I am LOVING Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. Having dies to match these stamp sets makes it so easy to create. And they are frame dies, vs solid, so you can easily see where to put the die. I don't even do Halloween cards but had to have the Lawn Fawn Halloween stuff.
So I sent a card to both Audrey and Colin McGuire and Lila needed one too! And every princess needs a princess card. I bought this set with her in mind and it was fun to play with. Just stamping and coloring.
I went to watch Colin McGuire play baseball and I wanted to send him a card to tell him how great I thought he was. As he has gotten in to baseball I realized there aren't that many baseball stamps out there. But thankfully Taylored Expressions had just come out with this one and it was perfect. And fun to color with Copics!
So as long as I have known her we have called Audrey McGuire Awesome Audrey because she, well, simply is! So when I saw this stamp set greeting I knew that I had to send her a card. And this card is a departure for me as it is only stamping. No coloring just stamping! OK, a little Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on the butterfly but you need a little sparkle right? I didn't use the dies for the butterfly but I put a link below in case you want them.
I must admit that I don't love Halloween. But I LOVED the Halloween set that Simon Says Stamp came out with this year with the kitty. It is so fun to color. I cut out the mask and covered it in glossy accents and popped it off the card with foam tape. Love the dimension.
And have you seen the new Lawn Fawn woodgrain cards? LOVE LOVE LOVE. They come in great colors and add just the right amount of interest to a card. With no effort! You have to love that!
Aren't those sparkly chevrons cute? They were in a Freckled Fawn monthly kit. Sure wish I could buy lots of them because they are so cute! I used a cute clear stamp set from Technique Tuesday called Keep Smiling for the greeting.
This pawprint die is part of the new Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember release. They are the perfect complement to the stamp set they came out with in an earlier release. I die cut the pawprints from white cardstock and then inlaid the dies back in to the background. Then I die cut more pawprints and put them over top of the original to give it some dimension.
I saw a card that Debby Hughes made that just blew me away. She colored on the back of vellum to create a stunning, soft and lovely look on a card. So I had to try it. For this technique you heat emboss your image on the front of the vellum but then color on the back. I used the thinnest vellum I had but still had to use darker colors of Copic markers than you would think. I went too light at first but just kept looking at the front to see how dark it needed to be to be able to get the look I wanted on the front. This was a really fun technique. Try it!
I am sorry that I chose a flower image that isn't available anymore- it's an oldie but goodie. Any open image that can be colored will work. I liked this one because it had thicker lines so if I didn't color perfectly and it went over on to the white on the back it didn't show through. Easier is better right?