Thursday, February 6, 2014
Share the Love Week Featuring Lawn Fawn | Day 4
We still have today and tomorrow to Share the Love in which we use w&w products with Lawn Fawn's products and play. It's a sweet gig.
Since I have been making cards more lately, I'm coming across supplies in my stash that I had nearly forgotten that I had. This time it was the Gamsol. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Gamsol, it is odorless mineral spirits that I use with a blending stump to soften / smooth the look of my colored pencils. From the moment I knew I was making a birthday card, I envisioned floating balloons and confetti behind a birthday message - and so that is what I created. I chose the balloon from Lawn Fawn's Admit One set and I love how they look. I made this card once before and ruined the background, but when I remade the card, I forgot to use the very cute balloon string that is included in this set, so I just drew the strings myself. The Scenery: Big Bang Confetti came in very handy to create the fun backdrop to the balloons. The circles are stamped with versamark and then embossed silver, as well as the happy from The Big, The Bold, and the Happy. Then I added the star singles from the Confetti set in a bright pink. So cute!!! To finish the sentiment, I used the "birthday" from Lawn Fawn's Year Two and added "to you" in hot pink, also from Big, Bold, Happy. This was so fun and easy to make, gender neutral, and works with just about any color combo.
This is the card I mentioned yesterday that wasn't working. I worked on it and added quite a lot and here it is. It all began with the library card from Check This Out by Lawn Fawn. I gold embossed the big love and over stamped with aqua from The Big, the Bold, and the Happy stamp set and filled in more "love", "I" and "you" from the same set. I think this card has more loves than any other card I have ever made. This is for someone who really is stressing how much they love someone. The "check this out" is also from Check This Out. I added a reinforcement cut from cardstock covered with gold washi using Lawn Fawn's Tag You're It Lawn Cuts (another truly useful and versatile die set). All of the die cuts are from October Afternoon and they were so much fun to customize with stamping. The red "love" "4ever" and the gold embossed "love you" are all from The Write Stuff: Love Story. I find this set great for adding accents to a card. The little heart is from You've Got Love Mail. Of course I had to add some more gold with those little sweet sequins (maybe some of you are familiar with them?). Thankfully the card ended up better than where it ended last night! Sometimes a night's rest gives you new perspective.
Today Joni is joining us with a stupendously sweet and adorable card (no surprise there!). Ah, love w&w + Lawn Fawn style.
CLICK HERE to go to Joni's blog to get all the details. You really should go!
Don't miss our last day of the Share the Love Week featuring the ever darling Lawn Fawn tomorrow with the one and only Suzanne tomorrow!