This week the CAS-ual Fridays challenge is to create a Clean And Simple project featuring things you’d see in the sky.
My mind went wild imagining a variety of scenes from many different viewpoints. But alas, given that I needed to craft my image from stamps, there were some limitations! We had amazing weather this past weekend in the Pacific Northwest, and my husband and I took a long walk with our golden retriever on Whidbey Island. I snapped this photo of two evergreens against the clear sky as my inspiration for the challenge.
For my card, I white embossed the tree from the Lawn Fawn Critters in the Forest set a couple of times and colored the trees with distress inks. I white embossed the set’s dragonfly, (there are dozens of dragonflies buzzing around when the sun shines), colored the sky with distress ink, and then used markers to color the dragonfly.
Supplies: Lawn Fawn Say Cheese stamp set; Lawn Fawn Critters in the Forest stamp set; Sizzix embossing folder; Versamark ink; Hero Arts white embossing powder; Distress inks; Memento markers
As I grow more confident in my cardmaking and stamping skills, I’ve loosened up a bit on my cardmaking style. In the beginning, I tended to make traditional cards, and I didn’t make any scene cards or cards that mixed stamp sets. After taking a second look at the inspiration photo for Lawnscaping Challenge #38, I decided to make a party card, as well as draw out more of the colors in the photo.
Supplies: Lawn Fawn hats off to you; Lawn Fawn love ‘n breakfast; Lawn Fawn grand greetings; Stampin’ Up cardstock; Echo Park Hello Summer patterened paper ; Divine Twine; MFT banner die
Created a banner strip card for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge (CFC61) and Lawnscaping Challenge #38 using the Lawn Fawn “Cruising through Life” bike, sentiment and flowers. With papers from the Echo Park “Hello Summer” collection, I paper pieced the bike and created banner strips with MFT banner dies.
This week’s CAS-ual Fridays challenge (#60) is to use text on your card.
I love the versatility of the Hero Arts newsprint background stamp. Using Hero Arts mid-tone inks, I stamped the Lawn Fawn Dad’s Day tie onto cardstock stamped with the newsprint. I adhered that panel to cardstock stamped with Hello There from the Hero Arts Hey Dey Sentiments set. That panel is adhered to a card made from Hero Arts layering paper in latte. I finished the card off with Divine Twine and a Bo Bunny button.
This card for the Lawnscaping Challenge #37 didn’t end up the way I initially envisioned it. My first attempt using the Lawn Fawn “Sunny Skies” stamp set included two kites and a sun, but I just couldn’t get the design to hang together. So naturally, I added more kites!
I stamped white cardstock with the Hero Arts Newsprint background stamp. Next I stamped and embossed the kites and the tail pieces on the background stamped paper. Finally I used a variety of Tim Holtz distress inks to color the kites.
Supplies: Lawn Fawn Sunny Skies; Hero Arts Newspaper Background S5601; Versafine + Versamark inks; Tim Holtz distress inks; Hero Arts white embossing powder; Ranger clear embossing powder; Bazzill string; MFT banner die
This week’s Lawnscaping Challenge is to use dimension on your card. I’ve had several different card ideas swirling around in my head the last several days. Then, out of nowhere, I decided I wanted to try to recreate the party scene in “Go, Dog, Go” – it’s the last double-page illustration in the book in which all of the dogs hold a party in a giant tree. As I child, I could stare at the image for hours.
Lawn Fawn “Critters in the ‘burbs”; Lawn Fawn “Year One”; Lawn Fawn “Hats Off to You”
Echo Park + Stampin’ Up papers
Versamark ink, Hero Arts embossing powder