Friday, January 1, 2021

Lawn Fawn Critters Wish you a Happy New Year

*~*~* HAPPY NEW YEAR *~*~*

I don't know about you but it feels like 2020 lasted forever!! I am SO glad that year is over with & I am hoping we all have a better 2021!  I hope you enjoy my card :)

I got to use another premade Distress Oxide Ink background making this card.  I make a lot of backgrounds for my projects that don’t give me the look I want, or they just don’t fit the theme but instead of throwing them away, I save them.  It’s remarkable how many times a background I would have thrown away actually became the very thing I needed for a specific card.  I think I made this background for a Halloween card, but it didn’t work.  I think it works perfectly for this card!


What I Used to Make my Card:
White Slimline Card Base {hand made}
Premade Oxide Ink Background
Lawn Fawn Upon a Star Stamps.  #LF1407
Lawn Fawn Upon a Star Dies, #LF1408
Lawn Fawn Winter Skies Stamps, #LF1763
Lawn Fawn Winter Skies Dies, #LF1764
Lawn Fawn Toboggan Together Stamps, #LF976
WOW! Embossing Powder, Fairy Dust, #WS104R
Watercolor Paper {I use this}
Zig Clean Color Brush Markers
Gina K Amalgam Ink Pad in Obsidian Ink

I had an idea of what I wanted this card to look like; I wanted it to look like a celebration, fireworks, and fun.  I’m not completely happy with it; turns out I have NO fireworks stamps! So I thought I’d make the stars sparkle.  I began by stamping, coloring, and cutting out all my critters.  My first idea was to use a black sky so I stamped a bunch of stars on black card, embossed them, and cut them out.  The stars didn't give the look I wanted, but they were so pretty I saved them.  I am sure I will be using them for another card very soon.  Embossing  right onto the cardstock is something I am not confident in doing; I struggle with doing anything directly onto the cardstock as I have totally messed up so many beautiful cards that way, but I am getting better!  But I decided that was what I needed to do to get the look I wanted, and it worked!  Once the stars were embossed, I set up my characters and then stamped the sentiment directly onto the card. This was especially nerve wracking for me as I had to modify the sentiment; it read “and have a happy new year” and all I wanted was 
"happy new year”.  I devised a little trick using sticky notes that made it much easier to modify the saying to fit what I needed. 

Photo isn't that good, but you
get the idea :)

All I did was position the sentiment where I wanted it, then used a sticky note placed so the portion of the wording that I did not want on my card was on the sticky note.  Then I stamped and you can see on the card how beautifully it worked.  Just another way to stretch your investment! 

I am so looking forward to this new year!!  I am sure I am not alone.  I hope you all had a fabulous New Year - mine was quiet and that is just fine with me :)  I hope you and yours are safe and healthy and we all have a better year!  Fondly, Christi

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Lawn Fawnatics, #91 - New Year
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Sparkle & Shine
Cut it Up, #216 - Winter
Dies R Us Challenge, #160 - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter {or 8}
Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals, #46 - Anything Goes with an Animal


  1. This is so adorable, Christi! Loving all the critters. Time for a DT hat - Thanks so much for playing along with us in our "Anything Goes with a Critter" challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this month. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  2. Love this cute bunch watching their fireworks! Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

  3. Happy New Year! Such a sweet and beautiful New Year's card! I love your sky and super adorable critters! Thank you so much for playing along with us and for sharing your talent at the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge! /Wishing you a wonderful and Crafty 2021 ! / Karin

  4. Oh Christi this is adorable! Love your background! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Dies R Us challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  5. This is Oh-so-cute. Thanks for sharing with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, CarolG

  6. Your "Halloween" background is perfect for this card. It looks like the Northern lights and all the animals are fascinated with the show. I love that you added a meteor shower, too!

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Winter challenge, and Happy New Year! It WILL be better than 2020!


  7. This is definitely the perfect background for your New Year card! Great job with the sparkly stars and the masked sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers for the Watercolour Challenge!

  8. Such a fun card with all those criiters. . Lov the way you created the stary sky with water colours. .
    Thank you for joining with us at Happy little stampers water colour challenge- Dt Swapna


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