Wednesday, November 23, 2022

here's comes santa claws

Hello there!
today I have a card up on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!

the current challenge is all about holiday critters, and I'm having a blast making cards with these cute animals!

Here Comes Santa Claws Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Distress Inks, Watercolor, Christmas, Fish, Under the Sea, Glitter, Handmade Cards, Card Making #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatcis #distressink #christmascard #fish #underthesea

I love making Holiday cards, especially cards with holiday critters! For this card, I used the Christmas Fishes and Ho-Ho-Holidays images to create this fun under water christmas eve scene! lol! 
I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brushes and then used the coordinating dies to die cut them out! I added some details with a white gel pen, and also some chunky glitter to add to the festiveness! 


Here Comes Santa Claws Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Distress Inks, Watercolor, Christmas, Fish, Under the Sea, Glitter, Handmade Cards, Card Making #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatcis #distressink #christmascard #fish #underthesea

For the background, I started by ink blending with Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Salvaged Patina. Then I used the same colors but added it to the same areas with a paintbrush and some water. Once that was dry, I did more ink blending with the same colors. That process adds to the extra saturation and boldness of the colors! Love it!

Here Comes Santa Claws Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Distress Inks, Watercolor, Christmas, Fish, Under the Sea, Glitter, Handmade Cards, Card Making #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatcis #distressink #christmascard #fish #underthesea


The sentiment was heat embossed in white onto Black Licorice Cardstock and then die cut out with the Fancy Wavy Banners.

be sure to check it out on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog!
enjoy!

Monday, November 21, 2022

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #137 - Holiday Critters

happy Monday!

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



yay!
 
      
there's no better time of the year than the holidays with Lawn Fawn stamps! lol!

Mice on Ice Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Distress Inks, Winter, Card Making, Handmade Cards, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #cardmaking #handmadecards #christmascard

what fun, right? lol!
This is one of my favorite challenges of the year! It’s so easy, and just too cute! 
I used the adorable Mice on Ice images to create the winter pond scene! All of the images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers! Then I added some details with a white gel pen!


Mice on Ice Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Distress Inks, Winter, Card Making, Handmade Cards, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #cardmaking #handmadecards #christmascard

I used die cut out the ‘frozen ice’ from white cardstock with the Stitched Pond. Then I used the outside pieces, and added foam tape to them, so they would stand up above and over the ice! I used Distress Oxide inks to blend the icy surface. Then I splattered some color and white acrylic ink on top to add some texture! 
A few of the mice were popped up with foam tape.

Mice on Ice Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Distress Inks, Winter, Card Making, Handmade Cards, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #cardmaking #handmadecards #christmascard

I heat embossed part of the sentiment on Vellum, but stamping it in Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry and then using clear embossing paste on top! The rest of the sentiment was heat embossed in white onto a strip of Black Licorice Cardstock.

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

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Get Cracking on Christmas - Reindeer Games

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, November 17th at 8p ET

ok, let's get onto my card!
I used the beautiful Cleary Besotted Winter Woodland Stamp Set!

Reindeer Games Card by Samantha Mann for Get Cracking on Christmas Card Series with Jenn Shurkus, Christmas Card, Clearly Besotted, Distress Inks, Fussy Cutting, Card Making, Handamde Cards, #clearlybesotted #getcrackingonchristmas #cardmaking

so pretty!
I love those cute critters! I also did some masking and altering to turn the squirrel sitting down into another reindeer! lol! they're so cute! I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut out around it all!
I love that you can make the quickest scene ever with the trees and frozen pond!! so fun!

Reindeer Games Card by Samantha Mann for Get Cracking on Christmas Card Series with Jenn Shurkus, Christmas Card, Clearly Besotted, Distress Inks, Fussy Cutting, Card Making, Handamde Cards, #clearlybesotted #getcrackingonchristmas #cardmaking

I used Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Salvaged Patina for the sky! then I splattered some water and white acrylic ink on top to mimic a snowy scene! 

Reindeer Games Card by Samantha Mann for Get Cracking on Christmas Card Series with Jenn Shurkus, Christmas Card, Clearly Besotted, Distress Inks, Fussy Cutting, Card Making, Handamde Cards, #clearlybesotted #getcrackingonchristmas #cardmaking

I popped up the reindeer with foam tape and added some pink cheeks and white gel pen accents!

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

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Tropical Christmas Slimline Card!

hi there!
today, I have a card up on the Lawn Fawn blog, and bonus: there's a video to go along with it!
you can watch it by heading to my youtube channel!


I decided to make a tropical themed slimline Christmas card! I started by stamping all of the images and the coloring them in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then used the coordinating dies to die cut them out. I love how all of Lawn Fawn’s stamps work together! The reindeer are from a bunch of different sets (Ugly & Bright, Ho-Ho-Holidays, and Toboggan Together), and they’re so cute!
The tree, presents, string of christmas lights and other beach accessories are from Beachy Christmas, Furry and Bright, Pool Party and On the Beach. 
Once everything was colored, I added some details with a white gel pen.



I die cut out the white cardstock with the Scalloped Slimline with Hearts: Portrait dies twice. One of the scalloped die cut pieces was used with the Stitched Hillside and Stitched Waves dies to create the scene! 
I used Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Salvaged Patina for the ocean wave. 

And then I used Vintage Photo and Fossilized Amber for the shore! I also splattered the ink color and white acrylic ink on top to add to the sandy look! 
For the sky, I used Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold, Abandoned Coral and Picked Raspberry!
Then I used the same colors with the Snowflake Background Stencils, but with more pressure to add the tone-on-tone snowy scene! 




I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto Black Licorice Cardstock and then fussy cut around it!
I finished the card off with some accents of Chunky Glitter!
be sure to check out the card up on the Lawn Fawn blog, or by watching the video!
enjoy!

Thursday, November 10, 2022

all the pumpkins!

hello!
today I have a card up on the Newton's Nook blog! and I'm feeling all the fall feels!

Piles of Pumpkins Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Deco Foil, Foil, Flock, Autumn, Leaves, Card Making, Handmade Cards, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #decofoil #flock #handmadecards #cardmaking #autumncard #pumpkins

so pretty!
I used some Transfer Duo Gel and the Jack-o'-lantern Stencil Set! once it was dry, I used 2 different shades of pink foil (Pink Melon and Pink Quartz) and 2 different flocks in shades of pink (Pink Carnation and Think Pink).
once the pumpkins were done, I used some gold embossing paste for the stems!

Piles of Pumpkins Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Deco Foil, Foil, Flock, Autumn, Leaves, Card Making, Handmade Cards, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #decofoil #flock #handmadecards #cardmaking #autumncard #pumpkins

I also die cut some leaves from pink cardstock with the Autumn Leaves die set! the sentiment is from Newton's Pumpkin Patch. it was heat embossed onto a banner using the Banner Trio Die Set.


Piles of Pumpkins Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Deco Foil, Foil, Flock, Autumn, Leaves, Card Making, Handmade Cards, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #decofoil #flock #handmadecards #cardmaking #autumncard #pumpkins

I finished off the card with a sprinkle of gold sequins!
I love the shine and texture of this card!

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

Monday, November 7, 2022

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #136 - Make the Sentiment the Star

happy Monday!

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



yay!
 
    

I loooooove making the sentiment the star! and this time, I put a holiday twist on it!
what fun, right? lol!

Dachshund Through the Snow Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Christmas Card, Slimline, Distress Inks, Puppies, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #christmascard #slimlinecard #cardmaking #distressinks
 
All of the images were stamped and then colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut out with the coordinating dies! I used images from Furry and Bright, Winter Skies, Joy to All and Ho-Ho-Holidays!
I colored all of the dogs with the same colors, and added pink cheeks to them, of course! Ha!

 
Dachshund Through the Snow Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Christmas Card, Slimline, Distress Inks, Puppies, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #christmascard #slimlinecard #cardmaking #distressinks

 
I die cut out the cardfront with the Scalloped Slimline with Hearts: Portrait die set. Then I used Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Salvaged Patina. Then I used the Snowflake Background Stencils and the same colors, but with more pressure when ink blending, to add the tone-on-tone winter sky! 

 
Dachshund Through the Snow Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Christmas Card, Slimline, Distress Inks, Puppies, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #christmascard #slimlinecard #cardmaking #distressinks

I die cut out the letters with Henry’s ABCs from white cardstock, and when it was adhered to the card, I added the Chunky Glitter to add some wintery fun!
The rest of the custom sentiment was created with Harold’s ABCs and heat embossed it in white on black cardstock. 


Love these cute puppies playing in the snow!
I really can't WAIT for you to play along! you could win a $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn!!!!
enjoy!

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Cup of Christmas Cheer Card

well hello there!
today I have a card up on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge!


the current challenge is all about those warm and cozy drinks and treats! I decided to make a cup overflowing with christmas cheer! lol!

Cup of Cheer Shaker Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Distress Inks, Watercolor, Card Making, Christmas, Christmas Card, die cutting, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #distressinks #watercolor #shakercard #cardmaking #handmadecards

I die cut out the cup from the Stitched Mug Frame die set. and the flowers were die cut from the Stitched Poinsettia dies! then I did lots of watercoloring with Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Saltwater Taffy, Dried Marigold and Festive Berries for the petals. I used Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and Lucky Clover for the leaves! then I used the same colors and did ink blending over the images (once it was all dry) to add to the vibrancy!

Cup of Cheer Shaker Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Distress Inks, Watercolor, Card Making, Christmas, Christmas Card, die cutting, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #distressinks #watercolor #shakercard #cardmaking #handmadecards

I used Iced Spruce for the cup, and decided to make it a shaker card! I used white and clear sequins, as well as star sequins and white pompoms!! so fun!

Cup of Cheer Shaker Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Distress Inks, Watercolor, Card Making, Christmas, Christmas Card, die cutting, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #distressinks #watercolor #shakercard #cardmaking #handmadecards


for the background of the card, I die cut out a piece of white cardstock with the Simple Stripes: Diagonal die set to just a little bit of extra texture!

the sentiment was heat embossed from the Window Scene: Winter stamp set!

be sure to play along and check out the card on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!
enjoy!