Hello everyone! Welcome to the Lawn Fawn Hearts Cards for Kids Blog Hop! This is my first time ever participating in a blog hop, and I'm so excited you're here! If you're following along from the beginning, you should have just come from Art Is My Sunshine, but if not, that's okay too! You can hop back and forth and all around if you choose, and remember, if you get lost you can always find your way back at the Lawn Fawn blog where it begins and ends. Be sure to visit as many of the blogs on the hop as you can and leave comments, as there will be prizes given out to both commenters and participants! For a chance to win some Lawn Fawn goodness, I'm definitely in! But more than that, it's a great cause for some really great kids who deserve all the cheer we can send them. So let's get on with it, shall we?
This is my card for Gavin, a 4-year-old little boy battling Tay-Sach's Disease. I wanted something fun and festive for him, and this is what I came up with. I fell in love with Lawn Fawn's Critters in the Burbs stamp set the moment I laid eyes on it. It instantly sparked so many card ideas, including this one. Tell me, what's more fun than a snail race? I know, right? My original idea for the background (Hero Arts clouds and Soft Pool Shadow ink) fell through when the supplies I ordered didn't arrive in time, so I decided to improvise. ;o) I typed up a little story about a snail race on my computer and printed it out on white Georgia Pacific cardstock. I cut out a few clouds freehand and ran the side of my BG10 Copic marker around the edges to give them some definition, then layered them with dimensional adhesive.
I took a strip of green polkadot paper from My Mind's Eye and cut fringe for grass, adhered it to the card, then ruffled it up a bit to give it a more natural appearance. Then it was time for the fun part! I stamped the little snail five times, and the butterfly twice and colored them in with Copics. I drew a start and finish line, then adhered three of my little speedy snails directly to the card, and popped up the remaining two plus the butterflies with pop dots. I stamped the "yay!" from that set by the winner (Slinky), and spelled out "hey, champ!" for my sentiment with Harold's ABCs. Love that set. Endless possibilities with that one. For a final touch, I was looking around desperately for some blue thread or twine, knowing I didn't have any. Then I spotted the green and blue strings that Kelly Marie uses to wrap the Lawn Fawn stamps together for shipping. Tied it in a little bow... Perfect!
I hope you enjoyed my card for today! The next hop along the way is at Banu's blog Stamping With Passion. I checked her out last night -- very talented lady. I can't wait to see what she's come up with for today! Thank you so much for stopping by my little corner of the blogosphere. Have a great day, and best of luck!