Today I’m sharing my project for the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, and that is why the title of the blog post is Fiesta Veraniega (Summer Party) because the challenge is about parties.
To decorate the bottles I used Lawn Fawn “On the Beach” stamps and dies. I love the fox and the bear tanning. I wish I could, but I have very pale skin and I sunburn easily.
First I stamped the images on Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx black ink and colored everything with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Then, I used coordinating dies to die cut the images.
I cut strips of blue and kraft color cardstock and then used Mama Elephant “Ocean Waves Trio” dies for the sea and Lawn Fawn “Stitched Hillside Borders” dies for the sand. To give more texture to the sandy pieces, I splattered some Gathered Twigs and Picket Fence Distress Inks mixed with water as well as a mixture of water and Perfect Pearls in copper color. Next, I wrapped the bottles and added the images. Maybe it is a busy scene, especially for a bottle decoration, but I love it!!
I made some straw decorations too. I thought it would be nice to have beach umbrellas for the critters. To make them I used Lawn Fawn “Outside In Stitched Scalloped Circle Stackables” dies. I used the biggest die on Bristol paper and then did some masking to ink the sectors. I used Abandoned Coral, Mermaid Lagoon and Scattered Straw Distress Inks.
Then I scored the pieces and, after die cutting a circle in the middle, I cut them in half (following the black line I drew in the picture) and glued the two pieces together. Last, I folded the flaps using the stitching line. I love how the beach umbrellas turned out!
Today I’m showing you a card featuring Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. I had the idea for this card when I made the Kissing Seals Card, and the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge was the perfect pretext to make it! This time I used a mechanism inspired by Grace’s ( @allbygracec) amazing interactive cards.
First, I stamped the images from Lawn Fawn “Home Sweet Home” and “Out Of This Word” stamp sets on Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx black ink and colored everything with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I die cut the sun and fussy cut the birds. I used Lawn Fawn “Simple Puffy Clouds” and “Simple Puffy Cloud Frames” dies on white cardstock and vellum to die cut some clouds for the sky.
I used Lawn Fawn “Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables” dies to die cut a panel and I blended Salty Ocean Distress ink on it using My Favorite Things “Cloud” stencil. I stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn “Let’s Bokeh” stamp set using Versamark ink and heat embossed it using gold embossing powder. Next, I run the panel through my Big Shot machine using Waffle Flower “Pull Tabs” dies to prepare the panel for the mechanism. The tab that makes the sun appear from behind the clouds is die cut using Lawn Fawn “Slide On Over” dies and to die cut the little slot in the panel I used one of the tiny dies from Mama Elephant “FBA-Monkey”. I used a brad to put together the two tabs and glued the sun to one tab and a thin strip of acetate to the pull tab mechanism that makes the bird move.
Then, I glued the clouds using foam tape, being careful not to interfere with the moving parts of the mechanism. I glued this panel with foam tape to a piece of pattern paper from Lawn Fawn “Let’s Polka” collection and then adhered everything to a card base. As a final touch, I added baker’s twine to the pull tab to make it easier to use.
Today I’m sharing a card featuring Lawn Fawn “Rooting for you” stamps and dies. These have been on my wishlist for so long because although I love them, I hadn’t many ink pads. So lately I’ve been adding Lawn Fawn ink pads to my collection and finally decided to get this stamp set. Best purchase ever! I love it!! I wish Lawn Fawn come up with a “Rooting for you, too” stamp set with more vegetables, like corn, tomato, lettuce, aubergine or zucchini, and some “amaizeing” sentiments :p I’d love to decorate my recipe book with those!
First I stamped the images using Lawn Fawn Grape Soda ink and Seedless Preserves Distress ink for the beets and Twisted Citron Distress ink and Lawn Fawn Jalapeño ink for the leaves. I added the eyes with black ink and the blush with Lawn Fawn Peachy Keen ink. Then, I run the imaged through my Big Shot using coordinating dies. For the background, I blended Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar on a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor paper I had die cut with Lawn Fawn “Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables” dies. Then I spritzed some water and dried it with a paper towel after a few seconds. I mixed Nuvo Mousse on Indian Gold color with a little bit of water and flicked some drops on my panel with a brush.
I wanted to frame my beets to draw attention so I used Lawn Fawn “Outside In Stitched Scalloped Circles Stackables” on a piece of paper and then run it through my Big Shot again using a die from Lawn Fawn “Stitched Circles” dies slightly smaller. Then, I apply a layer of the mixture of Nuvo Mousse and water I had used before to this frame. I glued the background panel to the card base and adhered the golden frame. I adhered the beets using foam tape. For the sentiment, I used Lawn Fawn “Harold’s ABCs” stamps to spell “Our hearts beet as one”. I heat embossed the sentiment on gold on a strip of black cardstock and then glued it to the card using foam tape. As a final touch, I added some heats from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards “Carousel Mix.