Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Merry Christmas with Lawn Fawn...

  


Happy Wednesday and happy December everyone! I have a super fun Christmas-themed card to share with you today. I used the Giant Merry Christmas die. This is such an awesome die, it makes creating Christmas-themed cards fast and fun. 




I began by die-cutting all of the layers to create the card and tag. I die-cut the base panel for the card using the Basic Rectangles dies set. Then, I used the Simple Stripes Diagonal die to create the red and white striped background. Next, I used the  Backdrop Stitched Snowflake die for the mini shaker area. For the tag, I used the Jolly Christmas Tree die. 




 For the sentiment, I used the Fancy Wavy Banners die set, and the Merry Messages, and the Tiny Tag Sayings stamp sets.  




I hope you enjoy this set I created to share with you today. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. I hope you each have a wonderful and blessed day. Please feel welcome to visit me on my blogIG or Pinterest.



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Monday, November 29, 2021

Hello from Toni: Dinosaur Christmas


Greetings, friends! I love dinosaurs and had to, absolutely had to, make a couple of dino holiday cards.


Aren't they the cutest? I kept the design CAS for both cards. I had intended to make them one layer as well but forgot to mask for the Lawn Fawn Christmas Fishes hats so fussy cut those and added later.


The blue card uses Mama Elephant Me and My Dinosaur. I liked the larger body for being able to draw in more lights and add bigger presents.  I used Copics B00, B01, B02, B04, B18, N1, R05, R08.

The second card uses Avery Elle Rawr. So cute!  It occurred to me after that I could have masked off some of his spots and drew in another light strand in its place. I used Copics G28, N1, R27, R29, R39, Y02, Y08, YG13, YG41, YG45.


I cobbled together the sentiment from Avery Elle Rawr and Lawn Fawn Merry Messages. Don't be afraid to snip your sentiment stamps to get exactly what you want!

I'll see you again soon.  If you'd like to check out my other creations in the meantime, you can visit my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, my Instagram, or my Pinterest Board.  

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Thanks So Much with Lawn Fawn...


 


Happy Wednesday everyone! I can't believe it is Thanksgiving Day tomorrow!! This month and year have been flying by. I had to create one (or two, lol) more card with a thankful theme. I used the super cute new Lovely Latte die from Lawn Fawn. 


I began by die cutting all of the layers to create the cards. For both of the cards, I die-cut the base panel for the cards using the Basic Rectangles die set, the Backdrop Fall Leaves die, the marshmallows from the Stitched Mug Frame, the pumpkin from the Reveal Wheel Pick of the Patch Add-on, and the Fancy Lattice Backdrop die. For the second card, I used the Tiny Gift Box: Peacock and  Turkey Add-on



I then added color to the Backdrop Fall Leaves die cuts using Rusty Hinge Distress Ink, Victorian Velvet, Brushed Corduroy, and Antique Linen Distress Oxide inks, and Pizza Crust Lawn Fawn ink. For the sentiment on both cards I used the Fancy Wavy Banners die set, and the Wavy Sayings stamp set.  



I hope you enjoy this set I created to share with you today. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. I hope you each have a wonderful and blessed day. Please feel welcome to visit me on my blogIG or Pinterest.








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Monday, November 22, 2021

Hello from Toni: Mixed Media Poinsettia


Hi hi!  I was going through my stash recently and rekindled my interest in acrylic gouache (essentially a thick acrylic which allows it to be more opaque). Because of the paint's opacity, it makes it perfect for coloring on dark colors.  Talk about drama!


I stamped the Waffle Flower Poinsettia (FYI this is on clearance!!!) onto black cardstock using Versamark. The resulting lines are faint but allow you to use the stamp as a guide for painting.

You can see a bit of my process below. I fill in the basic image using one color family at a time then later go in and add shading, highlights and details.  Those added touches really transform the look.


Notes:
  • I use white with the basic colors to create my shades. The non-whitened color is the shadow then I worked my way out from there with increasing white.
  • The paint is thick and will thicken further over time.  You can add a tiny bit of water but beware of adding too much as it will affect the opacity.
  • I like the texture so don't worry too much about viscosity. I can always go back and add another layer if necessary.

To finish the card, I masked the blooms and spattered Copic Opaque white then brushed a bit of Hero Arts Unicorn pigment ink on the corners.  I used my beloved Posca pen to fill in some spots. Once everything was fully dry, I embossed the Honey Bee Bitty Buzzwords: Holidays sentiment and added the Honey Bee Bitty Buzzwords: Holiday Dies.

I'll see you again soon.  If you'd like to check out my other creations in the meantime, you can visit my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, my Instagram, or my Pinterest Board.  

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