It’s new release time at Lawn Fawn and the set I am featuring today is beyond adorable! Here is the card I created with the Toadally Awesome Lawn Fawn stamp set: (I get most of my supplies from Scrapbookpal.com they have the most amazing discounts and the best service I’ve found anywhere online! Check them out!)
The card base measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, folded and scored at 4 1/4. I used Neenah Solar White 110 lb. Cardstock as my base. (I get mine from Amazon in a bulk package, this is the best deal I’ve found)
There are so many cute images in this set, coordinating dies are available and I really wish I had ordered them. But as it was I ended up fussy cutting out the images. I used two new Lawn Fawn 6 x 6 paper packs from the new release as well. Perfectly Plaid Spring and Really Rainbow I used the green piece and the green plaid.
Since I am waiting for my new Copics to come in the mail I decided to do some water coloring on this card using some Lawn Fawn Inks. I am slowly adding to my collection so my choices were limited, but the colors I do have fit this project perfectly! I used Cilantro, Deep Sea , Forget Me Not , Fresh Lavender , Minty Fresh, Raspberry , Carrot inks to watercolor the images. I also used Watercolor cardstock. It doesn’t really matter what brand you use, I had this Strathmore that I got from Walmart so that’s what I used. (be sure to use the NON textured side to get a better stamped image!)
Before water coloring the images, I first worked out a tentative layout for my card. I knew I wanted to use the green pattern paper to make a rolling hill. Since I don’t have the hillside border dies yet (they are coming!) I drew a freehand hill on the backside of the green pattern paper then cut it out. I then laid the stamps out how I thought I might want them. This is a good way to get an idea what you want to do. You can (and probably should!) take a photo of your layout to refer to as you design your card.
I stamped the images onto the smooth side of the water color cardstock using Jet Black ink from Lawn Fawn, which is an archival ink safe to use with alcohol markers and watercoloring. I love this ink pad, the best archival pad I have run across, hands down! I had to get really kind of creative to mix the right colors for my images. For instance, since I don’t have a brown ink pad yet I had to make my own shade of brown using Raspberry, Deep Sea and Cilanto ink. It came out a little pink of course but I do like how it looks, it brightens up the “swamp” 🙂 I don’t have a water brush so I used some cheap paint brushes from Walmart – which I don’t recommend! But I made it work in the end. I let these air dry for nearly an hour before fussy cutting them out.
The next thing I wanted to do was to create my own background, something I really love to do. I wanted a very vibrant blue sky so I used Deep Sea, Forget Me Knot, Fresh Lavender and Minty Fresh, in that order to sponge the sky, using a very light touch and blending. The Lawn Fawn inks, while not distress inks, blend beautifully! I then cut a scrap out into “cloud” shapes and sponged more color on to simulate a cloudy sky. To add texture and interest I went back over the clouds very lightly with Yeti white pigment ink. Then I added the green hillside and matted this piece onto more of the green pattern paper, leaving a very thin border.
My lovely mess! 🙂 This is what my desk top usually looks like when I’m creating. The only part I don’t enjoy is the cleaning up!
Scene building cards are so much fun! My favorite part is arranging the images on the card, moving them around, deciding what looks best. I really like how the main elements are sort of in a flowing row. I will say I wish I had the dies, but overall I am very pleased! I stamped the “Have a Toadally Awesome” sentiment from the set on the grass hill using Jet Black Ink.
I finished the sentiment on the inside with “Hoppy Birthday” and another frog image and some fireflies, or are these butterflies, flies? Bugs anyway, LOL The only bit I didn’t like was the bug I stamped in Deep Sea. It came out too dark. But I like the rest. I anchored everything with the plaid strip on the bottom.
I cut the green plaid pattern paper to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 and adhered that to the front of the white card base. I then mounted the finished panel on top of that. I felt like the card still needed something so I added some Lawn Fawn Lawn Trimmings twine in Lime . (I am not sure if ScrapbookPal has this, I wasn’t able to find it in their shop so this link is for the shop at Lawn Fawn which is great too!)
And that’s it! Here’s another photo of the card:
I do love this set and I think it’s a must have for any Lawn Fawn fan, so be sure to pick it up if you can! It’s bound to sell out quick so act fast!
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