Monday, April 17, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 3

Hello there! 

Today I'm sharing a card I made for my brother and sister-in-law who are expecting a baby real soon. I also submitted this card for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #3 called Outstanding Occasions. The challenge is to make a card about a special occasion such as anniversaries, weddings, new babies or graduations. 

Here's a look at the card I made:
(Baby Card Front)

To create this card, I first cut a piece of Neenah white 110 lb. cardstock with Lawn Fawn's "Stitched Rectangle" dies. Then I embossed that piece with the "Pinwheels" embossing folder by Sizzix. 

I then die cut a piece of green cardstock with Lawn Fawn's "Grassy Border" die and then with the "Stitched Rectangle" dies to give it a continuous stitched look. I then heat embossed the sentiment with Ranger's white embossing powder. I adhered the grass to the white panel.

I then stamped a baby mobile from Lawn Fawn's "Plus One" stamp set and colored it with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I put some Spectrum Noir clear shimmer pen over the moon and stars and then cover them in Glossy Accents. I set them aside to dry. 

I adhered the white panel to some yellow patterned paper using some fun foam to add some dimension. After it was dry, I glued the baby mobile with some foam tape to add a little more dimension. To finish the card front, I adhered everything to a top folding 5.5" x 4.25" white card base. 

On the inside of the card I cut a circle out of some purple glitter paper and adhered it to the center. Then I stamped and colored a stork from the "Plus One" stamp set and adhered it. I also die cut a congratulations sentiment from Spellbinders' "Sentiments One" dies and adhered it to the circle.  

(Baby Card Inside)

Well, I hope you enjoyed my card for today. See you again next time!

If you like this card, please leave comments below. ☺

Here are some of the supplies I used for this card:

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Welcome to my creative corner!

Hello and welcome to my blog! ❤ My name is Lisa and I love to make cards for my family and friends. 

I started cardmaking about 4+ years ago. A friend of mine invited me to a cardmaking workshop and I went. The person giving the workshop was a Stampin' Up demonstrator and when she showed me the catalog with all the products, I immediately fell in love with all the stamps and dies. There I was introduced to the Sizzix "Big Shot" machine and was amazed at all the things you could do with it. A year later my husband bought me the Big Shot for Christmas. BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER

I have learned a lot about the cardmaking community these past 4 years by watching YouTube videos and reading lots of blogs. I enjoy visiting blogs such as Lawn Fawn, Simon Says Stamp, Hero Arts, Jennifer McGuire, and so many others. 

Last year I started my official Instagram page and I thought it was about time to begin a blog as well. You can visit my Instagram page here

If you like my cards, feel free to leave some love on the page. Thank you for reading my first blog post and see you again next time! ☺