Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A-Moose-ing isn't it

Greetings fellow crafters.  Today, I want to share a card I made using the new Dad + me stamp set from Lawn Fawn.  This is such a fun set and I plan on using it for lots of cards.

I started by stamping on Neenah Exact 110 Lb, Index card stock.  I colored the critters with Spectrum Noir pens and stamps the lake and stream with Hero Arts blue dye ink.  Using the dies, I cut out the shapes.

For the background, I used distress inks (Mowed Lawn and Shutters on the bottom and Tumbles Glass on the top with Squeezed Lemondade in the center to look like a setting sun).  I spritzed on some large water drops, waited about 20 seconds and then gently dabbed the background.  I mounted all the characters with Tombow Mono Glue.   I used the new Elizabeth Craft Scalloped Point dies for the frame.  Here is the card.

Hope you enjoy.  Have a great day!

(Entered in Lawnscaping Distress Ink Challenge)

Friday, June 17, 2016

Bunny Birthday Hop

Greetings fellow crafters.  I made a card for my niece's birthday this week and used some old and tried techniques for the first time.  Here is the card.

I used a BeBunny stamp from Crafter's Companian that I had in the package for almost two years and finally broke it out.  I used my embossing magic pad on the paper and then stamped the bunny with Versamark Clear embossing ink.  I then covered it with Ranger Black embossing powder.  I love the raised black embossing.  It is so pretty up close.

I then colored the bunny with Akashiya Sai Watercolor pens.  For the background, I wiped the light blue pen on an acrylic block and used a pentel water pen to color it.  I die cut the image using an oval stitched die and placed it on a piece of Lawn Fawn Polka in the Dark paper.  I realized the oval seemed a bit too empty and I stamps some accessories (maybe too many..) from the Lawn Fawn Party Animals stamp set and then colored them in.

I finished off the card with the Happy Birthday sentiment form the LF Party Animals set and an embellishment that I got from EBay that was about the size of a balloon.  Voila, a BeBunny Happy Birthday card.  Busy? Yes, but I know my niece will love it.

I hope you enjoy this.
Have a wonderful day!


Thanks a bunch!

Greetings fellow crafters.

Today I wanted to share a card I made last evening as a thank you to a co-worker who brought in some locally grown baby bananas from his banana tree.  They were the best bananas I have eaten.  Sweet and finished with the most awesome touch of tartness at the end.  Wow.  Anyway here is the card.

I used the Lawn Fawn Critters in the Jungle stamp set to create the card.  I stamped on 110 lb white Neena Exact paper with Momento Tuxedo Black ink.  I then colored with Spectrum Noir pens.  After that, I used the Lawn Fawn die cuts and cut out all the stamped pieces.

I used distress inks on the background and did a slight spray with water, waited 30 seconds and blotted off for the distressed look.  I then used the first and second largest dies from the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles set (I lined them up to be equidistant all around and then used washi tape on each side to keep the distance even) to create a border from green card stock.

I then assembled the card with my favorite adhesive, Tombow Mono Multiliquid glue.  I used the new Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen on the parrot, bananas and serpent's tongue.  I hope you enjoy.

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, May 27, 2016

The Magical Funghi

Greetings fellow crafters.  I have been working on some cards and wanted to share one with you today.  Scrapbook.com gave away a free Lawn Fawn stamp, Happy Funghi, with every purchase during National Scrapbooking Day and if you do not know, I really love Lawn Fawn stamps (and dies).  So I had to get this stamp.  On the way home from work Wednesday evening, I had an idea for the stamp.  Some may get it, others might not  (I was born in the 60s).  I used the Happy Funghi stamp,  masked it and used the two mushroom stamps from Gleeful Gardens, and a favorite greeting from Fairy Friends.  The background was painted using distress inks on Carson XL cold press and a Pentel waterpen.  I hope you enjoy it.

Peace out, Girl Scout!  :-)


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Ton Floral Borders

Greeting fellow cardmakers.  Today I wanted to share a couple of cards made using Effie Cho's new Floral Border red rubber stamp by The Ton.  Taking black cardstock, I used Versamark Ink and Ranger Gold Embossing powder.  I heated the cardstock and got the most beautiful embossed image!  I then used the SOA Young At Heart Birthday Diecuts to create greetings for both cards (I used Glitter Card Stock for the die cut).  I did try to place a white shadow behind Happy Birthday but was not as successful and I would like.

Thank you for looking and have an awesome day!  Mike

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Lawn Fawn Chirpy Chirp Chirp

Good morning fellow crafters!  Today I want to share some cards I have made over the last week.  These are made using the new Lawn Fawn Chirpy Chirp Chirp stamp set, Meadow Borders Die Set and Stitched Rectangle Frame dies.

The above used the new die I got from Laurel Beard.  Thank you Laurel.  I really love the Peek a Boo look.

Papers are from the new Lawn Fawn paper series 'Let's Polka in the Meadow' and 'Perfectly Plaid'.  They are beautiful.

Have a Blessed Easter to all!


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Good day fellow crafters.  Today I want to share a card using what I call the recycled ink on stencil method. I used a chevron stencil with Distress Inks to make a background on cardstock, and then took the stencil, spritzed it with water and flipped it and rubbed it on card stock.  The card below is the result of the process.  I really like the distressed visual interest.  The die cut is from the recent issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.  I hope you like it.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

SOA Happy Birthday

Today is a card I made using the stamps and dies from the first quarter Stamps of Approval kit.  I used distress inks to create the background and then spritzed some water on it and took that up after 20 seconds with a paper towel to give a distressed look.  I then used the various stamps and die cuts to create this fun card.  The cake is raised with foam squares.   I hope you enjoy it.

If you missed the kit, the separate components will be available in the near future.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Happy Birthday LawnScaping Challenge

Good day my crafty friends. I am entering the Lawnscaping Challenge #124.

My entry was made using Distress Inks over an awesome stencil and then using elements from the Lawn Fawn Party Animals set.  I used the new Spectrum Noir glitter pen over the cake and party hats.

I had lots of fun making this and hope you enjoy it.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Stamp of Approval Young at Heart

Good morning.  I wanted to share a card I made with Catherine Pooler's awesome Stamp of Approval Young at Heart Birthday stamp and die collection.

Using the Ring in the Celebration stamp set, I stamped regular Neenah White 140 lb. card stock with Tim Holtz Distress Inks (love the wilted violet!. This did give a lightly distressed look to the entire card.  I then embossed a piece of Core'dinations Color cardstock for a textured mat to co-ordinate with the inks.

I hope you enjoy it. Have a great day.


Tuesday, February 2, 2016


This card was made using the Winnie and Walter stencil from SOA release 1 and the Simon Says Stamp heart from last year.  I hope you like it.  Watercolors used on the embossed heart.

Lawn Fawn Little Stinker

Here are a couple of cards using the new Lawn Fawn Little Stinkers stamp (special Black Friday deal).  I hope you like.  They were a lot of fun to make.

Lawn Fawn and SOA cards

Greetings to all.  Today, I want to share some cards I made using an SOA stencil from release 1 Winnie and Walter and the new Lawn Fawn lightbulb stamp set.