Pink & Main

Perfect Blend by Pink & Main

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It has been such a long time since I made a shaker card, so I decided it was definitely time to use up some of the sequins I had been hoarding keeping!  It might not be obvious from my blog, but I do love to put some metallic element in almost each card.  Most of the time the metallic element ends up being gold.  I have had a years-long love affair with gold elements and it does not seem to be waning.  I promise to try my best to include other metallic families, but it is hard to stay away from gold!

I first die cut a rectangle piece out of white card stock and then cut the same piece with a circle die.  I turned the cardstock over and adhered a piece of acetate (enough to cover the hole) and then added a circle of double-sided adhesive foam and filled it with sequins.  To stabilize the card surround the inside foam circle with additional pieces of double-sided adhesive foam. Then adhere an additional panel of white cardstock to enclose the sequins and provide additional stability to the entire card.  I finally adhered a die cut vellum circle & a colored (copic colored- copics listed below) mouse from Pink & Main’s Perfect Blend stamp set with a gold die cut “hello” to finish off the card.  The entire front panel was then secured to a 5.5 inch by 4.25 inch gold card base.  Happy crafting- thanks for looking!

Stamps: Pink & Main Perfect Blend

Dies: Pink & Main Hello Die Set

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Lawn Fawnatics

Lawn Fawn Challenge #29

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I love mood boards, and this one does not disappoint; there is just so much inspiration!  I decided to go with the ocean theme and use the Lawn Fawn “Sealed with a Kiss” stamp set & corresponding dies framed within the Lawn Fawn “Shadow Box Card” die set.

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I decided to keep this card simple and used heavy white cardstock to cut out the shadow box card.  I used the “hills” included in the original shadow box die set to cut waves from various blue-green hued paper scraps (please use whatever you have!).  I ordered the ocean add-on and it is on its way to me, so I’ll have to use that on a different card.  Finally I stamped “sealed.. with a kiss” in Distress Oxide Mermaid Lagoon ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder on vellum to create the sentiment.  Nuvo drops in clear on a piece of acetate cut to fit in the box, created the final touch.  Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: LF “Sealed with a Kiss

Dies: LF “Sealed with a Kiss“, LF “Shadow Box Card

Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide in Mermaid Lagoon

Lawn Fawnatics

Fairy Birthday

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I decided to start entering cards into the Lawn Fawnatics challenges.  Above is my take on Challenge #28:

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I used the both Lawn Fawn fairy stamp sets (Fairy Friends & Frosty Fairy Friends) to create a scene.  First a die cut a large circle “window” with the Lawn Fawn Large Cross-Stitched Circle Stackables. I stamped the house from the Frosty Fairies set and then masked it prior to blending a bunch of Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks.

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends & Lawn Fawn Frosty Fairy Friends

Dies: Lawn Fawn Large Cross-Stitched Circle Stackables and Simon Says Stamp “Happy Birthday” die

Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks in picked raspberry, citron, & lucky clover

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Waffle Flower

A symphony of frogs

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I wanted to make a highly interactive card for my dad’s birthday, so I chose the delightful charming frog symphony stamp set from Waffle Flower coupled with the interactive pivot pop-up mechanism from Lawn Fawn (all supplies are listed below).

I first prepared the pivot pop-up for the inside of the card- to see a detailed video to assemble the pivot pop-up, please see this YouTube video from Simon Says Stamp/Lawn Fawn.  I decorated the pop-up with alphas (please use any you have) to spell out “Happy Birthday”.

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I then set off to create the frog symphony as I had envisioned using the Waffle Flower Toadally stamp set.  I stamped the frogs on thick cardstock, fussy cut them & colored them in. I blended some Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks, broken china in the sky and peacock feathers & mermaid lagoon for the pond.  Some grass from the Lawn Fawn meadow borders die provided a nice border for the pond and finally I used some Nuvo clear drops to create some random drops.

I leave you with a card I made for my uncle that was made in a similar manner.  Enjoy!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Waffle Flower Toadally stamp set,

Dies: Lawn Fawn Pivot Pop-up  Lawn Fawn Meadow Borders

Ink: Tim Holtz Oxide Distress Inks: mermaid lagoon, peacock feathers & broken china