Fall Lawn Fawn Challenge Card

I created this card for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #86 Halloween and Fall Inspiration. The challenge was to create a card inspired by one of four photographs. I chose to make a card based upon a photo of some fall leaves. I love autumn, and one of my favorite parts of it is the leaves changing colors.

fall lawn fawn card
Yield: 1 card

Fall Lawn Fawn Challenge Card

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: .75

Materials

  • Photo Paper
  • Lawn Fawn Knock on Wood 6x6 petite paper pack - 1 sheet
  • White embossing powder
  • dimensional squares (I used ones I made with chipboard and double sided tape)
  • Double sided Tape (I used my Scotch ATG)

Tools

  • die cutting machine
  • Copic Markers
  • Lawn Fawn Jump for Joy Stamps and Dies
  • Lawn Fawn Nutty or Nice Stamps
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Dies
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
  • Lawn Fawndamentals Premium Ink Pad - Crunchy Leaf
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • Tim Holtz Candied Apple Distress Ink
  • Tim Holtz Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink
  • Tim Holtz Scattered Straw Distress Ink
  • Acrylic Stamp Block
  • Embossing Heat Tool

Instructions

  1. stamping images Put the small acorn and leaf stamps from Jump for Joy and Nutty or Nice on an acrylic block. Stamp the images randomly on a piece of photo paper that is at least 5 1/2"x 4 1/4". I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
  2. Ink Smooshing Press several colors of distress ink on a wipe-able work mat. I used Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, and Scattered Straw Distress Ink. Spray the ink with water and then lay your stamped paper on the ink. Drag the paper through the ink until you get full coverage. You can dab with a paper towel to dry it off. Clean off your mat before proceeding to the next step.
  3. die cut frames for card Pick out a piece of brown wood patterned paper from Lawn Fawn Knock on Wood 6"x6" paper pack and use the largest die in the Lawn Fawn Large Sttched Retangle Stackable Dies to cut out a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" rectangle. Then use the hillside border dies to cut a top and bottom piece from the rectangle.
  4. Embossing the sentiment Go over both brown pieces with your powder tool. This keeps the embossing powder from sticking to the paper except where you put your ink. Stamp "so thankful" on the top piece and "That We're Friends" on the bottom with Versa Mark Ink. Then sprinkle the white embossing powder over the words. (I like to do this over a coffee filter so you can easily pour the unused portion back in the container.) Knock and brush off any extra embossing powder. Melt the powder with a heat tool. I like to start heating on the backside of the paper and then move to the front. This helps keep the paper from warping or burning. Heat until the powder is melted.
  5. die cut leaves Die cut leaves with the small leaf dies from Jump for Joy from the top right corner of the top sentiment frame.adhering panel
  6. Use adhesive to adhere the ink smooshed background and sentiment panels to the front of the card. I used my Scotch ATG gun for this.
  7. adhering images to card Stamp the fox, hedgehog, pile of leaves, leaves, and acorns on paper. If you are using alcohol markers like Copics, you'll need to use alcohol ink friendly stamp pads and paper. I used Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink, Lawn Fawn Crunchy Leaf Ink, and Spectrum Noir paper. Next, color your images and cut them out with the dies or fussy cut them. Then adhere them to the front of your card. I like to lay them out on my card before adhering them. I used deminsional squares that I made with chipboard and double sided tape to pop up the fox and hegegog. Then I used double sided tape to adhere the rest of the images. You could also use foam squares, glue dots, or glue.
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