• Elizabeth Garcia

Lawnscaping Challenge #37: Use Dimension

Hello all, I just returned from a wonderful week away vacationing in San Diego, CA.  My daughter attended a half-day surf camp (see some photos below), and in the afternoons we went sight seeing or just hung out by the beach. I also celebrated my 40th birthday while in San Diego!  Yep, it’s the big 4-0.  I keep shifting between feeling old and taking on the attitude that 40 is the new 20, ha!  It depends on the day I guess.  But one thing is for certain, no matter what birthday I’m celebrating, I’m always loving my papercrafting.

So to start things up again I decided to take on the next Lawnscaping Challenge, using dimension.

It’s July which means it’s time to start creating Christmas/Holiday cards.  Etsy is having  a Christmas in July promotion, which I’ll be joining over the next couple of days.  So make sure to check my Etsy shop in the coming days.  So I decided to create a happy holidays card for my submission.

I absolutely love that little reindeer from Lawn Fawn’s Critter in the Snow set.  I colored him using Bic alcohol markers.  They are kind of like copics, except they don’t have the brush tip so it’s hard to do the flicking technique.  Note to self:  I need to get some more brown copic markers.  The ones I have were just too dark to get the effect I wanted.  To add dimension I placed the little guy on the card with some foam adhesive.

Still I was happy with the results, of course this was after my third attempt!  I guess I got a bit rusty during the week I was away.  For the background papers I dipped into my old stash of leftover pieces of papers from various HOTP Holiday collections.  I’m determined to use my scraps this year!

Finally, I used Jessie’s ABC’s for the sentiment.  It’s a little tedious having to place each individual letter on my block, but I just love the letter stamp sets from Lawn Fawn.  The fonts and sizes of the letters are really great to work with for all sorts of occasions.

And here are some highlights from our vacation.

Thanks for stopping by!

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