I’m here again with a couple thank you cards that were just plain fun to make.
Meet card #1.
Meet card #2.
And meet card #3.
I created the backgrounds for each of these cards using some stencils from Honey Bee Stamps. Take a look and you’ll see each one is a little different.
The first card uses an entire stencil the old fashioned way: Set it down and apply ink.
On the second card, I used one of the stencils to apply a dark layer of yellow ink. Then I moved it over the left and applied a lighter layer.
On the third card, I did some layering with different stencils. It’s hard to tell but look real close and you’ll see it.
All the words and images on these cards are from Honey Bee Stamps too. I didn’t quite have phrase to use with the thanks word so I took a phrase from their Forest Friends set and masked off part of it when I inked it so only part of it would stamp on my cards.
Alright! That’s what I have for you.
Supplies from Honey Bee Stamps used for these cards:
Ps. Check out The Scrap Review for a recent review I did about the Hexi Patterns Background Stencils from Honey Bee Stamps. They are just lovely.
I’m bringing a little something home decor’ish to the blog today.
I had the chance to attend Art Impressions’ Warehouse Sale last year and picked up a pack of some printed Pop-Ups elements they had for cards. I pulled them out the other day to make a card and decided to do something different.
I have a few “hair” ladies in my life who I thought would get a good kick out of them so I made this little frame with the Pop-Ups.
The images just cracked me up!
Since I used lots of Crafty Foam Tape to piece the parts together, I removed the glass from the frame. I really wanted the bulk and pop to be there.
I simply made a little mat of cardstock and patterned paper and added all the elements to it.
To give them even more pop, I added some Glossy Accents, glitter glue and Nuvo Crystal Drops to the cut-outs.
I like how the little details just add a little something. 🙂
Hopefully, the hair ladies in my life will enjoy this as much as me.
Thanks for stopping by.
Let me tell you a secret: I make cards all the time. You’d think the ones I send the most are for birthdays and special occasions.
Confession time. I always am late to the game when it comes to that. So truly, the cards I send most are cards to friends who I’m just thinking of.
So meet today’s card. This is one I made with a couple friends in mind, that I was just thinking of.
One of things I enjoy most about Technique Tuesday’s Animal House stamps is mixing and matching the different critters together. I’d been anxious to create some kind of scene with their most recent sea creatures so this card was my reason to do it!
And let’s chat for a minute about realism and cards. So there’s probably not a gigantic seahorse (stamped with the Simon & Sandy Seahorse stamps and dies) in the sea, but it’s kind of fun to imagine there is one as almost as big as Olive the Octopus. 😉 Anything can happen in the stamping world! That’s what I’m sayin’.
I wanted to really build on the notion of a hug so I added all the other little critters to scene. (All the other little creatures were stamped and cut with the two stamp sets, by the way.) I also added a few die-cut hearts.
I don’t often use a lot of soft colors when I color in images with markers but I decided to for this card. It was nice change.
Also I added a few “drops of water” to the underwater scene with my old friend, my trusty bottle of Glossy Accents. Always a fun addition.
Alright! That’s it for now. I’ll be back again later, gators. Thanks, as always, for stopping by. It’s a real treat when you do.
Technique Tuesday products in this post:
Ps. I’m totally sending a shout-out to my friend, Dana Joy! She created an awesome card with the Olive the Octopus stamp set and Technique Tuesday’s Waves on the Border dies. She’s got a video on her blog, showing how she made the wavy scene. You should check it out.
I’m up on the blog for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L today, sharing this fun little card set.
I had so much fun making this. Not often you get to go clean and graphic when adding a little bit of glitz with foil and flock. 🙂 But I did…. and, man, it was fun!
Swing by their blog for the scoop on making a set like it. I’ve also got a few tips for adhering down teeny, tiny words (like the Awesome word my cards). They’ve got the perfect adhesives for that. Oh yes, and there are tips for using adhesives with foil and flock too.
Hope you will check out the post!
See you again soon, friends.
Back again with another stamped card to share with you. Today’s card is a birthday one! I hope you like it.
I stamped the cute little donut people with Neat and Tangled’s Say Yes to Donuts stamp set. You can’t go wrong with donuts… in my world. Anyway, I had them sitting on my desk for some time, waiting and waiting (and waiting) for me color them in when I had some free time.
I finally took the plunge and did it, coloring them in with markers. And then I got all “cray cray” put a ton of Glossy Accents from Ranger Ink on the frosting and sprinkled on a generous amount of sugar… errr… glitter. I let the donuts dry for, get this, probably 24 hours because (1) it looked so cool and (2) hello, all the Glossy Accents I put on them. Yeah. It was probably too much. But the results? So. Stinking. Cool.
I had a little help from Neat and Tangled with the rest of the card. The phrase was created with the Celebrate stamp set. There’s a phrase inside the card too. Yep. It’s says, “Happy Birthday.” Yep. Real imaginative, I know. 😉
The patterned paper on the card? It’s from the backside of an older print from Doodlebug. Timeless print though. And the hearts? I can’t quite recall what die I cut them with, but there are lots of heart dies out there that are quite similar and would help you achieve the same look on a card of your own.
Not much more to say today so that is it for now, my card loving friends. I’ll be back again later. Thank you as always for taking the time to stop by. It’s a real treat when you do. See you again soon. I sure hope at least.
Stamps and Dies used to make this card:
Back again with a few more cards to share with you!
Today’s cards feature the Christmas Birds stamp set. Technique Tuesday is releasing some Christmas stamps and dies over the next few months, starting with this set I designed and some other products.
I wanted to take a little time today to share a few projects I made with the set.
This first card features the stamp set in its simplest form. I stamped the bird and presents on cardstock and then fussy cut them with my scissors. Then I stamped them again on my card, adding the fussy cut portions of them to it. One of the cool things about this design is it would work with either of the birds in the stamp set.
The stamp set has matching paper crafting dies available too! And so I used the dies to make this card. Not everyone is a master fussy cutter. That’s why I love matching dies. Cut a die, stamp on it and you are good to go. (Or stamp on a piece of cardstock, line the image up with the die, die-cut and you are good to go!)
Rather than turning the bird blue for this card, I wanted to do something out of my comfort zone. What’s that you ask? Yep. It’s simple. I used gray inks instead. I think it’s a fun look for him!
For this last card, I used the same bird three times. I was going for more of a scene. I could have masked the scene, but instead I stamped the bird three times on cardstock and fussy cut him (…or is it a her? You decide.). Then I stamped the bird three times on my card and adhered the large fussy cut portion of the bird to each impression.
To make the birds look like they are singing, I stamped a few musical notes and added some dots with Nuvo Crystal Drops. Oh yeah, and I added a few sequins too.
Alright! That’s it for now. I’ll be back later, gators. Thanks for stopping by.
Stamp and dies featured in today’s post:
It’s Release Day at Technique Tuesday, and I’m here with another project made with the new products.
Today’s card features the new Travel Icons dies, plus some of the new stamps.
The new release features lots and lots of travel products. Sometimes, I think it’s really easy to get caught up in the “literal-ness” of stamps and dies. Something is travel-themed, you make something travel-themed.
I wanted to toss that notion on its head so I made this card. I imagine you could use these products to make a graduation card… or a wedding or wedding announcement card, like this one.
The plane, sign and global symbol were all cut with the dies. I cut them from white cardstock and then used my markers to add a little color to them. I also added a few dots to the sign with Nuvo Crystal Drops.
The “Adventures” and “Departing” signs were stamped with the Travel Buddy stamp set and cut with the Captions and Labels dies.
Alrighty! That’s it for me. Be sure to stop by the Technique Tuesday blog to find links to all the other design team members sharing projects today. Also be sure to hit the New for 2018 page on the Technique Tuesday website to see all the new products that are debuting today.