Lawnscaping texture challenge!

Guess what! I’m honored to be the October guest designer for the Lawnscaping Challenge blog, woo!!! I heart Lawn Fawn stamps so much — and Kelly and Mike too! So when Laurel asked me if I’d like to be a guest designer I jumped at the chance to get fawny :)

The first challenge that I’m doing is for texture, and I must say that as soon as I heard the challenge the ideas started clicking…

Then a dear friend had back surgery (yikes!) and I decided to make him a card using the turtle with the ice pack from the on the mend set — I thought it would be perfect. :)

Here’s what I came up with!

There’s a whole lotta texture going on here, but I wanted to keep it on the simple side so it wouldn’t be too overwhelming, know what I mean? Here are the deets:

  • Glossy accents on the turtle’s shell, which contrasts with
  • Fabric on the ice pack (more on that below!) and
  • Black enamel accents on the eyes
  • A chevron embossed background on kraft cardstock — it has such a great texture all on it’s own, don’t you think?

Here’s a closeup so you can see all the textured goodness!

Here’s a few tips and tricks:

I stamped the turtle on fabric using archival black ink, just like I would on paper except I held it there for a good 10-12 seconds so that the ink would have time to transfer to the fabric.

Then, I adhered the fabric to white cardstock with glossy accents and let it dry before cutting it out. This helped keep the fabric from fraying and made it easier to cut out, too! Woo! I also stamped the turtle again to make the lid for the ice pack — wanted it to be a third texture.

One last little trick: I wanted to add some enamel accents to the eyes, but I was afraid to squirt it on there directly from the bottle for fear I’d mess it up! So I squirted some out on to a scrap of cardstock and used a stylus to apply it instead — worked like a charm.

I’ve since purchased this black glaze pen and it works even better, ha!

Okay and one last little trick — I decided to round three of the four corners on the sentiment piece to make it look like a message bubble!

Thanks so much for joining me today, and thanks so much to Laurel and the whole crew at Lawnscaping Challenge for having me! Hugs!

Hope you have a great week, and hope I’ve inspired you to join in the texture challenge! Click on over to the Lawnscaping Challenge blog for all the details — you could win a $25 gift certificate from the awesome Simon Says Stamp, woo! xo


17 Replies to “Lawnscaping texture challenge!”

  1. awwwww…such a sweet card! I love the fabric…whatta neat idea!

  2. Linda Baker says:

    Love your card and love seeing you play with lawn fawn!

  3. hehe this is just totally adorable…love how you added the fabric…love it

  4. I thought I loved this card at first glance, then I saw the fabric on the ice pack – AHHH! Love it even more! This really is an adorable card, Lisa! :)

  5. Yay! I got super excited when Laurel revealed that you were the guest designer for this month! And what a perfect challenge to have you with us for! I still remember that card you made a long time ago when you stamped the Lawn Fawn pup on felt. It rocked my socks off, and so does this card! Love your tip for stamping on and cutting out the fabric. I would have never thought to leave the larger piece whole to dry and THEN trim it out. But it makes perfect sense. Super cute card. Love all the details from the glossy accents on the shell, to the enamel accent eyes, to the fab chevron embossed kraft card base. Totally perfect. Your friend will love it!

  6. Lisa, I love this card – this little turtle is my favorite get well stamp! Love the idea of using fabric for the hot water bottle!!!!

  7. Oh my goodness this is the cutest card, love the use of fabric!

  8. barbara lassiter says:

    This is so cute and just perfect with lots of great little details. The tip about rounding the corners to make a message bubble is so clever! It looks great and I can never think of these types of ideas! Thanks!

  9. This card is over the top in the cuteness and originality departments!

  10. It is the cutest turtle ever! I love the touch of fabric, so pretty!

  11. Virginia Lu says:

    Aw… there’s the MAGIC again, Lisa! ADORE this turtle. In fact, this is the cutest turtle ever–with that cute fabric ice pack!!! Your cards are always full of WOW factors! This one is no exception! LOVE LOVE this!

  12. So fun! Love all the details. Great tip about the speech bubble too! His hot water bottle is too cute!

  13. Love it! Thanks for all the tips! I have made rather large eyes trying to use glossy accents straight from the bottle!

  14. Sooooooooooooooooo CUTE Lisa…Your Cards Always make me smile!! I’m having knee surgery next week…scared to death!! A Simple Arthroscopic surgery but Still Scary to me!! Especially since the doc said it will be a three month healing process!! :( Hope your knees are doing better…..Hugs!

  15. janet Wilson says:

    Oh my, your friend’s recovery will be all the sweeter with this card! Love all the cute , I mean REALLY cute elements, Lisa :):):)

  16. Excellent work with the texture challenge, love this adorable card & step outs :)

  17. super duper cute! love the bit of fabric in it!

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