Happy International Coffee Day! I am so excited to be part of a fun Blog Hop organised by Amy from the Coffee Loving Cardmakers. There is a bunch of fresh and fun inspiration from wonderful designers, so just grab a cup of coffee and hop along with us! There is a giveaway too, see at the end of my post!
For my project I used some of the new release of Lawn Fawn.
I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and ran it through my die cutting machine with the Stitchced Snowflake Backdrop die. It is beautiful on its own, but I had to so some ink blending: I used Prize Ribbon and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks and spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Mist in the end. I also added some water and white acrylic paint splatters for more texture.
Then I die cut the cute Lovely Latte cup from light blue and from patterned paper. I used theGotta Have Gingham paper pad. For the coffee I used brown textured cardstock and cut the eyes and the smile from back. I love that this die set has a “backing die”, which makes paper piecing so easy.
While I was at die cutting I also cut a few snowflakes from white glitter cardstock using the Stitched Snowflake Frame die set.I wanted to make it more festive so I cut the Christmas Garland die set from green cardstock and the ribbon from pink. I used a little bit of Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink on the leaves to add some depth of colour.
The setiment I white heat embossed on black cardstock from the Thanks a latte stamp set. I adhered the strips a bit at an angle on purpose, it is more playful this way.
As a finihing touch I used glossy accents on the ribbon.
There are some generous sponsors for our Blog Hop who offered the following prizes:
All you need to do is to leave some love at each stop of the Blog Hop until 4th October to be eligible. Randomly selected commenters will win one of the gift certificates. All details you can find on the CLC Blog. Here is the list of participants:
It has been a while since I managed to play along any challenges, but I could not resist the current Lawn Fawnatics one: Summertime fun. As all my summer cards, this was inspired by our favourite lake near Budapest.
I stamped and coloured images from several Lawn Fawn sets: On the beach, Really High Five and Butterfly kisses. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them in and the coordinating dies to cut them out. The colours are used are the following:
umbrella: BT9, BT7, BT5, CT4, CT3, CT1
bear: EB5, EB4, EB3, RB2, RB1
rabbit: BG5, BG2, BG1, FS7
fox: BO4, BO3, BO1, BG2, BG1
ball: BT7, BT5, BT1
butterflies: GT3, GT1
drink: EB5, EB4, EB3, RB2, CT4, CT1, BT5
I also used a couple of dies and coloured cardstocks to set the scene: Stitched Waves for the water, Leafy Tree Backdrop, Cattail border and Grassy Hillside border for the landscape and the Sunburst Backdrop for the bakground.
I used Distress Oxide inks to add some shading and depth. I also added some diluted ink sprinkles, it adds so much texture.
I framed the scene with the largest Stitched Rectangle Frames.
The sentiment I stamped directly on the background and used glossy accents and a black glaze pen to emphasize some details.
I am popping in today with a card I made in the last minute for Mona Toth’s Lawn Fawn Wedding Challenge on Instagram. She is my crafty best friends and I could not resist playing along. This is my card:
And this is the inspiration I used: a collage I created when we moved in our home in Budapest. It is hanging in our bedroom ever since.
All stamps and dies I used for this card are from Lawn Fawn. I started with creating the little white Stitched rectangles to hold the wedding pics. I used the partial die cutting technique to cut them shorter. Then I stamped the images on each from the following sets using some masking: Bicycle built for you, Screen Time and Mermaid for you. I used a Memento marker to alter the images a little and then I coloured them with Copic markers.
As I was veiled at my wedding day I used the hair of the original characters as the veil. I had a lot of fun trying to give them a different look.
For the background I used woodgrain cardstock and applied Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide with a blending brush. It really resembles our wallpaper which I used as the background of our original frame.
The sentiment I cut form black sparkle cardstock using the Cole’s ABC die set.
After assembling the card, I added little embellishments: silver metallic leaves (Stitched Flower Frame) and little dark grey flowers (Scalloped Treat Box Springhouse Add-on). I added tiny little white pearls in the middle.
As a final touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the veil and glossy accents on the belt. Isn’t it cute?
I hope you enjoyed my wedding remake and will pop in again soon for more inspiration.
The Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is in full swing and I managed to make a cutie over the weekend. This is my first entry, I used Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. Let me guide you through the process.
First I stamped the images from the following sets: Snow Day, Butterfly Kisses, and Holiday Helpers. I used Copic markers to colour them in and cut everything out with the coordinating dies.
To set the scene, I die cut a piece of patterned paper from the Watercolour Wishes paper pad using the Cloudy Backdrop die and I also cut a white Stitched Frame.
I covered an A2 sized card front with a rainbow patterned paper from the Hello Sunsine Remix paper pad and arranged the scene. I popped up the bunnies with 3D foam squares.
I stamped the sentiment from Love you a latte in between the bunnies and it was time for the finishing touches: black glaze pen on the eyes and noses, clear shimmer pen on the butterflies and mugs and finally a drop of glossy accents in the flower centres.
I have a simple but very Springy card for you today, made for the Lawn Fawnatics Card Swap. As my recipient should have the card already, I thought I show you how I made it.
I stamped and coloured the images from the Some bunny sets using Copic markers and cut everything out with the coordinating dies. I stamped faces on some of the flowers, which I planned to put in the first raw.
To assemble the scene I needed a small Stitched Rectangle from white cardstock. I cut another one from Cilantro cardstock and used the Meadow border die to cut the grass out of it. I put the scene together using 3D foam squares under the bunnies.
While I was at die cutting, I cut the Hello die 3 times from Guava cardstock and adhered them on top of each other. I stamped a sentiment under the die cut and matted the little scene with Sunflower cardtsock. For the background I used a pretty patterned paper from the Spring Fling Petite Paper Pad.
I finished the card with clear shimmer and glossy accents on the flower centres. Simple but cute, isn’t it? It made me happy to put it together.
I hope you enjoyed today’s Lawn Fawn inspiration and will pop in tomorrow for another fun Spring card.
I am popping in to show you the card I made for my father’s birthday which was last week. I used a bunch of stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn.
First I stamped the images from Den sweet den, Party animal and Dad+me sets and used my Copics to colour them in. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.
For the background I chose patterned papers from the Sunshine Remix paper pad. I wanted a cheerful yet simple design. On the bottom I spelled Papa using the Oliver’s Stitched ABCs die set – I love to personalize the cards I am giving.
I also white heat embossed sentiments on black strips of paper from Birthday Before ‘n Afters and adhered them to the scene at an angle for a playful look.
I finished the card with a black glaze pen on the eyes and noses, a clear shimmer pen on the balloons and glossy accents on the hats and cake. These little details really add a lot to the images.
I am popping in with a cute weather themed card which I made for the current Lawnfawnatics Challenge #94 What’s the weather. We have really strong wind and extreme chill (compared to the average winter in Hungary which is rather mild usually) in the last few days and it totally inspired me to make a windy scene. I used a bunch of stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn to create this cutie.
I have the Stitched kite die for a long time and I used it only once. As soon as I saw the theme for the challenge I imagined a scene with flying kites on a windy day pulling a bunch of critters with them. So I stamped a few animals from Really High Five, coloured them with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.
While I was at die cutting I also cut the Stitched kite elements: the base from Audrey Blue cardstock, the frame from Peacock cardstock and the strings from dark grey cardstock. I also cut some grass using the Meadpow border dies and for the background I used the Stitched Windy Backdrop die on a light blue cardstock.
To make the scene more Springy I added a couple of clouds too which I cut with the Stitched Puffy Clouds and frames die set. I assembled the scene and added a bit of shading with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink and a blending brush. It adds a lot to the scene in my opinion.
After I popped up each critter with 3D foam squares I white heat embossed the sentiments from Really High Five on very thin black cardstock strips and mounted them over the kites. I finished the card with a black glaze pen on the eyes and noses to make them shiny.
It is a very special post today as my daughter turned 10 years old yesterday and I am extremely sentimental about it. It feels like yesterday that I held her in my arms, all the sleepless nights, changing diapers, trying the first spoons of solid food. And hop it went in a second and today I have a funny and beautiful little princess with a big heart who is still a little girl but not so little any more. Today I wanted to show you the card I hid in her lunchbox for her big day. I used a bunch of stamps, dies and paper from Lawn Fawn.
I stamped and coloured the images from the Yeti or not stamp set using Spectrum Noir Triblend markers. It was the first time to use these markers and they are so fun! No thinking about which shade to use, it is all in one marker. Fantastic product for on the go colouring too.
I also stamped some birds and accessories from Birthday Before ‘n afters and Party Animal. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. As I wanted snowy background I used the Over the mountain borders, coloured with markers and after die utting it I added a bit of stickles to the tops.
I die cut a white frame with the Peekaboo Backdrop die and used a teal patterned paper with golden foil dots from Let it shine Petite paper pack.
After assembling the scene I white heat embossed the sentiment on thin grey cardstock strips and die cut the number 10 with the Oliver’s stitched 123s dies. I added texture to the yeti’s scarf with a white gel pen, emphasized the eyes with a black glaze pen and used a clear shimmer pen on the presents. Cute, isn’t it? My daughter loved it!
I hope I inspired you today and you enjoyed my card.
I have a super cute stenciled card for you today using some new and old sets from Lawn Fawn. I am so happy that they have their own stencils too, I am totally addicted to stenciling tehniques. Here I used an old favourite of mine, let me show you how.
First I started with a light ink blending: on Bristol Smooth cardstock I applied Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmelade and Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide inks with blending brushes. I tried to be light handed which is always a challenge for my bright colours loving heart 🙂
I cut the stenciled panel down with a stitched rectangle die and cut a stitched heart in the middle. I layered the lacy heart under it and adhered it back in place. I adhered the hedgies and the sentiment and matted the whole panel with peach cardstock before mounting it on a white top folding A2 sized card base.
It is the last day of the year and I wanted to pop in to tell you: THANK YOU so much for all your support, all the comments, all the love. It means so much to me! It was a tough year for all of us and crafting really helped me to go through without losing my sanity. It is my therapy and my joy in hard times. I have a lot of plans for 2021, I wish I can realize them step-by-step. What I know for sure is that my love for paper is gonna stay and I will keep crafting until I can. And I would love you to share this journey with me.
My last card of the year was born as a little sister to my yesterday’s card. I used the same Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn STAMPtember collaboration stamp/die set with the same aqua colours. Just this time I built a Bird House (Magic Iris Add-on) from woodgrain cardstock, chose a pretty patterned paper in the background and opted for a different Winter Scripty Sentiment. To build dimension I die cut the house, roof and the bottom part 3 times and adhered them on top of each other. It makes a huge difference!
I hope you enjoyed this card, I will insert here a few more close ups.