Friday, July 13, 2018

Roller Coaster Card with Xyron & Lawn Fawn

Hello, Crafty Friends!! 
It's FRIDAY-FUNDAY here with Team Xyron and we are winding down our week-long partnership with our awesome friends at Lawn Fawn.

And today's project pretty much summarizes my past couple months of CRAZY! LIFE, what can you do? Am I right?? Well, let me tell you that more times than not life throws you for a loop and slaps you with the unexpected. But if you have a great support system your temporary obstacles become more maneuverable. 

We all could use some sunshine and rainbows on our cloudy days... and sometimes it take a friend holding an umbrella can help us get out of the rain. 

... And that is why I made this today's adorable card

I have a dear friend going through a rough patch. I created this card to remind her that I am always here for her and she doesn't have to go through it alone.

Supplies Used
Coaster Critters (Lawn Fawn)
Rainbow Plaid Paper Pad (Lawn Fawn)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
Big Shot (Sizzix)
Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore)
Chalkboard Cardstock (DCWV)
Black Archival Ink
Clean Color Real Brush Markers (Zig Kuretake)
Procolour Pencils (Derwent)
ColorBox Petal Point- Enchantment (Clearsnap)
White Gel Pen (Sakura)
Craft Foam
MISTI (My Sweet Petunia)
Acrylic Blocks
Paper Trimmer
Makeup Brush

First, I stamped my images from the Coaster Critters onto Strathmore Mixed Media Paper using a black archival ink. Then, I colored my images in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. To add more detail and depth, I added shadows with Derwent Procolor Pencils.

I used my Sizzix Big Shot with a magnetic platform to die cut the images out using the matching Coaster Critters Die cuts.

I like to spread all my pieces out and play with the arrangement before committing and gluing anything down.

 I knew I wanted a soft background that looked like the evening sky. So, I used a makeup brush to lightly blend the Heliotrope(purple)  onto plain white cardstock.

I applied color heavier at the top and worked my way down and softening the color as I go down,

I trimmed my background piece down to 3 7/8" x 5 1/8".  I trimmed a 1" x 3 7/8" piece of green plaid cardstock. Then I used my Mega Runner to attached it to the bottom for grass.

Then, I adhered that piece onto a 4 1/4" x 5.5" piece of rainbow plaid.

I mounted that card front onto an A2 sized card base made from plain white cardstock.

I love how Lawn Fawn included options to personalize my booth. I chose to stamp the word tickets onto mine. 

I wanted to make all my little pieces pop off the card but couldn't find my foam dots...

No problem!! I had tons of crafts foam laying around. I simply ran a sheet through my Creative Station, flipped it over, and ran through again. And presto, instant handmade foam adhesive sheet!!

I cut the foam sheet into tiny pieces and applied them to the back of all my little images to give them tons of dimension and assembled the pieces onto my card according to how I had laid them out earlier.

My card still needed a sentiment. I used the sentiment that reads " Life is full of ups and downs". I placed the stamp into my stamping tool to stamp my sentiment with clear embossing ink onto black chalkboard cardstock. Then, sprinkled white embossing powder over the top, heat emboss it, then cut it down to about a 3/8" strip.

I added some of my homemade adhesive foam to the back and attached it towards the top of my card.

Then, I stamped "Let's roll with it together" in black ink onto the inside of the card.

And here is my finished card...

I totally love all these little critters!!  I have this little guy manning my booth selling tickets.

And this cutie has her ears and balloon flying backward because the roller coaster is going so fast.

And what carnival is complete without cotton candy?!! YUM!!

As you can see there is just so much you can do with these little cuties... there are so many possibilities!!

I hope you all enjoyed my project for today!!

I can't wait for my friend to see it!! She could use something bright and cheerful! I'm pretty sure this is just enough happy to put a smile on her face.

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

24 Hr Craft Day on HSN

Hey, Crafty Friends! 
Today is 24 hour Craft Day over at HSN and I created a few sample projects that my AMAZING friend, Beth Kingston, will be airing for Diamond Press!! Don't forget to watch the event LIVE... You can check it out on HSN HERE

While you're watching... Be on the lookout for some of my samples!!

Check them out below!!

I used the Basic 10-pc  Embossing Folder Set for these next ones...

This tropical card

These were made from the Celebration Stamp & Die Set...

And these were from the new Nesting Border Die Cutting Set.

And these were created using the Constellation Stamp & Die Set...

If you are shopping today and love any of the products featured here I would suggest you pick it up as quick as you can. These sets sell out pretty fast and once they are gone they are gone!! Beth's last craft show SOLD OUT most of the sets. 

Hope you enjoyed all the cards you've seen here!!