Thursday, April 27, 2023

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #147 - City vs Country

 Hello and Welcome! Today's card is for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #147 - City vs Country. I chose to make a card with a country feel for it. I love summer because that means the farmers markets are open and there is nothing like farm fresh produce! So for this card, I created a mice farmers market using Lawn Fawn's Berry Special and Apple-solutely Awesome stamp sets. 


I started with a slim line sized card base in Lawn Fawn's Ground Coffee cardstock. I then cut a piece of smooth white 110lb cardstock to fit just a little smaller then my slim line card base (8 3/8 x 3 3/8). From there I started planning out where I wanted everything to go. 

For this card, I used a lot of masking paper, like a LOT! I used Altenew masking paper, which is an ok product, but not what I was expecting. I find that this masking paper can sometimes tear up the cardstock and remove your stamped images or fray them. Also, it's a pain in the butt to get off! I have even tried to stick it to my clothes a few times to make it not as sticky but it still is almost impossible to remove! If you have any suggestions with how to get this product to work better, I'm all ears! Once I finished stamping all my images and spent a large amount of time peeling off the masking paper, rubbing off the sticky areas it left and repairing what it tore, I got to coloring! I colored the images using Copic markers. 

Before coloring though, I created my background. I used MFT Mini Clouds stencil and Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers to create the cloud background. I used a piece of scrap white cardstock to create the grass and dirt areas. I used Lawn Fawn's Crunchy Leaf ink and Distress Oxide ink in Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness to create the grass and dirt. 

Once I had everything colored in, I used a size 10 white Gelly Pen to create shine lines on the apples and some other items. 

I stamped the sentiment using Lawn Fawn's Jet Black ink and the sentiments stamps from both the Berry Special and Apple-solutely Awesome sets. 

I love love love how this card turned out. I love using masking to create fun cards. Now to get that masking paper to peel off easily! As always, thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting! 

5 comments:

  1. The card is fantastic and you did an incredible job at masking.
    I don't have that particular masking paper, but what often helps with removing sticky stuff is warmth. Have you tried hitting the masking paper lightly with your heat gun? Maybe this might helps…

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  3. WOW!!! I want to be in this super super sweet scene! It is absolutely amazing and I LOVE everything about it!!! It must have taken forever with all the masking and coloring!! Thanks for inspiring me to do more of that!!! Thank you so much for sharing your talent and for playing along with us at the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge! /Lots of Love, Karin

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  4. I love these yellow apples! Can you tell me which colors you used?

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