Sunday, February 26, 2012

"Chevron Backdrops": Lawn Fawn Inspiration week

Hey there, everyone!!  I hope that the rest of your weekend was an awesome one!!  I drove to Helena and back for an engagement shoot, which went great!  We had church this evening, then came home and watched The Walking Dead.  Love that show!  So- it has been a super busy day, to say the least.

Tonight we are sharing projects using the new stamp set "Chevron Backdrops".  If you are a fan of the chevron print which is so popular right now, you are going to LOVE this new backdrops set!  You get three great stamping options....tiny chevrons, medium chevrons, and one really large chevron.  For my card I stamped the large chevron to the bottom of the background paper, and the tiny ones in really light pink ink to the sentiment stamp.  Here is what I created:
"Birthday Girl" supplies:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (vintage cream)
Paper/Buttons/Chipboard: My Mind's Eye (Follow Your Heart "Be Happy" 6x6 pad)
Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Chevron Backdrops & Sophie's Sentiments sets) 
Ink: Clearsnap (Donna Salazar Mixed Media: honey, leather) & Tsukineko (Chalk: pixie dust) 
Lace: May Arts
Twine: Lawn Fawn
Pearls/Flowers: Micheal's brand

Instructions:  Make card from vintage cream cardstock.  Cut striped paper slightly smaller, and adhere to the front.  Cut a block of paper lined patterned paper, stamp a large chevron to the bottom and adhere to the front.  Cut banner edges to a vintage cream cardstock strip, stamp the small chevron print & sentiment to it, then adhere across the middle of the card.  Cut a tiny strip of dotted paper, give it a banner edge, and adhere to the top of the sentiment strip.  Add a strip of lace to the left side of the lined paper.  Make an accordion fold flower from dotted paper, and adhere to the left side of the sentiment strip.  Accent it with a twine bow and paper flower.  Thread two buttons with twine, then add underneath the accordion flower along with a pink pearl.  Thread 3 chipboard banners with twine, and adhere to the top of the card.  Accent the upper right corner with a threaded chipboard butterfly and give it some dimension so it pops off the card a bit.  Add a paper flower and pearl under the butterfly to finish.

Card Challenges Used:
-Stampin' for the Weekend #4- bingo card (ribbon/bows, pearls, pink)
-Our Creative Corner- over the edge
-Corrosive Challenge #143- use dimension

Don't forget to check out what the other Lawn Fawn designers have created for today, including our newest members!! 

  
And like always, there will be LOTS of giveaways!  Be sure to follow the commenting instructions to increase your chances for winning!

I also wanted to let you know about another giveaway that is going on!  I was asked to be part of a new E-Book that Ella Publishing is releasing, called "Stamping Secrets" which will be releasing on February 29th!  Here is the cover, which features one of my cards:
 I featured the Lawn Fawn stamp set, "Many Thanks" for my part of the book, and then 6 other amazing sets were featured by the other designers.  Ella Publishing is doing a giveaway of all seven stamps on their blog today, so be sure to CLICK HERE and try to win all of them, including "Many Thanks"! 

I hope that you have a wonderful day!  Be back tomorrow when we showcase the Bright Side paper again!! ♥♥♥ 

Until later,
~Lea L.

17 comments:

  1. This is beautiful, Lea. I really like the peach and aqua colors together, and all the embellishments go perfectly together. Thanks so much for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

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  2. how pretty is this card. thanks for sharing.

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  3. Just beautiful, so many lovely embellishments to feast the eyes on. Congrats on the well deserved features!
    Hugs
    Desire

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  4. your card is so soft and pretty. Love all the little extras you've given it.

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  5. another beauty. I so love the layering and textures!

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  6. Stunning card Lea, with beautiful details (as always)
    Thanks for playing with us at LRW (so great to have a cardmaker I admire and follow play along)!

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  7. So pretty Lea. I love the sweet banner and darling butterfly. :)
    Hugs~

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  8. I love this sweet card! The chipboard banner and butterflies are darling and the flower is wonderful! Nice texture!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week!

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  9. This is just stunning..so sweet! Congrats on your Little Red Wagon pick!

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  10. Gorgeous work! I love how perfectly your elements work together to creat such a sweet card. Lovely!

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  11. Wow .... simply beautiful ... the colours and soft pallette is gorgeous, as is that super banner!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!!!

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  12. Beautiful card, love the color combination and all the elements you put together with the chevron in a subtle color.

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  13. So so ... sooooo pretty. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

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  14. what a pretty and feminine card! I just love the layers, the depth of the stamping and the attention to the details you added! What a beautiful collection of papers, stamps, embellishments, flowers, pearls and buttons. Simply BEAUTIFUL!
    a really beautiful card! thank you for playing along with us @ OCC

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  15. Hi Lea. WOW - you are amazingly talented. May I ask....this little accordian fold flower - how is it made? I'm guess it's simple, but I just don't know. I would SO appreciate a link or shout to learn how to do it. My blog is:
    karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com or my email is karen.mycuprunnethover@gmail.com
    Thanks SO much, and bless you!!
    Karen

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