Thursday, June 5, 2014

I Love You featuring Lawn Fawn

Good morning. I said yesterday that I was having a hard time with creativity but you wouldn't know it from the past 3 blog posts. Haha. I've posted more in 2 days than I have in 2 weeks! My blog is loving all this attention.

My 13 year old and I had an early morning as he had his yearly physical at 8:40am. Leave it to mom to schedule an appt early on summer break but with basketball camp at 12:30 we didn't have a choice.
He is healthy and actually gained 18lbs since last year!! No, that is not a big deal and you would know that if you saw him. He's tried for years to reach 100lbs and he was only 2lbs away this time. He asked if he could put his phone in his pocket for the extra weight. Haha

I worked on a card last night for the Lawnscaping Challenge going on now. Embossing is key!

I went with both dry and heat embossing for my card. I love everything about embossing!! It can take a boring card and turn it in to something spectacular and there are so many options out there right now.

Everything on this card is from Lawn Fawn except for the white gel pen used to make the faux stitching, dry embossing lines and pink card stock. I wanted to do something bright and colorful to send to someone special.

I cut the card in to a top folding card with measurements at 11 x 4 1/4 and scored at 5 1/2. I find myself enjoying this card fold more and more these days. I feel like it gives me more space to work. The polka dot paper is from the LF Hello Sunshine 6x6 paper pad and it just screamed happy! I used Doll Pink card stock from Simon Says Stamp to coordinate with patterned paper. The embossing folder used to make the lines is from Stampin Up and works well to add a little something but not overwhelming.

My original thoughts were to stamp each letter, heat emboss and then die cut the letters. I have to figure out how to do this perfectly. It's probably best to cut out letters and then stamp on them. Practicing this will be in my best interest. I ended up just stamping it out and putting it on a smaller sheet of card stock. The small heart is from a set called Wish You Were Here from LF. I love that they include a heart or exclamation point in just about every stamp set. I finished off the card with some lawn trimmings in the Sky color.

I can't wait for the recipient to receive this card. I hope it makes them smile like it does me.

I appreciate your comments and love to hear what you think. Hope you have a great day!

Happy Stampin,


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