Monday, September 5, 2011

lawnscaping halloween layout

here's a layout i created for the latest challenge at lawnscaping: embossing! i love heat embossing, it's like adding a little magic to your projects. my only issue is that i often have a lot of random embossing powder heat-ed to my project because i can't make all the random powder particles go away. any suggestions? i have heard rubbing your project with a dryer sheet helps, has anyone tried that? i would love to hear some tips so my projects look clean all the time!

anyway, here's the layout:

i scrapped my little one's first halloween (from 2008, yes, i'm waaaaay behind!). his name is jackson, and he was a 'jack-o-lantern'. tee he he.

as you can see, some times the embossing is clean and flawless, and other times *cough cough the spiders cough cough* they're super messy. so although i love heat embossing, sometimes i shy away from it because i know with just regular stamping, i can have a cleaner effect 9 times out of 10. :) sigh.

again, i used all lawn fawn stamps: 'harvest season' and 'heebie jeebies' (which i just won at lawn fawn's latest release giveaway!! i'm still floored by that!) and 'harold's abc's'. the pumpkins were paper pieced and the other stamps were all heat embossed (some better than others!). for instance, i *love* how the clear embossed leaves turned out by the pumpkins. if only all of my heat embossing adventures were so lucky! :)

i used thickers for the main sentiment, i just like how they add dimension to a layout. between lawn fawn and thickers, i can make all my projects i think! ha ha!

alright, be sure to check back on friday for lawnscaping's first ever blog hop, and i'm on the list! i'm so excited i think i made 4 different projects for the blog hop! i can't wait to narrow it down! what do you want to see a layout or card? i have both, so please let me know what you prefer! ha ha! :)



  1. So cute!!! i love the clear embossed leaves, so pretty! Try a dryer sheet first before you emboss. Rub it on the area where you plan to emboss. It should keep the powder from sticking! I am always here to help! :-)

  2. This layout is awesome! Better late than never, and it was worth the wait:). Love the way you incorporated the Lawn Fawn stamps

  3. This is just beautiful.!! Love the way you heat embossed the leaves!!!! Your layout is awesome...... And a dryer sheet does work, as does sprinkling some baby powder, but the dryer sheet is less messy, lol! Thanks for being inspired by our challenge to create such a wonderful page!!


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