Lawn Fawnatics – Baby Card

Hello and happy Sunday!

I took some time to craft today and it felt super good to just sit down and make something pretty! Did you create something as well this weekend or were you busy with other things?

My project for today was to make a baby card for the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge! In anticipation of Kelly-Marie’s and Mike’s baby boy that is going to arrive into this world very soon, they chose the theme of this challenge. In case you don’t know, they are two of the owners of Lawn Fawn. And Lawn Fawn is one of my favorite stamp companies out there! Not only do they make the cutest stamps and dies, they are also very kind and well, I am just a fan! 😀

So, I decided to make a special Lawn Fawn themed baby card that I am planning to send to them. My first idea didn’t work out as I had envisioned it but luckily I got another idea today and finished my card just in time to enter it to the link-up.

I combined rainbow colors, watercoloring and cute critters! Three favorites of mine in card making! Are you ready? I bet. 😉

My Baby Fawnie Card:

Hello Baby Fawnie Card

Here’s a how-to:

  • I chose a Sunflower yellow card base as I know from her videos that yellow is Kellys favorite color.
  • I used light blue watercolor to losely put down a wash onto watercolor cardstock. I applied two layers and also some small splatters after it was dry.
  • The letters are die-cut from Lawn Fawn’s Rainbow Cardstock Pack. The colors are (from left to right): guava, fake tan, sunflower, mermaid, peacock, blue jay. I also die-cut the letters two times from white cardstock and glued the colored ones on slightly offset, so they look like they have a small white shadow.
  • The “Hello little” part of the sentiment I stamped directly onto the watercolor panel with black pigment ink to make it really dark and crisp.
  • I colored a bunch of baby animals from various stamp sets with watercolors, die-cut them and glued them on with foam tape. I chose more neutral, earthy colors for the critters to make the colorful letters stand out. The fox was a must since I know it’s from Kelly’s favorite stamp set. (Told you I am a fangirl! :-D)
  • Lastly, I added a little speech bubble with a stamped heart on the top right.

Hello Baby Fawnie Close-Up

This card makes me happy! I think I will return to this combination of rainbow colors, super cute animals and loose watercoloring in the future!

USED SUPPLIES BY LAWN FAWN:

  • Large Stitched Rectangle
  • Letters from: Louie’s ABCs
  • Stamped sentiment from: Hello Baby
  • Baby animals from: Smooth Sailing, Snow Day, Dad + Me, Upon A Star, Beary Happy Holidays
  • Die-cut speech bubble from: Rawr
  • Colored cardstock in guava, fake tan, sunflower, mermaid, peacock, blue jay

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Have an amazing day! ♥

Rosali

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Altering Stamp Images with Masking (Winnie & Walter Leading Lady #4)

Hi there and happy Saturday!

How are you today? February has flown by so far and I am excited to bring you my last post as Winnie & Walter’s Leading Lady and show you another masking technique! It’s kind of a bitter sweet moment as I had so much fun creating with their products but I feel very lucky to have gotten this opportunity!! 🙂

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So far, I have been telling you something about “masking backgrounds with stencils & with dies”, and about “building a scene with masking”. Today I am gonna focus on:

ALTERING STAMP IMAGES WITH MASKING

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I always like to come up with ways to use my supplies in a way they weren’t necessarily intended for and make the most out of them that way! This goes especially for Christmas stamps … I don’t know about you but mine don’t get used enough because I have a lot of them and they are all so cute! Therefore, I am gonna show you two ways of altering stamp images so you can use them the whole year round! I will try to explain everything as clearly as possibly – but if there are any questions left just leave me a comment under my post, okay?

LET’S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE FIRST CARD:

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The cute Volkswagen Beetle stamp from “Snowy Holiday with Evelin T Designs” originally has a tree and Christmas presents on top of it. Here’s two ways to get rid of those so you end up with just the car:

  • Use washi or painter’s tape to mask off the tree and presents when inking up your stamp. You can also use your finger to wipe off ink if you have any left where you don’t want it.
  • I cheated a little bit and did it the lazy way: I stamped and watercolored the car image and then simple cut the tree and presents off with my scissors.

I still did some masking on the background: I used a strip of Post-It tape over my background panel and blended an aqua-colored ink sky over it. It’s the quickest way to create a background for a simple scene!

Since balloons are often translucent I just stamped those on top of the ink and colored them in with Copics. I took sentiments stamps from “So Tweet with Evelin T Designs” and heat embossed “love” in gold on Vellum. I also added a bit of gold to the headlights and gold rhinestones and sequins. I am happy with how the non-traditional wedding car(d) turned out! 😀

SECOND CARD: ALTERED YETI IMAGE

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I had this idea in my head of a yeti family on a baby card! So I took the “Yetitide Greetings with Evelin T Designs” stamp set and combined two stamps into one.

HERE’S A MASKING HOW-TO:

1. Take the first stamp (yeti with baby yeti and sleigh) and use washi or painter’s tape to mask off the sleigh and the piece of rope in the yeti’s hand before inking it up. You can also use your finger to wipe off ink.
2. Stamp this yeti and baby yeti after you removed the washi tape. Stamp it again on a piece of masking paper, fussy cut it and put it over your stamped image.
3. Now take the second stamp (caroling yetis) and place the stamp over your masked image so that the left caroling yeti fits and the music book won’t show. Remove the mask when finished. Tadaaa!

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I adhered my yeti family using foam tape. I created a frame out of the biggest rectangles from “Tilda Cutaways”. For the background I repeatedly stamped circles from the “Scenery: Dotty” stamp set in my favorite shades of mint and blue. Then I used the “Baby Cutaway” and cut it right into my background and adhered the panel flat onto a teal cardbase. The “Welcome” sentiment stamp from “So Tweet with Evelin T Designs” made my baby card complete!

COPIC GUIDE & COLORING TIPS:

Card 1

Balloons: RV02, RV04

TIP 1: I used watercolors to color the red car. To get enough shading it’s best to add at least two layers of watercolor. Let the first layer dry completely, then add more pigment with a second layer.

TIP 2: After fussy cutting the beetle I went around the cutting borders with a black marker to get a finished look. I learned this from Kristina Werner when I started cardmaking and it makes a big difference! 🙂
Card 2

Yeti’s faces: YR30, E51, E21, R20
Yeti’s fur: W1, W3, W4, W5 & B00
Scarfs: BG15, BG09 & B14, B06, B37

TIP 3: For some texture and additional shading, add tiny dots with the tip of your marker like I did on the fur of all three yetis.


I’d like to thank all of my fellow crafters for leaving comments and reading my long posts! 😀 I hope to have inspired you a little bit. And a huge THANK YOU again to Shay for having me on their blog this month, it has been a crafty dream come true!! ♥

For today’s challenge over on Winnie & Walter’s blog, any type of masking and altering a stamp image will be fine! I am totally aware that my second example with the yetis might be a little complicated so that not everyone feels like it. 😉

And don’t forget to leave comments here on my blog for your chance to win a 30 $ gift certificate sponsored by Winnie & Walter. I will pick one random winner from all four Leading Lady blog posts by the end of February 24th.

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Thank you for stopping by!! ♥

Rosali
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CHALLENGE ENTRY FOR:

http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/02/challenge-502-21st-of-february-fantasy.html
?https://papercraft-challenges.blogspot.com/2019/02/challenge-31-all-critters.html


USED SUPPLIES:

Winnie & Walter stamps, dies and stencils:

Essentials: Tilda Cutaways
Snowy Holiday with Evelin T Designs Stamp Set
Snowy Holiday with Evelin T Designs Cutaways
LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs Stamp Set
Yetitide Greetings with Evelin T Designs Stamp Set
Yetitide Greetings with Evelin T Designs Cutaways
Scenery: Dotty Stamp Set
In a Word: Baby Cutaway

Ink Pads:

docrafts – Artiste Pigment Ink Pad (Aqua)
Lawn Fawn – Dye Inks (Minty Fresh, Merman, Peacock, Fish Tank)
Tsukineko – Versamark Ink
Versafine Clair – Nocturne Black Ink

Paper:

Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) – 110 lb and 80 lb
Masking Paper (Repositionable Labels)
Post-It Tape
Vellum
Teal Cardstock

Other Supplies:

Picket Fence Studios – Life Changing Blender Brush
Artist Grade Watercolor
EK Success – Cutter Bee Precision Scissors
Memento – Tuxedo Black Pen
Scotch 3M – Foam Tape
WOW – Rich Gold Embossing Powder
Gold Rhinestones and Sequins
Copic Markers
Uni-ball – White Gel Pen

Baby Card with Sleeping Raccoon from Wplus9

Hi there, friends!

I squeezed in making this baby card today with a cute raccoon from Wplus9’s “Forest Friends” stamp set! Another one that I finally used from my stash. 🙂

For my card I combined three different media:

  • an ombre watercolor background using Mijello Mission Gold watercolor paint
  • a crescent moon shape that I die-cut using circle dies – from an alcohol ink piece with gold foil on it (if you want to learn a bit more about “crescent shapes” check out Milka’s challenge by clicking on the banner down below)
  • Copic coloring on the raccoon using both warm and cold greys as well as a white gel pen for details

HERE’S MY FINISHED BABY CARD:

Baby Card Wplus9

The German sentiment means “Welcome Baby” in English.

Have an amazing day! ♥

Rosali

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Challenge entry for:

card challenge i love math

(Milka, if you read this … I follow your blog on WordPress – I do not have blogger. Hope that is okay! Xx)

http://craftstamper.blogspot.com/2018/11/take-it-make-it-challenge-november.html


USED SUPPLIES FALL CARD:

Stamps & dies:

Wplus9 – Forest Friends stamp set
Dani Peuss – ‚Großes Glück’ Klartextstempel
Tonic – Circles die set

Paper:

Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) – 110 lb
Crafter’s Companion – Watercolor Paper
Yupo Paper