Wednesday, 13 March 2019

There's Gnome Place Like Home - Lawn Fawn Oh Gnome!

Hello papercrafters! I'm excited to share this cute and adorable card using a few new sets from Lawn Fawn's Spring release. I just love the new Oh Gnome! stamp set as well as the Mushroom House die, Mushroom Border and matching Oh Gnome! dies to create a fun gnome house and garden. 

I have also used the new Really Rainbow Scallops 6x6 inch petite paper for the sky background. The inspiration of the card came from Lawn Fawn's intro videos and cards using these new sets and was just too irresistible and had to give it a go, as the imagery of gardens and gnomes is a favourites.

The sentiment there's gnome place like home completes the scene with the gnome peeking out from the open door. There are many fun and cute sentiments in the set, most of which are play on words on Gnome and can be used for many occasions.  

The images have been stamped in Hero Arts Intense black ink and coloured in Copic markers.

I have used Neenah White Solar White 80lbs cardstock to die cut the Mushroom House and Mushroom Borders and includes the grass. Each piece has been coloured in with Copic markers except for the grass which has been ink blended using Ranger distress inks Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron. Using white cardstock is a great way to customise the colours and have the pieces coordinate. Coloured cardstock can be used to save time and just depends on what you have on hand and preferred look in mind.

The light blue Really Rainbow Scallops patterned paper has been used in the back and adhered onto an A2 side folding card base. The house has been raised with fun foam, using the same die cut of the main house frame to give an even raise. Fun foam has also been used on all the other elements in the foreground to match them to the mushroom house layer including the sentiment.  It makes them all pop and adds dimension to the scene.

This card was so much to fun create and love how customisable the sets are, and coordinates with many other existing Lawn Fawn sets.  This is also my first card to share with Bizzy Becs design team and Bizzy Bec's March Challenge. The theme is 'Anything Goes' and hope it has inspired you to create and enter this month's challenge. 

The winner from the challenge will be invited to be a guest designer and will also receive 5 digital stamps of choice. Be sure to check out all the fabulous cards created by the design team for more inspiration and cannot wait to see what you create. 

The list of supplies used are listed below with the links of the sets used and can be pre-ordered from Bizzy Bec's Store. 

Thank you so much for stopping by, 'til next time - Happy Crafting! :) 

Supplies used:

Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Scallops 6x6" petite paper pack
Copic markers
Ranger Distress Inks: Mowed Lawn & Twisted Citron
Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Papercraft Business Challenge #16: Animals theme - Group Hugs

Hello papercrafters, Today I'm sharing this adorable 'Group Hugs' set from Waffle Flower. I just love both the sweet critters and sentiment and is just the perfect set to go with this month's Papercraft Business Challenge #16 - Animals theme. This is bundle set with coordinating dies now come de-tabbed and includes a magnetic sheet, which makes a convenient and perfect package. 

I have coloured the images with Copic markers and have done an ink blended background using a Ranger distress inks and a mini round blending tool on Smooth Bristol cardstock. Ranger distress inks used are: Seedless Preserve, Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar. Water droplets added for extra interest and texture. 

I have used the coordinating dies to cut out both the images and sentiment and added fun foam on the back to have an even raise. The sentiment has been stamped and white/gold heat on both white and black cardstock and die cut out using the coordinating dies. 

The little hearts and bow on the sheep were added for extra embellishment and to complete the cute scene. 

This card was so much fun to create and the images were a lot of fun to colour in. Having the coordinating dies made the whole construction so much quicker and easier.

I cannot wait to see what you create for this month's Papercraft Business Challenge #16.  As always the theme is Anything Goes however creating a project using the Animals theme will get an extra entry to win the cute MFT Lions & Tigers Die-Namics. It will be perfect addition if you already have the stamp set.  Click here to to enter or click on the banner below.

Thank you so much for stopping by, till next time Happy Crafting! :)

Supplies Used:

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Papercraft Business December Challenge #13: Merry Christmas

Hello papercrafters! I'm excited to share these new fun Christmas cards using a combination of Hero Arts sets both old and new. I just love combining sets to give them more fun and interest. The sets I have used are: Holiday Foliage Bold Prints, Color Layering Poinsettia bundle, Holly Days Stamp & Die bundle and Fluffy Stockings Stamp & Cuts.

It's also that time for another Papercraft Business Challenge where the inspirations for these cards came about. The theme for this month is Christmas - as it's just around the corner. Creating a card or project with a Christmas theme will get an extra entry in winning the prize which is the cute Peaceful Tilda Stamp.  Click here to enter the challenge. 

This fun card features the cute puppy and kitten from Fluffy Stockings stamp & cuts set. It's a great set with the coordinating dies included.

The background has been white heat embossed on SU Garden Green cardstock and have ink blended using Pine Needles Ranger distress inks on the top for an ombre effect. I have also trimmed it down to leave a white border.

The mounted foliage is from Holly Days stamp & die bundle and coloured with copic markers.

The sentiment is from Fluffy Stockings set and has been white heat embossed on a strip of SU Real Red cardstock and mounted with foam dimensionals to acts as a mantle.  

This next card features the new Color Layering Poinsettia bundle, combined with Holly Days Stamp & Die bundle and Holiday Foliage Bold Prints. Base card stock is SU Garden Green to set the tone of the foliage and Real Red cardstock used one again for the main sentiment to make it pop.

The Color Layering Poinsettia bundle is so much fun to use and comes complete with ink cubes pack!

The final card uses both the new Color Layering Poinsettia bundle and Holiday Foliage Bold Prints.

This is a special card as it took considerable time (labour of love) due to colouring in the background foliage. It's was well worth doing as it's such a stunning image and design. 

Layering the poinsettia and sentiment over the top completes the card and love how it turned out. 

I hope these cards have inspired you to create some fun Christmas cards and can't wait to see your awesome creations in this month's challenge!  Thanks so much for stopping by, till next time - Happy Crafting! 

I have also entered these cards in both these fun challenges:

Friday, 2 November 2018

Papercraft Business Challenge #12 - Happy Tidings

Hello papercrafters! It's time for another Papercraft Business Challenge, time flies when you're having fun.  We have a fun theme this month and it's 'Christmas Animal' as an option. The special prize is the cute Winter Alpaca stamp from Lawn Fawn. Entries using the Christmas Animal  option theme will get an extra entry into the draw to win this fun prize.

I have used Hero Arts - My Monthly Hero Arts October 2018 Kit, as it has the cute critters all working together to decorate the Christmas tree - how adorable is that?

All the images in this kit are just a delight to colour in and the coordinating dies makes it so easy to cut out the images to create many fun layered scenes.

I first stamped all the images with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink as it's Copic friendly and  the images are coloured with copic markers for quick colouring creating depth with simple gradients and shades. The coordinating dies were then used to cut out the images except for the ornaments that have been hand cut as there are no dies for these smaller images. They are pretty easy to cut by hand as they're small and an simple shapes. 

Once all the images have been cut out, arranging them to create a scene was part of the fun. 

The background has been ink blended with Ranger Distress Oxides Faded Jeans and Broken China using a round mini ink blending tool on Strathmore Bristol smooth cardstock.

I have masked off the bottom edge with a post it note to leave a white space denoting the ground/snow. I added a spray of water droplets over the ink blended background for a snowflake effect. Just love this effect using these fabulous inks.

Both the sentiments and snowflakes have been white heat embossed afterwards when the ink background is completely dry. 

The animals and tress decorations have been mounted up with foam to give them a raise and adds so much more dimension to the scene. 

For added shine and sparkle I have used Clear Wink of Stella and Clear Glossy accents on both the ornaments as well as the lamp post light. 

The front artwork panel has been adhered to an A2 top folding base using Neenah cardstock 110lbs. 

I hope you have enjoyed this card and found inspiration to create a fun Christmas card using any adorable animal or critter. I look forward to seeing all your fabulous entries in this month's challenge. Thanks so much for stopping by, until next time - Happy Crafting!

I would like to enter this card in the following fun card challenges: