Friday, July 7, 2017

Family Road Trip: Lawn Fawn Borders with Distress Oxide background

Being in the midst of summer travel season, I was inspired by family road trips of old. Do you remember a time before seat belts? I know I do when all us kids would be "loose" in the back reading, coloring or just looking out the window watching the trees go by...

This scene was so fun to create. I started with inking the background then building the layers of trees and roads both Lawn Fawn dies. Four dies come with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Tree border dies: two borders and two tree tops. So I had to cut each border twice, once in green and once in brown. I then cut the tree trunks off the border. When layering, I placed the borders, then the tree tops and finally the tree trunks. Of course I had to cut the two tree tops several times each.

I cut a couple of clouds out of white shimmer paper. Finally, I perused by stamp collection for just the perfect vehicle to travel in my scene. I found this old family roadster and the memories started flowing. I used a pigment ink and embossed the image in clear embossing powder for a glossy finish.  I also put a small piece of acetate behind the "windows" for a glassy appearance.

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other products used:
Distress Faded Jeans Oxide ink
Creative Memories green polka dot and white shimmer paper
brown and green card stock
Bazzill Walnut textured card stock
Close to My Heart The long way home stamp set
Mix'd Media Denim ink
Wow clear embossing powder

I hope you've enjoyed what I've shared today! And, don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today and as always . . .


  1. OMG this is such a fun creation! GREAT JOB!!!

  2. Fantastic card! Love that car! I remember no seat belts too, fun times!

  3. This is adorable!! I love the polka dotted trees; they're so cute! Thanks for playing with the House That Stamps Built.

  4. Love the shiny car!! Your whole scene is adorable! Thanks for playing along over at Art Impressions!

  5. Great die cuts - love the trees and the papers you have used.
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.

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  6. Fabulous little scene! Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for

  7. What a darling scene. Thanks for joining us at The House That Stamps Built. Donna

  8. Cute card, very retro with that great car stamp! Thanks for playing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

  9. Love this such a cute scene Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

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  10. Very original card. Congrats!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Irene DT for