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Wild For You Birthday with Lawn Fawn

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Wild For You Copic Scene (Lawn Fawn)

I absolutely love the animal critter sets from Lawn Fawn and when I saw Sandy Allnock’s video, I had to give something similar a try. I haven’t had time to sit down and work on my Copic colouring for a while so this gave me the perfect opportunity!

Wild For You Copic Scene (Lawn Fawn)

I started out by stamping some of the animals from Lawn Fawn’s Elphie Selphie and Wild For You sets on some Clairefontaine DCP 210gsm paper. It’s a change for me paper wise as I usually use Neenah, but on Lesley Oman and Snow’s suggestion I am trying out this paper. I have to say that it is just as good and blends wonderfully, and it’s much cheaper than Neenah here in the UK. It makes your Copics squeak as you go along but it seems to use up the same amount of ink with no bleeding as the Neenah does. I was impressed with the red balloon – normally that would have bled, even on Neenah, but it stayed within the lines. I’ll do more experimenting but I think this will be my favourite paper from now on.

I started with the background, using all of my YG and darker green markers to make leaf like shapes. I then coloured the ground with some E markers, using the dotting technique to give some texture. Once dry, I used bold, bright colours to help distinguish the animals from the background. I found I had to go over the background leaves a couple of times to tone it down and help the animals stand out more. A couple of dots and lines with a white gel pen and some Glossy Accents for the balloon finished it off.

Wild For You Copic Scene (Lawn Fawn)

Thank you, Sandy, for the fabulous prompt, even if I didn’t include the city scene as you did. My animals obviously aren’t as crazy as yours!

Big Top Birthday with Neat & Tangled and MFT

Handmade Cards
Big Top Birthday (Neat & Tangled)

It’s been a while since I’ve entered a card challenge. I saw the gorgeous colour prompts in the August 2017 colour challenge over at the Seven Hills Crafts blog and immediately went and made two cards using two out of the three prompts (the first and third). I need some more birthday cards so I brought out the Neat and Tangled Big Top Birthday and MFT Spotlight Sentiments stamp sets to create these two cards.

These are the colour prompts:

I started out with an A2 cardbase, arranging the Happy Birthday sentiment from the MFT Spotlight Sentiments stamp set on the lower third of the card. I used a MISTI as I had to stamp it multiple times using a gradient of Lawn Fawn inks in Sunflower, Wild Rose and Sugar Plum. I love that the yellow and pink, when combined, make that gorgeous orange colour. I let it dry for a couple of minutes before stamping again in VersaMark ink so I could clear heat emboss and give the shiny, raised effect.

Big Top Birthday (Neat & Tangled)

Once the background was done, I stamped the cute little clown, her hat and the birthday cake onto some ClareFontaine 210gsm DCP paper with some Copic friendly MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. I then used my copics (at least three of each shade) to colour them in. I’ve been trying to practice my Skin and Hair techniques from the Kit and Clowder Copic class and this was a great chance to try out some curly hair. I think I actually used five or six shades in the hair to get that dept of colour around the face. With just this project I ended up with Copics covering the desk! Once I’d coloured them all in, I die cut them with the coordinating dies.

Big Top Birthday (Neat & Tangled)

I adhered the birthday cake directly to the back of the card and then popped up the clown with some 3M foam tape. The hat I had to use a mixture of Multi-Medium Matte and foam tape. A covering of Wink of Stella, a few highlights in white gel pen and some Glossy Accents on the candles, buttons, nose and balloon finishes it off!

Though I love the bright, warm colours of this card, I had to try out the cooler colour combination. I followed the same process, though I used some Distress Oxide Inks in Cracked Pistachio and Faded Jeans to stamp the gradient background sentiment.

Big Top Birthday (Neat & Tangled)

I can’t decide which one I like best. Which is your favourite? Definitely a design that I will try out again and again!

Big Top Birthday (Neat & Tangled)

 

 

 

Sunflower Sympathy with Lawn Fawn

Handmade Cards, Paper Crafts
Sunflower Sympathy (Lawn Fawn)

Nobody likes to make sympathy cards but I hope that a handmade card will at least help to show the recipient is in your thoughts at the time. We lost my Great Uncle not so long ago and I made this card especially to send to his daughter. This card was made using the Lawn Fawn Our Friendship Grows set and coloured with Copics.

I stamped out a bunch of sunflowers and leaves from the set in some MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink on some Neenah Solar White cardstock. I used my Copics to colour in the flowers and leaves before cutting out with the coordinating dies.

On an A2 white card base I lightly blended some Broken China Distress Ink radiating from the centre and splattered some silver watercolour paint over the background. I clear heat embossed the sentiment from the MFT All Occasion Sentiments stamp set.

I adhered the leaves directly to the card base and used some foam tape to give some dimension to the flowers.

Sunflower Sympathy (Lawn Fawn)

Father’s Day with Lawn Fawn

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Father's Day (Lawn Fawn)

My dad’s a joker so this cute little lion card with specs and a big nose was perfect for him for a father’s day card. Everything was stamped and die cut using Lawn Fawn products, coloured with Copics and Distress Oxide Inks.

I started out with an A2 Neenah Solar White side folding card base and stamped the Happy sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Big Scripty Words set. Underneath I stamped ‘Father’s Day’ from the Dad and Me set in Versafine Onyx Black Ink, before blending on some Oxide Ink in Cracked Pistachio and Broken China.

On some more Neenah, I stamped out the Lion from the Wild For You set and some greenery from the Critters in the Jungle in some MFT Licorice Hybrid Ink. I die cut them with the coordinating dies and coloured them with my Copics. I also stamped the glasses and nose from the Dad and Me set.

Father's Day (Lawn Fawn)

I used a mix of tape adhesive and foam tape to adhere the pieces to the card base and give a little dimension.

Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

Happy Mail and A Big Heffy Thanks!

Handmade Cards, Paper Crafts
Heffy Thanks (Lawn Fawn)

For the last couple of months Lesley Oman of Hungry Heffy Crafts has been holding a Friday night crafting session. I’ve not been able to attend all of them but I did manage to catch the episode on 9th June. Of course, it helped that she said she had a fantastic announcement! I’m really happy for her in that she and her husband are starting up their own stamp company! Woot! Heffy Doodle Stamps will be launching via Kickstarter on 3rd July 2017 and Lesley needs our help to promote it as far and wide as possible! Go check out her website for some sneak peaks of the really cute set she’s designed! I’m really excited about this as we definitely need more UK based high quality stamp companies!

During the session I was lucky enough to win a giveaway for an extra Distress Oxide Ink Pad and a week later I received these wonderful goodies in the post! She even kindly sent me some die cuts of the cute little elephants! Thank you, Lesley!

Heffy Thanks (Lawn Fawn)

Of course, I had to send a thank you card back to her so it’s in the post and hopefully will get to her in time for her Friday night crafting session. I stamped out a load of images from Lawn Fawn’s Fintastic Friends, Critters in the Sea and Mermaid For You and coloured them in with my Copic markers. Of course, the mermaid had to be coloured like Ariel, the crab like Sebastien and the fish like Flounder! I die cut a circle from some masking paper and inked on some of the Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink onto the background. A Lawn Fawn Scripty Thanks and one of my most used sentiments from the Neat and Tangled Better Together set help to finish off the card. Hopefully she likes the card as I really do!

Heffy Thanks (Lawn Fawn)

Don’t forget to check out her Youtube channel and her new website when it launches!

Cat-Ful of Thanks with Mama Elephant

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Catful of Thanks (Lawn Fawn, Mama Elephant)

It’s been a while since my last update, during which I have moved house and job. I am currently fighting with my ISP to actually provide me with a decent internet connection so am having to make do with 4G on my phone. It’s really like being back in the dark ages! 🙂

I wanted to say thank you to my neighbour in the flat I’ve just moved out of. She loves cats so what better way to say this than with a Lawn Fawn scripty thanks and the Mama Elephant Page Hugger cats? I love how this turned out, despite it probably being one of the most dull cards I’ve made in terms of colour!

I started out with a top folding A6 kraft cardstock card base and inked on some Walnut Stain Distress Ink over the MFT English Brick stencil. I left the bottom quarter of the background free of stencilling so that I could blend in some Vintage Photo Distress Ink to ground my cats.

I die cut the speech bubble from some Neenah Solar White using the Lawn Fawn Speech Bubble die along with the Lawn Fawn Scripty Thanks from some black cardstock. I stamped the ‘JUST A LITTLE’ sentiment from the Neat and Tangled Better Together set in Versafine Onyx Black Ink into the middle of the speech bubble and adhered the black thanks die cut just underneath. I added a little bit of Tea Dye Distress Ink to the bottom for some emphasis and I covered the thanks sentiment with Glossy Accents before setting aside to dry.

Next comes the cats! I’m not really a cat person so I had to Google different fur colours of cats in preparation of this card. I stamped out the cat from the Page Hugger set six times and coloured them with a variety of Copic markers. My neighbour used to have a cat called Foster so I had to include the black and white combo somewhere! I added some black Enamel Accents for the eyes and noses and some white gel pen for some dotty cheeks before die cutting them with the coordinating dies.

Catful of Thanks (Lawn Fawn, Mama Elephant)

To build the card, I adhered the speech bubble directly to the cardbase, centred at the top. For the cats I used a bit of foam tape to pop them up, arranging them as if they are standing on each others’ shoulders. I really love that the dies cut out their hands – it makes cards like this really easy!

Puuuurfect (haha) card for my neighbour of nearly four years!

Fairy Happy Birthday with Avery Elle and Altenew

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Fairy Birthday (Altenew, Avery Elle)

I’ve had both the Pixie Dust Fairy Stamp set from Avery Elle and the Hello Sunshine floral set from Altenew for a while now and not had a chance to use them. When I needed a card for my Aunt’s birthday, this was the perfect chance to combine them both. Coloured using a mixture of Copic markers and Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers, this card could be for girls of any age!

Starting with a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I stamped a whole bunch of the florals in some MFT Black Hybrid Ink, focusing mainly on the bottom and sides of the card. Using two to three markers for each shade I coloured the leaves and flowers in with my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers. I added in some blues and purples to match the copic markers I had picked out for the fairies. I stamped the sentiment in some Delicata Silver Ink and added some silver dots to the background with a gel pen.

Fairy Birthday (Altenew, Avery Elle)

I then stamped two of the fairies, a wand and three of the smaller flowers with some MFT Black Hybrid Ink onto some Neenah Solar White cardstock. I coloured them with Copic markers and die cut them with the coordinating dies. I popped them up with some foam tape and adhered them to the card panel. I adhered the panel to an A2 white cardbase and covered the fairies with some Spectrum Noir sparkle for a little pixie dust.

A fun little birthday card that I’m also entering into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


Out of this World Birthday with MFT

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Out of this World (MFT)

This has to be one of my favourite cards I have made this year. I love bright colours on a white background and I really love the cute space stamp sets that all the companies seem to be coming out with recently. This card features the new MFT Space Explorer set with a sentiment from the Out of this World set from Lawn Fawn. I have to give credit where it is due by stating that this birthday card is inspired by Ashley Marcu (see her design team blog post here). I loved how she had the spaceman rocketing up into space and had to try my own version of this.

I started out by masking a slice out with some post-it tape on some smooth white card stock. I blended Squeezed Lemonade with some Wild Honey Distress Inks to make the rocket blast. I then switched the masking so I could ink up the rest of the night sky using Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Seedless Preserves. I used my Kuretaki Gansai Tambi watercolours (white, black and silver) to add some splatter to the background for a starry effect. Using an MFT die, I cut out a circle for the focal point background.

Out of this World (MFT)

On some Neenah Solar White cardstock I stamped out the astronaut and three of the planets. I coloured them in with my Copic markers using some reds, blues, greens and cool greys. I added some pale yellow to the reflective parts of his suit to tie in the yellow of his rocket blast. I had originally intended to use the coordinating dies but felt that the white border would detract from the scene I had created in the background, so I fussy cut out the pieces and went around the edges with a black Memento marker. I added a layer of Spectrum Noir Sparkle to the pieces before adding some Glossy Accents to the astronaut’s visor and control panel.

On the front panel of the A2 smooth white card base I white heat embossed some stars to give some subtle interest to the background. From the same card, I white heat embossed the sentiment and ink blended some Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean Distress Inks for a matching birthday sentiment banner. I cut the ends on one side to make a banner and trimmed it to the width of my card.

Out of this World (MFT)

To assemble, I used my tape runner to adhere the background sky to the base before using some foam tape to pop up the astronaut, planets and sentiment.

It’s been a while since I was able to bring out my Copics to experiment but I think I need to do it more often! I really like the reflection effect and it warms up the scene nicely. I am sure this template will be used to create many more birthday cards in the future!

Out of This World Birthday with 2CuteInk

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Out of this World (2CuteInk)

I haven’t had a chance to use many digital stamps recently, sadly enough. I am a member of 2CuteInk‘s monthly stamp club and I knew that as soon as I saw this cutie included in this month’s goodies I had to colour him! This brightly coloured birthday card can be for a male or female recipient and will be going to my brother later on this month.

Out of this World (2CuteInk)

I started by printing two copies of the digital stamp onto Neenah Solar White cardstock with my laserjet printer. I positioned the little guy slightly right of centre on an A2 card, leaving enough space for a sentiment below. On one of the copies, I used my Copic markers in shades of blue-green, red and cool grey to colour in the monster before fussy cutting out. I used a white gel pen to go over the eyes and teeth where my marker had bled and added some Glossy Accents to the eye on the balloon.

With the other copy, I blended some Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks radiating out from the monster. To ground him, I used some warm grey Copic markers and added some shadows underneath the monster.

Out of this World (2CuteInk)

I mounted the monster and balloon with some foam tape and adhered in the correct place on the inked background. I felt it needed some glitter so added some Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen over the top. The sentiment is from the new Lawn Fawn Out of This World set and is white heat embossed onto some black cardstock. Some red, white and clear sequins finish off this colourful birthday card that I am sure will put a smile on the recipient’s face!

I have been playing about with the settings on my camera and swapping different backgrounds for taking pictures of my cards. I am hoping that these showcase my cards much more clearly now!

Birthday Hugs with Neat & Tangled

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Birthday Hugs (Neat & Tangled)

This set of Birthday Hugs cards was inspired by a set Tara Sell made (see her blog post and video) and the colouring genious of Laura Bassen (see her blog post and video). I love the Neat & Tangled stamp sets and I had a lot of fund combining the Better Together set with a few Avery Elle products to create this set of three colourful cards. The characters are coloured with Copic markers and the background is a custom water coloured background. I made an extra background in pink but haven’t yet worked out exactly how I’m going to use it, given that pink is not really my colour!

Birthday Hugs (Neat & Tangled)

I started out with four pieces of Tim Holtz watercolour cardstock, washing the background with some clean water and then dropping on one of the four colours from the Kuretaki Gansai Tambi watercolours: pink, green, purple and blue. I built up the layers, drying them in between with a heat tool to retain the colour. After leaving to dry completely, I splattered on some clean water with my Ranger Mister and then picked up some of the colour with a kitchen towel. I also splattered on some more of the colour I used in the background, along with some white and silver. I left this to dry and cut it out with the smaller of the Wonky Stitches dies from Avery Elle. I cut a coordinating black panel using the larger Wonky Stitches die and mounted them onto an A2 top folding card base in Neenah Desert Storm.

I stamped out the three characters from the set using MFT Hybrid ink on some Neenah Solar White cardstock and coloured them with Copic markers (colours listed below). I chose coordinating colours in brighter hues to match the background.

Birthday Hugs (Neat & Tangled)

After cutting these out with the coordinating dies, I also cut two sets of black and white banners from the Neat and Tangled Scalloped dies and white heat embossed two birthday and one general hugs sentiments. For two of the cards I clear heat embossed some Versafine Onyx Black ink on the background using sentiments from the Avery Elle Skating By and Neat and Tangled Better Together. I adhered the banners directly onto the panel using some Ranger Multi Medium Matte and popped up the characters with a bit of Foam Tape to give some dimension.

For the purple card, I coloured a heart from the set and adhered it to a scrap of the banner I had previously cut off before covering it with some Glossy Accents. I added some clear sequins to the background of all the cards along with some Spectrum Noir clear sparkle over parts of the characters.

Birthday Hugs (Neat & Tangled)

I like them all but I think the purple one is my favourite because of the cute little owl. Definitely think I will make more with this set!

Thanks for reading and happy crafting!

Copic Markers

Skin: E04 E11 E21 E00 E000 R20
Hair: C3 C5 C7 100, Y21 Y17 E08, Y21 Y17 E59
Clothes: BV00 V04 V09 V15 V17, YG03 YG23 YG17 G28, B12 B24, E04 E15 E18
Animals: E08 E15 E18 E43 W5 W7