Happy Fall | Autumn Card | Lawn Fawn

Apparently the last time I shared a non-DT project was way back in July! I’ll be starting a couple of YouTube series soon which will be non-DT projects, but for today I have a non-video based non-DT project to share! This totally did not go to plan and I’m not entirely happy with it… But it’s not too terrible so I figured I’d share it anyway.

I started this card by creating my focal panel. I had a particular layout in mind for the card so I cut a piece of watercolour paper to be the correct size and shape to work for that. I then placed it into my MISTI and stamped the yeti from Lawn Fawn’s Lovable legends onto my panel. I then covered the yeti with a mask so that I could work on the background.

I first went in with Spiced Marmalade Distress ink and ink blended it to the top half of the panel, to create a yellow-orange sky. I then coloured the lower portion of the panel with Tea Dye to create my soft brown ground.

Leaving the mask in place on my yeti I started stamping the trees on my background. The trees are also from the Lovable Legends stamp set. I started with the smaller of the two trees and I worked from the back forwards. I stamped with the Tea Dye as well as Wild Honey and Lucky Clover Distress Oxides. As the Lucky Clover is a very intense colour I stamped it third generation towards the back of the card, and second generation for the trees nearer the front.

Having completed the background I removed the mask from my yeti and started colouring him in. I used my MozArt watercolour brush markers for this. I originally intended to add colour to the shaded side of the yeti, then blend it out with water. For some reason though the colour was not cooperating. Normally I can blend it out fine but it didn’t want to work at all. I switched to blending two colours rather than trying to blend one out with water which worked a bit better but still was not going how I would have liked. When I’d finished colouring up the panel I was so unhappy with it that I actually ended up binning it and working on something else!

I later spotted the panel in the bin and realised it wasn’t as terrible as I’d thought. I rescued it and continued with the card. I first adhered the focal panel with double-sided tape to a kraft card base. I used the copper peel-offs from the Love From Lizi October card kit (which is still currently in stock, and on sale for World Card Making Day!) to edge the panel, giving it a more finished look.

I pulled out the Ready Set Shake stamp set which is also from Lawn Fawn to create my sentiment banner. I stamped “Happy Fall” with Wild Honey Distress Oxide onto some vellum, coated with clear embossing powder and heat set it. I fussy cut it out, added adhesive being the embossed lines using my Zig Glue Pen, then adhered it to my card panel.

For the final element of my card I heat embossed the footprints from Lovable Legends onto another snippet of vellum. I stamped with Altenew Paper Bag Dye ink. Dye ink is not usually good for heat embossing as it dries too quickly, but the nature of vellum means that it stays wet long enough to emboss with. The dye ink does move a bit on the vellum when stamping, which gave the footprints an interesting texture rather than being a smooth coverage, but I think this enhances the look of them. I used Multi Medium Matte to adhere the footprints into place, completing my card.

Like I said I’m not entirely happy with this card. There are definitely changes I would make if I were to do it again. For one thing I would skip using the watercolour markers to colour the yeti and try something else instead. I would also probably have used maybe brown card for the sentiment and white heat emboss it, as I think the vellum sentiment just gets a bit lost. But I’m glad I was able to salvage the panel and come up with a reasonably decent card design to finish it!


Lady Joyful

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Challenges included:

Addicted to Stamps and More – Make Your Mark

Aloha Friday – Fairytale/Fantasy

CAS Watercolour – Orange, Green and Brown

Crafty Gals Corner – Anything Fall Goes

Lawn Fawnatics – Awesome Autumn

Moving Along With The Times – Autumn

MFT Sketch Challenge – Sketch

Simon Says Stamp – World Card Making Day

The Sisterhood of Crafters – Fall

15 thoughts on “Happy Fall | Autumn Card | Lawn Fawn

  1. Fun card Charlotte! Great colours for the forest behind your Yeti! Most times, watercolouring looks better after it’s completely dry … and that’s what happened to you. Glad you spotted it and realized that it was worthy of finishing. Very cute!! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

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  2. A great save, Charlotte! It certainly isn’t bin material! Love the background and the fun Yeti! And that layout is amazing and your Yeti looks perfect in it! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Wtercolour!

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  3. Being from BigFoot country, =your card brought a huge smile to my face. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana Forrest

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