Teacher’s appreciation cards with Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

The schoolyear is coming to an end soon and it is time to make the teachers’ appreciation cards. I came up with a design which is relatively easy to mass produce and involves die cuts only. Let me show you.

I started with die cutting the Lawn Fawn Quilted Backdrop die from white cardstock. I used a pokey tool to help the small pieces fall out on the upper half diagonal, which will be visible. The lower part will be covered by patterned paper from the Lawn Fawn Gotta Have Gingham Rainbow paper pad.

On the back side of the quilted backdrop I adhered Lawn Fawn Sparkle Cardstock in matching colour.

I added a thin strip of coloured cardstock on top of the patterned paper to make it look more finished. Then I die cut a bunch of flowers with the Lawn Fawn Spring Flowers set in coordinating colour just a lighter tone. I added a bit of shading to the middle with a small blending brush and distress oxide inks.

I cut a few leaves too with the Lawn Fawn Strawberry Patch die set and assembled the card: adhered the leaves to the thin strip of cardstock and then paced 5 flowers on each card.

I embellished each of them with Moonstone pearls from Lucy’s Little Things.

The sentiment is a die cut Scripty Thank you which I die cut from coloured cardstock. If you have time, layer it up as it looks so great when 3D.

Here are the cards one by one. Let me know in the comments which one is your favourite!

I will upload this project to the following challenges: Lawnfawnatics #125 (Dies only) and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Layer it up).

I hope you enjoyed my set of cards today, I really went rainbow again. I will share some extra tips on Instagram so it is worth to check out too.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Lawn Fawn Spring Release – card #1

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to have the new Lawn Fawn release already! I could not help but made a very quick and simple card using dies only to fit the current Lawnfawnatics challenge (dies only).

I started with die cutting a few pain splatters from the new Art Supplies die set from different green cardstock scraps. I really imagined them as germs, but to make them look irresistibly cute, I added some tiny googly eyes (Studio Katia).

I cut a piece of the new All the dots paper pad as the background and a piece of vellum with a Dotted Rectangle die to hold the sentiment.

I realized that I don’t have the Giant Get Well Soon sentiment, what a shame! I had to make it myself: I used the Henry’s ABC set and cut them from a light green cardstock. I was kinda in a rush so I cut each letter once only, but if I had more time I would definitely stack them up.

I assembled the card using the backside of the letters and the little germs to hide the liquid glue behind them. As a finishing touch I used a green marker to draw the slime on the letters and added glossy accents to make it shiny. I think it is funny, I hope it makes you smile too!

I will link this card up to the following challenges (it feels so good to play along after a long time): Lawnfawnatics #125 Dies only, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Layer it up), Simon Says Stamp Mondey Challenge (Add texture).

Thanks for popping by and see you soon with more inspiration with the new release.

Have a lovely weekend,

Zsofi

Card for Ukraine

Hello Everyone,

The terror going on in our neighbouring country, Ukraine keeps my mind occupied since the war started. We all know people who have relatives there, kids talk about a potential escalation of war among themselves at school and they are collecting goods which will be taken to the refugees. Hungary accepted so many families already and the kindness of people really warms my heart . In our crafty community there are card drives going on too, to collect money for charity. I had to ease my soul with crafting it out too, so here is my card to show solidarity.

I started with quickly ink blending a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with Salty Ocean and Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide inks. I added a lot of water droplets and diluted ink splatters for a textured look. When it was dry I die cut it with a Wonky Rectangle from Simon Says Stamp.

While I was die cutting I also cut a bunch of flowers from SSS Lemon Chiffon cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Spring Flowers Backdrop die set. I also cut the SSS Thinking of you sentiment die from blue glittery cardstock.

I used a small blending brush and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink to add a little shading towards the center of each flower and adhered them to my blue background.

I also added the sentiment and embellished each flower with a matte enamel dot from Doodlebug. It adds so much to the design, super pretty!

I hope you liked my card inspiration today and will keep checking back for more!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Floral Layers – Lawn Fawn New Release #3

Hello Everyone,

I was playing a bit with the new Spring Blossoms Background stencils from the new release of Lawn Fawn. I love layering stencils and this one is particularly gorgeous. I could have used simply inks for all the layers but I will show you some tricks how to level-up your stenciling. Are you ready?

TEAL CARD

I used Pine Needles Distress Oxide ink for the first layer, then Salvaged Patina for the flowers.

For the thirs layer I mixed Lawn Fawn Fairy Dust stencil paste with a few drops of Peacock Feathers Distress reinker. I mixed it well on my glass mat with a palette knife and spread it through the stencil.

After I removed the stencil I quickly washed it with warm water and a nail scrub. I had no residues on my stencil.

PINK CARD

For this one I used Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink for the leaves layer, and Kitch Flamingo for the floral layer.

For the flower centers I used Lawn Fawn Pearl stencil paste mixed with Picked Raspberry distress reinker drops. It looks gorgeous!

YELLOW CARD

Here I went with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink for the leaves and Mustard Seed for the flowers.

The accents I emphasized with Lawn Fawn Gold stencil paste, which is fantastic on the yellow flowers!

I let all the backgrounds dry and then die cut it with 2 of the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles. I matted the smaller rectangles with coloured cardstock and adhered on the bigger frame.

For the sentiment I used the Henry’s ABC which I cut from different cardstocks: I used blue glitter cardstock for the teal one, a pink metallic for the pink card and Lawn Fawn Green Canvas Textured Cardstock for the Hungarian sentiment (which means Happy). I layered each letter because I love dimension but you can totally skip this.

I felt that the glitter cardstock was losing the glitters a bit so I decided to cover each letter with Lawn Fawn Clear Glaze. It sealed the glitter an gave it a shiny look. So cool! On some of the cards I used a black shadow to make the sentiment pop.

The rest of the sentiment I heat embossed on coloured cardstock from the Lawn Fawn Simply sentiments stamp set, except for the Hungarian one where I stamp the word “birthday” (stamp from Pippi) in green.

I finished the cards with some Clear Glaze drops on the green dots, it adds dimension and shine.

I will upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Monday (Use a stencil) and Wednesday (Add a die cut) Challenges.

I wish you like my cards for today and will join me again soon for more fun projects!

See you,

Zsofi

Rainy day – Lawn Fawn new release

Hello Everyone,

I have a cute Spring card for you today to help distraction from the world news. I was playing with the new release from Lawn Fawn, and this card is totally inspired by the dull days we have currently.

First I stamped and coloured the images from the new Beary Rainy Day stamp set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: GB4, CT4, CT3, CT2, TB5, TB3, TB2, IB3, IB1, EB6, EB4, EB3, EB2, EB1, AG2, CG3, CG2, CG1, CG05. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

To set the scene I did some quick ink blending on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Distress Oxide inks and blender brushes: Blueprint Sketch. Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass. I spritzed it with water and added some diluted ink splatters. I love the textured look, even if I am going to die cut this piece.

When it was totally dry I ran it through my die cut machine with the Rainy Backdrop Portrait die. I backed up the backgrund with blue glitter cardstock, it looks gorgeous on its own!

I did some ink blending on a scrap piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn, added the ink splatters and made sure it was dry before I cut it with the Grassy Hillside border die. I assembled the scene using 3D foam squares to pop up the bears.

For the sentiment I used the new Henry’s ABC to spell Rainy and cut it out from a yellow patterned paper from the Perfectly Plaid Spring paper pad. To make it sturdier I added a yellow layer under each letter ad adhered it to the card. The rest of the sentiment I heat embossed from the Beary Rainy Day stamp set on thin black cardstock strips.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the raincoats and umbrella and added glossy accents to the boots.

I will link this project up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you liked my card inspiration today and will pop in again soon.

See you,

Zsofi

White florals – Lawn Fawn New Release #1

Hello Everyone,

When something worries me and makes me sad, I need rainbows. Somehow cheerful colours mean hope. Hope for peace and tranquility. If only wars would end! My heart is heavy, but crafting helps to distract my attention. And having the new release of Lawn Fawn in my carftroom was the best excuse to craft. I hope this cheerful card will bring a smile to your face too!

First I created an inkblended background on Bristol Smooth cardstock using Distress Oxide inks in rainbow colours: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmelade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch. These are my favourites for rainbow backgrounds. I made sure that I wasn’t heavy handed with the inks, I needed just a light layer as I wanted to stencil over it. I grabbed the new Skinny stripes stencil from the latest Lawn Fawn release, adhered it temporarily with Pixie Spray and went back with the same colours just heavier. For the green I used Mowed Lawn as I find Twisted Citron a bit too light for tone on tone patterns.

After removing the stencil I sprayed it with water, added some bigger water drops and also White Distress Paint and black acrylic paint splatters. I love how it turned out!

Then I die cut the new Spring Flowers Backdrop twice from white cardstock and once from black. I layered them on top of each other using liquid glue. The black layer I adhered tiny offset so it looks like a shadow. I also die cut a white Stitched Rectangle Frame from white cardstock and mounted it all on the rainbow background.

For the sentiment I decided to try the new Henry’s ABC – I was so excited about the playful fonts. I cut out “happy” from black cardstock and stamped “birthday” uder it from the Simply Messages stamp set.

I also added 3 little bees from the new Berry Special stamp set, I coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: GB4, CT4, AB1. I cut them out with the coordinating die and popped them up around the sentiment with 3D foam squares.

As embellishment I used some Gold Sparkle Crystals from Studio Katia. I also emphasized the stripes on the bees with a black glaze pen and added clear shimmer to the wings.

I hope you like my happy card and it cheered you up even in such difficult circumstances. I will bring some more cards with the new Lawn Fawn release soon, so stay tuned.

See you,

Zsofi

Happy birthday Jana!

Hello Everyone,

This is a very special post, dedicated to my sweet daughter who turned 11 years old a few days ago. I am honoured and blessed to be the mother of such a lovely, smart and cute girl, watching her grow each day, being witness of her delicate but strong-willed personality as she spreads her wings. She is my sunshine for sure. As we got her some kids’ jewelry for her big day, I made not only a card but also 2 little boxes which hold her gifts. All products used are from Lawn Fawn. Let me show you each, one by one.

CARD

For my card I stamped and coloured a bunch of images from Scootin’ By and Elphie Selfie. I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BO4, BO3, BO2, FS4, FS7, MB4, MB2, MB1, MB05, BG4, BG2, BG05, CG2, CG1, CG05, TB4, TB3, TB1, EB5, EB3. I cut everything out with their coordinating dies.

While I was die cutting I cut all the elements for my scene: grass with the Grassy Hillside Border dies and the sun and frame with the Stitched Sun Frame and Outside In Stitched Sun dies. I used coloured cardstock and did some ink blending on all pieces with Fossilized Amber and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide inks. I also added some diluted ink splatters and used Avery Elle Clear Shimmer Spritz on the frame of the sun for a subtle sparkle.

For the background I chose patterned paper from the Watercolour wishes paper pad, the setiment I stamped on the middle of the sun from the Magic Messages stamp set.

I was totally in a rush to finish this project so I forgot to add my usual finishing touches like glossy accents on the candles, ribbon and balloons, black glaze pen on the noses and eyes. I would have added some clear shimmer to the party hats too.

CLOUD WINDOW BOX

I had a necklace and ear clips which needed a bit bigger box, so I created on with the Fancy Box die set from Moonstone cardstock. The window I cut with the Outside In Stitched Though Bubble die set – of course on the wrong side so the whole box opens upside down. My daughter still loves it 🙂

The window is backed with clear acetate, and embellished with a sun and heat embossed sentiment from the Oh Gnome stamp set.

MINI BOX

To hold the sun earrings and little ring I made a Tiny Gift Box from Moonstone cardstock. I stamped a sentiment from the Oh Gnome set and embellished the top with a sun, which I cut with the Outside In Stitched Sun die set. I used Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink to add some shading to it and popped it up with 3D foam squares.

I hope you enjoyed my project and will visit me again soon. I also share my projects on Instagram, if you need a gallery to look at as inspiration. It would make me super happy if you follow me there too.

See you soon,

Zsofi

Valentine skunks – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

It is Valentine’s Day and I am back with a cute love card made with the latest release from Lawn Fawn. It is definitely ready to steal your hearts 🙂

First I coloured the skunks rom the Lawn Fawn Scent with Love and Scent with Love Add-on stamp sets using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: CG4, CG2, CG1, YG3, MG5, PP5, PP4, PP2, BG10, BG8, BG6, BG2, BG1, BG05. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

For the background I used patterned paper from the Watercolour Wishes Rainbow paper pad and die cut it with the Quilted Heart Backdrop Landscape die. I backed it with white glitter cardstock.

The sentiment is cut with the Giant Be My Valentine die from Raspberry cardstock 3 times and stacked them on top of each other.

When I adhered the sentiment, I embellished it with roses. I popped up the 2 skunks holding gifts above it using 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I used a clear shimmer pen on the heart shaped box and the paper holding the bouquet of roses. I added glossy accents to the ribbons ad emphasized the noses and eyes of the skunks with a black glaze pen.

I wish you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon.

See you,

Zsofi

Warm hugs – Simon Says Stamp

Hello Everyone,

I have recently purchased a gorgeous 3D embossing folder from Simon Says Stamp and I could not wait to try it. It is called the SSS Snowflake Visions and has the most beautiful snowlfakes on it. I have just rediscovered the world of embossing folders and wanted to try another technique with the snowflakes, let me show you.

I took a piece of SSS Lavender Purple cardstock and ran it through my die cutting machine with the embossing folder. It is gorgeous on its own, but if you follow me, you know already how much I love inkblending. So I gently applied some Villanious Potion Distress Oxide inks on the edges, fading it out towards the middle with the help of some Milled Lavender Distress Oxide ink. The fun about this technique is that the raised pattern will get more ink and it makes the pattern stand out more. I love it!

Of course I needed some splatters: water sprinkles and some white acrylic paint. I also added Avery Elle Clear Shimmer Mist for a subtle sparkle. I cut it down to be slightly smaller than an A2 sized card.

Then I stamped and coloured the cute skunks from the Lawn Fawn Scent with Love set, using my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BG10, BG8, BG7, BG5, BG2, BG05, FS4, FS7. I used the coordinating die to cut them out.

For the sentiment I used the SSS Warm Hugs die, cut it 3 times from white cardstock and layered them on top of each other. I adhered them on the bottom of the embossed background and used Icicle Stickles on the lower halves of the letters. It looks fabulous, matching the chill of the snowflakes.

After popping up the skunks above the sentiment with 3D foam squares, I used a white gel pen to add highlights and a black glaze pen on their noses.

I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday (Embossing folder) and Wednesday Challenges (Anything goes), and also to the SSS IG Challenge.

I hope you like my card inspiration today and will pop in again soon for more! If you like my cards, please follow me on Instagram too, where I share my happy creations. It is much easier to keep in touch and communicate there, so if you have any questions, please feel free to ask me.

Have a nice day,

Zsofi

National Hugging Day

Hello Everyone,

Did you know that 21st January is National Hugging Day celebrated all around the world? I am a hugging person, I cannot imagine a day without hugs. We do this all the time with my kids and also with my husband. If any of us is sad, the first thing we do is a long and tight hug. Hugs are more important than kisses for our mental well-being, it is so much more than a physical act. It means we are not alone.

Today’s card was inspired by the chilly weather and warm hugs. First I stamped the cute critters from the Lawn Fawn Happy Hugs stamp set, coloured them with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. The colours I used are the following: fox: TN8, TN7, TN5, BO3, BG1, BG05, rabbit: MB4, MB3, MB1, MB05, FS7.

Then I die cut the Simon Says Stamp Snowflake frame from white glitter cardstock and die cut a white stitched rectangle which fit in the middle. I created a Blue Violet mat for it before adhering it to the snowflake frame.

For the sentiment I die cut the Simon Says Stamp Winter wishes circle die from Blue Violet cardstock and cut the word “winter” out. I adhered it in place and stamped the rest of the sentiment around it from the Lawn Fawn Happy Hugs stamp set.

After adding the hugging critters, I used a black glaze pen on their noses and glossy accent on the die cut sentiment. Isn’t it cute?

I hope you liked my card today and will come back again for more inspiration. Happy hugging!

See you soon,

Zsofi