Yes, I’m guilty of owning quite some very funky, shiny, bling-bling papers. I’m also quilty of never using them. Ever. Because I don’t know how I could make them work. Why did I buy them then, you say? I really don’t know.
BUT…! Then the new Lawn Fawnatics challenge came to the rescue! It’s called ‘Bling it out’ and it challenges you to make a shiny/glittery/blingy card. So I dug into my funky paper stash and found a purple one which I thought was perfect for a halloween card (also because I recently got my first coordinating die cuts including Costume Party)
It’s a bit of a smaller card compared to the usually size I make them, but it worked out great. I’m also very impressed how good the funky blingy paper works for the background! <3
I also used some sequins in the background for extra bling and added some shiny pearl paint (which wouldn’t stay drop shaped, but they’re still some kind of nice I think)
This challenge sure inspired me to look into the possibilities with my funky stash of paper!
And it’s time for another Lawn Fawnatics challenge! I keep enjoying them so much, because they always push you in a direction with the theme while you still can be as creative as you want to be.
I seem to have hit a crafting wall, but the challenge keep on going well. I’m sure I’ll come back in my craft flow though!
The challenge this time is ‘Awesome autumn’, so cards with the theme autumn, Halloween and Thanksgiving. And that’s exactly the vibe I’m currently in.
I’ve recently bought the ‘So Owlsome’ set, together with the owl from ‘Jump for Joy’ that I own already for a while now, it seemed perfect for an autumn card.
Also, apples are an autumn thing and since there is one in the Owlsome set, I wanted to attempt something with that… With some creative masking with the planter from ‘Some Bunny’ I’ve made this sweet card;
As you can see with a matching envelope! I always try to make a matching one with my cards, because I love how fun it is to match them. Also, when you would be the receiver of the card… how fun would it be just seeing the envelope?!