Tuesday, August 24, 2021

A Splashy Summer Birthday with Lawn Fawn's Swish 'N Pop | Video

 This mermaid is going to dive right in, thanks to Lawn Fawn's Swish 'N Pop pull tab:


 

Layers of Watercolor Wishes Rainbow 12x12 paper made it easy to create gradient waves.  Optional, but I added some ink blending and speckling to them.  The Giant Birthday Message was stamped with clear ink over the layers of waves, and heat embossed in white.  A secondary sentiment was also stamped and heat embossed the same way.

I have a video showing how this card came together.  It includes the interactive Swish 'N Pop, Copic coloring, and ink blending.  You can watch it here, on Lawn Fawn's YouTube Channel, and on my channel:


 

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

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps:  Mermaid for You Flip Flop, You Are Sublime, Giant Birthday Messages
Dies:  Swish 'N Pop Pull Tab, Slimline Stitched Hillside Borders, Large Slimline with Sliders
Stencil:  Slimline Hillside Stencils
Paper:  Watercolor Wishes Rainbow 12x12 Pack, Acetate, White cardstock
Ink:  Clear, Jet Black, Distress Ink: Chipped Sapphire, Distress Ox: Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Broken China, Peacock Feathers
Other:  Prisma Glitter, White embossing powder

Copics:  0, E00,21,23, BG45,49, C2,4,6,8, YR14,18, Y13,15, R32,35,37, RV52, V01,04,09, G05,09, YG03,07

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





Friday, August 13, 2021

Acorn House Felt Banner and Matching Card

This week, over at the Lawn Fawn blog, we're sharing our favorites.  I have so many favorite Lawn Fawn stamps and dies, but one thing I've always loved since I was itty bitty, was miniature houses.  Lawn Fawn's Acorn House is so charming, I decided to create a felt welcome banner to match the decor of our living room:


Blanket stitch applique and French knots were used to secure some of the pieces, but I also used Aleen's Turbo Tacky glue to adhere everything together.

 
Here it's draped across our fireplace mantel.  The next photo shows it in context with the fireplace.  Yes, that's my family in the photo.  The girls were three and five when that was taken, but are now going to turn 18 and 20 this fall!


There are three different designs repeated across the banner.  It was fun to vary the placement of the little leaves and flowers that come with the Acorn House die set.


Here's the matching card made with cardstock instead of felt:

Do you have a favorite Lawn Fawn stamp or die set?  Head on over to Lawn Fawn's blog each day this week to take a look at the design teams' favorites!

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps:  Little Bundle (Welcome sentiment on card)
Dies:  Acorn House, Oliver's Stitched ABCs, Quilted Backdrop, Outside In Stitched Rectangles, Puffy Cloud Backdrop: Portrait, Little Picket Fence Border, Stitched Hillside Borders
Paper:  Paper Bag, Ground Coffee, Mermaid, Fake Tan, Kraft, White, Sunflower, Textured Dot Bright and Pastel
Ink:  Walnut
Other: Felt from The Felt Pod, Papertrey Ink, and JoAnn's, Embroidery Floss

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

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

A Lawn Fawn SALE, A Flippin' Awesome Campfire and A Video

The kids were re-watching Monster's Inc. the other day, and the song during the end credits hit a chord with me, "I wouldn't have nothin' if I didn't have you" Ignoring the fact that it's a double negative, this statement is so true for me.  Even though I love my alone time, and maybe more than I should, I just wouldn't enjoy life on my own.  Each of these lonely campers come together at the end to find that "life is s'more fun with friends".


I stamped and heat embossed the stars onto Lawn Fawn's Watercolor Wishes Rainbow pattern paper, and ink blended them with DI Wilted Violet and Chipped Sapphire.  The 1" ground started as kraft cardstock ink blended and speckled with DI Gathered Twigs.  The trees from Build-A-Campsite were blended with DI Rustic Wilderness.  Everything Else was colored with Copics and cut out with their coordinating dies.




Lawn Fawn's Flippin' Awesome die set was a great way to tell the story!  I have a video sharing how this card came together.  You can watch it here, on Lawn Fawn's YouTube channel, or on my YouTube channel:


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

Hey, guess what!  Lawn Fawn is having a sale!  Check this out:

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps:  S'more the Merrier, Let's Go Nuts
Dies:  Flippin' Awesome, Flippin' Awesome Add-on, Outside/In Stitched Rectangle, Build-a-campsite
Ink:  Clear, Jet Black, Distress inks listed above
Paper:  Watercolor Wishes 6x6 and 12x12 packs, Kraft, White, Acetate
Other:  Eggplant Hemp Cord, White embossing powder

Copics:  R02,05,08, YR21,24,27, C0,1,3,6, W00,1,2,3, E11,13,15,17, 30,31,33,34,35,41,42,43,44,47

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

Sunday, August 1, 2021

William at the Bakery | Color a Critter Series Video!

William loves a loaf of french bread and a bottle of wine - oh the carbs!  Not to worry, he offsets his intake with 10,000 steps a day, even though it would just be so much easier to fly:

 
The background is a combination of cool and warm grays along with a B60 and white gel pen.  I added a cobblestone street and attempted to move from a small to large scale fairly quickly to give accommodate William's size in relation to the background.

Carrying the neutral theme onto William, I made him into a sparrow, although he could be morphed into many bird species.  He was stamped colored, and fussy cut separately, but also stamped on the background so I didn't have to cut out his tiny legs.

Here's the coloring video of William.  It's part of the Color a Critter with Copics and Kara series.  You can watch it here or on my YouTube channel:

 


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

Have you checked out Purple Onion Designs' Anniversary Sale yet?

 

Purple Onion Designs Stamps:  William, Bakery Background, Around the Town Sentiment Set, Together Stamp Set

Copics:C0,1,2,3,4, W00,0,1,2,3,4, B60, RV69, Y26, E21,23,40,41,42,43,44,47,51,53,55,57,81,84,87

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