New LawnFawnatics Challenge Blog


Have you heard the news? Lawn Fawn has launched their own new challenge called Lawnfawnatics. There will be a new challenge posted twice per month and one winner from all entries will be randomly selected to receive a $25 gift certificate to the Lawn Fawn online store. Cool, right?! Today is the final day of their inaugural challenge. Given my love of all things Lawn Fawn, I thought I would create a card and play along.

Mel's Card Corner | New LawnFawnatics Challenge Blog

I started with a 4 x 5.25″ piece of Whisper White card stock. I ran it through my Big Shot using the Confetti embossing folder from Stampin’ Up!® While I had my Big Shot out, I also die cut a few other pieces I planned to use for my design. I used the largest scalloped oval from the Layering Circle Framelits by Stampin’ Up to cut out a piece of plaid paper from Lawn Fawn’s Perfectly Plaid Rainbow paper stack. I also used the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and cut it once from a piece of Whisper White and once from a piece of vellum.

For my stamping, I used the Year Seven set Lawn Fawn released recently in honor of their seventh birthday. Isn’t that little piñata absolutely adorable?! Using Intense Black ink from Simon Says Stamp, I stamped it twice on a piece of Whisper White, once on a piece of yellow patterned paper from the Watercolor Wishes paper stack by Lawn Fawn, and once each on three different plaid papers from the Perfectly Plaid Rainbow paper stack.

Mel's Card Corner | New LawnFawnatics Challenge Blog

I die cut the Whisper White piñatas using the coordinating die then fussy cut the little piñata images stamped on the various patterned papers right along the stamping line so I could do some paper piecing. I saw this done recently on a card by my friend Taheerah recently and knew I just had to paper piece that adorable little piñata, too! After I had each piece fussy cut, I went around the edges with a Memento Tuxedo Black marker to hide any white that might show once everything was pieced today. I used some Tombow liquid glue to adhere all the patterned pieces on the die cut piñata.

Next, I stamped the sentiments from the Year Seven stamp set on the stitched oval. I filled the center section of the oval with the small candy and confetti images also included in the stamp set. Once I had filled the center of the oval, I used my Copic markers to do some simple coloring to fill them in. To help tone the background down a bit, I used the vellum oval I die cut. I trimmed off the top and bottom quarter so the vellum only covered the candy section. I ran it through my Xyron sticker maker then adhered it to the stamped oval. I then adhered the stitched oval to the scalloped oval using tape runner.

Now it was time to assemble the card. I created an A2 top-folding card base using Sugarplum cardstock from the Rainbow Assortment cardstock collection from Lawn Fawn. I adhered the embossed background layer to the card base using tape runner then adhered the scalloped circle focal panel in the center of the card, also using tape runner. I finished the front of the card by adhering the piñata over the candy section using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Mel's Card Corner | New LawnFawnatics Challenge Blog

I wanted to decorate the inside of the card a bit as well. I took the second White White die cut piñata and did some very simply Copic Coloring on it using C3, C1, C00, and 0. I adhered a 4 x 5.25″ Whisper White layer to the inside of the card using tape runner, then adhered the piñata in the lower left-hand corner also using tape runner and that completed my card.

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

Until next time …

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  1. Nancy Krueger says:

    Fabulous card, Melissa! Love the cool pinata on the inside! I’m so glad you joined us for our first Lawn Fawnatics challenge!

  2. Jan M says:

    Oh this is adorable Melissa! Your paper pieced pinata is so pretty and I love the touch of vellum and cute sentiment too. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week 🙂

  3. Nancy Leppek says:

    This is adorable! I have been looking at this set at my SU meetings and I really thought I didn’t need it ….of course until I saw your adorable card! What a fantastic showcase you have here! Thanks for linking up with us at Seize the Birthday!

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