Lawn Fawn, Dad + Me


Hello!  I'd like to share with you a card that I made for the latest Lawn Fawnatics Challenge: Create a Scene.  I made this for my dad's birthday a couple of weeks ago, but I am finally getting around to sharing it.  I combined four adorable Lawn Fawn stamp sets (Dad + Me, Critters In The Forest, Happy Trails and Hello Baby) to create this fun little scene.


To start, I first created a background (sky) by blending Lawn Fawn Ballet Slippers and Moonstone Inks together on some smooth white cardstock.  Once finished, I spritzed it lightly with water and then blotted it with a dry paper towel.


I then diecut some mountains using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Mountain Borders on smooth white cardstock and blended the mountain pieces with both Lawn Fawn Manatee and Hippo Inks.  For the grass, I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Pop-up combined with the Grassy Hillside Pop-up Add-on.  I blended these pieces with Lawn Fawn Jalapeno and Freshly Cut Grass Inks.


Once my background was complete, I then added all of my animals and scenery.  For these, I first stamped them onto white cardstock, colored them with Copic Sketch Markers and then used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  If you're interested, all of the colors that I used to color these will be listed at the end of this blog post.


To create some extra dimension, I added my own pop up pieces by measuring, scoring and folding some ink-blended strips of green paper into small squares or rectangles depending upon how far I wanted my images to pop out.  I love having the two bears down by the lake.  My dad loves to go fishing (and I swear that cute little hat is a replica of the one that he actually wears, haha).


Since there was a lot going on on the inside of my card, I kept the front pretty simple.  I used some patterned paper from the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow Petite Paper Pad and added a stitched scallop rectangle diecut on watercolor paper.  I added some green and yellow watercolors and then simply placed my images on top with some foam adhesive squares. This card could also be used as a Father's Day Card since it's not your traditional birthday card.



Copic Colors Used:
Large & Small Moose: E31, E23, E37, E29
Moose Antlers & Hooves: E74, E77, E79
Darker Squirrel: E15, E19, E59
Lighter Squirrel: E13, E15, E19
Large & Small Bears: E31, E23, E37, E47
Red Mushroom Caps: R35, R46, R59
Blue Mushroom Caps: B01, B02, B04
Mushroom Stems: E41, E42, E43
Fish: Y17, YR68
Hat: YG95, YG97, YG99
Porcupine Quills: E23, E37, E49
Porcupine Body: E31, E23, E49
Trees: YG05, G07, G29
Deer Body: E23, E25, E29
Deer Face: E31, E35
Rabbit: 0, C00, C0, C3
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!  Feel free to leave any comments or questions!

Happy Stamping!

Rachel













        

Sizzix Stocking Die Set and Mini Thanks Drop-in Dies


Hello friends!  I am so happy to be able to finally write my blog this afternoon!  This past week has been very challenging with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.  It would be one thing trying to stay in a house with no water and power with just two adults for the past 6 days.  But add three little ones to the mix and it definitely made life interesting!  I am happy to say, that we finally got our power back about three hours ago! 

Sizzix Stocking Set

There are two new Sizzix Die Sets available today at The Stamps of Life!  And, for today only, they are on sale at a 25% off discount!  The first is called the Sizzix Stocking Set (pictured above).  For my first card, I decided to try something different and used only the holly, ivy, and bow dies to create a large Christmas wreath with a bow.  I first diecut all of my ivy leaves on smooth white cardstock and blended some Stamps of Life Kiwi, Artichoke, and Spearmint Inks to create their color.  I stamped my sentiment using the Santa2stamp Stamp Set


I also used this die set to create a fun Christmas banner.  It was very simple!  After cutting out all of the large stocking sections, I ran them through my diecut machine again with the SOL Slider Dies.  I used the dies twice on each stocking (once on the left and once on the right).  Once done, I ran my ribbon through and then glued my stocking pieces on top.  



For my last example using this set, I made a stocking fold-it card using colored cardstock and the Happy Holidays Patterned Paper Pad.  I added a snowflake on the front using the snowflake from the Ornament Club Die Set.



Lastly, I made a quick and easy Thank You card using the newly released Sizzix Mini Card, Thanks Sentiment Set.  To create some embellishments, I added some flowers using the dies from the Sizzix Flowers & Fence Stamps & Dies Set.  



Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Stamping!

Rachel

Christmastree2stamp - The Stamps of Life


With summer sadly coming to an end, everyone's focus is starting to turn toward Fall and Christmas.  I love Christmas time.  I wish it were more simple like it used to be, but that still hasn't turned me away from loving everything about that special and magical time of the year.

Christmastree2stamp
 
I wanted to quickly share a few cards that I made using the newly released Christmastree2stamp Stamp & Die Set from The Stamps of Life.  Isn't that large Christmas Tree just perfect for your Christmas cards?


My first card is a simple single layer card.  I basically just stamped the tree and colored it using Copic Sketch Markers. (Snow: 0, C00, C2, C3; Sky Background: B0000, B000, B00, B01, B02; Tree: G09, G17, G28, G29; Tree Trunk: E25, E29, E49).  Once I was finished with my coloring and my image was dry, I used some masking to heat emboss the sentiment with Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder onto the body of the tree.  Lastly, I used some white paint mixed with water and splattered some snow over my image (I did cover each sentiment word with masking paper before I did this so that the splatters would not distort the font).


For my second card, I mainly used the coordinating dies to create a simple yet elegant Christmas card.  I used the SOL Happy Holidays Patterned Paper for my tree, added some decorative strands with gold glitter paper and then heat embossed my sentiment.


To give my card a little bit of depth, I diecut some double-sided foam adhesive (using the outer tree die) and used this to attach my image to my Kraft card base.  Super easy!

I will be entering these cards into the following challenges:

Simon Says Monday Challenge: Stamp It
 

Addicted To Stamps And More: Challenge #258: Holiday

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Stamp It
   

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Happy Stamping!

Rachel




TSOL "Believe" Statement Set and the Sizzix Merry Christmas Drop-In Die Set



I love all of the large word die sets that Stephanie Barnard has been releasing over at The Stamps of Life.  The script is so beautiful and eye-catching.  The newest one is called the Believe Statement Set.

Believe Statement Set

There are so many sentiments to choose from, making this set very versatile.  AND... it is available today at a special 24-hour FLASH SALE price of 25% off!


For my first card, I first created an ink-blended background using a few TSOL Inks (see photo above). 

 
I then diecut a beautiful floral background using the Sizzix Flower Power Background Die.  After attaching this to my base, I added some flowers using both the Mini Flowers and the Quarter Flowers With Leaves Die Sets.  Lastly, I added my word statement and sentiment.


This next new die set is also available today at a special FLASH SALE price.  It's called the Sizzix Card, Merry Christmas Set and it makes Christmas cardmaking so easy.  I literally just diecut a few pieces of colored cardstock, added a ribbon and some holly and ivy and was done in no time!

Sizzix Card, Merry Christmas Set

I hope you enjoyed these samples today!  I will be playing along and entering them into the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

  
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog!  Happy Friday! 

Rachel    


 
 

 

Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends Box Card


Hello friends!  I honestly can't believe that it's the last day of August already!  This year (at least for me) has just flown by!  I'd love to share with you a fun and magical birthday box card that I made for my niece's 4th birthday.  Now, I have to be honest.  Her birthday was a few weeks ago.  I am so terribly late in getting this out to her!  I've had this design in my mind for awhile now, so I'm glad that I finally had the chance to make it for her!


I first created the box base by following THIS TUTORIAL by Splitcoaststampers.  I make a few of my own changes, but for the most part, the box is pretty similar to their design.  The cute little fairies are from the Fairy Friends Stamp Set by Lawn Fawn.  I paired this set with the Gleeful Gardens Stamp Set, also by Lawn Fawn.   In addition to the Lawn Fawn stamp sets, I used the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow Petite Paper Pack to decorate the side panels of the box. 


I first stamped all of my images onto white cardstock and then colored them with Copic Sketch Markers.  I've listed all of the colors that I used at the end of this blog post.  I then used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  For the grass, I used the Grassy Fields Die-Namics by My Favorite Things.  To color the grass, I blended some Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and Forest Moss Distress Inks and then used some Copics (YG07, YG09, and G09) to highlight the grass.

 
I then adhered all of my pieces to the "shelves" inside the box.  To make the fairies look like they were flying, I attached them using a few pieces of strong clear acetate.  It's hard to see in the pictures, but I added some shimmer to the fairies wings and the flowers using my Clear Wink of Stella Brush Marker Pen.  Lastly, I stamped my sentiment to a white strip of cardstock and then glued it to the front flap of the box.

I will be entering this card and playing along at the following challenges:

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 11 - Cards For Kids!


 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes




Addicted To Stamps and More Challenge #257 - Make Your Mark

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!  I hope you all have a lovely day!

Happy Stamping!

Rachel

Copic Colors Used: Fairy With Blue Dress: (Hair: Y21, YR23, E15, E18; Dress: BG0000, BG01, BG53, BG57).  Fairy With Yellow Dress: (Hair: Y21, Y26, E29, E49; Dress: Y6, Y17, E34).  Fairy With Green Dress: (Hair: E08, E19, E29, E49; Dress: YG01, YG05, G09, G28).  All Fairies' Wings: 0, C00, C0, C3. All Greenery: YG01, YG05, G09, G28.  Pink Flowers & House: RV000, RV52, RV55.  White Flowers: 0, C00, C0, C3, C5.






The Stamps of Life Scalloped Rectangle & Rectangle Dies and a FLASH SALE!


Hello friends!  There are two new die set releases today over at The Stamps of Life!  One is a Scalloped Rectangle Die Set (which is available today at a special 25% off FLASH SALE) and the other is a basic Rectangle Die Set which both coordinate beautifully with the previously released Stitched, Stitched ONLY Rectangle and Dotted Rectangle Die Sets.


I love scalloped rectangle dies!  They just add so much softness to your cards and projects.  For my first card, I used the Scalloped Rectangle Dies along with the Stitched Rectangle Dies to create my frame for my card.


As you can see from the photo above, I taped the two dies together and diecut about 7 of these pieces to create my frame.  The wanted a clean look because I knew that it would be quite difficult to achieve that with foam adhesive around the scalloped sections.  I glued these pieces together and this was just enough dimension to create the shaker portion of my card.


For the turtles, I used the Turtles2love stamp set and coordinating Turtle Dies to cut them out.  I colored them with Copic Sketch Markers (YG05, YG07, YG63, G94, YG97).  Once colored, I then used the patterned shell stamp from the same stamp set to stamp some Green Apple Ink on top of what I had just colored.  I then used this same stamp to stamp Versamark Embossing Ink on top and used the Hero Arts Sparkle Embossing Powder to add some shimmer.  The tufts of grass came from the SOL Mail Box Die Set.  The inside shaker embellishments came from Pretty Pink Posh.



For my next card, I used just the Rectangle Dies and diecut both some Gingersnap Cardstock and some TSOL "Darling" Collection Patterned Paper.  I used the Flamingos2stamp stamp set for both the flamingo and my sentiment.

I once again used Copic Sketch Markers to color my picture.



Colors used: Flamingo: RV00, RV04, RV17; Sand: E41, E42, E43; Sky: B0000, B000, B00, B01


I will be entering my cards into the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Add a Sentiment.

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Add A Sentiment
 
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!  Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Happy Stamping!

Rachel



Owl Pudgie Stamps & Dies - The Stamps of Life


I just love the new line of Pudgie Stamps & Dies designed by Stephanie Barnard for The Stamps of Life.  And this new set, called OwlPudgie7, does not disappoint!

OwlPudgie7

It comes with a cute set of clear stamps and matching dies.  Perfect for so many occasions!


For my first card, I created a box card.  I used the SOL Exclusive Box Card Die Set for the base and added some patterned paper panels using the "Happiness" Collection Patterned Paper.  I stamped the owl with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on white cardstock and colored him using Copic Sketch Markers.

Colors used: Owl's Body: E31, E23, E37, E29; Owl's Beak: Y17, YR07


I used the branch dies from this set to create the branches in the back of the box and added some leaves using the leaf dies from the Sizzix Owls Stamps & Dies and some colored cardstock.


For my second card, I went in a slightly different direction and used the owl to make a baby card.  I used the Circle Dies and Stitched Only Circle Dies to create my stitched circle window.  I also used the Stitched Square Dies to cut my stitched square panel.     


For the flowers, I used the Mini Flower Dies and paired it with the leaf dies from the Sizzix Circle Stand Up Die Set.   The sentiment came from the Minionesie2cut Stamp & Die Set and the patterned paper piece from the "Darling" Collection Patterned Paper Pad.


And lastly, I went with an owl sitting in front of a full moon.  For the background, I blended some Sky, Blueberry and Licorice Inks onto smooth white cardstock and then splattered it with a little bit of white paint to look like stars.  I used the Stitched Circle Dies for the moon and added some "texture" using some Cool Grey Copic Sketch Markers.


For the white stitched frame around the card, I used both the Stitched Rectangle and Stitched ONLY Rectangle Dies

That's all for today!  Thank you for stopping by my blog.  Wishing you all a wonderful week!

Rachel