"When our eyes see our hands doing the works of out hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our soul flies open and love steps forth to heal everything in signt"

-- Michael Bridge

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Congrats! - Lawnscaping #7 ;)

Well, I didn't think I'd actually get this done, but I did, YAY!!! I was really sad when I didn't get the time/energy to participate in the last (#6) Lawnscaping Challenge :(. I do love these challenges - mainly because I can't seem to put down my Lawn Fawn Stamps ;). So, I'm back for Lawnscaping Challenge #7.

This challenge was create your own patterned paper with stamps: As always, there is a fabulous prize up for grabs :D.

Ok, so I needed a card anyway, so I combined that need with the challenge. The Law Firm I work for has 2 attorneys. We have had the second attorney for almost 3 years now, and he just got made partner!!! Super exciting for him, and us! He's so smart and such an asset to the office!! I wanted to make something masculine, which is always a challenge for me. Here is a look at what I came up with:
Sorry that my picture has weird shading, I'm always a wonky crafty picture taker, what can I say ;).

So, I did a mini tutorial on how I created the background/my own patterned paper (in pictures): As you can see, I decided to kind of go with, a "you're a star" type theme, so I used Lawn Fawn's Teeny Tiny Backdrops background stamp and a ColorBox Chalk Color Q set to stamp the background 4 times with Red, Orange, Yellow Orange, & Yellow. {I also used Say Cheese, Bannerific, & Sophie's Sentiments)
Then I trimmed each strip out and cut 1" squares and inked them with the coordinating color. Then I did a little placement on the card to make sure I had enough squares...perfect.

Next, I used a scrap piece of (plain white) paper to glue my background onto so that I wouldn't ruin my card base if things didn't go as planned (which of course, they didn't... a little trial & error ;) in the end it all worked out though).

I popped up the Polaroid and banner with foamies, and decided it needed some black gems, twine, and a brad (adhered with a pop-up glue dot) to finish it off.

As you can see, I used Crate Paper, I really thought it worked perfectly for a masculine card. I {HEART} Crate Paper...SIGH. I'm super happy with how it turned out. It's not perfect. My sentiment is a bit wonky, as is the background (as much as I measured and tried and tried to be precise... I always end up a bit crooked). That's me I guess. I'm cool with it ;). Hope you likesie. Thanks for all of the great comments, always. You guys are way too sweet to me!!!


  1. Cool idea for the background, I like the wonkiness (is that a word?) I like that shiny brad embellishment too. I'm sure he will love this card!

  2. Super cool Heather! Love it!!!

  3. AWESOME work, Heather!! :o) Thanks for sharing how you created the background -- I think it looks super-fab!

  4. So fun how you made that background! Thanks for sharing it with us =)

  5. Heather this turned out great, and I love that you shared how you did it. The results are worth the effort, it's adorable

  6. I've done a grid part for an upcoming post, it looks so much easier than it is to make, took me ages! Love your card, so fun!