute little birds and branches:

Here's the front of the card:

The entire card and heart panel were ink blended for an ombre effect.  All of the die cuts received a little ink blending to round them out a bit, and the flowers were dotted with white Nuvo Drops.

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Dies:  Center Picture Window Card, Center Picture Window Card Add-on, Center Picture Window Card Heart Add-on, Magic Iris Birdhouse Add-on, Scalloped Slimline with hearts: Portrait
Paper: Raspberry, Guava, Noble Fir, Cilantro, Kraft, Paper Bag, Mermaid, White
Ink:  Chili Pepper, Raspberry, Ballet Slippers

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara

I Like You (a lotl)!

Now, I'm pretty behind on the times and had to look this up.  I'm so thankful for Google!
There's a whole community out there of axolotl fans which, if you didn't know either, is a Mexican salamander.  

It's fun to learn something new, and he's a little cutie!  I hope you are enjoying Lawn Fawn's release week!

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps:  I Like You (a lotl)
Dies:  Outside In Stitched Circle, Just Stitching Double Rectangle
Paper: Blue Jay cardstock
Other:  Brusho watercolor powders, Copic markers

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara


Thursday, December 3, 2020

It's a Jolly Holiday with A Scrapbook Pal Video

 I have the pleasure of guest designing today for Scrapbook Pal
I'm no longer on the team as it's a new year and a new video team over there,
so I was very excited when Tonya asked me to be their guest!

I think these penguins are having more fun decorating their pal than trimming the tree:

The little guy with the antler headband is popped up on an action wobbler.


I hope you will join me over on Scrapbook Pal's YouTube channel
All of the instructions and supplies are listed over at Scrapbook Pal's blog.

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara


Saturday, November 28, 2020

How To Create Peas On Earth

I shared a similar card during Lawn Fawn's most recent inspiration week, and I wanted to show how I created it in a video.  There are a couple of differences, but it's pretty much the same card:


Here they are side by side with the original on the left:


This is a fun card to make with a lot of ink blending.  I didn't worry about the Earth being perfect.  It just needed to give the idea.  Here's the video showing how I made it.  You can watch it here, on Lawn Fawn's YouTube channel or on my YouTube channel:

Thanks for watching, liking, and subscribing to my channel!

Supplies:
Lawn Fawn Stamps:  Peas on Earth
Lawn Fawn Dies:  Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Outside In Stitched Circle Stackables
Lawn Fawn Ink:  Black Licorice, Jellyfish, Jet Black
Distress Ink:  Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Shabby Shutters
Lawn Fawn White embossing powder
Copics:  R21,22,35,39, C00,0,1,2, Y11,15, YG21,23
Zig Writer: Pure Red

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara

Sunday, November 22, 2020

It's Time for a Little Merry and Bright Card

This little racoon is all decked out in pink and purple as she's sliding along the snow banks.  She's one of the newest images illustrated by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs:

The background was ink blended with Distress Oxides in Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, and Spun Sugar.  I then speckled the panel with Kuritake Gansai Tambi shimmer watercolor.  The sentiment was  stamped in regular Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and the racoon was colored with Copic markers with a little white gel pen for the eye and around the mask.

Supplies:
Purple Onion Stamps:  Flannel (racoon), Holiday Messages Sentiments
Lawn Fawn Dies:  Large Slimline with Sliders, Small Slimline with Lift the Flaps, Slimline Stitched Hillside Borders
Copics:  C0,1,2,3,6,8, W00,0,1,2,3, E23,27,40,41,43 RV02,04,06,63,66,69, V01,04,15,17,99

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Magic Iris Snow Globe with Lawn Fawn | Video!

I'm excited to share a bright gingerbread snow globe scene all set for Holiday Week over at Lawn Fawn!


I created a video to show how I put this card together.  You can watch it here, on the Lawn Fawn YouTube channel, or on my YouTube Channel.  Thanks so much for watching, liking and subscribing to my channel!

 


I hope you'll join us over at the Lawn Fawn blog with this festive week of inspiration and prizes!

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps and coordinating dies:  Over the Mountain Borders, Snow Globe Scenes, Tiny Gingerbread
Dies:  Magic Iris, Magic Iris Snow Globe Add-on, Season's Greetings Line Border
Stencils:  Snowflake Trio, Snowy Sky
Paper: Tropical Shimmer, Cilantro, White
Ink:  Jet Black, Yeti, Distress Oxides: Broken China, Speckled Egg
Other:  Glitter Pen
Copics:  RV04,09, YG07,09, C1,2, E13,15,31

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara

Saturday, November 14, 2020

A Lawn Fawn Gingerbread House for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags

I'm excited to join Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags for Lawn Fawn's Day!  I decided to turn the Build A House Gingerbread House into a tag:

The back of the tag is stamped with Lawn Fawn's Say What? Christmas Critters sentiments:


I created a little paper wedge inside the awning to keep it out:


I hope you'll join in on the fun over at Tracey McNeely's blog for this exciting event!

Lawn Fawn Supplies:

Stamps:  Say What?:Christmas Critters
Dies:  Reveal Wheel Build A House Add-on, Build A House Gingerbread Add-on
Cardstock:  Spring Sparkle, Chili Pepper, Kraft, Paper Bag, White
Other:  Peppermint twine

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Twofer Card Challenge #33: Stars

Yay!  It's November 10th, and that means it's time for a new Twofer!  This month we're looking up to the sky and we're seeing stars!  My star of choice is a stamp from Lawn Fawn's Super Star stamp set.
I turned him into a star fish on this birthday card. He's the smaller of the two.  I used a Copic Multi-liner to add a few dots to match his starfish friend from Lawn Fawn's So Jelly stamp set.  The shells and sentiments come from several Lawn Fawn sets and are all listed in the supplies below.  The sand and water were created with LF stencils and Distress ink.  I added Copics to shade in the sand.
We move from the water into the sky and now my little muse has become a shooting star!  I heat embossed him and the sentiment in white.  The galaxy was created with distress inks, water, and white acrylic paint for the little stars.

Supplies:
Stamps: LF Upon A Star, Super Star, So Smooth, So Jelly, Life is Good, On the Beach
Dies:  MFT In and Out Stitched Rounded Rectangles
Stencils: LF Hillside
Ink: LF Clear, Jet Black, DI Salty Ocean, Tea Dye, Picked Raspberry, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire
Copics:  E31,33,35, RV00,21,23, BV00,01,02,20, B21, Y11,13,17,21,23, multi-liner .03
Other:  LF White embossing powder, white acrylic paint

Two big announcements: 
1.  For this month only, there are prizes for this challenge!
2. Also for this month only, cards can be for the same occasion (Christmas is just around the corner).

I hope you will join us this star-studded month over in the Twofer gallery!  Please head over to the Twofer Card Challenge blog for all the details and much more inspiration from our guest designers, Pia and Liz, and the rest of the team!


Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Stacey Yacula's New Release for Purple Onion Designs

 The snow fell last night at this little house, but today it settled into a perfect packing snow:


I stamped out the snowman image first, masked it off, and then stamped the house in the background. 
I used Lawn Fawn's Jellyfish ink to stamp everything so I could get a no-line look. 
I added a sidewalk so that these two were building their snowman on the parkway.

Stacey Yacula's new release is available now at Purple Onion Designs
The complete collection, plus the Holiday Messages sentiment set, is bundled at 30% off the regular price now until November 15th.

Purple Onion Designs Stamps:  Cozy Holiday Home, Sweet Snow Friends

Copics:  BG0000,000,10,11,13,15,18,23,70,72, YG21,23,25, G29,40,43,46, C00,0,1,2,3,6,8, 100, W00,0,1,2, E70,71,74,77, YR14,16,18,20

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Christmas Bakery Video Series with Purple Onion Designs

I'm sharing a video series today featuring the Sweetest Little Town stamps by Purple Onion Designs and illustrated by Stacey Yacula.  The first video in the series demonstrates how I masked and stamped out the images.  They are unmounted red rubber stamps, and I have a very easy system I use to stamp them.  I also draw out the road and sidewalk to bring the scene together.





The second video focuses on how I colored the various animals, not including their winter wear.  It shares ideas about combining color families for coloring fur.


The third video is all about coloring the background including the snow and shadows.


I hope you will join me over on my YouTube channel for some Stamping a Copic coloring fun!

Stacey Yacula's new release is available now at Purple Onion Designs
The complete collection, plus the Holiday Messages sentiment set, is bundled at 30% off the regular price now until November 15th.  


Purple Onion Designs Stamps:  Bakery Background, Chestnut, Mailbox, Snow Crooners, Sparkle Tree, Street Light, Tinsel, Wallace, Clear Mounting Stamp

Copics:  Y00,11, YR15,21, R20,24,35,37,39, RV000,00,52,55,66, B21,24,26, BG000,10,11,13,18, G21, YG01,03,11,13,17,63, E30,31,33,34,35,37,39,40,41,42,43,44, W00,0,1,2,3,4,5, C00,0,1,2,3,4,6,8

 

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara


Poinsettia Slimline Card

I love the combination of cream, gold, and white, and paired that with Lawn Fawn's new Stitched Poinsettia Lawn Cuts for a slimline Christmas card:

I blended a bit of gold ink onto the white die cuts and used Lawn Fawn's new Gold Metallic cardstock.  I kept it simple with a die cut sentiment So Joyful Line Border.

I had an extra poinsettia so I created a quick tag using Lawn Fawn's new Scalloped Circle Gift Tag.  I hope you're enjoying all of the new Lawn Fawn fall and winter products.  There's much more inspiration over on Lawn Fawn's blog.

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Dies:  Stitched Poinsettia, So Joyful Line Border, Scalloped Circle Gift Tag, Small Slimline with Lift the Flaps
Ink:  Brilliance Galaxy Gold
Paper: Gold Metallic, White, Let It Shine 12x12

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara

 

Sunday, November 1, 2020

The Sweetest Little Town - New Release from Purple Onion Designs Illustrated by Stacey Yacula

Stacey Yacula's winter release for Purple Onion Designs is here!  Today I'm featuring the Church Horizon stamp:



I colored everything in Copics, then masked the scene and a circle to ink blend the background with Distress Inks. 
I blended a little of the ink at the bottom of the scene as well.


Finally, I speckled white acrylic paint everywhere for some falling snow.

Stacey Yacula's new release is available now at Purple Onion Designs
The complete collection, plus the Holiday Messages sentiment set, is bundled at 30% off the regular price now until November 15th.

Copics: Y000, YR000, R20,22, YG13, BG70,72,78,V000,01, B60,63,66,39, C000,1,2,3,4,5
Distress Inks: Black Soot, Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Faded Jeans

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara



 

Tea and Cookies

How about a warm cup of tea, or coffee, or cocoa and some cookies?  I created a shaker mug with a little surprise inside:

A gingerbread cookie appears when the spoon is lifted out of the mug.  I stamped the mice and accessories from Lawn Fawn's A Creature Was Stirring onto the Outside In Stitched Mug.  I added extra gingerbread cookies inside and covered it with acetate and the Stitched Mug Frame to make it into a shaker.  I kept the top of the Outside In Stitched Mug open so the spoon could be put in and pulled out.  I intended the shaker part with the mice to look like the pattern on the outside of the mug, but my husband asked me why there were mice inside the mug.  Hmm, now that's how I see it too!



The Lawn Fawn blog is full of great inspiration using the new mug dies.  Stop on over there for a real treat!

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps:  A Creature Was Stirring, How You Bean? Christmas Cookie Add-on
Dies:  Outside In Stitched Mug, Stitched Mug Frame, Outside In Stitched Rectangles, Banner from Flippin' Awesome, A Creature Was Stirring, How You Bean? Christmas Cookie Add-on
Ink: Jet Black, Clear
Paper:  Let It Shine, Silver Metallic, Mermaid, Raspberry, White
Other:  Silver embossing powder, Peppermint Hemp Cord
Copics: RV63, G21,24,46, C0,2, YG05,09, YR16,18, V04,12, BV000,01,02,31, Y04,19, E21,23

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara

Lawn Fawn's Winter Dragon

This little dragon's frosty breath is sending out a message for a magical holiday season.  I've always seen the season as a time of celebrating Christ's birth, and not really one of magic, but there is something magical about the coming together of people during this time.  Not the wizardry type of magic, but more like the amazing results of loving our neighbor as ourselves.


I heat embossed the sentiment and dragon in silver.  The background was ink blended with Oxide inks and the dragon was colored with Copic markers.  I added glitter to his scarf and horns and sealed it in with a thin coat of glue.

 

Check out Lawn Fawn's blog for some amazing inspiration!

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps: Winter Dragon
Dies:  Winter Dragon, Snowflake Border
Ink: Clear, Distress Oxide Spun Sugar, Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves
Paper:  Silver Metallic
Other: Silver Embossing Powder
Copics:  C0,1,2, YG21,23,25, V12,04,06

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Peas On Earth!

I am thrilled that Lawn Fawn came out with a winter version of one of my very favorite characters - PEAS!

I began by stamping the peas in Lawn Fawn's Jellyfish ink, the lamppost in Jet Black, and the sentiment and music notes in Clear ink. 
I masked the peas and lamppost, and white heat embossed the rest.

To create the scene, I used Lawn Fawn's largest Outside In Stitched Circle to create a mask.  I used the negative mask to ink blend Earth.  I looked at a photo for reference and used finger daubers to blend green ink in roughly the right shapes and areas, and filled the rest with blue ink and a finger dauber.  Then I placed the positive mask on Earth and ink blended outer space with blending brushes.  White acrylic paint was speckled onto the outer space portion.  Masks were then removed and the peas and lamp light were colored with Copic markers.

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps:  Peas On Earth
Dies:  Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Outside In Stitched Circle Stackables
Ink:  Jellyfish, Jet Black, Clear, Distress Ink: Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot
Other:  White embossing powder, white acrylic paint
Copics:  R21,22,24,35,37,39,89, C00,0,1,2,3,6,7,8, Y11,13,15, YG21,23,25

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara


Thursday, October 29, 2020

The Sweetest Little Town by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs

Purple Onion Designs has the new winter release by Stacey Yacula!  It's called The Sweetest Little Town, and it really is that sweet! 
I'll be posting several cards in the upcoming week, but today I'm featuring this blustery little scene:

Everything was colored with Copic markers.  I selectively masked areas to look like the light was shining through the windows, and then lightly ink blended the background.  White acrylic paint was speckled on everything with a still brush to create the flurries.  Mama and baby bear were stamped separately, fussy cut, and adhered with foam tape for a little dimension. 


Stacey Yacula's new release is available now at Purple Onion Designs
The complete collection, plus the Holiday Messages sentiment set, is bundled at 30% off the regular price now until November 15th.

Copics:  E43,44,47,50,51,53,55,57, C00,0,1,3,4,6, BG10,13,15,23, YR16,21, Y02, G21,24,28, YG67, R24,27,89
Distress Inks:  Stormy Sky, Black Soot

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!
Kara