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.
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:
Got a couple “Summer’ish” cards to share with you today.
These are the result of a late night “I just want to stamp something and play for the fun of all things in stamping fun” session. So, yeah, here we are.
Both cards use the Stay Golden by Julie Ebersole stamp set from Ellen Hutson. I pulled it out play with since it’s been in my stash for a quite awhile but hasn’t seen a lot of ink. Sad, I know. It felt like a good time to remedy that.
I inked up the solid pineapple base with two different colors of yellow ink before stamping it onto the card. Then I stamped it off, creating the second impression to the right. I used just one ink for the leafy crown and then stamped it off a second time to create the impression at the right.
Then I went to town, adding some flowers, the tiny pineapple, the pineapple outline and the words. Plus I added some extra details with Nuvo Crystal Drops, Washi tape and my old school sewing machine.
I used the small pineapple and the set’s medium pineapple on the second card. Again, I used two colors of yellow ink and stamped them off after I stamped the first time. I also added some stamped flowers and the sentiment.
Once again, I finished the card with some Nuvo Crystal Drops, Washi tape and machine stitching.
I wasn’t sure about this one as it came together, but I sure like the end result!
That’s it for today. I’ll be back again later, gators.
I’m up on the blog for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L today. Here’s a peek at the project I’m sharing over there.
It’s not quite a card for Independence Day, and yet it’s in that color scheme.
Swing by their blog to see the whole card, plus get the scoop on making your own shaker pockets… in a super duper easy (and fast… and non-messy) way with their Keepsake Envelopes!
See you again soon!
I’m super excited to be joining the folks from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Paper House Productions for a blog co-hop that’s been happening all week!
I am sharing a card perfect for Summer on the blog for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L!
Check it for a better look and for some tips for using Crafty Foam Tape with patterned paper, as well as some additional tips for using other products from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L with the Sundrenched collection from Paper House Productions. (Hint FAUX brads… they are so cool… and easy to make!)
To see the project with my post, go here. To see all the posts on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog, go here to start with Day 1’s post! (And, trust me, when I saw you are going to want to check each day’s posts out! Awesome projects + some great giveaways!)
Be back again soon!
Here again with a card to share.
Made this one a bit ago for Paper Smooches.
I’m a fan of mixing and matching stamps from way back so that’s what I did here. I mixed and matched together a couple stamps from a couple different stamp sets: Huge Hugs and Sugar Rush (and the coordinating dies for both sets).
I think they worked well together to make a cute little scene.
And if you have been following the story of Fiona the Hippo at the Cincinnatti Zoo, this card might be a little bit inspired by Fiona. I mean, she’s just so cute… and she’s a hippo. (Wink.)
All the patterned papers in the background are once again from my box of scraps. I talk about that box a lot here on my blog-a-roo. Let me tell you a secret: It’s just a little shoebox sized box that I keep near my desk. Over the years, my collection of paper scraps has been awfully big at times. It was too much. So I purged all those tiny pieces of papers awhile back and got a shoebox and told myself that was it. If the scraps of paper don’t fit in it, they gotta go. The smaller size, at least, has helped keep things manageable.
Alright! That’s it for now. Be back later, friends.
I’m joining the Technique Tuesday gang today in sharing a project made with some goods from the March release.
The new release debuts on March 1st on their website. You can see a few of the new products today on their blog. You’ll also find links to all the other design team members sharing projects today!
I used a couple new products for this guy.
I created the heart with the new Pieces of my Heart die. I cut three hearts from cardstock (red, pink and white). I mounted the pink and the red ones together, and then cut a puzzle piece from the white one and added it to the top. I finished it by adding a small heart covered with glitter glue on top. (The little heart was cut with TT’s Nested Hearts dies).
The sentiment I used is from the Love You to Pieces stamp set, which debuts on the 1st along with the Pieces of my Heart die.
It’s good for cards and scrapbook pages. And I’m sure you could come up with a bunch of other uses for it too! It’s packed with lots of great words.
Look for all of Technique Tuesday’s new products to debut on the 1st. You’ll find them in the New Products category on their website.
And, once again, be sure to hit the Technique Tuesday blog for links to the blogs of all the other TT Design Team members sharing projects today.
See you again tomorrow with another project made with some March release products!