Lawn Fawn Exclusive for Simon Says Stamp // Nutty or Nice

Monday, September 3, 2018

It's Stamptember over at Simon Says Stamp, which means that it's time for their annual exclusive stamp (and die!) set from Lawn Fawn! This year's set is an adorable assortment of winter-themed squirrels called Nutty or Nice. This set has lots of smaller images, which would make it great for a shadow box or pop-up box card, but I decided to use the Peekaboo Backdrop to make a card with a series of mini-scenes.


And I used a couple of images to decorate the inside of my card, too!


Here are a few details about the card:

  • The images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a water brush. I am still a bit Copic-challenged, and I just find the Zigs much easier to work with.
  • I stamped the images with Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed with clear powder- my go-to when using Zigs since it helps to keep the color inside the lines.
  • The little snowflakes are actually from the just-released Winter Skies set. I needed something to use as a bit of filler, and the Lawn Fawn shop actually has a great search feature where you can find out which sets have a certain type of image/design. For example, need a tree? Search for "tree" and you'll get a listing of every Lawn Fawn stamp set with a tree in it. It's a fantastic resource!
  • I die cut the Peekaboo Backdrop frame from 80 lb. white cardstock three times and stacked/glued them together using Lawn Fawn's glue tube to give a bit of dimension. I have tried a massive number of liquid adhesives in the past and found all of them lacking. This little tube is super easy to use and works really well for both intricate and large pieces.
  • The background was ink blended using Broken China Distress Oxide ink over watercolor paper.
  • I wanted to give the tree branch a bit of a shiny look, so I used a Tim Holtz stamping platform to first stamp the branch with Lawn Fawn Doe ink, then stamped over it again using Lawn Fawn's clear embossing ink. I heat set some clear embossing powder into the clear ink, which let the brown ink underneath show through. You can use this technique with any dye ink to get the look of colored embossing powder, but all you really use is clear!
You can pick up this stamp and die set over at Simon Says Stamp during Stamptember...as long as it is in stock! In past years the Lawn Fawn set has sometimes sold out in a matter of a day or two, so don't delay if you want one!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to drop by the Lawn Fawn blog to see what the rest of the amazing design team has done with this set!

Lawn Fawn August 2018 Inspiration Week | Double Slider Surprise (in a TN!)

Friday, August 17, 2018

Hello, and welcome back to another day of Lawn Fawn's Release and Inspiration week for this month! This week the design team is working with a batch of the new products (which will release on August 23rd), and today we're all playing with the Double Slider Surprise die!

I decided to see how well this would work to add extra photos in my latest scrapbooking love- traveler's notebooks. I know I jumped on this bandwagon late in the game, and I'm not really sure why I resisted for so long! I love this smaller format and how quickly pages come together. Sometimes, though, I still have an extra photo or two I'd like to include while still keeping lots of white (or, in this case, green) space on a page.


The slider mechanism is surprisingly easy to put together since the die set cuts everything out for you. Kelly has a great video up on the Lawn Fawn YouTube channel explaining how to put everything together and also showing some great card examples.


I will say that while I really like this idea for adding photos to one or two layouts in a TN, it can add a bit of bulk to the page since you need to use a heavier weight (I used 80lb) cardstock for the pullout tabs. It's definitely not something I would use on every page in a notebook, but it's definitely a fun way to mix things up here and there!



The little apple image is from the new Caramel Apple stamp set, and I colored it (and actually all of my images for this week) with either Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens or Arteza Real Brush Pens


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to hop over to the Lawn Fawn blog where the rest of the design team has some amazing card examples using the Double Slider Surprise waiting for you!

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Lawn Fawn August 2018 Inspiration Week | Pick of the Patch

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Hi, everyone, and welcome to another fun week of inspiration using the new Lawn Fawn products that will be releasing on August 23rd! Today the design team is featuring several fall and Halloween themed stamps and dies, and you can see lots more inspiration from the other Fawny girls over on the Lawn Fawn blog!


My card today features a couple of images from the adorable new Pick of the Patch stamp set, and I paired it with some new dies (Reverse Stitched Scalloped Circle Windows) and old dies (Small Stitched Leaves and the foliage from Pretty Poppies) to create a window for my sentiment and a small cluster to finish off the frame. The leaves were cut from the new Knit Picky Fall paper collection, and I just love the autumn colors and patterns in this set!

All stamping, including the sentiment, is done in Versafine Onyx Black ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. This gives the sentiment a little bit of "pop" while at the same time helping me keep my coloring in the lines on the images, something that makes coloring with watercolor brush markers (I used both Zig Clean Color and Arteza markers here) a bit easier as it tends to keep the color inside the lines.


I used a bit of Glossy Accents to add some shine and dimension to the pumpkin, and also used a Wink of Stella pen in clear glitter to add a little shimmer to the die cut leaves.

Thanks so much for stopping by- I hope you have a great day!

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