Tuesday, March 30, 2021

No Line Coloring Bubbles and Mice on a Lawn Fawn Magic Iris Card | Video

These little mice found a perfect way to spend a birthday together, but still appropriately socially distanced.

 

I stamped the images in Lawn Fawn Jellyfish ink, masked them along with masks from the bubble dies, then ink blended the background.  Then I took off the bubble masks and lightly ink blended those too.



I used the no line coloring technique to color the images, using Copic markers along with a bit of white gel pen and Prisma Color pencils.

Here's a video demonstrating how I colored and assembled the card.  You can watch it here, on the Lawn Fawn YouTube channel, or on my YouTube channel:



Thanks so much for watching, subscribing to my channel, and liking my videos.  It means so much to me!

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps:  Bubbles of Joy, Scripty Bubble Sentiments
Dies:  Magic Iris, Magic Iris Add-on
Stencil: Slimline Simple Hillsides
Ink: Jellyfish, Clear, Distress Ink: Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn
Other: White Embossing Powder
Copics: RV000,00,10,13, V01,04,12, YG63, B0000,00,02,05,93,97, BG000, BV20, W00,0,1,2, W00,0,1,2
Prisma Color Pencils:  Warm Grey 90%, Cool Grey 70%, 50%, French Grey 30%

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

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Lawn Fawn Spring Release Thinking of You Line Border and Virtual Friends

Are you staying close to those you love?  Sending a card is a very special way to stay connected.  My great grandmother kept all of her letters and now I have them.  They are mostly from when she lived in California and and her beau (later my great grandfather) lived in Wisconsin in the late 1910s.  There are also letters from her parents, siblings, and friends.  I've learned so much about life back then through their correspondence.

I love Lawn Fawn's new Virtual Friends and Thinking of You Line Border together!  It's a great combination for a slimline card:


The line border was extended with the seam hidden by the monitor.  I colored a little homey background for the mouse:


Check out all the new products over at the Lawn Fawn blog!  It's such a fun release!

Supplies:
Stamps: Virtual Friends 
Dies:  Thinking of You Line Border, Scallop Slimline with Hearts: Landscape, Large Slimline with Sliders, Gift Card Heart Envelope
Paper:  Cilantro, Mermaid, White, Ivy Remix 12x12
Ink:  Clear, Jet Black
Other: White embossing powder, Copic markers

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

Monday, March 22, 2021

Lawn Fawn Spring Release Butterfly Kisses Flip-Flop

If we can't give hugs, these two foxes will just have to do it for us!  Lawn Fawn's new Flip Flop stamps bring so many possibilities for scene building, especially when an image needs to be facing the opposite direction.  They are also perfect to pair back to back for spinner cards! 


I stamped the sentiment and foxes directly on a white heart die cut, colored the foxes with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils, masked them, and ink blended the background using a Hillside stencil and Distress Oxides.  The little flowers are from the new Build-A-Basket: Easter.


 Check out all the new and fun products over at Lawn Fawn's blog!  


Supplies:
Stamps:  Butterfly Kisses, Butterfly Kisses Flip Flop, Long Distance Hugs
Dies:  Sunburst Backdrop, Outside In Stitched Heart Stackables, Build A Basket: Easter (flowers), Stitched Rectangle Frames, Flippin Awesome (banner)
Stencils:  Hillside
Paper:  Nadia Remix 12x12, Sunflower, Cilantro, Fake Tan, Sticky Note, Ballet Slippers, Guava
Ink: Jet Black, Distress Oxide: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Broken China
Other: Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils

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

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Christmas or Spring?

That's a tough question for me, I love them both, just not the time in between that I like to call hibernating season.  Either way, it's always the right time of year to make Christmas cards.  Again I used Zigs on watercolor paper, but challenged myself to only use three markers: Navy, Purple, and Orange.

I fussy cut out the top portion of the scene and added a purple stitched square frame around them.  I have them popping through the frame, but left the ground behind the frame.  Then I used the same frame die to cut out the center of some Navy cardstock and inlayed the purple frame.  Finally, with the frame inside, I die cut the Navy cardstock and snowy ground together with a stitched square.  I made sure the bunny's ears and the snowman's hat were above the die while it was going through the die cut machine.

Supplies:
Stamps: Purple Onion Designs Sweet Snow Friends by Stacey Yacula, Holiday Messages Sentiment Set
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Square Frames, Stitched Square Stackables

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

Sunday, March 14, 2021

A Simple Set of Thank You Notes | Video

I found a darling pad of paper from Craft Consortium called Over the Hedge.  It was designed by Melissa Lowry.  I decided I wanted to use it rather than hoard it, so I bought two pads.  Ever do that?  Anyway,  I thought it combined well with the Toadstool Mouse Edger by Cathie Shuttleworth for Creative Expressions.  I offset most of the die cuts with another die cut underneath to give it more dimension, and then ink blended them.  I thought the Lawn Fawn Wavy Sayings and banner die finished it off well.  Now I have sixteen new thank you notes to add to my ever depleting stash!



Here's a video showing how these cards came together with a few tips along the way.  You can watch it here or on my YouTube channel:

 


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Here's a Link to the video, thanks for watching!

Supplies:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Wavy Sayings
Dies:  Creative Expressions Papercuts Toadstool Mouse Edger, LF Fancy Wavy Banners
Paper: Craft Consortium Over the Hedge 6x6, PTI Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, Dark Chocolate, Smokey Shadow, Sweet Blush, Terracotta Tile, Pinefeather, Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss, Enchanted Evening
Ink:  LF Clear, Jet Black, DI Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick, Black Soot, Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw, Faded Jeans, Bundled Sage, Tattered Rose, Gathered Twigs, Antique Linen, Victorian Velvet, Fired Brick, Carved Pumpkin

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






Thursday, March 11, 2021

A Pop Up Easter Basket with Lawn Fawn | Video

Happy mail is always a welcome guest in our mail box.  When I was a kid, my dad would bring in the mail and I would ask, "Did I get anything?"  His answer was always the same: "Did you write to anyone?"


I created a video showing how I put this card together.  Watch to the end for a bit of card making drama - lol! 
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!

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps:  Happy Wavy Sayings, Some Bunny
Dies:  Build-a-Basket: Easter, Build-a-House: Spring Add-on, Sunburst Backdrop, Pop-up Smile, Stitched Rectangle Frames, Fancy Wavy Banners, How You Bean? Shaker Add-on, Center Picture Window Card (clouds)
Paper:  Nadia Remix 12x12, Textured Dot: Brights and Pastels, White, Cilantro, Moonstone, Sunflower, Paper Bag, Sticky Note, Guava, Raspberry, Ballet Slippers, Kraft, Apricot, Speckled Egg, Chocolate Bar
Ink:  Clear
Other:  Silver embossing powder

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

Sunday, March 7, 2021

It’s A Great Day with Purple Onion Designs!

Trying to extend my use of the Zig Clean Color Brush Markers so I decided to create a scene:



This happy little pair is a stamp called Bianca and Neve, illustrated by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs.  The sentiment is also from Purple Onion Designs and is called Everyday Blurbs. The key to this background was layering. It really didn’t look that great even after a couple of layers. I had to walk away from it a few times, but then it started to pull together by the end. 


Thanks for coming over to visit!

May the Lord bless you today!

Kara