Hello and Welcome! I have really been enjoying taking part in the Lawn Fawn Challenges lately and this one at first stumped me. I kept going through my stamps and thinking nope, nope, nope. Then it hit me! Can you take a guess what movie this card is inspired by?
Saturday, April 1, 2023
Lawn Fawn Challenge #145 - Inspired by Book, Movie or Song
I have always loved The Nightmare Before Christmas. I can still remember seeing it in the theatre when it was released and being the only one of my friends that loved it! So when I seen my Christmas stamps and the little Trick or Treaters, it was a no brainer!
For this card, I started with a regular slimline using smooth heavy weight black cardstock. Then I cut a piece of smooth white cardstock to use as my background. I only had Michaels brand heavy weight cardstock and let me just say, it's good for card bases, not so much for coloring or using masking paper. It frays and tears at the paper. Unfortunately it was all I had as I am waiting for my Simon Says Stamp order to come with my Neenah Classic Crest cardstock.
I came up with my design and started stamping and masking everything. For my images, I used Lawn Fawn's Holiday Helpers, Costume Party and Ready, Set, Snow. Once I had stamped and masked my design, I made the background. I used Distress Oxide ink in Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and Black Soot. I used some black water color paint to make spots on the green. Then I used Black Soot to create the ground and added water flecks to give it some dimension.
I removed the masking paper carefully and fixed any spots that need to be touched up with a pen. Then I colored all my images using Copic markers. Once that was done, I used a size 10 Gelly Pen to give some things some shine lines.
I used Lawn Fawn's Oliver's Stitched ABC's and die cut the word "Scary" from black and purple cardstock, then glued the layers together. I stamped the sentiment "may your days be" from Merry Messages, using VersaMark ink and white embossing powder on black cardstock. I also stamped the sentiment "& Bright" from the same set.
Once I had the sentiments glued down, I added some glitter gel to the word "Scary" and I added glossy accents to the snow globe to make it look like glass.
How stinkin' adorable is this card! My sister-in-law loves Nightmare Before Christmas as well, so I will be saving this card for her for this Christmas. Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!
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