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


Monday, October 26, 2020

Shutter Card Coffee Gift Card | Lawn Fawn Video

Time for a cozy fall cuppa.  Cuppa what?  Well, you decide.  This card opens to reveal a message inside, and a gift card holder on the back to house a coffee shop gift card:



The front decoration is actually a belly band to keep the card closed:


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

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps:  Let's Go Nuts, Den Sweet Den, Thanks A Latte, Ocean Shell-fie
Dies:  Shutter Card, Shutter Card Add-on, Shutter Card Snow Globe Add-on, Outside In Stitched Mug, Acorn House, Diagonal Gift Card Pocket
Ink:  Crunchy Leaf, Walnut, Doe
Paper:  Into the Woods Remix 6x6, 12x12, Kraft, Paper Bag, Ground Espresso, Fake Tan, Canned Pumpkin, Sunflower, Peacock

Copics:  BG02,05,09, YG91,93, W1, E21,23,25,40,41,42,43,44,47,50, YR04,07,09

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

 

Sunday, October 25, 2020

A Creature Was Stirring with Lawn Fawn | Simon Says Stamp Feature and Video!

Simon Says Stamp is featuring Lawn Fawn today and I had the opportunity to share a card! 
Thank you, Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn!

The Lawn Fawn mice are busy in the kitchen baking up sweet treats for Christmas!

I put together a video to show all the steps and techniques used to create this card including a shaving cream marbled counter! 
You can watch it here on on my YouTube channel.  Thanks so much for watching, liking, and subscribing to my channel!

For a description and list of supplies, please head on over to Simon Says Stamp's blog!

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

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Four Different Techniques for Four Cards Using Altenew's Leaf Mix Die Set | Scrapbook Pal Video

I have a new video up over at Scrapbook Pal's YouTube channel.  I hope you'll check it out!  In the video I show four ways to make an inky background with the same six Distress Inks and the Altenew Leaf Mix die set:



You'll find all of the supplies and details at Scrapbook Pal's blog.

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

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Autumn Slimline with New Julian Charlton Stamps for Purple Onion Designs!

Winslow and Rusty are taking every opportunity to enjoy the fall weather.  After the leaves are all raked up, it's time for a little fun:

The images were colored with Copic markers, and the sky and grass were ink blended with Distress ink.  I used a torn piece of paper as my mask for the cloudy background, and pounced a blending brush to create texture to the grass.

Check out the new autumn stamps from Julian Charlton available now at Purple Onion Designs!

Purple Onion Designs Stamps:  Winslow and Rusty - Autumn Friends, Autumnal Tree

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

 

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Trick or Treating in a Lawn Fawn Neighborhood | Video!

 This little crew of costumed chicks are in for a treat as they slide from one house to the next!


Here's the video showing how it all came 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!


Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps:  Fox Costumes Before and Afters, Let's Go Nuts, Say What? Spring Critters, Dandy Day
Dies:  Large Slimline with Sliders, Trick or Treat Line Border, Mushroom House, Acorn House, Outside In Stitched Pumpkin
Ink:  Jet Black, Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs, Ground Espresso, Aged Mahogany, Wild Honey, Old Paper, Shabby Shutters, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Rusty Hinge
Other:  Grassy Stencil
Copics: V04,06, Y11,13,15, YG93, E21,23,25,41,42,44,81, C00,0,1,2, RV04, YR14,21

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

Monday, October 12, 2020

Winslow and Rusty Are At It Again!

I'm back with another card featuring the new autumn stamps illustrated by Julian Charlton for Purple Onion Designs.  These two are sharing a warm and toasty campfire:

The moon and stars were white heat embossed and masked, and then the back panel was ink blended with Distress Oxide inks.  The hills were freehand cut and ink blended also with Distress Oxides.  The Winslow and Rusty image was stamped onto the front hill along with a white heat embossed sentiment.  The Rusty and Winslow image was also stamped on white cardstock, colored with Copic markers and fussy cut.

Next time I think I would ink blend with regular Distress ink so I could come back and add shadows on the hill with Copic markers.  It's always a learning process, right?

Check out the new autumn stamps from Julian Charlton available now at Purple Onion Designs!

Purple Onion Designs Stamps: Winslow and Rusty - Campfire Friends, Happy Skies

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

Saturday, October 10, 2020

New Julian Charlton Autumn Images for Purple Onion Designs

I just featured some of Julian Charlton's stamps on my last post (see below), which features two cards for the Twofer Card Challenge. 
Now, I have the pleasure of sharing some new fall images from this creative illustrator!

Winslow and Rusty reaped quite a harvest today!  The sentiment follows through to the inside of the card where it reads, "It's your birthday!"

I stamped the tree image and Winslow and Rusty image and then created a scene around them with Copic markers. 

Check out the new autumn stamps from Julian Charlton available now at Purple Onion Designs!

Purple Onion Designs Stamps:  Winslow and Rusty - Harvest Friends, Autumnal Tree

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

Twofer Card Challenge #32: Silhouettes

It's time for a new Twofer Card Challenge!  This month is all about silhouettes.  My silhouette of choice is Frederick the Fox and also Cocoa the Bunny, illustrated by Julian Charlton for Purple Onion Designs:

Cocoa is quite the character!  I'm not sure how he got up there, but I was told by my daughter that it's not that uncommon for bunnies to be up on the moon, and referred me to the legend of "Conejo en la Luna" which is like the man in the moon, only in some cultures, it's a rabbit instead.  Cocoa liked the idea. 

I masked off the moon and ink blended around it.  Once the lighter colors were blended, I put a LF hillside stencil on the bottom, and then blended with the darker colors.  I then stamped the images with Archival Jet Black ink.

Tux the Penguin is about to take a topple here.  Cocoa used Frederick as a distraction.  I'm not sure if Cocoa is prepared for the repercussions of his actions. 

All of the images were either stamped with clear ink and white heat embossed, or stamped with Archival Jet Black ink.

I hope you will join us this month over at the Twofer Card Challenge!  
Please stop by to see the amazing twofers by our guest designers Carol, and Shawna and the rest of the team!

Supplies:
Purple Onion Designs Stamps:  Julian Charlton's Cocoa, Frederick, Tux, Twin Trees, Igloo and Snowballs, Happy Skies, Happy Winter Forest Friends, 4x6 Clear Mounting Stamp
Ink:  Archival Ink Jet Black, Lawn Fawn Clear, Distress Ink Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot
Other: Lawn Fawn Hillside Stencil, Lawn Fawn white embossing powder, Gelly Roll white gel pen

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

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Gingerbread House Reveal Wheel

When I was a little girl, I didn't like the story of the gingerbread man.  He didn't seem very nice.  I suppose if everybody wanted to eat my head off, I wouldn't be so nice either.

Thankfully, these Tiny Gingerbread people are contained in the house.  I love the versatility of the new Build-A-House Gingerbread Add-on.  There are so many was it can be decorated!  I added a snowy walkway and lined it with gumdrops.  The gumdrop wreath is from the Christmas Build-A-House Add-on.  All of the white trim and Guava cardstock details were coated in Glossy Accents.

Have a look at the Lawn Fawn blog for many great examples using the new Tiny Gingerbread and Gingerbread House Add-on! 

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps:  Tiny Gingerbread
Dies:  Build-A-House, Build-A-House Gingerbread Add-on, Build-A-House Christmas Add-on, Reveal Wheel, Reveal Wheel House Add-on, Simple Wave Borders
Ink: Jet Black, Distress Ink Gathered Twigs
Paper: Let It Shine 6x6, Guava, Kraft, Sparkle Pixie Dust, Sparkle Spring, White
Other:  Reveal Wheel House Add-on Template, Glossy Accents, Signo white gel pen
Copics:  R35,37, E30,31,33,35

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

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

A New Ride for Santa!

Lawn Fawn's new Car Critters Christmas Add-on is particularly funny to me.   Our extended family gets together on Friday nights for game night.  When it's time to leave, someone always said, "watch out for deer." and "watch out for drunk drivers."  Over the years we've shortened that to, "Watch out for drunk deer."  These deer driving the car will definitely be on a birthday card next year for my brother!

In this case, the reindeer rebelled and requested an more modern mode of transportation:

I added Santa's head from Ho Ho Holidays to the boy's body from Screen Time. 

I hope you're enjoying Lawn Fawn's inspiration week.  Check out all the great inspiration on the Lawn Fawn blog!

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps:  Car Critters: Christmas Add-on, Car Critters, Over the Mountain Borders, Ho Ho Holidays, Screen Time
Dies:  Car Critters: Christmas Add-on, Car Critters, Over the Mountain Borders, Ho Ho Holidays, Screen Time
Ink:  Jet Black, Distress Ink: Blueprint Sketch, Black Soot, Faded Jeans
Other:  Snow Sky Stencil
Copics:  R24,27,39, E21,23,31,33,35,50, B18,21,23, C0,1,2,3,8, Y11,35, G24,29,46

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

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Shutter Snow Globe

The ideas are endless when it comes to shutter cards.  Today I made a simple version using Lawn Fawn's new Shutter Card Snow Globe Add-on.  I let the paper and the little scene be the focus.  This card would be so easy to reproduce for multiple Christmas cards.


The outside is also simply decorated with a snowflake on the band, and the Snowflake Border across the top and bottom of the card:

Please head on over to the Lawn Fawn blog for some amazing inspiration using today's featured products!

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps:  Snow Globe Scenes
Dies:  Shutter Card, Shutter Card Add-on, Shutter Card Snow Globe Add-on, Snow Globe Scenes, Snow Line Border
Ink:  Jet Black, Clear
Other:  White embossing powder
Paper:  Let It Shine 12x12, Kraft, Mermaid, Snow Day Remix 6x6, White
Copics:  C1,2,6, YG05,09, G17, R02,05,08, E11,13

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

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Lawn Fawn's Magic Iris Snowglobe

Lawn Fawn's Magic Iris has a new add-on all set for winter scenes. 
I used the new Let It Shine cardstock for the whirling snow and background,
and the wood grain cardstock for the base and handle.

 

 The iris opens to reveal one of the new scenes from the Snow Globe Scenes stamp set.

Head on over to Lawn Fawn's blog which is jam packed with great inspiration!


Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps:  Snow Globe Scenes, Offset Sayings: Christmas
Dies:  Magic Iris, Magic Iris Snow Globe Add-on
Ink:  Jet Black, Clear, Distress Ink Gathered Twigs
Paper:  Let It Shine 12x12 and 6x6, Wood grain
Other:  Micro Glue Dots, Gold Embossing Powder
Copics:  E30,31,34, C1,3, G28, BG70,72,75, R24,37

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