Lawn Fawn Spooky Forest Backdrops and Wolf Before ‘N Afters

Posted by Vicki Fedor on

Hello ScrapbookPal friends! I wanted to share a card that I made with some of the new Lawn Fawn products: Lawn Fawn Spooky Forest Backdrop Dies, Lawn Fawn Wolf Before 'N Afters Stamps, and Lawn Fawn Wolf Before 'N Afters Dies. I decided to go more "forest" and less "spooky". These wolves were so cute, and the little "aroooo" reminded me of our local coyotes that I hear from time to time. We also have a few owls in the woods around my house, so I guess this card became all about me! Maybe I'll keep it for myself!
Even though I didn't use all of the dies that come with the Spooky Forest Backdrop set on this card, I do plan on using them soon for some fun Halloween cards! I love the little ghost, and the two different tombstones. I'll probably go with black for the Backdrop Trees for Halloween. You really get a lot of fexibility with this set. It could really be used with any season, and will work with many of the Lawn Fawn sets.
I started by ink blending a background. I wanted to go with a twilight kind of background - not too dark, and definitely not too spooky. I started with Distress Oxide Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, and Stormy Sky. As I got to the bottom of the panel, I thought I wanted to add something lighter, like a yellow, so I tried blending in some Scattered Straw. Maybe if I had been paying a little more attention and had used the Scattered Straw Oxide, I might have liked it better, as it would have covered better. I liked the yellow at first, but after it dried, I decided to cover up that part with some green cardstock. I wanted it to be a little less black at the top, so I blended in some Distress Dusty Concord. I used the Distress Ink here, so it would just add a touch of translucent purple, not to cover up the Black Soot too much. Like I said - a little more twilight, a little less spooky!
Next I got my critters together. I stamped the wolves with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110 lb. cardstock, and then colored with Copic markers (see below). I'm still working on learning coloring skills! Lucky for me, the owl was a three piece die, so no Copic coloring involved! For the owl's beak, I cut out a little yellow diamond from a piece of cardstock that I colored with Scattered Straw to use for the moon. It's so tiny, but I wanted it to match the moon.
To add a few stars to the sky, I spattered Dina Wakley Media Gloss spray onto my background. I put a few sprays onto my craft mat, picked some up with a paint brush, and added it that way. I like to use this acrylic spray because it stays more opaque than a waterbased ink spray. For the sentiment, I chose one from the Wolf Before 'N Afters stamp set. I used VersaMark to stamp the image onto a piece of scrap black paper, and then applied Lawn Fawn white embossing powder, and heat set.
I also wanted to add the "aroooo" next to my wolf. I laid out the card with all of the pieces, just so I could see where to put the howling, then removed the pieces, and stamped and embossed onto the background.
I added some shading to the trees with a Ranger Blending Tool and a Distress Hickory Smoke ink pad. I used Bundled Sage to add a bit of shading to the grass. I had decided I didn't really like the Scattered Straw ink on the bottom of my background panel, so instead (and to cover that part up) I use a piece of green cardstock for a grassy area to ground my critters on.
I used a combination of Scrapbook Adhesives double sided foam to assemble my card: the foam tape roll to attach the trees to the background, and both the regular foam squares and the thin foam squares to attach my critters, the sentiment strip, and one of the stones. I use Bearly Arts liquid glue for the rest, including some more grass and rocks.
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