Plane and Simple Congrats

Because I was not able to participate in the last Lawn Fawnatics challenge, I was determined to submit a card for their current challenge: watercolour.

I thought that the watercolour theme is perfect for the Plane and Simple stamp set by Lawn Fawn as watercolours can be used to create beautiful sky backgrounds. My card for today will be a congratulation card for my brother-in-law and his wife who are expecting their second child in July. Oh, and my brother-in-law is a pilot :-).

To create the first watercolour background, I took Tim Holtz Watercolour Cardstock and used Distress Inks to make a blue sky. Since Distress Ink reacts with water, I took advantage of this property to make some “clouds” (or rather: bright spots) in the sky. After the panel was dry, I took a piece of paper towel, crumpled it in my hand and wet it with water. I dabbed this paper towel on random places on the panel. The water, then, reacts with the Distress ink and sort of “removes” the colour.

In addition to this blue panel, I looked for colour combinations of the sky at sunset. I found one colour combination on Pinterest that I really liked: Salty Ocean (blue), Seedless Preserves (violet), Picked Raspberry (pink), Mustard Seed (yellow). I made a second panel using these colours.

I stamped the images from the stamp set in Versafine ink (colour: Onyx Black) on Tim Holtz Watercolour Cardstock. In order to get a softer look and to stay consistent with the watercolour theme, I also used Distress Inks to colour these images. The images were then die-cut with their coordinating dies.

I took the biggest rectangle of Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, placed it on my panels individually and ran them through my die-cut machine. I, then, glued the clouds with liquid glue onto the panel and adhered the plane and the sky-writing (i.e. the heart-shaped cloud) with foam tape.
I took the sentiment from Penelope’s Blossoms, an older stamp set by Lawn Fawn, and stamped it in Versafine ink (colour: Onyx Black) to match the images.
The card base measures 4.25 x 5.5 inches (the unfolded card measures 5.5 x 8.5 inches, the score line is at 4.25 inches).

Here is the blueish Plane and Simple card (please click on the image to enlarge):

And this is the pinkish Plane and Simple card (please click on the image to enlarge):

Depending on the sex of the baby, I will either hand out the blueish or the pinkish card :-).

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a nice day!

Cosmos Cards

Hello everyone! After some very busy weeks, I have finally found the time to post again… I played around with two new(er) stamp sets by Lawn Fawn (Out of this World and Upon a Star) and I would like to share with you a couple of cards with the cosmos as the main theme.

For the backgrounds on all of these cards, I used Distress Inks. With my ink blending tool, I started off the edge of the paper and applied the ink in circular motions. The colours I used are Salty Ocean (blue), Seedless Preserve (purple) and Black Soot (black) because I think that they create a nice night sky.

Outer space cards

Using the Out of this World stamp set, I stamped some images in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured them with my Copic markers. The stamp set includes all planets (even Pluto, though it is no longer considered a “planet”) but I just randomly picked a couple for my cards. Also, I could have coloured the planets in their “true” colours to make them more accurate but I wanted to make my cards colourful and use the Copic markers that I have at hand. I die-cut all images with their coordinating dies.

For the second card, I used the same images and also coloured them in the same way. Only the sentiment is different; I used “today the world revolves around you” on this one.

Star-gazing critters

With the Upon a Star stamp set I made a couple of cards with star-gazing critters:

I stamped the smaller bunny and the smaller fox from the stamp set, so that the starry sky would make up most of the card. I coloured them with Copic marker as well and die-cut them with the coordinating dies. The grass for the critters to sit on is created with green cardstock and Lawn Fawn’s Grassy Border.

I used the MISTI tool to help me stamp the star constellations. I secured the Distress inked background into my MISTI with magnets and placed the star constellations on my card to see where I would like to stamp them. Once I was happy with the placement, I closed the MISTI door, so that the stamps are picked up by the tool. I, then, covered the stamps in Lawn Fawn Yeti ink, which is a white pigment ink that shows on dark coloured backgrounds. To fill in some “empty” space between the constellations, I added some of the single stars included in the stamp set.

On the first card I totally forgot to place the sentiment and added it after I had stamped the star constellations. For the others, I simply made room in the upper left corner.

On the first card that I made, I wanted to make the stars sparkle a little bit and added clear Wink of Stella to them (unfortunately, this is really hard to capture on camera). Even though I like the sparkle, it did not look as cool as I thought it would and so, I did not do it for the other cards.

I really like how gorgeous these cards turned out. However, next time I will most probably heat emboss the stars and the star constellations with white (or silver or even gold) embossing powder to make them stand out even more.

I hope you enjoy this! Thank you for stopping by!

More Glitter Cards

I had so much fun making the Mother’s Day card that I decided to make more cards like this.

For these cards, I used the Scripty Happy- and Scripty Thanks-dies from Lawn Fawn, placed them onto white cardstock and ran them through my die-cutting machine. On the birthday cards, I stamped the “birthday” from Happy Happy Happy in Versafine ink.

For each of these front panels, I took another piece of white cardstock of the same size respectively and put double-sided adhesive on it. I glued the two panels together – now the “happy” (or “thanks”) part exposed the adhesive and I sprinkled glitter on it. In all cases, I used Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter – the colours are purple sapphire and charoite (on the purple cards) as well as turquoise and lapis lazuli (on the teal cards). To make the glitter stick, I also gently rubbed it onto the adhesive.

From the stamp set Fab Flowers, I stamped some flowers on coloured cardstock. I die-cut them with the coordinating dies of the stamp set.

I wanted to make one of the birthday cards a little bit whimsical, so I stamped the elephant and the birthday cake from Elphie Selfie:

I hope you like these cards! Thank you for stopping by!