Monday, July 4, 2022

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #128 - Christmas in July

happy Monday!
let's start this week off with a NEW challenge over at the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!



yay! 


did someone say christmas in July? I love it!

Winter Skies Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Christmas, Card Making, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Snowflakes, Lawn Fawn, #distressinks #lawnfawn #christmascard #cardmaking #distressinks

All of the images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut them out! I used the bears from the Den Sweet Den and Winter Skies stamp sets!
I love that little guy pointing at santa and his sleigh!
 
Winter Skies Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Christmas, Card Making, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Snowflakes, Lawn Fawn, #distressinks #lawnfawn #christmascard #cardmaking #distressinks

the background was created by ink blending Distress Inks in Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral and Dried Marigold! then I used the Snowflake Background Stencils and some white embossing paste to add a snowy texture!
 
Winter Skies Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Christmas, Card Making, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Snowflakes, Lawn Fawn, #distressinks #lawnfawn #christmascard #cardmaking #distressinks
 
santa and his sleigh were heat embossed in black onto vellum paper and then fussy cut out!
lastly, I heat embossed the sentiment onto cardstock. then I used the same colors as the background to tie it all together.

I really can't WAIT for you to play along! you could win a $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn!!!!
enjoy!

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Heffy Doodle June Guest Designer - Otter Side

hello!
how excited am I to be part of the Heffy Doodle family for the month of June?! I'm back with my 2nd post of the month, and this time, I'm using the otter-ly ADORABLE Otter Side stamp set!

eeeep! otters are definitely in my top 5 favorite and cutest animals ever! and this scene was inspired by the pair of river otters that live in the lake behind my parents house!


Otter Side Card by Samantha Mann for Heffy Doodle Stamps, Guest Designer, Distress Inks, Beach, Otter, Deco Foil, Foil, Card Making, Hanmdmade cards, #heffydoodle #distressinks #decofoil #cardmaking #handmade cards

I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and then fussy cut them out!
those sweet critters are are clearly enjoy the water on a summer day! and I wish I was there, too! ha!

Otter Side Card by Samantha Mann for Heffy Doodle Stamps, Guest Designer, Distress Inks, Beach, Otter, Deco Foil, Foil, Card Making, Hanmdmade cards, #heffydoodle #distressinks #decofoil #cardmaking #handmade cards

for the background, I used Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Salvaged Patina for the ocean. then I used Fossilized Amber and Vintage Photo for the beach. then I splattered some ink color and white acrylic ink to create the sandy look.
I also used a dry brush and white acrylic paint and added the texture of the crashing of the waves onto the beach! so FUN!

I used the Stormy Seas Stencil to add the waves! first I used some DecoFoil Duo Gel. then once it was dry, I added Opal foil to make the subtle shimmer for the waves! love that subtle effect! 

lastly, the sentiment was heat embossed in white onto black cardstock and then fussy cut out!

this card makes me so happy when i see it!
and I'm SOOOOO humbled and happy to be part of the Heffy Doodle blog and family this month!
be sure to check out my post on the Heffy Doodle blog, too!
enjoy!

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

crabby day at the beach!

hello!
today I have super summer-y and FUN card up on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!
the current theme is all about your favorite summertime activities, and hands down, it's the beach for me and my crew!

Life is Good Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Distress Ink, Summer, Crabs, Card Making, Handmade Cards, Die Cuts, Beach, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawnaticschallenge #lawnfawn #distressinks #inkblending #cardmaker #beach

All of the images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut out. I used images from Life is Good, On the Beach and Pool Party! I even added some details to the images with a white gel pen.


 

Life is Good Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Distress Ink, Summer, Crabs, Card Making, Handmade Cards, Die Cuts, Beach, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawnaticschallenge #lawnfawn #distressinks #inkblending #cardmaker #beach

The background was created by die cutting out some sandy shores with the Stitched Hillside Borders. I used Distress Inks in Vintage Photo and Fossilized Amber to add color. Then splattered white acrylic ink, water and ink color on top to add the sandy texture. I used some white cardstock, and the Stitched Ripple Backdrop for the ocean! I added color with Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Salvaged Patina, and surprisingly, I held myself back from any splattering! Ha!


I did die cut it with the Stitched Ripple Backdrop for texture!

Life is Good Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Distress Ink, Summer, Crabs, Card Making, Handmade Cards, Die Cuts, Beach, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawnaticschallenge #lawnfawn #distressinks #inkblending #cardmaker #beach

I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto some black licorice cardstock, and cut it into a banner.
be sure to play along, and check out the card on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!
enjoy!

catching butterflies!

hello again!
today I have this fun and colorful card up on the Newton's Nook Designs Blog!

A Happy Hello Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Deco Foil, Butterflies, Heat Embossing, Stencil, Card Making, Handmade Cards, Rainbow #cardmaking #newtonsnookdesigns #heatembossing #decofoil

rainbows and butterflies - what's not to love! lol!
I used the Monarchs stamp set and heat embossed the images in white onto vellum, then die cut them out.
I used Distress Oxide Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Salvaged Patina to ink blend the background.

A Happy Hello Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Deco Foil, Butterflies, Heat Embossing, Stencil, Card Making, Handmade Cards, Rainbow #cardmaking #newtonsnookdesigns #heatembossing #decofoil

first I used the base layer of the Butterflies stencil and heat embossed in a matte grey. once that was cool, I used some Duo Gel with the second layer of the Butterflies stencil! one that was dry, I used some Rainbow Shattered Glass Deco Foil to add the fun, shiny texture!

A Happy Hello Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Deco Foil, Butterflies, Heat Embossing, Stencil, Card Making, Handmade Cards, Rainbow #cardmaking #newtonsnookdesigns #heatembossing #decofoil

I also heat embossed the sentiment from Heartfelt Butterflies in white onto some vellum. then I used the Banner Trio Die Set to die cut it out! love the texture of the vellum with the foil! and of course - rainbow! ha!

be sure to check out the card on the Newton's Nook Designs blog, too!
enjoy!

Monday, June 20, 2022

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #127 - Summertime Fun

happy Monday!

let's start this week off with a NEW challenge over at the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!
and this is the last one of the YEAR!!! eeeeep!



yay!
 
 
 

so excited to think Summer thoughts!

Summer Beach Party Card by Samantha Mann, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Heat Embossing, Card Making, Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawnatics, Die Cutting, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #cardmaking #handmadecards #distressinks #inkblending #summer #beach

I couldn't resist making a beach card! it's summer after all! ha!
I used the Stitched Wave Borders for the waves and the Stitched Hillside dies for the sandy beach!
I used Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Salvaged Patina and Cracked Pistachio for the waves! for the sandy beach, I used Fossilized Amber and Vintage Photo. then I used water, white acrylic ink and ink color to splatter some texture!

Summer Beach Party Card by Samantha Mann, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Heat Embossing, Card Making, Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawnatics, Die Cutting, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #cardmaking #handmadecards #distressinks #inkblending #summer #beach
 
the images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut out!
I used images from the new Pool Party and the older Ahoy, Matey!

Summer Beach Party Card by Samantha Mann, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Heat Embossing, Card Making, Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawnatics, Die Cutting, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #cardmaking #handmadecards #distressinks #inkblending #summer #beach

I finished off the card
 
I really can't WAIT for you to play along! you could win a $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn!!!!
enjoy!

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Newton's Nook Designs June Release - Newton’s Kite + coordinating dies

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see my Get Cracking on Christmas Cards with Jenn Shurkus card, scroll down or click here**


I can't believe how fast this week flew by!
we're finally here at the last day of the Newton's Nook Designs June release!


put on your shades, grab your sunscreen and let's get into the summer vibes with this release! 
but in the mean time, check out what we're working with today: Newton’s Kite + coordinating dies!
you can totally create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on June 17th, right here
 
saved the best for last - Newton!

Sky High Thanks Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook, Distress Inks, Newtont's Kite, Stencil, Thank You card, Card making, handmade cards #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressinks #inkblending #handmadecards #cardmaking

I stamped and colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then used the coordinating dies to die cut them out!
I also used some kite images from the adorable Delightful Doxies stamps and dies!

Sky High Thanks Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook, Distress Inks, Newtont's Kite, Stencil, Thank You card, Card making, handmade cards #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressinks #inkblending #handmadecards #cardmaking

for the background, I used Distress Inks in Fossilized Amber and Squeezed Lemonade to ink blend from the top to the bottom
then I used the Sunscape Stencil and some glitter paste to add subtle sun rays!
then I used white embossing paste and the Cloudy Sky Stencil to add even more texture and color!
 
Sky High Thanks Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook, Distress Inks, Newtont's Kite, Stencil, Thank You card, Card making, handmade cards #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #distressinks #inkblending #handmadecards #cardmaking
 
lastly, I die cut out part of the sentiment with Essential Alphabet die set and backed it with a soft pink background.


Would you like to win the “Newton’s Kite” Stamp Set?
This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here's how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday June 16th at 9pm ET to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday June 17th.

Cracking on Christmas - Here Comes Santa Claus

hello!!!

today I'm joining Jenn Shurkus as she continues to Get Cracking on those Christmas cards!! I'm sooooooooo excited to be joining her since I just love building up my stash all year long! ha!!

be sure to join in the Christmas fun!!
if you create a project, share it on social media with the tag: #getcrackingonchristmas and comment on Jenn's blog!
as an added bonus...Jenn will be doing a live event on her YouTube!

LIVE on YouTube Thursday, June 16th at 8p ET

ok, let's get onto my card!
I used these amazing and CUTE and fun stamps from Paperie Ink!

Here Comes Santa Claus Card by Samantha Mann for Get Cracking on Christmas with Jenn Shurkus, Distress Inks, Paperie Ink, Christmas, Christmas Card, embossing paste, cards, Card Making, #paperieink #getcrackingonchristmas #christmascard #cardmaking #distressinks

so cute!
I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers from Santa Here, and then fussy cut them out! I also added some details with a white gel pen! I also stamped the city image multiple times on the bottom in black ink.

Here Comes Santa Claus Card by Samantha Mann for Get Cracking on Christmas with Jenn Shurkus, Distress Inks, Paperie Ink, Christmas, Christmas Card, embossing paste, cards, Card Making, #paperieink #getcrackingonchristmas #christmascard #cardmaking #distressinks

I used Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Salvaged Patina to ink blend the sky! then I used some white embossing paste and the Let's Go Camping Under the Stars stencil to add a starry texture! 

Here Comes Santa Claus Card by Samantha Mann for Get Cracking on Christmas with Jenn Shurkus, Distress Inks, Paperie Ink, Christmas, Christmas Card, embossing paste, cards, Card Making, #paperieink #getcrackingonchristmas #christmascard #cardmaking #distressinks

the sentiment was then heat embossed in white onto a strip of black cardstock.

don't forget to comment on Jenn's blog post and play along, too! 
enjoy!