Thursday, September 18, 2014

Spotted and Hearted - September

hello and good morning lawnscaping friends!
it's Samantha M here again, and it's time for another Spotted and Hearted!! today i have some cards i found in the Lawnscaping Flickr account!

(cue the t-shirt cannons, cheering and confetti!!)
i have some amazing projects to feature today! so let's get to it, shall we?!

I LOVE this card! The stitched party banner die looks AMAZING in woodgeain!! And is that a little gold shimmer underneath...AAAAAAHHHHH! I LOVE it!! I just adorea the reddish fox from into the woods, too!! He's definitely a favorite critter of mine, and I think he always will be! Incredible card from top to bottom!

This could, quite possible, be the brightest, cheeriest, happiest card I've ever seen!! I LOVE it!!  I just love the way she used all of those patterned papers and it looks flawless!! those three hexagon cut outs ROCK too, so so so cool! And those bees from hello sunshine - they are colored so amazingly! all of that dimnesion on those small images - I bow down!! 

Ok, people, when I saw this card in the Flickr group, i did a double take!! It's incredible!! i LOOOOOOOOVE the tone on tone clouds! I can tell they're popped up and I LOVE that little bit of added interest!! The stars being ON the clouds - genius! Simply an amazing way to use the Lucky Stars set! And one final note on this card...take a close look at that moon...awesome, right? I want to touch it!! 

I don't even know where to begin with this card! I just LOVE it so much!! that teal woodgrain...hello! And the white embossed sentiment and diamonds from Joy to the Woods, really stands out, especially coupled with the light sequins and splatter!! brilliant, brilliant!! The Lawn Trimmings twine just ties it all together (literally! ha!) at the top!! This card is making me wish it was Christmas time, right now!! So beautifu!

Last, but no where NEAR least, is this clean and simple, STUNNER!  Those litle birds from the Critters on the Savanna stamp set are so in love, and so ADORABLE!! The muted colors on the birds, really helps make the red heart POP! so so so so lovely!!

ladies feel free to grab the badge above and proudly display it on your blog! today's your day! :)

so what do you say? leave some love for these amazing cards today!
and what's that? you want to see YOUR card featured on the next spotted and hearted post? no problem!
keep posting your lawnscaping challenge projects to the flickr group!!
and did you know that the lawnscaping group has a pinterest page too? check it out here!! so much inspiration all in one place!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hello card + Video Tutorial

Hello!  It's Tracy here with a fun card using the Critters in the Arctic Stamp set and two Lawn Fawn dies.  The Critters sets are my favorite and work perfectly for the challenge theme this week!  Also, make sure to check out the video tutorial for this card below.

I used the Speech Bubble and Cole's ABC's dies along with the Let's Polka 6x6 paper pad to create the top part of the card.

I then stamped the moose and colored it in with Copic markers.  I added some clear sequins with Liquid Pearls in the center to complete my card.

Watch Here || Watch on Youtube

Have a great day!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge: Critters Galore sponsored by LAWN FAWN

Hello, hello! Welcome back to another Lawnscaping Challenge! Our winners post from our last challenge is a bit delayed. It will go up this week.  Today's challenge is all about critters! I love Lawn Fawn's critter line. But a lot of their images will work as critters, as you can see in the DT inspiration projects below!!! So get all crittery with us!!!!

We are sponsored by the always amazing Lawn Fawn!  The winner will receive a free stamp set, so that's some incentive to play along if you need it!

Before we get to the Design Team projects, let's welcome back Donna Hitz of FrozenStamper. She created TWO cards for this challenge! :) So fun!!!!

And now.... Some projects from the DT to get your inspiration kick-started! Be sure to click on their names to be taken directly to their blog posts with all the deets!!


PLEASE READ!!!! The rules are posted to the sidebar. Be sure to check them out so you will be eligible to win!

• You have until Wednesday, September 24, 2014 to submit your entries!

Don't forget to keep checking our Facebook page, where our Facebook Inspiration Team will be sharing projects throughout the challenge!  You are also welcome to upload your entries to the Flickr group! The Spotted and Hearted Patrol checks flickr regularly, hint hint! :)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Non-Christmas Card using a Christmas Stamp Set

Hey Lawnscapers from all over the world! Marina from the Lawnscaping Facebook Inspiration Team here. Today, I would like to share with you how you can make a non-Christmas card using a Christmas intended stamp set.

I'm using the Snow Day stamp set by Lawn Fawn. I took that line of tiny trees and stamp it repeatedly on a grey cardstock using Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Soft Granite to make it sort of tone-on-tone. This way, I am creating my own pattern paper. You can do this with literally any images you have, even sentiments. 

I, then, took the sentiment from the Good Fortune stamp set by Lawn Fawn and heat embossed it using clear embossing powder and went over the entire piece with Distress Ink in Barn Door. 

I cut the strip to the small size and scored both sides of the piece twice, like in the picture below, to make a dimensional banner.

This is how it looks like when I used the score lines and fold them.

Using the Stitched Journalling Card Die, I die cut the same grey cardstock and mounted it on dimensional stickers. The bunnies are from the same Snow Day stamp set.

So, there you go :) I hope you have enjoyed this mini tutorial and try to stretch your christmas stamp set to make a non-Christmas card. 

Don't forget to subscribe to the Lawnscaping Challenge blog & join the Lawnscaping facebook group to catch the projects made by the Facebook Inspiration Team.  You can also catch more of me on my blog

Till next time!