One Layer (with a lot of masking)

Last night, I enjoyed playing with my Lawn Fawn stamps to create a one layer card for the new Lawnscaping Challenge. And it fits the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.

I did a lot of masking here. Plenty of fussy cutting, but I enjoyed it tremendously and love how it turned out:

To create this card, I die-cut a circle from a piece of scrap paper and used it as a mask on my watercolor paper card base. I stamped the fox first, masked it, stamped the bear and the skunk, masked them and stamped the other critters. After I had masked them all, I inked my background with Stormy Sky Distress Ink and stamped the trees. Then I removed the masks from the animals and colored them with water and Distress Inks. Now I removed the circle mask, too, masked the fox once again and stamped the string and the balloon. I colored the balloon with Festive Berries Distress Ink and applied Wink of Stella for some shine. To finish the card off, I adhered those tiny stars. I hope you like it! Here comes a close-up:

Thanks for visiting!


Lawn Fawn into the woods, admit one, love you s'more, year two - Ranger Industries Distress Inks - Tsukineko ink - watercolor paper - tiny stars


Some Pumpkins

Today, I have a card with some pumpkins for you. It's starting to smell like autumn here, so I thought I'd share another card with the new winnie & walter release. And I'll enter this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

I used the new Moonlight set. Starting with a panel of cream card stock, I drew this line with a brown marker and masked the portion underneath it with a post-it. Then I stamped the white pumpkin, masked it and stamped the orange pumpkin. After this one was masked, too, I applied Walnut Stain Distress Ink with an Ink Blending Tool. Then I applied some drops of caramel colored spray mist. After I had removed the masks, I colored the pumpkins with Distress Inks and stamped my sentiment. I adhered the panel to a kraft card base and added some rhinestones to finish the card off. I hope you like it!
Thanks for visiting and have a beautiful Sunday!


winnie & walter Moonlight stamp set - Ranger Distress Inks - Hero Arts rhinestones - Tsukineko ink - Tattered Angels mist


winnie & walter August Release Tour of the Stars

Welcome to the winnie & walter August Release Tour of the Stars!! For this release, everything is a bit different, because this release is different! You will love the new sets. The are so big! Every set is 6 x 8.  And they are very versatile and full of lovely elements. On tonight's tour, you'll be able to win prizes, so be sure to leave comments on the blogs! But now, let's get started. I am showing you one card for each stamp set today, but I made a lot more and will show them another day. 

For my first card, I used Moonlight and the matching cutting files. I placed the face onto the pumpkin
before cutting it from white card stock. Then I used an Ink Blending Tool and Distress Inks to color it. Afterwards, I adhered black card stock behind the face before placing it onto my patterned paper. Don't you love the font of the haunting in the sentiment? This stamp set has so many great elements and the cutting files are great, too!

My second card uses A Tree for All Seasons. It's so versatile! Here I created my own patterned paper with a single leaf stamp. On the cluster, I used the coordinating cutting file to cut some leaves. The sentiment is from the same set, I just trimmed it after I had stamped it to tuck it in behind my burlap button.

On the last card, made with This Awesome House, I did a lot of paper-piecing. I found this brick patterned paper in my Maggie Holmes paper pad and thought it would make a perfect brick house. After paper-piecing everything, I colored the windows, the door and the roof with copics. Then I stamped the little cat and added a little red bow to the door.

Ok, a wonderful release, don't you think? I can't wait to see what all the other girls did with it. I am the last stop of the tour. Here comes the full list of designers:

Happy hopping, good luck and thanks for stopping by!


winnie & walter This Awesome House, A Tree for All Seasons, Moonlight  + coordinating cutting files - Crate Paper pp - American Crafts pp - copics - Ranger Distress Ink - Tsukineko ink