Saturday, June 13, 2015


Happy Saturday friends!
I've been going crazy over the latest Lawn Fawn release...
you've seen it right?  
When I saw the gumball machine 
and the alphas
I had a bunch of fun ideas running around in my head.

Here's today's idea...

I envisioned gumballs rolling down a hill to tell that special friend
they are...AMAZEBALLZ!

I first stamped and embossed the gumball machine in silver on watercolor paper.
I used the Lawn Fawn inks in Mermaid, Wild Rose, Sunflower and Freshly Cut Grass
to color in the gumballs by smooshing the inks on an acrylic block
and using my waterbrush pen to pick up the color.
After drying, it was die cut with the matching die.
I took Lawn Fawn's stitched hillside border die and inked it up with 
Freshly Cut Grass and adhered to the card front.
Then started to stamp out the letters in the matching Lawn Fawn inks.
(the inks stamp amazingly crisp with solid images!)
I sponged on some Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue in at the top of the card
for added color. Then adhered the die cut machine with foam tape.
Finally I silver embossed the "you're" for the finishing touch.
(the "A" was die cut and adhered to the machine because it ended up being hidden...hehe)

Here's a closeup of that fun gumball machine...

I LOVE how it turned out with the embossed silver!
The Lawn Fawn inks work great as watercolor 
but here's a tip...
to spread the color evenly I first wet the area I wanted to color with water,
then picked up the ink off of the acrylic block and colored away.

Hope you're all having a great weekend and
MAHALO for stopping by!!


  1. Oh my! This is an amizingballz card! I love what you did with the new stamps and dies....I gotta get them for sure! I'm going to give your inking technique a try because I like your results. Thank you so much for this post....loved it!

  2. Gorgeous card Nicki :-) I love the whole design of this and the way you did the sentiment IS amazeballs! absolutely FABULOUS :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  3. OMYGOSH!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this! LOVING that gumball machine and the sentiment is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Oh my goodness! How fun is this card!! Love love the colors and design, Niki! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Friends/Super Hero” Challenge!

  5. yay for cute release.. I can hear our excitement.. your card is ADORABLE..

  6. Your card is amazeballz! This card is so creative and fun!! I love all of the details. :)

  7. Absolutely adorable. A real eye catcher. The silver is perfect. Wonderful layout ... great job! :-)

  8. What an adorable card! I love the silver embossing, and the way you did the sentiment couldn't be any cuter!

  9. Niki - YOU did a complete and total AMAZEBALLZ job on this card - so cute, so clever and just colored so perfectly!! Awesome and so cool!! Love the idea behind this card and I just think this is so COOL!!!

  10. This card is totally amaze-balls!! And congrats on being featured on the LF blog!! So happy for you :)!!

  11. Wow, what an amazing design. I just love the embossing with the watercolored dye inks. A unique and fun effect all the way!


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