Lawn Fawn Christmas Card

I made another Lawn Fawn card last night! I’ll admit that it looks a little bare as far as the background goes. I may have to pull one of my Lawn Fawn Snowy Backdrops Stamp Set from stock so I can white emboss some snow on there!

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For the background, I laid down some water and used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals for the sky and Luster Mica Spray Mist for the ground. The dried that and then added some deeper and darker color using Derwent Inktense Blocks. Inktense blocks are permanent when dry so keep that in mind when you are using them.

I colored my images from the Toboggan Together, Baaah Humbug, and Snow Day using the Ergosoft Colored Pencils just like I did in my last post and blended using gamsol and blending stumps.

The presents were colored using Inka Gold for some fun metallic shimmer.

I also used some of the Let’s Bokeh in the Snow Paper from Lawn Fawn in the background.

Thanks for stopping by!

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!

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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!

A Fintastic Thank You Card – Using Scraps as a Border

If you follow my blog, then you know that I recently had a Birthday. I received some gifts from my relatives that live in another state, so it’s a great time to be able to make a thank you card! I also used scraps from a new Lawn Fawn Paper to make a border. It just required a little extra cutting and the use of sequins to cover up spots where glue seeped under.

This one is for my Grandma and I used 3 different Lawn Fawn stamp sets to create this card. I’ll post the picture and then a list of supplies with links below.

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Supplies used:

Lawn Fawn – Life is Good Stamp Set

Lawn Fawn – Fintastic Friends Stamp Set

Lawn Fawn – Chit Chat Stamp Set

Lawn Fawn – Let’s Bokeh in the Snow 12 x 12 ” paper (scraps)

Intoxicating Arts – Luster Mica Powder , Hawaiian Shores 

Intoxicating Arts – Luster Mica Spray Mist – Deep Sea Dive 

Intoxicating Arts – Luster Mica Spray Mist – Shallow Waters

Kuretake – Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers 

Clearsnap – Color Box Pigment Ink in Cyan

Faber-Castell – PITT Pen ( to add movement to the fish)

Ranger – Archival Ink in Jet Black (waterproof oil based ink)

Sequins, Glossy Accents and ATG tape runner.

You can really see the gorgeous shimmer of the mica powders on this card and I think my grandma will enjoy the play on word on the inside. Thanks for stopping by!

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NEW LAWN FAWN IN STOCK – UP TO 15% OFF!

We have new Lawn Fawn products in stock and ready to ship tomorrow!

CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL OF THE LAWN FAWN PRODUCTS WE HAVE LISTED! 

For a limited time, you can save up to 15% off new Lawn Fawn Products!

Get 10% off all Lawn Fawn items with an MSRP over $5.00, plus an extra 5% off your entire order when you spend $50.00 or more.

As always, you get $5.00 flat rate shipping on all orders over $40.00.

We have stamps, dies, inks, twine, and papers ready to ship tomorrow for the big release!

Don’t delay! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas will be here before we know it. Get crafting now and be ready for the holidays!

To see all of the new Lawn Fawn products and to get inspired, visit the Lawn Fawn Blog. 

Here’s a look at some of the adorable projects the design team has made :

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I hope you’re inspired and excited for the new Lawn Fawn Releases! I know I am!!

Are you Bird Crazy?!

Tim Holtz just released some awesome add-on Stamp Sets for all of your Bird Crazy people out there! We’ll be getting them in stock shortly and I’m taking pre-orders! You will still get 20% off even though these are a new release. Click the pictures below to get to the listings!

Crazy Talk $24.00

Crazy Things $24.00

Bird Crazy $17.60

Here’s some inspirational pictures :

Insane Sale on Lawn Fawn!

For a limited time, you can save up to 30% off Lawn Fawn Stamps and Dies!

As if that wasn’t good enough, we added FREE SHIPPING  to all Lawn Fawn Orders!

Why would we offer such insane prices you ask?! Well….we have NEW Lawn Fawn on the way! They will be released tomorrow, so you may want to wait to place your order so you can add some of the awesome new products to your cart too. To see what new products Lawn Fawn has to offer, check out their recent blog posts here. 

>>>To get to the SALE click here! <<<

Thanks for stopping by!

Intoxicating Arts now carries Avery Elle!

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I’m so excited to announce that we now carry Avery Elle stamps! Avery Elle makes high quality photopolymer stamps in the United States. These stamps, much like the Lawn Fawn stamps we carry, are of the highest quality and will give you the best stamped images of any type of stamp. I first saw these stamps on YouTube and they immediately caught my eye for having great designs and fun phrases. I knew I had to carry them in the store. We also have their super handy Stamp and Die Storage Pockets. These plastic pockets make it easy to store your 4 x 6″ stamp sets and dies in a basket or CD holder. To see what we have for sale right now, click here. Avery Elle will be releasing new stamps on June 4th and we already have some in stock. So be sure to check out our Avery Elle section on June 4th!

ALSO , FOR A LIMITED TIME ALL AVERY ELLE AND LAWN FAWN ORDERS GET FREE SHIPPING!!

Here’s some listings we have up right now (click the picture to get to the listing):

Stamp and Die Storage Pockets

Handwritten Notes

Cake and Candles

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Elle’s Alphas

I hope you saw something you like and thank you for stopping by!

Little Girl Christmas Card

My thought for this fun Christmas card was to be unconventional and pink! Any of my nieces would love to get this card for Christmas! 

Here’s what I did:
I started off with Tim Holtz Stripes layering stencil and used a palette knife to apply Prima Light Paste onto bare white cardstock.  After drying it about half way, I applied worn lipstick and picked raspberry to a craft mat and spritzer with water. I kept the worn lipstick in the center. I did this twice since there was a lot of bare paper left the first time . Make sure to spritz it really good. Then I die cut a piece of white cardstock with Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles die set. The edges were sponged with picked raspberry.  Then I stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Into the Woods stamp set (which is on sale in our ebay store!). The reindeer that appears to be enamel is actually one of our laser cut wood pieces that has been dipped in a mixture of UTEE, embossing powder , and pigment . I used my melting pot for this. I had to clean up some edges using a Purple Cows hot tool. The reindeer come in a set of 4 in our ebay store. The reindeer was adhered with homemade glue dots and the sentiment was adhered with foam adhesive.  The card is now finished! I hope you enjoyed seeing this Christmas card using unconventional Christmas colors!

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My First Try at Stampscapes

I went to the Rubber Stamp Events Convention yesterday with my mom. We now go every year together since she moved back to AZ. It was a nice time and I finally bought some things I was eyeballing last year.  I did find a couple items on clearance,  but of course, the main items I wanted were full price.  Being that I still wanted them after all this time,  I let myself purchase them.

Stampscapes are these awesome silhouette style stamps that are used to form landscape scenes.  They are unique in the way they are designed because you don’t end up with harsh edges and it is easy to put together a truly organic scene.  A major bonus is there are over 100 informational videos from Stampscapes on You Tube. I’ve been binge watching them since last night!
Here’s what you need to get started:

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Dye based inks,  glossy cardstock,  Stampscapes stamps,  sponge daubers (or some type of blending tool), white gel pen (for highlighting), protective work surface,  inka gold is optional for rubbing around the edge of the finished piece.

Close up on stamps I bought:

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As you can see, one of those stamps is not by Stampscapes,  but I figured it would work pretty well. I also found a life-like Victorian House stamp when I was digging around in my craft room that I figured should work.

My first try at stamping the scene,  I put the mountains in the completely wrong spot. You can see that on the left sheet.

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The second time I stamped,  I got it right.  You will need to do some simple masking along the way.  I used just a paper towel. Which I then also accidentally smudged ink with that same paper towel in the sky and proceeded to try to make that accident look like it was on purpose.  Not too happy that happened!

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My coloring and blending skills could definitely use some work.  I used the gel pen to add highlights,  waves, and tried to make a foggy light coming from the light source in the background.  I might continue to blend this,  but it was almost midnight and I had already been working on it for a while. You MUST have patience when blending or you will end up with ruined foam pieces or harsh lines.  Light pressure and continued strokes is key.

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Here’s my end product.  If I do this same scene again,  I will make the Victorian a light grey and probably do the same for the mountains.  I was playing downstairs and only brought a few inks down. My laziness of not wanting to go up to the craft room resulted in less than desired results.  However,  it was still a TON OF FUN and I will definitely be making more of these and turning them into Christmas cards :-)!!

Lawn Fawn Thank You Card

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To make this Thank You card, I used Lawn Fawn’s NEW Thank You Tags Stamp Set. The ” i loved your gift” stamp is one of the $1 Michael’s Stamps, but the hearts on each side of that are from Lawn Fawn, however they are from a different set. I love that Lawn Fawn’s stamps are easy to mix and match with all of their sets. They have a consistent look that makes everything cohesive. I used three different papers from their new “Sweater Weather” Collection pack. Unfortunately, I did not order either one of these sets, so I don’t have them for sale. I wanted to share the card with you anyways because it is a very easy one to put together. Feel free to use this design on your next card!