Happy Father’s Day – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

It is Father’s Day today and even though my husband is away for work still, I created a cute card for him which he will get as soon as he comes home in July. I used Lawn Fawn stamps and dies to create this summer themed daddy card.

First I created the background with the Simple stripes portrait backdrop die and coloured cardstock. I used kraft and 2 blues and I had enough striped to create 3 card bases.

Then I stamped the little boats from the Smooth sailing set using Jelllyfish premium ink, which is alcohol marker friendly. Then I used Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour them: EB4, RB2, RB1, RB05, TB5, TB3, BT2, BT1, BG3, BG1, BG05. As the ink is light, it totally works for no-line colouring. I cut the boats with their coordinating dies.

I die cut a Stitched rectangle frame from heavy weight white cardstock and cut a piece of vellum as background for the boats. I used black Staz-on ink to stamp the sentiment and also the birds. I used the Smooth Sailing and Dad+ me stamp sets. I adhered the boats and popped up the frame with 3D foam squares. The distance mutes the striped background even further but gives the feel of water still.

It was very hard not to use any embellishments, but it is for my man, so I skipped it. Although I was really tempted to put some clear shimmer on the sheets.

I will upload this card to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #126 and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Add a sentiment.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and will pop in again soon. I will share some extra tips on my Instagram, so it is worth to follow me there too.

See you,

Zsofi

Just floating by… – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

In Hungary the temperature became super summery and all I can think of is our favourite lake. We do not have palm trees, but the water is crystal clear. This inspired my card for today, which I created for the Lawnfawnatics challenge #126 (Beach vs Mountains). All stamps/dies used are from Lawn Fawn.

I started with stamping the lake from the Dad and me stamp set on a white card base using Tsukineko Kaleidocolour ink pad. I have it forever and it had the most beautiful blues for the water. I used the coordinating die to create a mask from Purple tape and did some ink blending above the lake with Distress Oxide inks: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed. I added some water splatters and used a clear shimmer pen on the water for a subtle sparkle.

Then I die cut some palm trees with the Tropical Backdrop die set. I used coloured cardstock and added a bit of shading with Gathered Twigs and Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide inks. I cut some coconuts too with the Spring Flower Backdrop dies.

I coloured some images from the new Pool party stamp set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: CT3, CT1, BO2, BO05, AG5, LG5, LG3, BT9, BT7, BT2, BT05, DR2, DR05, EB5, EB4, RB2, RB1, MB05. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.

After assembling the scene I stamped a sentiment under it from the Pool Party set. As finishing touches I used a white gel pen to add highlights and glossy accents on the sunglasses, goggles and coconuts. I also emphasized the nose and eyes of the cute sloth with a black glaze pen.

I will link this up to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #126, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Bright and Cheerful) and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Bright and cheerful).

I wish you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will pop in again soon. Don’t forget to check my extra tips o Instagram!

See you,

Zsofi

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

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

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

Stencilled flowers for Mom – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Everyone,

I am back again with my last Mother’s Day card this year dedicating this one to ALL supermoms out there. Being a mother is the biggest blessing and the best gift which comes with an emotional extra package (expanding with the years). I am grateful every single day to have my kids and experiencing the unconditional love which I feel for them and they feel for me.

For my card today I used the pretty Peonies stencil from Pretty Pink Posh: on a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock I inkblended Kitch Flamingo Distress Oxide ink for the flowers first. I simply turned the stencil around and masked off the leaves with post it tape to make sure I dont accidentaly go over the unnecessary open areas.

When I was happy with the arrangemet of the flowers I created masks for them from Masking Paper and covered each flower. Now it was time to add leaves with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink. After removing the masks I added some splatters with my Finetec Mica Pearlescent Watercolours, I chose the dark pink and black this time.

When the panel was dry I cut it down a bit and added a vivid green mat under it. I also die cut a skinny gold frame with my old favourite Frames die set from Simon Says Stamp. I adhered it i place with drops of liquid glue. I usually use Ranger Multi Matte Medium with a precision tip for this.

The sentiment I die cut from pink cardstock with the Pretty Pink Posh Mother’s Day die. I added a white heat embossed “happy” on a tiny piece of black cardstock to it using 3D foam squares.

As a finishing touch I added dots with a black glaze pen to the flower centers, it makes them really pop!

I will upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Feminine and to the Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge Favourite Technique (stenciling is also a favourite technique of mine).

I hope you enjoyed this floral inspiration and will pop in again soon for more cheerful designs.

See you,

Zsofi

Happy Mother’s Day to my mom!

Hello Everyone,

Today is Mother’s Day in Hungary and I am always very sentimental about it. I am very close to my mum and even though I try to show her love and care on a daily basis, we always make something extra with my kids on this day. We got her roses and tulips, the kids sang and my daughter recited a lovely poem. She even made a very pretty card for her, and my son – who just learnt how to write – wrote her a letter. So touchy. As a cardmaker I had to make my own card too.

I started with stamping and colouring the images from the SSS Bouquet for mom set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers.

I have made a colour swatch for the colours I used. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out.

For the background I used the Sizzix Texture Fades Brickwork 3D embossing folder. It is amazing! I used it on Bristol Smooth cardstock because I wanted to do some ink blending after: I used Hickory Smoke and Black Sooth Distress Oxide inks. I also added some black and white splatters ad dried it with my heat tool.

I used the Newton’s Nook Designs Land border dies to cut some grass and the Fence die to cut the fence, and assembled the scene. I used 3D foam squares behind the main image to get more dimension.

The setiment I white heat embossed on black cardstock and die cut it with its coordinating die. I love sets when there is a die for the sentiment, it gives such a unique look!

As a finishing touch I used glossy accents on the flower centres and the body of the butterflies.

I will upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes and the SSS Ig Challenge Favourite Technique too.

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

See you,

Zsofi

Love you a latte – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

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 will ink this up to the following challenges: Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge (Hello Spring)

I hope you enjoyed this cute Spring coffee scene and will pop in again soon for more!

See you soon,

Zsofi

Sending hugs – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

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 🙂

Then I used the hearts from the Conversation Hearts Layering stencil with Mustard Seed, Abandoned Coral and Candied Apple Distress Oxide inks. Before removing the stencil I spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle. After removing the stencil I added black, white and red splatters and dried it with my heat tool. When it was dry I layered the other stencil over the hearts and used Deco Foil Metallix gel in Black Ice colour. I like to use a stencil pal when applying pastes, it makes it a breeze.

While my background was drying I stamped and coloured the hedgehogs from the Hedgehugs set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I also cut a black Sending Hugs Line Border and a Lacy Heart from Raspberry cardstock.

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.

Whis is my first entry for the current Lawnfawnatics Challenge #93 Lot of love and the Simon Says Stamp Wendesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you like today’s inspiration, make sure to come back for a fun blog hop tomorrow!

See you,

Zsofi