Lawn Fawn Thanksgiving Card

Last night I made my first Thanksgiving card for the year. I have to admit, I usually skip right over Thanksgiving and move on to making my Christmas cards. It’s not that I don’t think Thanksgiving is important, it’s just so hard to squeeze everything in with how close all of the holidays are together. I just couldn’t resist using this adorable scarecrow for something though!

many thanks

The sentiment, scarecrow and crows are from the Happy Harvest Stamp Set by Lawn Fawn . The Tree is from the Sweater Weather Stamp Set by Lawn Fawn. That little spot of grass under the scarecrow is from the Critters in the Jungle Stamp Set by Lawn Fawn.

For coloring the scarecrow and crows, I used Ergosoft Colored Pencils and blended using Gamsol with blending sticks. Just lightly color and blend for a nice effect.

I decided that I wanted the outline of the stamps to be grey instead of the typical black and I used Memento London Fog Ink. The other inks that were used are Distress Inks. I used Ripe Persimmon on the sentiment, a mixture of Wild Honey and Fired Brick on the leaves and Walnut Stain for the tree trunk.

Those cute polka dot papers are by Lawn Fawn and they’re called Let’s Polka, Mon Amie . To paper piece and make the dots line up when using multiple papers, just cut the paper small and make sure you stamp the scarecrow at about the same spot. I don’t have the dies for this set, so everything was fussy cut (a.k.a. cut by hand with scissors).

I hope you enjoyed seeing my card. I did use a few Amazon affiliate links in this post. If you end up purchasing any other products, I get a very small commission. Intoxicating Arts also sells some of these products and those have been linked too. Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Fall Lawn Fawn Card

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Yesterday was the first day of fall and, even though it hardly feels like it in AZ, I wanted to make a fall themed card.  Luckily I had the perfect stamp set for the job!  Lawn Fawn’s Sweater Weather stamp set has a great fall tree and some sweet sentiments . I made the background using distress inks and misted Hawaiian Shores Luster Spray Mist on it. The tree and leaves were done using distress inks and the stamps from the set.  The sentiment was stamped with pigment ink because I wanted it to stand out more.  I live near quite a few farms and around this time their fields look like neat lines of endless mud.  I am in the process of designing texture tools for use with modeling paste,  texture paste,  heavy paints,  etc. So, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to give it a try.  I ended up mixing spackle with brown acrylic paint and laying it on the card using light pressure with my new tool.  If I had pushed down all the way,  the lines would have gone all the way down to the cardstock. To give it extra dimension,  I ran one of my brown alcohol markers across the top. I stamped a little on the inside using the argyle pattern from another Lawn Fawn Set.  I definitely should have practiced with those stamps before stamping inside the card.  It’s a little more sloppy looking than I would have liked. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing what Fall looks like around my neighborhood! Thanks for stopping by.