You’re Plane Awesome

Hello! I have never used embossing folders on my cards before because, frankly, I did not particularly like them. However, I found some beautiful embossing folders at a craft fair that I attended back in autumn and wanted to give them a try. In today’s card I will use one of these as my background:

For this card, I cut a 6×6 inch pattern paper by Lawn Fawn (paper pack Pint-Sized Patterns) to measure 10,5cm by 14,8cm (European standard size card front). I then took a piece of (thinner) white cardstock, insert it into the embossing folder World Map by Carta Bella Paper and ran it through my die-cutting machine.

The focal image is one of the planes from Lawn Fawn’s stamp set Plane and Simple. I coloured the plane with the ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens by Kuretake, which I received as a gift for Christmas :-). This was the first time I tried them, so the colouring is not perfect – clearly, I need to practice…

For the sentiment, I die-cut banners with Lawn Fawn’s Everyday Sentiment Banners from white cardstock and the rest of the pattern paper that I used for the background. The sentiment, which is from the same stamp set as the plane, was stamped with Lawn Fawn ink in the colour Chili Pepper (on white cardstock) and in Versamark ink (on the pattern paper). I added white embossing powder onto the Versamark ink, shook off the excess powder and heat embossed the stamped word.

Everything was adhered together with glue; the plane was mounted with foam tape to make it stand out.

I really like how the embossed background compliments the focal image. I am particularly impressed how beautiful the raised pattern looks on the paper. Here are some closeup photos to show you:

This was a quick and easy card to make. I hope you like it!
Thank you for stopping by! See you soon!

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You’re Koalafied

Hello and welcome back! Today’s card is a shaker card using products by My Favorite Things, Lawn Fawn and adorable critters by Gerda Steiner Designs.

For this card, I used the Stitched Collage Frame by My Favorite Things and die-cut it from 6×6 inch pattern paper by Lawn Fawn (paper pack Let’s Bokeh). I saved the “inner” pieces of the frame, so that my critters have a background. I die-cut the collage frame once again from fun foam, so that I have some dimension to put the sequins in.

For the critters, I stamped the koalas from Gerda Steiner Designs’ You’re Koalafied and What’s New? in Memento Tuxedo Black (a Copic friendly ink) onto white cardstock. I coloured them with Copic markers (C2, C4, N6) and fuzzy-cut them with my scissors.

I adhered the critters onto the background pieces with liquid glue and trimmed off the excess. The sentiment is from the stamp set You’re Koalafied by Gerda Steiner Designs an was stamped in Archival Jet Black ink. The dots above the koala, who is reading, were done with a Copic Multiliner. On the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment “surprise” from the same stamp set and added some dots and the exclamation point with Copic Multiliner.

I glued the collage frame made of fun foam onto a (European) standard-sized panel and adhered the background pieces. I added some sequins and placed a piece of acetate on top of the collage frame. The collage frame die-cut from pattern paper was added on top.

Since the collage frame is smaller than my panel, I trimmed it to leave a small white border.

This finishes my shaker card. Here are some close-up pictures:




I hope you enjoyed this card! See you soon!

My card is shown on Fawny Flickr Friday!

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I checked the Lawn Fawn blog today and was very excited to see that one of my cards was shown in their Fawny Flickr Friday post from 03 November 2017! I am so happy and so very excited! My cards have never been showcased like this :-)

The card in question is the Snow-Covered Sentiment card. You can see the post on the Lawn Fawn blog HERE. And, of course, you can find a photo of it on my Flickr page and HERE is the link to the accompanying blog post.

I hope you like this card too!