Friendship Fuzzies

Hello! Happy Thursday!

Today I am playing around with the sketch over at the Lawnscaping challenge blog, and thought I’d share how I created my card…

 

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The theme I chose for my card is friendship, and I thought pairing the fox and skunk from the Into the Woods stamp set from Lawn Fawn, would be a great way to achieve this! I began by stamping the critters onto some cardstock using Memento black ink, and I then colored them with Copic markers. For the skunk I used C1, C3, C5 and C7, and for the fox I used R02, YR04, and YR07. I also added a bit of pink (R20) and colorless blender to each critter as well. I fussy cut the images out, and applied Glossy Accents to their eyes and noses for a bit of extra dimension.

My background of my card base is created with a lot of colored texture paste and in a very loose or “impressionistic” style…

I created the sky with the Memory Box Starry Nights stencil and the texture paste was applied in a slight ombre style… first a coat of paste mixed with Squeezed Lemonade distress ink, and then a coat along the top portion of the stars using paste colored with Wild Honey.

 

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Once the sky was dry, the grass was created in the same fashion, switching the stencil out for the Hero Arts Tweed Pattern, and the paste was mixed first with Mowed Lawn and then some Peeled Paint.

While the card base was drying, I created the moon using a circle I had die cut from white cardstock and inked with a bit of Peacock Feathers distress ink. I applied the paste over the circle, danced my fingers around the paste-covered circle to create craters (messy, but fun!), and then set it aside to dry. Once dry, I added a bit of Iced Spruce distress ink inside the “craters” for a bit of shadowing, and randomly dabbed Wink of Stella around the moon for a bit of shimmer.

Once my moon was attached to the card base, I layered the critters overtop with some foam tape, along with an enamel heart. I then created a sentiment banner from black cardstock, stamping and heat embossing the sentiment “sending warm fuzzies” from the Hero Arts Everyday Sayings stamp set. Finally, I added a bit more Wink of Stella to the stars in the sky,  and that completed my card!

I love the loose and open feel of the background on this card; it allows your mind to fill in the blanks and let the critters take center stage in the design!

Thanks so much for stopping by… it always makes my day to know you enjoyed your visit to my little crafty world! :)

 

Inspiration & Challenges

This card’s layout is inspired by the Lawnscaping challenge #104 “Sketch”, and is submitted into the challenge.

This card is also submitted into the Simon Says Stamp “Clean and Simple” Wednesday challenge and the CASology week #143 “Ombre” challenge.

 

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13 Responses

  1. Avatar Samantha M says:

    this is SO adorable! i LOVE that moon…wow! what an incredible idea and PERFECTLY executed! amazing! i love those bestie critters!! so cute! this is lovely! thank you so much for playing along with the Lawnscaping Challenge! :)

  2. Avatar Elise C. says:

    Wow, awesome card! The background that you created is amazing and I really like the details that you added to the critters! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping!! :)

  3. Avatar caryndavies says:

    Such an adorable card – very clever too. Always fun to visit your blog xxx
    Thanks for sharing your awesome creation with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    hugs,
    Caryn x

  4. Avatar sharonhcho says:

    I love your embossing paste stars! I’ve yet to delve into the world of embossing and texture paste~ :) Looks great, though!

    http://www.sharonstamped.wordpress.com/

  5. Fabulous design, I love all of the texture! Thank you sharing at CASology this week!

  6. Avatar Samantha Casey says:

    I love this card! The little critters are just so adorable! Thanks for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!
    -Samantha

  7. Avatar Valentyna says:

    Such adorable card, Nina-Marie!!! Love your light textured background and composition!

  8. Avatar Christiana says:

    This is such a fun card! I love how you always seem to incorporate pure, bright colors and lots of texture into your cards. It’s visually stunning. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

  9. super mega adorable little furry friends!!!!!

  10. Absolutely adorable! I love your moon, it’s the perfect platform for those cute critters!!

  11. This is absolutely darling, Nina-Marie, and it perfectly epitomizes friendship! The texture you’ve achieved is amazing! Hugs, Darnell

  12. Avatar Joyce M. says:

    This card is so stinking adorable. Love those two critters just hanging together as best friends do. Your background is wonderful, and I especially like what you did to make that circle. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology. It is always such a treat to see your beautiful creations in our gallery, and I hope you come back and play again soon.

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