Thursday, April 15, 2021

rainy days and thursdays!

hello there!

today I have this fun, happy card up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog!

You Make Rainy Days Brighter Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Slimline Card, Card Making, DIY Cards, Distress Oxide Inks, Ink Blending #newtonsnook #slimlinecards #distressinks #distressoxide #inkblending

I used the adorable Umbrella Pals stamp set, which is one of my favorite sets! I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then used the coordinating dies to die cut them out!
and you know I couldn't resist a rainbow of adorable critter umbrellas! ha!

You Make Rainy Days Brighter Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Slimline Card, Card Making, DIY Cards, Distress Oxide Inks, Ink Blending #newtonsnook #slimlinecards #distressinks #distressoxide #inkblending

I used Distress Oxide Inks in Seedless Preserves and Milled Lavender for the background, then die cut it out with the Slimline Frames & Portholes Die Set!
once it was ready, I used the Raindrops Stencil and some translucent embossing paste! I used the clear embossing paste so there would be a shine!

You Make Rainy Days Brighter Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Slimline Card, Card Making, DIY Cards, Distress Oxide Inks, Ink Blending #newtonsnook #slimlinecards #distressinks #distressoxide #inkblending

I popped up a few of the umbrealls and then heat embossed the sentiment in white onto some black cardstock.
once that was cool, I fussy cut out around it.

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

Sunday, April 11, 2021

virtual birthday card!

hello!
today I have a card up on the Lawn Fawn blog!
so exciting! and to top it off, I also created a video on how I made this sweet, adorable shadow box card! you can check it out on my YouTube Channel, here!

ok, so let's get to it!

Virtual Birthday Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn, Interactive, Magic Picture Changer, Birthday Card, Cards, Birthday, Cardmaking, Distress Inks, Virtual Friends, Virtual Birthday, #lawnfawn #magicpicturechanger #cards #cardmaking #interactive #birthday #birthdaycards #youtube #video #diycards

I told you it was adorable! ha! and bonus: it's also interactive!
I started by stamping and coloring the images from Virtual Friends, Bubbles of Joy, You're Just My Type and Party Animal. then I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color them! once they were all dry, I used the coordinating dies to die cut them out and added a little details with the white gel pen!


Virtual Birthday Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn, Interactive, Magic Picture Changer, Birthday Card, Cards, Birthday, Cardmaking, Distress Inks, Virtual Friends, Virtual Birthday, #lawnfawn #magicpicturechanger #cards #cardmaking #interactive #birthday #birthdaycards #youtube #video #diycards

Virtual Birthday Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn, Interactive, Magic Picture Changer, Birthday Card, Cards, Birthday, Cardmaking, Distress Inks, Virtual Friends, Virtual Birthday, #lawnfawn #magicpicturechanger #cards #cardmaking #interactive #birthday #birthdaycards #youtube #video #diycards

for the background, I used the Brick Stencil and some Manatee Ink to ink blend a subtle brick wall. and I used Woodgrain Backdrops for the hardwood floor! I stamped the woodgrain in Walnut Stain Ink, and then Ink blended in with Fossilized Amber and Vintage Photo.

Virtual Birthday Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn, Interactive, Magic Picture Changer, Birthday Card, Cards, Birthday, Cardmaking, Distress Inks, Virtual Friends, Virtual Birthday, #lawnfawn #magicpicturechanger #cards #cardmaking #interactive #birthday #birthdaycards #youtube #video #diycards

of course, the main star of the show is the Magic Picture Changer and Magic Picture Changer Add-on dies! I just love how it changes the 'screen' of the monitor from loading to the friend! but I do love the rainbow birthday hats and balloons to add to the festivities!

Virtual Birthday Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn, Interactive, Magic Picture Changer, Birthday Card, Cards, Birthday, Cardmaking, Distress Inks, Virtual Friends, Virtual Birthday, #lawnfawn #magicpicturechanger #cards #cardmaking #interactive #birthday #birthdaycards #youtube #video #diycards

once it was all assembled, I started adding the images with glue! so fun to create the extended scene!! then I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto a black banner that was die cut with the Fancy Wavy Banners dies and glued it on the floor!

be sure to check out the card on my YouTube Channel and the Lawn Fawn blog!
enjoy!

Monday, April 5, 2021

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #98- Spring Mood Board

 

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



yay!


oh yeah - mood boards are my jam!!
and for my card, I was inspired by the happy, spring-y grass photo in the bottom right and bright yellow of the daffodils in the top right!

Lucky Duck Father's Day Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Spring Mood Board, Distress Inks, Lawn Fawn, Ink Blending, Card Making, DIY Cards, Handmade Cards, Father's Day Card, #lawnfawnaticschallenge #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #fathersday #ducks #cardmaking

oh my goodness, these ducks are just the cutest! I decided to go with a Father's Day-themed card!
I used the grass tuft images from Toadally Awesome and Swan Soiree. the ducks are from Rub-a-Dub-Dub and Easter Party! ha! I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then fussy cut them out!

Lucky Duck Father's Day Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Spring Mood Board, Distress Inks, Lawn Fawn, Ink Blending, Card Making, DIY Cards, Handmade Cards, Father's Day Card, #lawnfawnaticschallenge #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #fathersday #ducks #cardmaking

I also used the Stitched Pond dies to add the...well...the pond! I used Distress Inks in Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio! then I splattered some water on top.
then I used the Sandy Beach Accents dies to add some waves to the pond where the ducks are swimming!
for the grass, I used Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron Distress Inks! I splattered some ink color on top, to add to the grass-like texture.


Lucky Duck Father's Day Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Spring Mood Board, Distress Inks, Lawn Fawn, Ink Blending, Card Making, DIY Cards, Handmade Cards, Father's Day Card, #lawnfawnaticschallenge #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawn #fathersday #ducks #cardmaking

I heat embossed the sentiment in white and onto some Black Licorice Cardstock and popped it up with foam tape!

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

Friday, March 26, 2021

Thursday, March 25, 2021

squeeze the day!

hello there!
today I have a card up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog!
I used the super fresh and fun, Lemon Twist stamp set!

Squeeze the Day Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Lemon Twist, Encouragement Card, Distress Oxide Ink, Ink Blending, Paper Piecing, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #encouragementcard #cardmaking #distressinks #distressoxide

it's been a while since I've used this set, and it was calling my name! also, I paper pieced the lemons - which I haven't done in a LONG time!! I used to paper piece everything, I feel like! but then I discovered coloring! lol!
I used various yellows and greens from patterned papers in my stash. and then I used Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber and Mowed Lawn to add some shading to the images!
then I splattered some of the yellow color on the lemons for some more texture!

Squeeze the Day Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Lemon Twist, Encouragement Card, Distress Oxide Ink, Ink Blending, Paper Piecing, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #encouragementcard #cardmaking #distressinks #distressoxide

for the background, I did ink blending in Distress Oxide Inks Chipped Sapphire, Wilted Violet and Milled Lavendar. then I splattered some color and white acrylic ink on top!
I finished off the card by stamping the sentiments in Chipped Sapphire!

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

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

don't let your dreams be dreams

hello there!
today I have a scrapbook layout up on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!
it was created using the current challenge: Inspired by a Movie, Book or Song!
this is on of my favorite challenges EVER!

Don't Let Your Dreams Be Dreams Layout by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Scrapbook Layout, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Embossing Paste, stamping, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawnaticchallenge #lawnfawn #watercolor #layout #scrapbooking

so sweet, right?
I was inspired by the Jack Johnson song, Dreams Be Dreams! and I included a few pictures of my little Menn, who aren't so little anymore! but I can't help but snap a few photos of them while they're sleeping and remember the times when I used to rock them to sleep as babies!

I created this background with lots of watercoloring! I stared with the Starry Sky stencil and some translucent embossing paste. once that was dry, I used watercolors in blues, mints and greys in a swirl motion! and then, once that was dry, I used the same stencil (but only the largest star area) and white embossing paste to add even more texture!

Don't Let Your Dreams Be Dreams Layout by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Scrapbook Layout, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Embossing Paste, stamping, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawnaticchallenge #lawnfawn #watercolor #layout #scrapbooking

then I stamped the smaller part of the sentiment with Violet's ABC's in Onyx Black Ink. and then for the 'dreams' words, I die cut them out with Cole's ABC's and then watercolored some soft grey and gold! then I popped them up with foam tape!

Don't Let Your Dreams Be Dreams Layout by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Scrapbook Layout, Mixed Media, Watercolor, Embossing Paste, stamping, #lawnfawnatics #lawnfawnaticchallenge #lawnfawn #watercolor #layout #scrapbooking

be sure to check this out on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog, too! and I hope you play along!
enjoy!