Friday, March 6, 2015

Lawnscaping challenge...


Happy Friday!

I hope you are keeping warm - it is Snowmaggedon here in NYC..

I got to WFH yesterday, so it meant I finished on time and was home to make my card for Lawn Fawn's Lawnscaping Challenge Blog - this week it's Dots and or Stripes -

My Ma has been unwell and I thought it would be nice to make her a fun 'get well soon' card, but then I saw my Lawn Fawn Yeti, Set, Go stamp set and thought the sentiment 'need a hug?' would be much better.

I don't know why, but when I saw the stamp set, it make me think 'layers' - so layers we have!

I die cut a piece of white cardstock using a SSS stitched rectangle die and then I cut a circle aperture in the centre of it.

I traced lightly around the circle die, onto a scrap of card stock, so that I could position it correctly behind the aperture.

Then I used gelatos and an aquabrush to get the soft background, stamped and coloured the trees from the Yeti set onto the scrap paper, within the traced circle. A good quality eraser removes the lines.

To get the snowy hills that were in my mind (Topical?) I punched a circle and cut it in half, inking the edges using Versamark embossing ink and added silver glittery embossing powder before heating it up. It came out so twinkly!

The Yeti was stamped, coloured, fussy cut and hung from a piece of acetate, just over the snowy hills.

I put the front piece and the trees/hills together and mounted it onto a card blank using foam tape

For the final touches, I added some fun stripey washi tape in 2 corners with some bling and stamped the sentiment slightly over the tape.

I love him! Such a fun card and I think it will make my Ma smile.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Hubby and I will be heading to our usual Friday night spot to drink frozen Margaritas (YUMS) and this week, we have a good friend in town from London who will be joining us.



  1. Gorgeous sweetie, love the colours too, hugs Pops x

  2. This made me smile and I'm sure it will make cheer your Mum too, great colours, love it! Have a good weekend, hugs Carole Z X

  3. Aww this is very cute Claire… the wee penguin is mega cute! I love the washi tape corners! your mum will really love this… I hope she is feeling better very soon.
    Enjoy those margharitas... have one for me! ;-)
    Big hugs, Sue B xx

  4. Ah I love this card! That yeti makes me smile every time I see him! Thanks for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

  5. So cute! Love that yeti! Sending some warmth and sunshine from sunny Florida! Thanks for joining us at Lawnscaping Challenges! :)

  6. There are so many layers here, it's incredible! I love it. The yeti is fab and your sparkly snow hills are genius. Beautifully executed x

  7. Fun card!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping 
    Hope to see you again next challenge
    Xx Tamara

  8. What a sweet card! I adore that yeti. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Lawnscaping!

  9. hope your mom is feeling better and your snow is melting as fast as ours is :) love your card! Thank you for playing a long with us at Lawnscaping Challenges!


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