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I love crafting, especially rubber stamping. Most weekends I can be found surrounded by paper, rubber stamps and ink.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Let's Party

Hello and welcome to "back to work" Tuesday,

Last night while watching the Federer vs Isner tennis match, I played with my new 60 marker set of Zig Real Brush Markers. I used them to color this fun birthday card using one of my favorite Lawn Fawn sets, Party Animal. I think these woodland animals with their birthday accessories are uber cute!

The sketch is from Leslie's The Challenge #41, back after taking the summer off. Yay! Also, the latest Lawnscaping Challenge is to add texture to our card. I used some cork, dimensional tape and watercolor paper to add texture to this one.

My little deer trio is stamped with SU Craft black ink and heat embossed with SU clear embossing powder onto Tim Holtz watercolor paper. I colored them with my Zig Real Brush watercolor pens. I painted the deer first then went back with the yellow-green color and water colored the background. I was hoping it would be more yellow than green, but not so much. The birthday goodies in each of the deer's hands were cut out with the set dies and popped up with a fairly fat glue dot.  The whole picture is framed with a Die-namics stitched rectangle frame cut from cork. (my main texture element).

The party continues on the inside:

The inside images were stamped onto X-Press It Blending card with Memento tuxedo black ink and colored with Copics. I added some Wink of Stella glitter over the party balloon.

Stamps: Party Animal set by Lawn Fawn
Paper: SU Bravo Burgundy card stock, Tim Holtz watercolor paper, X-Press It Blending card and Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather patterned papers, craft cork
Ink: SU Craft Black ink, SU Bravo Burgundy, Zig Real Brush watercolor markers, Memento tuxedo black, Copics
Other: SU clear EP, Die-namics stitched rectangle frame die and Pierced Fishtail Flag STAX die, Lawn Fawn Party Animal dies, TE curly boarder die, Wink of Stella glitter pen, aqua painter, the Big Shot, foam tape, glue dots

This will probably go to my brother for his birthday next month. I know he'll love it.

Have a great short work week and thanks for looking in,



  1. Colleen, this is just adorable! So many fun details! Great coloring and love the cork frame! Your card made me smile! Thanks for joining us at The Challenge! XX

  2. Hi Colleen! Such a cute little party, and 'deer' little guests! Thanks for bringing the party to The Challenge!!!
    =] Michele

  3. Hi Colleen! Wow! This is SO cute and hilarious! Love all the little fussy cutting you did! Thank you so much for joining us at The Challenge!

  4. Colleen, these are lovely Fall cards, and the leaves DP is great! LOVE the cork texture, clever!
    Thanks for joining us at "The Challenge" on Lesley Croghan's blog 'Always Playing with Paper' !!!!

  5. Very cute card! I love the cork. Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

  6. I love that you used the cork!! So sweet!!:)

  7. Such a super sweet card! Love your cork frame! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping, hugs, Karin


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