Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #55 – Mood Board & Color Inspiration – Hello Summer

Hello again, Friends!

I’m cutting close to the deadline for the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge again. Gotta get those assignments in first in order to squeeze in some play time!

If you are a loyal reader, you’ll know that I don’t make a whole lot of summer cards. I’m trying to use lots of the summer release from my teams and the current theme for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge just happens to be more summer fun! Summer is officially here in Kansas City and it’s hot and HUMID!!!!!

Without shame, I purchased a few stamps and dies ($$$) to create ONE card. Everyone does that, right?! PSSSTTT…Simon Says Stamp in running a sale right now! 15% off Lawn Fawn products using the code FWN452 – hurry to get your favorite in-stock items!

I was so inspired by Jenn Shurkus’ card – which looks a lot like the mood board above. I don’t have any alphabet dies, so I used Owen’s ABCs instead for my sentiment. The colors for the sentiments are Bubblegum, Peach Fuzz, Celery Stick, Merman, and Grape Jelly using Lawn Fawn inks. Check out her card! Pretty close to the mood board, right? She’s amazing.

My card is a little different and I decided that I wanted to use an interactive die. Here’s my take on this mood board:

I started by stamping all my images on white cardstock and coloring with Copic markers. The stamp sets I used are One the Beach (the umbrella, drink, and beach ball), Life is Good (palm trees, hammock, crab, sand castle, bucket, flip flops, sea shells), and Happy Summer (the watermelon).

Y00, Y11, YG00, Y13, YR12, C3, C5, E50, E31, E37, V02, V04, YG05, G93, G14, YG41BG11, BG32, BG23, RV000, R00, R01, R20, R21, RV11, R85, R24

After coloring, I die-cut all my images and set them aside to work on my card. I could not decide initially what kind of interactive card to make. I thought I wanted to use the new center picture die but felt my canvas would be too small. So I opted for the A2-sized panel and used the Let’s Toast Pull-Tab Add-On instead to get my crab to pop out above the sand castle. Don’t be intimidated (it’s much easier than it looks)! Kelly Marie makes wonderful videos to help walk you through it (I have to reference them every time to job my memory on how they should be used).

My background is ink-blended with Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, and Peacock Feathers for the sky and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink for the sand. I splattered the panel with water and the coordinating ink to give it texture before adding the images and interactive element. The sentiment letters from Owen’s ABCs is adhered last using foam adhesive so the letters hover over the other images.

I hope you enjoyed this card! It always makes me so happy to create something using Lawn Fawn products and these challenges are giving me something to look forward to every 2 weeks. I hope you’ll take advantage of the current Simon Says Stamp sale on Lawn Fawn products! I know Lawn Fawn got me last weekend with the sale – for which I’m very grateful for because I was able to purchase the stamp sets used on today’s card.

Have a fabulous weekend and stay cool!!!

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LF Life is Good
LF Life is Good
LF | SSS | SBPal
LF Life is Good
LF Life is Good
LF | SSS | SBPal
LF On the Beach
LF On the Beach
LF | SSS | EH | SBPal
LF On the Beach
LF On the Beach
LF | SSS | EH | SBPal
LF Happy Summer
LF Happy Summer
LF | SSS | SBPal
LF Happy Summer
LF Happy Summer
LF | SSS | SBPal
LF Owen's ABCs
LF Owen’s ABCs
LF | SSS | EH | SBPal
LF Owen's ABCs
LF Owen’s ABCs
LF | SSS | SBPal
LF Let's Toast Pull Tab Add-On
LF Let’s Toast Pull Tab Add-On
SSS | EH | LF | SBPal
LF Mini Ink Cubes
LF Mini Ink Cubes
LF | SSS | EH | HMSB
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
SSS | EH | ScrapbookPal
Sakura White Gelly Roll
Sakura White Gelly Roll
SSS | HMSB | AMZN
HA Intense Black
HA Intense Black
HA | SSS | EH
TH Distress Oxide Set 1
TH Distress Oxide Set 1
SSS | EH | SBPal
TH Distress Oxide Set 2
TH Distress Oxide Set 2
SSS | EH | SBPal
TH Distress Oxide Set 4
TH Distress Oxide Set 4
SSS | EH | SBPal
Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover 100lb
Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover 100lb
Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape
SSS | EH | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
SSS | EH | HMSB
ATG Gun
ATG Gun
SSS | EH | AMZN
Absorber
Absorber
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
SSS | EH
MSP Mini MISTI
MSP Mini MISTI
SSS | EH | MSP | HA
MSP Mini MISTI Mouse Pad
MSP Mini MISTI Mouse Pad
SSS | EH | MSP | HA
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
SSS | EH | HMSB
Tonic Glass Media Mat
Tonic Glass Media Mat
TS | SSS | EH

4 thoughts on “Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #55 – Mood Board & Color Inspiration – Hello Summer

  1. oh wow! oh wow! oh wow! this is GORGEOUS and stunning and sooooo beautiful! the colors…swoon!!! wow!! i could literally look at this for daaaays!!! wow!!! all of the details and that pull tab with the surprise crab is incredible! thank you SO much for playing along with the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge! 🙂

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