Monday, December 5, 2022

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #138 - Card Sketch

happy Monday!

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



yay! 
    
this is such a fun sketch, and I hope everyone finds it as inspiring as me!
 
Wishing You a Pawsome Day Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Birthday Card, Cards, Card Making, Balloons, Die cutting, Distress Inks #handmadecards #Lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #balloon #birthday #birthdaycard
  
that cute puppy image was stamped and then colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut out with the coordinating dies! I used image from Joy to All.

Wishing You a Pawsome Day Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Birthday Card, Cards, Card Making, Balloons, Die cutting, Distress Inks #handmadecards #Lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #balloon #birthday #birthdaycard 
 
I die cut out the balloons with the Outside In Stitched Balloons Stackables and then used Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry and Dried Marigold. then I used a white gel pen to add some details to them!

Wishing You a Pawsome Day Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Birthday Card, Cards, Card Making, Balloons, Die cutting, Distress Inks #handmadecards #Lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #balloon #birthday #birthdaycard
 
for the background I used Black Soot and Iced Spruce Distress Inks for the background. then I splattered all the colors and water on top!

the sentiment was heat embossed in white onto black cardstock from the Meow You Doin'? stamp set!
I really can't WAIT for you to play along! you could win a $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn!!!!
enjoy!

Sunday, December 4, 2022

winter wonderland fun!

hi there!
today I have a card up on the Lawn Fawn blog - and guess what? I have a video to go along with it!
you can watch it here, or on my youtube channel!

Happy Winter Interactive Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn, Slide on Over, Card Making, Distress Inks, Stencil, Die Cutting, Winter, #lawnfawn #youtube #videos #videotutorial #interactivecard #cardmaking

I used the new Snow One Like You and Snowball Fight stamp sets! I stamped the images and colored them in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to die cut them out. I also added a few small details with a white gel pen.


Happy Winter Interactive Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn, Slide on Over, Card Making, Distress Inks, Stencil, Die Cutting, Winter, #lawnfawn #youtube #videos #videotutorial #interactivecard #cardmaking

I used Distress Inks in Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch and Salvaged Patina to add the winter wonderland sky. Then I used white embossing paste and the Snowflake Background Stencils to add texture to the sky.

I die cut out the hills with the Stitched Hillside Borders from 80lb white cardstock multiple times! One of the hillside borders matches perfectly with one of the Slide on Over dies and so I lined those two up to make the track for the sled! 
I also heat embossed the sentiment in clear ink over black on the bottom hill.
I popped up the entire card front with two layers of foam tape, and used a penny on the underside of the cardfront, white 2 layers of foam tape. Then the card was ready to finish creating by gluing the images onto the card front! 


Happy Winter Interactive Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn, Slide on Over, Card Making, Distress Inks, Stencil, Die Cutting, Winter, #lawnfawn #youtube #videos #videotutorial #interactivecard #cardmaking

I love how the critters are having a fun time on the sled while the mice are playing with the snowballs! Such a perfect winter day!
be sure to check out the card on the Lawn Fawn blog, and also check out the video, too!
enjoy!

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Santa's List

hi there!
today I had a card up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog and it's all about that holiday feeling!

Always on the Nice List Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Christmas, Christmas Card, Card Making, Die Cutting, Santa, Handmade Cards, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #cardmaking #christmas #santa #christmascard

I used the super cute Dear Santa stamp set for my card! I colored the suit in a warm pink, instead of the bold red! I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then the coordinating dies to die cut it out!

Always on the Nice List Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Christmas, Christmas Card, Card Making, Die Cutting, Santa, Handmade Cards, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #cardmaking #christmas #santa #christmascard

I also used the Pines & Holly die set to add the sweet, simple wreath behind Santa! I used Mowed Lawn and Pine Needles Distress Inks to add color to the die cuts, then attached them to the card by sewing it with my sewing machine.

Always on the Nice List Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Christmas, Christmas Card, Card Making, Die Cutting, Santa, Handmade Cards, #newtonsnook #newtonsnookdesigns #cardmaking #christmas #santa #christmascard

I heat embossed the sentiment in black onto vellum. and then die cut it out with the Banner Trio Die Set!
the background was created with the Snowfall stencil and some sparkling embossing paste.

hope this gets you into the holiday spirit!
enjoy!

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!