Good morning! You may have seen me sneak a few photos on instagram last week and it’s time to share the news!! Lawn Fawn has officially started a challenge blog for all Lawn Fawn fans and I am thrilled to be a member of the challenge design team! Eeek!!
So here I am with the first challenge for the brand new Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!
This month is Lawn Fawn’s 7th birthday and our first challenge is to share your best birthday creation! The challenge will run for two weeks and a random winner will win a $25 gift card to Lawn Fawn! We will also highlight our favorite entries each challenge!
Here is my card! I wanted to play with the adorable sloth from Hang in There!
Recently I’ve been watching the new Planet Earth II series and a few weeks ago they featured sloths hanging out in mangrove forests and it inspired me to use my dies in a slightly unusual way! I die-cut the Leafy Tree Portrait die from kraft cardstock twice and green patterned paper and then trimmed the frame off of one tree. I adhered that one behind the frame to create a second tree. Then I turned it upside down to create a mangrove tree! If you’ve never seen a mangrove forest before here’s what they look like:
I thought the die was a perfect substitute! Next I trimmed two blue patterned papers from Lawn Fawn to create my water and sky background. I die-cut the Stitched Tree Borders using the same kraft paper for the trunks and green patterned paper for the foliage and then turned them upside down to create mangroves in the distance of my scene. I also adhered leaves from the Leafy Tree Portrait die to the trunks of my mangroves in the foreground of my scene. Then I stamped the sloth, the party hat, and his tree branch from Hang In There and the gift from Year Five and colored them with copics before fussy cutting-them.
I adhered all of the elements to my card base, added the Leafy Tree frame on top, and tucked my sloth behind the frame. I adhered his gift and party hat with foam mounting tape and added a little spectrum noir clear sparkle to them. Finally I stamped the sentiment from Hang in There with Lobster ink and die-cut it with a stitched fishtail banner die. I adhered the sentiment to the card base with foam mounting tape and then stamped “Sorry I’m So Slow” on the inside of the card with the same Lobster ink. I really love how it turned out and I hope you do, too!
So now it’s your turn! Dig out your Lawn Fawn stash and create a birthday themed card! You can link up your entries on the Lawn Fawnatics blog and I can’t wait to see what you’ll create! Thanks so much for visiting and have a fabulous Monday!
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Kristina "CraftyPaws" says
Awesome! I was missing the lawnscaping challenges. Your mangrove trees are so clever!
Sharon O says
I’m waiting for my sloth stamp to arrive and this is a perfect way to use it! Thanks for the idea and for the lesson on mangroves!
How fun to have a new Lawn Fawn challenge. Love your creative use of the die to create your mangrove scene.
Okay, now that is some out of the box thinking Jessica!! I love it! TFS 😀
donna mikasa says
Definitely mangrove trees! Brilliant idea, Jess–your sloth looks super happy!
Tricia Barber says
So creative! What a great idea for your dies! Beautifully done!
Preeti D. says
super cute card 🙂
Elizabeth Grimball says
Such a wonderful and creative idea!!
Congrats Jess! Great rendition of the trees with the roots, it’s exactly what I had in my mind before I saw the inspiration photo. Sloaths are so ugly they’re cute, lol. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.
I love the message you left on the inside of the card. It is a beautiful card in accordance with nature