Monday, April 6, 2020

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #74 - Card Sketch

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



yay!





I love using sketches and getting inspired! sometimes I follow them to the letter, and sometimes I use them as a jumping off point for inspiration!


Thank My Lucky Stars for You Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics, Lawn Fawn, Thank You Card, Cards, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Night Sky, #lawnfawn #thankyou #cards #distressinks #inkblending


I used the circles in the sketch as places for my clouds, and that tiny little speech bubble!
I used images from Super Star, You're Just My Type and Love Poems! all of the images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut out with the coordinating dies!

for the background, I die cut out some grass layers with the Grassy Borders die set and then ink blended with Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron. 
I also used the Snowy Backdrops die set with some Black Licorice Cardstock!


Thank My Lucky Stars for You Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics, Lawn Fawn, Thank You Card, Cards, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Night Sky, #lawnfawn #thankyou #cards #distressinks #inkblending

I die cut out some clouds with the Outside In Stitched Cloud Stackables then ink blended in Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch! I heat embossed the sentiment onto the large cloud!


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

enjoy!




Wednesday, April 1, 2020

make a wish - slim line card!

hello!
today I have a card up on the Lawn Fawn blog
I also created a video tutorial, and you can check it out on my youtube channel!


Make a Wish Slim Line Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn, Really High Five, Stamps, Cards, Handmade Cards, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Birthday, Birthday Card, #lawnfawn #slimline #cards #distressinks #inkblending #birthday #youtube #video

love it!

The blue cardstock is cut to 3.5x9". and the final card (once it's on the base, etc) is 3.75x9.25" - and it fits perfectly into a standard letter envelope!

I stamped and colored some images from the new Really High Five and Party Animal stamp sets! I colored all of the images in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, and then used the coordinating dies to die cut them out! 
so cute, easy and fun!


Make a Wish Slim Line Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn, Really High Five, Stamps, Cards, Handmade Cards, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Birthday, Birthday Card, #lawnfawn #slimline #cards #distressinks #inkblending #birthday #youtube #video

I die cut out the balloon from Outside In Stitched Balloon Stackables die set in white cardstock, and then used Distress Inks to ink blend the color! 
then I used some gold thread to make the balloon string! I made it nice and long, so that each critter could hang on it!

for the background I used some of the Blue Jay Cardstock, and then used a die cut piece of paper from the Puffy Cloud Borders dies to use as a stencil to create the puffy ideas of clouds in the background! then I splattered some white acrylic paint to emulate stars!


Make a Wish Slim Line Card by Samantha Mann for Lawn Fawn, Really High Five, Stamps, Cards, Handmade Cards, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Birthday, Birthday Card, #lawnfawn #slimline #cards #distressinks #inkblending #birthday #youtube #video

all of the imaged were popped up with foam tape and attached to the card. and lastly, I heat embossed the sentiment onto a vellum banner, that was die cut from the Fancy Wavy Banners

be sure to check out the card up on the Lawn Fawn blog
and also, if you're in for a chuckle, check out my youtube video!
enjoy!

Saturday, March 28, 2020

inspired by Dumbo!

hello all!
as soon as I saw the new Quill & Ink stamp set from Create a Smile Stamps, I knew I wanted to recreate a scene from Dumbo in a card! ha! 

Don't Just Fly, Soar Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps blog, Dumbo, Distress Oxide Inks, Clouds, Stencil, Embossing paste #createasmile #dumbo #elephant #oxideinks #inkblending #cards #cardmaking

be sure to check it out on the Create a Smile Stamps blog!
enjoy!

Friday, March 27, 2020

Create a Smile Stamps March 2020 Release!

hello and hi!

today is the Create a Smile Stamps March release - and it's awesome!!! 
filled with funny, beautiful and unique images!! there is literally something for everyone in this release! ha!



my first card uses the new Slices Stencil!


100% Wonderful the Way You Are Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Cards, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Graph, graphic, #createasmile #stamps #cards #distressinks #graphic #graph

I love it!
I used Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Dried Marigold and Pumice Stone to ink blend through the stencil! then I splattered some water and ink color on top! love that background!


100% Wonderful the Way You Are Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Cards, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, Graph, graphic, #createasmile #stamps #cards #distressinks #graphic #graph

I created the sentiment by combining a phrase from the Don't Worry set and some numbers I die cut from the Cherry Numbers die set
such a pretty, happy card to lift someone's spirits!

my second card uses the adoooooooorable new Ting-a-Ling stamp set!!!


You are Wheely Wonderful Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, Cards, Washi tape, Encouragement, #createasmile #stamps #cards #wheels

I just LOVE that bike image!! and it's so versatile because you add any image in the basket of the bike!! just so cute!!


You are Wheely Wonderful Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, Cards, Washi tape, Encouragement, #createasmile #stamps #cards #wheels

I decided to add an adorable little cat image, fussy cut it out, and then popped it up over some crumpled up vellum!
the background also has a large polkas-dotted washi strip! I think the yellow really pops and makes it happy!

my last card uses the goooooooorgeous new Very Cherry stamp set!! swoon - it's sooooo pretty!


Hello From Afar Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Copic Makers, Copics, Cards, handmade cards, #distressinks #createasmile #cherryblossom #copics #cards

right?!
I used Copics to color the images, then fussy cut them out! I added them to the card front with foam tape for some pop! 
I used some light grey cardstock, and added a little ink blending in the corner with Pumice Stone. then I splattered some white acrylic paint, water and ink color too! 


Hello From Afar Card by Samantha Mann for Create a Smile Stamps, Copic Makers, Copics, Cards, handmade cards, #distressinks #createasmile #cherryblossom #copics #cards

finally, I finished the card with a sentiment from the Just Saying Hello set
I really love how that card turned out, it makes me smile! and I am NOOOOOOOOT a flower colorist! ha!

be sure to check out the Create a Smile Stamps Instagram to see so much inspiration from this release and more! 
enjoy!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

cutest little love birds ever!

hello there!
today I'm sharing a sweet card I made using some more of the Newton's Nook Designs sets that are retiring!!
so if you love them, grab them before they're gone!
this card is up on the Newton's Nook Designs Blog, too!


Heartfelt Wishes Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Love Birds, Cards, Stencil, Distress Inks, Ink blending, #newtonsnook #distressinks #inkblending #lovebirds #cards #cardmaking

I used the adorable Darling Duos stamp set! it was made to combine with the Darling Hearts Die set! but instead of using the heart to die cut out the image in one piece, I used it to back my image with some vellum! love it! the birds are popped up with foam tape on top of the vellum!


Heartfelt Wishes Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Love Birds, Cards, Stencil, Distress Inks, Ink blending, #newtonsnook #distressinks #inkblending #lovebirds #cards #cardmaking

I love those love birds, and they're just TOO cute to color! you can basically use any colors, since they're such colorful birds!

I heat embossed the sentiment from Simply Sentimental, and then fussy cut it out! then I attached it to the card with foam tape!


Heartfelt Wishes Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Love Birds, Cards, Stencil, Distress Inks, Ink blending, #newtonsnook #distressinks #inkblending #lovebirds #cards #cardmaking

for the background, I used the perfect Tropical Leaves stencil with some Distress Inks: Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron and Squeezed Lemonade! 
then I splattered some water on top of the ink blending.

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

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

make a wish!

hello!
today I have a card up on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!
I created it with the theme of birthday - since Lawn Fawn is turning 10!! it's so exciting!

I used some older and some newer stamp sets to create my card!


Make a Wish Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Birthday, Cards, Distress Inks, Ink blending, handmade cards, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #birthday #cards #distressinks #inkblending

love it!
those pups from the Happy Howloween stamp set are my favorite, ever! 
then I stamped the balloons from the both the new Really High Five and Party Animal stamp sets! 
all of the images were stamped and then colored with Zig Clean Clear Real Brush Markers! then I fussy cut them out!


Make a Wish Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Birthday, Cards, Distress Inks, Ink blending, handmade cards, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #birthday #cards #distressinks #inkblending

I used some masking tape to create the vertical panel, then did some distress ink blending in Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn. then I splattered some of the coordinating colors on the background, too! 

I heat embossed the sentiment in white, and then added the images (the puppy and large balloon are attached with foam tape, and the rest are flat on the card).

be sure to play along with the latest challenge, and check out my card on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!
enjoy!

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Get Cracking On Christmas: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

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'm still in the Christmas card-making mode! 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 for a chance to win!

this time, I used a bunch of Newton's Nook Designs products on my card!


'Twas the Night  Before Christmas Card by Samantha Mann, Newton's Nook Designs, Christmas Card, Cards, Handmade Cards, Distress Ink, Ink blending, Winter, #newtonsnook #getcrackingonchristmas #cards #christmas #christmascard #stencil #inkblending

so cute!
I used the Newton's Curious Christmas stamp set for the image and phrase! then I colored in the images with Zig Clean Clear Real Brush Markers! once it was all dry, I fussy cut it out!
I used the Sky Borders Die Set and Land Borders Die Set to create the roof of the house! 




'Twas the Night  Before Christmas Card by Samantha Mann, Newton's Nook Designs, Christmas Card, Cards, Handmade Cards, Distress Ink, Ink blending, Winter, #newtonsnook #getcrackingonchristmas #cards #christmas #christmascard #stencil #inkblending


then I used some Festive Berries Distress Ink to ink blend a red wooden barn-type of house with the Hardwood Stencil! then I splattered water and white acrylic paint on top of everything!

don't forget to comment on Jenn's blog post and play along, too, for a chance to win a prize!

enjoy!

Monday, March 16, 2020

a little under the weather duckling card

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see the new Lawn Fawnatics Challenge post, scroll down or click here!**

hello again!
Did you see that Newton's Nook Designs is having a retiring sale on their website? It's time to make room for new products so they are retiring select designs! These designs are available at up to 40% off while supplies last so hurry to get your favorites before they're gone for good! 

All week the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of their favorite products from our retiring list! Check out what I created today and don't forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!



today I have this sweet, spring-themed card up on the Newton's Nook Blog! 

so be sure to grab what you like, because once it's gone, it's gone!

for my card, I used the cute, Spring Showers stamp set!



Heard You Were Under the Weather Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Deco Foil, Transfer Duo Gel, Get Well Card, Cards, Handmade Cards, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, #newtonsnook #cards #getwell #getwellcard #decofoil #raindrops #stencil

so adorable!

I started by stamping and coloring the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. once it was dry, I fussy cut it out and added foam tape!


Heard You Were Under the Weather Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Deco Foil, Transfer Duo Gel, Get Well Card, Cards, Handmade Cards, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, #newtonsnook #cards #getwell #getwellcard #decofoil #raindrops #stencil

for the background, I did some Distress Ink blending with Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch and Mermaid Lagoon! 

then I used the fun Deco Foil Transfer Duo Gel and the new Raindrops stencil! once it was completely dry, I used some Silver Shattered Glass Deco Foil to add the shiny raindrops! the new Duo Gel is the BEST way to add foil, because you don't need a laminator! just run it though your die cutting machine! so fun and so easy!


Heard You Were Under the Weather Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, Deco Foil, Transfer Duo Gel, Get Well Card, Cards, Handmade Cards, Distress Inks, Ink Blending, #newtonsnook #cards #getwell #getwellcard #decofoil #raindrops #stencil

I also colored and fussy cut out some clouds, and then placed them around the card, too!

be sure to check out all of the cards this week and get inspired by this amazing sets that are retiring
Don't forget to check out the Retiring Products Category to see what is going away and grab your favorites before they are gone for good!
enjoy!

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #73 - Birthday, Lawn Fawn is 10!

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



yay!




Lawn Fawn is celebrating turning 10 years old!!!!
I can't believe it's been 10 years!! and I'm so excited to help celebrate with this new challenge!
I used the super cute Year Seven stamp set along with a few new and old products! 


Hope Your Birthday is a Smash Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Distress Inks, Birthday, Cards, Ink Blending, Piñata, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #birthday #cards #pinata #distressinks #inkblending

I started by coloring all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cutting them out! I also stamped the tiny speech bubble and tree base from the new A Bug Deal stamp set!

I also die cut out a tree canopy with the Puffy Cloud Borders dies! then I used Distress Inks in Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn! then I splattered some color on top to add texture to resemble leaves! 


Hope Your Birthday is a Smash Card by Samantha Mann, Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Lawn Fawn, Distress Inks, Birthday, Cards, Ink Blending, Piñata, #lawnfawn #lawnfawnatics #birthday #cards #pinata #distressinks #inkblending

love that texture! 
for the sky, I used Distress Inks in Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers! then I splattered some water and white acrylic paint on top!

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




Sunday, March 15, 2020

Two Many Cards Video Series featuring Spellbinders + Giveaway!

hi there!!!
we took a little break, but we're back!
it's time for another video with me as a guest with Emily on the Two Many Cards Video Series! that's right!
please be sure to check out her blog for all of the important information!



what fun!

today we're featuring stamps from the beautifully illustrated Spellbinders
be sure to check out my video on youtube for all the giveaway information, too!




we used the new Large Die of the Month - Basket of Bunnies!

it is so cute and so fun to work with!
I made a 3D Gift Bag/Basket and a card!


Easter Card & Easter Gift Basket by Samantha Mann for Spellbinders, Deco Foil, Flock, Transfer Duo Gel, Die Cutting, youtube, Video, Tutorial, DIY Easter, #spellbinders ##SpellbindersClubKits #NeverStopMaking #lawnfawn #giftbasket #easter #cards #distressinks

the bunnies were die cut with some white flock that I adhered with the Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo, so they're extra fuzzy!

and I used a bunch of the leaves that I ink blended with Distress Inks (Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio and Squeezed Lemonade), foil and polka-dotted washi! 
I love the dimension of the bouquet that little bunny is bring to his parent bunny! lol! so sweet!


Easter Card & Easter Gift Basket by Samantha Mann for Spellbinders, Deco Foil, Flock, Transfer Duo Gel, Die Cutting, youtube, Video, Tutorial, DIY Easter, #spellbinders ##SpellbindersClubKits #NeverStopMaking #lawnfawn #giftbasket #easter #cards #distressinks

the basket was super fun to make! 
again, I used lot sod the foiled leaves, polka dotted-washi tape leaves and ink blended leaves! plus a few flowers for a pop of bright color!


Easter Card & Easter Gift Basket by Samantha Mann for Spellbinders, Deco Foil, Flock, Transfer Duo Gel, Die Cutting, youtube, Video, Tutorial, DIY Easter, #spellbinders ##SpellbindersClubKits #NeverStopMaking #lawnfawn #giftbasket #easter #cards #distressinks


I love that basket and the bright colors!
The basket was distress ink blended with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, and then I added the little sentiment strip from Lawn Fawn's Easter Party stamp set!
the leaves were foiled with some Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo and Spring Green and Shattered Glass Gold foil!



Spellbinders is giving away ONE $25 gift certificate, from one of our YouTube channels.

For your chance to win, (1) leave a comment on each of our videos.

We will announce the lucky winners on YouTube before our next Two Many Cards video goes live.

be sure to stop by my video on youtube and comment for your chance to with a $25 gift certificate from Spellbinders!

you must be a subscriber to both our channels to win!




enjoy!

Thursday, March 12, 2020

lucky to have you, friend!

hello!
top o' the morning to ya!

:P

today I have this fun, St Patrick's Day themed-friendship card up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog!

Lucky That You're My Friend Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, St Patrick's Day, Distress Inks, Lucky, Luck, Cards, handmade cards #newtonsnook #cards #stpatricksday #lucky #cardmaking #distressinks

I used the adorable Newton's Pot of Gold for my card! I stamped out the image and then colored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, then fussy cut it out!

for the background, I used a (literal) rainbow of colors and did some ink blending!
I used a folded sheet of computer paper, held it at an angle on my card base, and then did some easy ink blending with the colors!

Lucky That You're My Friend Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, St Patrick's Day, Distress Inks, Lucky, Luck, Cards, handmade cards #newtonsnook #cards #stpatricksday #lucky #cardmaking #distressinks

I applied more pressure towards the folded piece of paper, to make it a little darker! then I splattered some water and colored ink, too!

Lucky That You're My Friend Card by Samantha Mann for Newton's Nook Designs, St Patrick's Day, Distress Inks, Lucky, Luck, Cards, handmade cards #newtonsnook #cards #stpatricksday #lucky #cardmaking #distressinks

the sentiment was heat embossed in white and then fussy cut out, too! everything on the card was popped up with foam tape!

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