Hey crafty friends! I’m back with another card that tells a story for you today (Lawn Fawn products just seem to inspire that in me!). Today these little mice are having a picnic in the woods but they are soooo in love, making googly eyes at each other, they didn’t even notice that the ants are stealing all of their food!
The base of this scene is created with some very light ink blending – a bright green for the “grass” and very pale clouds for the sky. I like things light and bright and you don’t have to give that up on a full scene card like this one.
The trees in this scene (also from Lawn Fawn) are intended to be used with a box card, but are perfect to frame out this picnic in the woods scene.
If you don’t have those particular trees, the trunk could be simplified and cut by hand and the tree tops could be made using a cloud border die.
Instead of following my instinct to color the picnic basket brown, I googled “vintage picnic basket” for some color and pattern ideas. So much inspiration!!
This is one of those times that the idea that popped into my head when I saw these products actually worked out just as I envisioned it! Don’t you love it when that happens?!
In my head, the scene was a camera that someone had dropped into the ocean and this little group of underwater friends came upon it and started taking selfies with it. Because obviously that is what an octopus would do, right?
I masked the smaller images of the octopus and his friends from the Ocean Shell-fie stamp set to create the “selfie” and die cut the larger images to add around the camera while they waited to see their picture!
I’m really starting to like this “just don’t color it” technique!
I used a combination of images from Lawn Fawn for this card. The circle in the background is another one that came from my backgrounds stash.
I heat embossed a heart background stamp with onto watercolor paper (it’s an older Simon Says Stamp background that is discontinued but I’m sure you can find something similar). After the heat embossing cooled, I used Distress Ink mini cubes to smear color onto the paper, sprayed generously with water and let it dry.
Once it was dry, I die cut it using a really old wonky circle die from my stash – you could either cut a regular circle and leave it as is or trace it and hand-cut it for a similar look.
Everything was attached to standard A2 card with foam tape for dimension.
Happy World Card Making Day and welcome back to another installment of the Use My Stuff Challenge – if you missed my last post, I’m trying to use all of my MFT products this month.
The BB Magical Dragon set from MFT is one that my daughter picked out. It may not have been one that I would have normally put in my cart but I love it! Just goes to show how fun it can be to leave your comfort zone every now and then!
For this card, I masked off a center column and used Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink along with the stencil to create a background panel. After I colored and die cut the images, I added them to the card front with foam adhesive.
The banner and sentiment are from Lawn Fawn – I thought they provided the perfect little “ground” for my images. And a purple banner seemed kind of regal, don’t you think?
Our family took part in the great “Are hotdogs a sandwich?” debate last weekend. I fall in the “not a sandwich” side. Let’s just say not everyone in our family agrees. What about you?
So now the question becomes, are unicorns critters? Mythical critters? To this, I say yes! For this card, I used the “A Little Sparkle” set that Lawn Fawn gave away with a purchase last year. I don’t think you can buy it, but I linked something similar below.
For the first card, I die cut four SSS Ring Frame Dies and did the old stacking routine with some Lawn Fawn glue. Then I used the negative from the die cut as a mask and ink blended with Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink. After I glued down the die, I found the little “non-ring” parts to pop back in and cover the blending in the center so it looked like those areas had no ink. Sneaky right?
For the second card, I really wanted to color the unicorn somehow different than my usual white body/rainbow mane and tail combo for unicorns. So I went a kind of “my little pony” and chose pink and purple. I used one of the leftover circles from the ring die and stamped some rays behind him. I really need to use that set more often!