Saturday, January 24, 2015

Sending Love Your Way--Lawnscaping Challenge No.98

January 24, 2015

My card today is for the Lawnscaping Challenge.  It is my first time to enter their challenge and I am so excited.  I love Lawn Fawn products and now that I have purchased a few of their wonderful products, I can play along.  

The challenge is to create your own background with your stamps.  I had so much fun with this technique. First, I created my own distressed ink/watercolored paper.  I added several different inks together and then splashed a few drops of water on it to give it a "bokeh" look.  Then I stamped the post office seal in Primrose Petals ink (retired) and heat embossed it in clear embossing powder.  Then I went back and stamped the canceled mail stamp in Versa Mark and heat embossed it in black.  It gave such a cool shine to my paper!  I love it!  Something new for me.  I am a paper hoarder, but I really like making my own backgrounds now.  Maybe that will help curb my need to purchase soooo much paper.  LOL! Now, I can buy more stamps!!!! 

I wanted you to see the background paper a little closer, so hope this reflects all the details.  I also added Glossy Accents to all the little hearts on the envelopes and sentiment.  

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Please leave a comment if you can, I love to hear your thoughts!

You can email me at: Claire if you have any questions.  

The products I used will be listed below.

Happy Stampin!


  1. Very cute card! I love the letters pouring out of the mailbox, it is adorable! Thanks for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

    1. Thank you very much, Samantha! It is so nice to hear from you! XX

  2. So cute! Your custom background is siumply amazing, love all the details!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Lawnscaping Challenges :)

  3. Thank you very much, Yainea! I am so happy to hear from you! XX


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