Paper Crafts Crew 294 – Lawn Fawn – So Smooth
Welcome back to the Paper Craft Crew Challenge! This week we have a designer’s choice challenge.
I decided, after the last card, that using sets that I have bought and never used, was a very good idea! So I grabbed So Smooth by Lawn Fawn and got busy.
STINKIN’ CUTE! This card also uses something new and exciting! And it was a big pain in the BUTT to make, not because of the new and exciting thing, but just because! You know when you are making something and you see just a little detail that bothers you, so you try to fix it? Which makes another problem, so you try to fix that! So you try something else to fix that, which works but creates another problem! I refuse to tell you what those problems were, LOL!
I stamped all my images with a new ink called Ink on 3 Blackout Detail ink, colored them with Copic markers, and cut them out with my Brother ScanNCut 2. The mat is losing its stickiness, though, so the image shifted a bit so I had to restart it. And there are a couple of spots that got cut that shouldn’t have been. Yes, that was one of the problems I had, but that’s not the only one (not telling!)
I created the cute frame using a new toy I had gotten as a daily deal on Amazon, the We R Memory Keepers Frame Punch Board! I love making frames for little scenes like this, but I have always been limited by whatever dies I might be using. This tool makes just about any size frame you might want as long as they are larger than the minimum size (while I was able to cut a tiny frame from a 1-1/4″ square with a 1/4″ edge and a 3/4″ opening, the punches in the corners did not line up well because of the smallness of the piece). There is a tiny little bit of a learning curve when it came to cutting the sides, but mostly it was very easy to make a frame. You can choose the width of the frame on every side and make them all even or create Polaroid-style frames by leaving more width on the bottom. You can round the corners or leave them pointed. It was a great deal on Amazon, and it still is right now. I arranged all my images in the frame and added some Wink of Stella Clear and little black dots on the eyes using a Sakura Black Glaze pen.
I used some cute Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow paper for both the frame and the piece underneath. I stamped the greeting right on top of this paper. I added some baker’s twine and a bit of retired SU! washi (I did find something similar which I have linked below) just to punch it up a little bit. Trust me, the black helped the color scheme a lot.
I added a couple of Doodlebug Glitter Sprinkles up in the corner to reinforce the visual triangle. I love how it turned out!
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Below is my list of products that I used, and I have used compensated affiliate links where they were available, as I now participate in affiliate programs for Simon Says Stamp, Amazon, Ellen Hutson LLC, Scrapbook.com, Gina K, Sizzix, and Blick Art Supplies. Stampin’ Up! links go to my BFF Wendy Weixler’s store, who does not pay me except in eternal friendship, but you can change to your favorite demonstrator if you prefer. Buying through these links costs you nothing extra and helps support my blog and my artistic endeavors, and I thank you.