Monday, October 22, 2012

Lawnscaping Challenge #44

Try a new technique is challenge #44 over at Lawnscaping. This challenge was a doosey! I really stepped out of my box for this one. First, off I made a layout, I haven't done that in a while. :-) I really wanted to use my first Studio Calico kit, which is the October kit with an add on. So, I tried to use mostly my kit with Lawn Fawn stamps. I ended up using washi tape that wasn't in the kit and thickers. My first technique was heat embossing directly on my background paper. Let me tell you, it was sooo scary. I've heat embossed before, but on another sheet of paper that if I mess up its no big deal. This time, I didn't have a back up plan. Luckily, it came out fine, only cause I was FaceTiming/Skype with my BF Sam and she reminded me to use my embossing buddy. Which I always forget to use before I heat emboss. An embossing buddy, dryer sheet or the EK Success powder tool keeps stray embossing powder from sticking where it shouldn't. Giving you a clean image. My second technique is dry embossing a cut out. I stamped and cut some Lawn Fawn clouds then dry embossed them in my Cuttlebug. Normally, I emboss entire backgrounds, never pieces. My third technique, is a layered layout, not my normal style. I usually mat my photos and have a boarder, just a simple style. I hope you enjoy my layout I was definitely in uncharted waters!



Lawn Fawn Stamps

-Sunny Skies

-Belinda Boarders

-Interlocking backdrops

-A Little Birdie Told Me

Studio Calico October Kit, plus Crack the Whip Ad On


Thickers, by American Crafts

Washi tape, by Recollections & Freckled Fawn

White Embossing Powder

Heat Gun

Versamark Ink

Lagoon Ink, By Close to My Heart

Distress Ink, by Ranger

Chevron Die, by My Favorite Things

Kraft Cardstock, by My Favorite Things

Large Scallop Boarder Punch, EK Success


Happy Scrappin!




  1. Layouts are sooo hard and you did a great job! Loving all the embossing techniques as well!

    Thank you so much for joining us Lawnscaping gals!

  2. I love this layout. You have a really fantastic style! Awesome job!

  3. Wow... Love the various embossing technics you used to make some embellishments on the layout. Thank you for playing along at Lawnscaping

  4. love all of the embossing! the embossed clouds are my fave! thanks for playing along with lawnscaping!

  5. Great layout!! I've never made one but I want to try it soon :) I love your embossed clouds, your heat embossing on the background and the word bubble with the heart!! Well, I love everything :)