Happy Thursday, friends! We’re thrilled to share the NEW Summer 2020 release from Lawn Fawn with you AND to say that it is shipping NOW! Yes!! Please join me in welcoming special guest Elena Roussakis with some gorgeous inspiration using the new goodies, and be sure to scroll on to learn more!
Hello, all! Elena here, with a cards that mixes some new and older Lawn Fawn sets – it all comes together in a super fun birthday card! I started out by grabbing a sheet of Moonstone cardstock and cut it down to card-size. Then, using a piece of white cardstock that I die-cut using the Foursquare Backdrop: Portrait die, I mapped out where the 4 squares would hit. I did a bit of ink-blending around the edges of the squares using Deep Sea ink. It gives a subtle shadowing that adds so much depth and interest to the background!
Next, I started gathering all of the images that I wanted to play with – fish, algae, and even the little scuba diver – from a mix of Lawn Fawn sets. The star of the show, though, is that huge birthday Octopus! Here’s from the new Ocean Shell-fie set, and soooo cute! I gave him a birthday hat and a mix of treats to hold (all from the also new Unicorn Picnic.)
Before assembling, I stamped the greeting. I wanted the greeting to be size-able enough to fill the space at the bottom of the die-cut, so I mixed 2 greetings from Offset Sayings: Birthday, and added a greeting from Mermaid for You to make it even more ocean-y.
To assemble, I adhered the underwater scenes directly to the blue cardstock layer, and then used foam tape to prop up the Foursquare Backdrop layer and used more foam tape to bump up the octopus. To finish off, I added some glossy accents and white dots to the background and called it done.
I hope you like it!
SPECIFIC COLORS USED:
octopus: v000, v04, v09, v12 and r02, rv10 for the cheeks
scuba diver suit: b34, b37, b39
greenery: yg11, yg13, yg67 for the lighter greens and the more olive ones are yg93, yg95 and yg97
jelly fish: bg13, bg11, bg10
pink fish: rv10, rv13
yellow fish: y02, y17
rocks: t1, t2, t4