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Gab about Lawnfawnatics - Happy Little Critters

Stamping, Copic Markers, Lawn Fawn, StampsGabriela Sims3 Comments

Hello there! The new challenge is all about critters so I pulled out several stamp sets and got to work. I decided to do a one layer card that involved Copic coloring and some masking. I wanted my critters to be doing something normal, so I decided to have them  delivering a handmade card. I used Toadally Awesome, Say What? Christmas Critters, Love Letters, Yay Kites, and Jump for Joy. I started by arranging my images to get an idea of what I would need to mask.

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Then I started stamping and masking using some Post-it tape. 

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I then used my copics to color the sky and grass.

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Next I peeled the images off one by one and started to color them.

 

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My sentiment is from the Yay, Kites set and I stamped it with some Versamark ink and heat set it with white embossing powder. I finished by adding some Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen, some tiny hearts, and some Gelly Roll pen accents. I trimmed a piece of Gotta Have Gingham down and mounted it on a 4.25” x 5.5” card base. 

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This was a super fun card to make and it reminded me that I have quite a few Lawn Fawn sets that I really love. Until next time, stay safe in these crafting streets.

Happy crafting,

Gaby

I have linked* to the supplies I used below:

Yay, Kites

Toadally Awesome

Say What? Christmas Critters

Love Letters

Jump for Joy

Gotta Have Gingham

Embossing Powder - White

Gelly Roll Pen

VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad

Copic Markers

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Preparing for a Craft Show

Crafts, Diy, Gab with Gaby Stamps, Hand Lettering, Craft ShowsGabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone! So I finally did it...I booked a craft show.  I have never done one before, but I have visited many, so I at least sort of know what I'm getting into.  I have been reading articles and it's amazing how many little things I overlooked when I was thinking of what I would need to bring. Like change, a receipt book, and bags for customers! Now I am aware of those things and I have started building my booth/display and I'm sure I will learn a lot more in that process.  I will be documenting the process in posts here and I have put up the info here. I will be updating that page as I do more shows/events. I decided to go with grids for my items because it would allow everything to be displayed.

Cards on display!    

Cards on display! 

 

I also made some blankets for this show, so I tested out hanging those as well. 

 

I'll probably need to get some new hangers, haha. 

I'll probably need to get some new hangers, haha. 

Of course I'll be selling Gab with Gaby stamps too and a certain pin. 

 

Had to zoom in here! 

Had to zoom in here! 

I am still working on a small card display for boxed sets of cards, but I think I have a solution, I'll post that once I check it out. In the meantime, I am organizing and recording inventory to make sure that I have enough stock, but not too much! I am creating3 prints for this show based on my hand lettering/drawing and I have to work out that display too. 

Design number one. 

Design number one. 

I also need to make signs and decorations, so it looks like I still have a ton of work to do! I cannot wait until this show, I feel like I will learn a lot and have a lot of fun. Until next time, happy crafting!

Scatter Kindness Card

How to, Watercolor, Cards, ColoringGabriela SimsComment

Hi there, it's Gaby and today's tutorial is about making a background with markers and embossing powder. I will be showing how to make the card below; it may look complex, but it's easy to do.

This uses lots of heat embossing. 

This uses lots of heat embossing. 

I started by creating my background and used Bristol paper because I wanted to use my Tombow markers to "watercolor". The Bristol paper is cut to 4-1/4x 5-1/2. 

I love seeing all the colors! 

I love seeing all the colors! 

I used a Winnie & Walter "Kindness" stamp set and some Versamark ink to stamp multiple leaves to create my background. 

Such a unique stamp set with great sentiments. 

Such a unique stamp set with great sentiments. 

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Then I used white embossing powder on the paper and heat set it. 

 

I catch the powder in a coffee filter to put it back in the jar. 

I catch the powder in a coffee filter to put it back in the jar. 

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Next I added some color with my markers and just put them in different areas and used a water brush to blend them. 

 

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Once I added a little pink and blended it all, I grabbed some metallic gold to add splatters.

 

I used an acrylic block as a "palette". 

I used an acrylic block as a "palette". 

Then I stamped the sentiment in gold embossing powder on vellum. 

 

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I heat set it and cut it into a banner shape. I used a Tombow glue pen to trace behind the embossing so the glue would be invisible from the front.

 

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I weight the vellum down with some acrylic blocks to let the glue dry.

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Finally, I taped the card front to a top folding notecard. 

 

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That's it, you're done! I hope this post was helpful and that you have a chance to try some of these techniques. Happy crafting! 

-Gaby