It feels so good to get back into the craft room after a long absence. Although I’ve been taking photos for my December Daily and making notes on how to put it together, I haven’t physically touched it in more than two weeks. And while I’ve dashed off a couple quick cards and tags in that time, I haven’t really worked my creatives muscles in a while.
All it took was a little time, some adorable Lawn Fawn stamps fresh out of the mailbox, and a couple (Moxie) fab challenges to get my stamping mojo back in working order. Here are the fruits of my labors: two different cards using the same two stamps for two different challenges.
This is my take on last week’s Tuesday Trigger, Strictly Stripes. Although I had a lot of fun ideas based on the unusual stripes in those cute mittens from Sundace, I wanted to keep my first card as simple as possible. No need to trip myself up with a lot of extra layers and color coordination on my first project in weeks. The winter bunny stamp from Lawn Fawn in it’s adorable dancing scarf was a natural substitution for the mittens and gave me a chance to repeat the stripe pattern from the original using Copic markers.
I stamped the bunny twice: once on the card base and once again on a scrap of white to create the scarf. It might have been a little faster to color the scarf on the card base, but paper piecing it saved me the trouble of trying to stay inside the lines while creating even stripes. When my coloring was done and the scarf attached, I added my sentiment in a soft gray and glittered little sled tracks with clear glitter. It’s hard to see, but I think it’s pretty fabulous.
Finally, the more complicated winter bunny card, inspired by this week’s Colour Q challenge.
When I sketched this card a few days ago, I wasn’t sure how well it would work, but the challenge colors were interesting enough to push me back into my craft room. The end result looks pretty clean and simple, but there’s a lot going on here thanks to all the paper piecing. I was able to work in all of the colors by using different papers for the snow, sled, bunny, and scarf. There’s even a bit of shimmering gray on the sled rails to round it out.
My favorite touch has to be the tiny bit of white flock on the bunny’s tail though. Cute, right?
Update: Thanks to Christiana, I realized these cards are perfect for the first ever Lawnscaping challenge. I can’t wait to see what other challenges they come up with for using Lawn Fawn stamps.
Supply list for Winter Striped Bunny card:
Stamps: winter bunny by Lawn Fawn, dashing through the snow by A Muse; Ink: Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox Fluid Chalk in Gray Whale; Paper: white cardstock from Papertrey Ink; Other: Copic markers, Martha Stewart glitter.
Supply list for Wintergreen Bunny card:
Stamps: winter bunny by Lawn Fawn, dashing through the snow by A Muse, woodgrain background by Stampin’ Up!; Ink: Memento tuxedo black and bamboo leaves; Paper: white and kraft cardstock from Papertrey Ink, old olive cardstock from Stampin’ Up!; Other: Copic markers, Woodgrain Impression Plate from Papertrey Ink, Fun Flock from Stampendous, Stardust pen by Sakura, Alpine edge punch from EK Success.