Happy Haunting ~ Lawnscaping Challenge No. 112 ~ Embossing

Good morning crafters!  I wanted to start my Halloween cards early this year so when I checked my emails and received a notification for another Lawnscaping Challenge, I just couldn’t resist.

For my card today, I am using the Lawn Fawn Spooktacular stamp set, Sweater Weather stampset and their coordinating dies, Grass Border and Stitched Rectangle dies. These stamp sets and dies are so much fun and so versatile; you can mix and match them for any occasion.

Happy Haunting
Happy Haunting

I first stamped all the images that I needed for the card on white card stock and colored them using my copic markers. Then I cut my card base, and black card stock as well as the vellum using the stitched rectangle die. I didn’t really have any design in mind at this point. I knew I wanted a round moon, so I cut it using my circle die, and dry-embossed it with my dots embossing folder. I then sponged the edges of my moon using my yellow inkpad to add a little bit of color. I proceeded to die-cut the trees with black card stock using the sweater weather dies, then went ahead to die-cut the rest of the stamped images and the grass border. I also used my bridge dies to create a cute little scene for my cat. Now that I had everything laid out in front of me, I started to create my card. The last thing that I did was to stamp the sentiment “happy haunting” using my white embossing powder on some dark purple card stock, then I adhered it to the front of my card. Oh, of course I had to use my wink of stella to give the moon some glittery effect, as well as the pumpkins, the witch’s hat and the leaves.

What do you guys think? I hope you like my card today.  Happy Crafting and Happy Haunting!

You’re My Honey

One of the reasons why I love jet lag is the fact that when I am wide-awake at 3:00 a.m., I can make some really strong coffee, go to my craft room and work on my cards in peace. Everything is just so peaceful at dawn. It really helps my creativity. The only downside is I am already fading by 4:00 p.m.

The card below turned out to be so stinkin’ cute! To be honest, I didn’t picture this card to look like it does now because I changed my mind quite a few times while I was creating it.  I wanted to fuzzy-cut the image but I was worried about the Antennae.  I decided in the end to cut it out and replaced it with a die-cut piece using a butterfly die. I almost gave up at one point, but decided to keep going until I was happy with the results.

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Materials used:

Honey Bee Stamp Set from www.jessicalynnoriginal.com

Gray card stock – cut at 8 ½ by 5 ½ scored at 4/14

Pink Card stock – cut at 5 ¼ by 4, also used some to diecut the flowers

Beige Card Stock (for the Deco Label in the front of the card)

Green Card Stock – to diecut the grass die

Honeycomb Die

Deco Labels Die

Spellbinders Banner Die

Magnolia Doohickey Grass and flower die and butterfly die from Le Jardin Collection Vol. 4

Copic Markers – W0, W1, W3, W7

Copic Markers – E77

Copic Marker – B00

Copic Marker – R11, toned down with Copic Blending Ink 00

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad

Glossy Accents

Scotch Foam Adhesive

Ranger Multi-medium matte adhesive

I hope you like this card.  Please note that Jessica was kind enough to offer a 10% discount for all of my YouTube subscribers, Instagram followers and Blog followers. If you are interested to purchase her amazing stamps, please go to http://www.jessicalynnoriginal.com and use code: save10.  This code is valid until September 1, 2015.

True Love Rubber Stamp Set Launch Blog Hop

Today’s card features this versatile stamp set called True Love. This stamp set is perfect for a Just-Because card, Wedding, Valentine’s Day or Anniversary. This stamp set is great alone, or used with the other cute Brentwood Owl stamps or just about any other stamps you can pair it with. The possibilities are endless!

If you came here from Jeanette’s blog, then you’re in the right place.

I used the digital version of this True Love stamp set.  I didn’t receive my stamps in time before this blog hop, because I live overseas (at least 10 months out of the year!). I am a novice when it comes to digital stamps so I couldn’t get the size right! I had to call my friend in Canada to help me figure it out. Her advice was to just use what I have printed so far and make it work. Such a great advice! I decided to just use my imagination and have fun. I really did! In fact, I had so much fun I got carried away!

Supply List:

True Love Stamp Set (I used the Banner image and resized it so I can fit Ruby inside)

Ruby and a Martini Stamp Set (I cut-out the martini glass)

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Copic Markers to color the banner, Ruby and the ladybug

Sahara Sand Card Stock

Sahara Sand Stamp Pad

Wood Stamp for the background

Grass Die

Flower Punches

Bow Punch

Stylus to give the flowers some dimension

Glossy Accents to make Ruby’s eyes pop

Rhinestones and Pearl

Adhesive (also used foam adhesive to pop Ruby up)

This first card below is super detailed. I used my punches and other dies to create a scene for Ruby, the Owl.  I stamped my sahara sand card base with the woodgrain stamp using sahara sand ink for a tone-on-tone look.   I stamped Ruby using my Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored her using my Copics.  I also used glossy accents to make her eyes pop.  The photo didn’t do justice on how beautiful the colors really are.  I then colored the banner image also using my Copics, but the ink smudged a little on the pink flower images.  It must have been because of my inkjet printer or because I didn’t have any Copic-friendly card stock.  This was challenging!  To fix this problem, I decided to add punched flowers to create more dimension.  I think it turned out so beautiful!

Created by: Maria Russell for http://www.jessicalynnoriginal.com

The second card is very simple, but creates a huge impact in my opinion. I just love the sentiments that Jessica has included in this stamp set. I wanted to highlight it in a way that it stands out! Sometimes less is more!

Supply list:

True Love Stamp Set

Smoky Slate Card Stock

Brick Wall Textured Impression Embossing Folder

Window Die

Planter Die with Flowers

Picket Fence Die

“Love” Die

Leaf Flourish Die

Diamond Stickles


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Created by: Maria Russell for http://www.jessicalynnoriginal.com

I gathered all of my card stock and cut the pieces using the dies to create my scene for the sentiment. Once I had everything laid out, I dry-embossed my card base using the Brick wall TIEF.  I positioned the sentiment on the die-cut window piece and purposely covered the word “love” in the beginning of the sentiment, so I can use the LOVE die-cut piece that I highlighted with Diamond Stickles to make it pop.

I adhered the picket fence, and then proceeded to adhere the window, followed by the planter and the flowers. I thought it needed some sort of greenery so I decided to die-cut the leaf flourish and adhered it to the card. What do guys think? Do you like the first or the second card?

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The hop continues with Vickie’s blog (http://stuffbyvickie.blogspot.com/2015/06/jessicalynnoriginalcom-new-release-blog.html).

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