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It’s a Lawn Fawn Christmas!

Friday, September 19th, 2014

   I have always loved looking at Lawn Fawn stamps, and recently started to feed my addictions… We won’t go into how much. I took a break this summer to visit family in Florida. Very fun! After that, I’ve been having to get back into “school mode”. Now I feel I’m pretty well into it and can go back to blogging cards more frequently.

   This is only my second card using a masking technique. I’m pretty excited about it.

I’m not sure I like the stripe across the bottom of the photo. I think I may change it.

   For my card today, I’m using Lawn Fawn’s Joy to the Woods stamp set. I’m also using Stitched Hillside Borders, upside down, along the bottom of my card. The background was created using the Copic airbrush system and then stamped over it with Starry Backdrops and embossed with a sparkly embossing powder. This way you get the hint of stars in the background, but the focus remains on the trees and fox.

I decided y’all needed some detail shots…

   To start, I cut a piece of cream cardstock to 6.5″ x 3.5″. I know, weird size, right? I really like it! After I did that, I stamped the double tree from the stamp set using Memento Rich Cocoa ink. Then, I stamped the same trees onto post-it notes to create masks. Once these were covered, I could stamp the single tree and have it appear to be behind the trees. Next, I covered those trees in masks and then stamped the fox on the right side. After masking it, I airbrushed the night sky, stamped the stars & sentiment, and then removed the masks. I then started coloring in the details of the trees and fox. Once finished with that, I used the border dies to make custom snow banks to let my fox walk on. On both of these, I used a Versamark ink pad along the side, then applied sticky embossing powder, and then my glitter (Martha Stewart Crystal Fine). These were placed where I wanted them at the bottom of the card.

   As you can see in the photo above, I added Copic Opaque White using an embossing stylus to make them round. Then in the other photo above, you can see that I also put it on the tree limbs.

   After all this, I mounted it onto a card base made from Kraft cardstock. Then I stamped the greeting on the inside.

I used a no-lines coloring technique to color the holly, from the same stamp set.

That’s it for me today! Hope you enjoyed it! Please be sure to leave me some love down below! It always motivates me to create more. 🙂

Copics Used

Background: B37, B39, V28, W10;
Birch Trees: E42, E43, E44
Fox: YR27, E07, E09, E35, E37
Holly: YG41, YG45; R46, R59