Monday, February 11, 2013

You're a Nut Card

Happy Weekend! 

I wanted to stop by and share a new card today.  I'll have to keep it short though-- you see, Audie has an affinity for Apple cables and bit my computer charger so it no longer works...ugh.  I'm running on a low battery and Best Buy is closed-- double ugh!  

Today's card is for this week's Lawnscaping Challenge: Be My Valentine. 


Here's my take on a Lawn Fawn Valentine's: 


I have to say, I'm happy with how this card turned out, but it just about drove me nutty today!  I only had half an idea in my head when I started and nothing seemed to turn out right.  I pitched the original idea and this is what I came up with.  For this card, I used a few Lawn Fawn sets: Critters in the 'Burbs, Bee Mine, Smitty's ABC's, and Interlocking Backdrops.  The background is inked up with white pigment and stamped with one of the backdrop stamps.  It wasn't as bright as I wanted, so I added white embossing powder over and that seemed to do the trick.  I also flicked some Mister Huey's opaque white spray to add a little interest to the background.  I love that stuff!  After I die cut some hearts from white cardstock, I used squeezed orange and bubble gum pink dylusions ink spray to create a fun, vivid color for the hearts.  Here's a close up so you can see the color a bit better: 



I then die cut some arrows (Lifestyle crafts) from colored cardstock and embossed my sentiment in black and white.  


Lastly, I added the little squirrel, who is on the hunt for some nuts!  Who needs chocolate anyways? 


I'm also going to play along with the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Have a Heart. 


Thanks so much for visiting today!  Hope to see you again soon! 

-Lizzy

15 comments:

  1. This is adorable, Lizzy!! I really like the little squirrel and your custom sentiment! And the sprays that you added to the background and hearts is such a great touch! It's so cute!! :)

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  2. Very cute idea, love that squirrel! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

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  3. This is so cuuuuute!!
    Love your card!
    You combined all those stamps and elements beautifully!!

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  4. Congrats on having your card featured on the Lawn Fawn blog today!! Your bee card is one of my favorites! Have a Happy Valentine's Day! :)

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  5. this is one adorable card...! love everything on it, the stamped background, the white pigment ink, the arrows, the cute little images and the color combinations..they are all perfectly done. Thank you for playing along with us at Lawnscaping!

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  6. Wow, wow, wow. This is just awesome - my jaw dropped when I saw it! Absolutely stunning card!!!!!!!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping!!!

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  7. !!!! this card is fabulous!!! love the subtle background, the splatter... the arrows and the clever sentiment and images :) thanks for playing a long with us at lawnscaping!!

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  8. That happens to me very often, too but when the final result is something like this card, well, I'll be more than happy! I LOVE this! And I love the bright colors on it! So funny and happy!

    Thank you so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping :)

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  9. haha! this card had me giggling out loud - I love it! The colors are fantastic. Thanks for playing along with us at lawnscaping!

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  10. Love your Dylusions hearts! Great BG too. Such a fun card - congrats on your LF win.

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  11. congrats on your Queen of the Green!!

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  12. congrats on your Queen of the Green!!

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  13. CONGRATS QUEEN OF GREEN!!!
    That's so awesome & so WELL deserved!!
    This card is FANTABULOUS!!!! wow!!!
    Happy weekend!! :)

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  14. OMGosh, what a FUN card...I don't know how I missed it! I love how you placed the squirrel along the arrows...so clever!
    Congrats for being named Queen of Green!!!

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  15. FANTASTICLY FUN card! Congratulations on QUEEN of GREEN:)

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Many thanks for each and every thoughtful comment! Your feedback is genuinely appreciated--I only hope you enjoy my cards as much as I enjoy your comments!

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