Friday, December 2, 2022

Spellbinders Geometric Flower Background with Hot Foiling and Stenciling

Today I'm sharing my card featuring Spellbinders Geometric Flower Background glimmer plate that also has coordinating stencils!  The sweet die cut image is the Sealed Birds die set that I kept all white to stand out on the busy background.  Check out the details below.

First I preheated my Glimmer Foil System and foiled the Geometric Flower Background and the sentiments from the Just Wanted to Say Glimmer set.  I used pink Glimmer foil on 80# Neenah white cardstock.

Next I trimmed the sentiments into strips and the foiled background to 3-¾" x 5".  Then I used the  Layered Geometric Flower Stencils to color the foiled piece. There are four separate stencils that can be used individually, or use all, as I did.  I used Distress Inks in the colors of Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar.  The dark pink ink is Doll Pink by Simon Says Stamp.

I die cut the Sealed Birds dies once from white cardstock and another from vellum.  I added dots of glue just to the stem portion of the white die cut to adhere it to my card.  I cut the vellum die cut apart and tucked the pieces here and there under the other leafy vine.

I decided to die cut two more birds and color them with a few gray Copic markers.  I drew in the eyes and beaks with a black Micron pen and popped the birds up with small pieces of foam tape.

And that's all there is to making a beautiful card for a special friend!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Simon Says Stamp 2022 DieCember® Release & Celebration

Happy December 1, and happy DieCember® 2022!!!!  

To celebrate dies as one of our favorite crafty products, Simon Says Stamp hosts a month-long celebration during the month of December!  I am thrilled to be part of the kick-off with my shaker card featuring one of the new release dies called Fancy Birthday.  There are so many varieties and styles of dies in this DieCember® release by Simon.  Be sure to check it all out in their shop!

I made my shaker card by first using the Layered Confetti Stencil set and inking some Distress Oxides through the layers with ink blending brushes.  I used Kitsch Flamingo, Wilted Violet, and Mermaid Lagoon.

Next I used the shadow layer of the Fancy Birthday die to cut the opening of the stenciled panel.  I added adhesive on the back around the opening and adhered a piece of acetate for my shaker window.  Then I trimmed the piece to 4" x 5-¼".

I added foam tape to the back of the panel edges and around the die cut opening to create a space for my shaker bling.  I added some bling from my stash, then adhered another piece of acetate to the foam tape.  This closes the window and makes it so much easier to then adhere the shaker panel to my A2 card base.

I die cut the birthday die three times from white cardstock and once from a scrap of cardstock I inked up with Kitsch Flamingo Oxide ink.  I used glue to adhere the layers and then to the center of the shaker window.  I used Honey Bee's Happy Birthday stamp set to stamp "happy" with Kitsch Flamingo Oxide.

Be sure to head over to Simon Says Stamp's blog to get all of the details for this DieCember® release and the rest of the month!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

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May Your Christmas Be Bright!

 Hello crafty friends!! Today I've pulled out some of my favorite holiday stamps and dies from Honey Bee Stamps previous releases and paired them with products from their newest Make it Merry release! For this card I created a sweet snowman scene with the Build A Snowman Honey Cuts and the new Mason Jar Vase Honey Cuts!

First I created the background by inking Kitsch Flamingo Distress Oxide around the edges of an A2 white cardstock panel. Then I die cut the Mason Jar Vase from another piece of white cardstock. Keeping the negative piece, I ran that through my die cutting machine with the Pierced Fancy Flakes A2 cover die. I trimmed it down and adhered it to the pink layer with glue and then to a top-folding A2 card base. (This is a good way to use all of that cardstock!!)

I die cut the Mason Jar Vase lid from silver cardstock. Before I adhered the lid to the jar, I blended Kitsch Flamingo and Stormy Sky Oxides on the mason jar. Then I added white paint splatters.

Next I took a piece of white glitter cardstock and die cut just the bottom portion of the Mason Jar Vase. I hand trimmed two hill shapes and adhered them to the mason jar with foam tape and glue.

I die cut the Build A Snowman Honey Cut pieces from various colored cardstock scraps in my stash. (I used a few blue Copic markers to color the little birdie.) I used a fine tipped glue, my reverse tweezers, and a Quickstik to assemble the cute snowmen. I adhered them with glue and some foam tape to the Mason Jar.

The greenery at the top is from the Lovely Layers: Winter Greenery Honey Cuts and the bow is from the Lovely Layers: Pinecone Honey Cuts.

I stamped the sentiment from the Inside: Holiday Sentiments stamp set with black ink and die cut it with a Sentiment Banners die.

I added a bit of chunky glitter to the greenery and some white gel pen details to the scarf and bird for a few fun extra touches!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

The Magic of The Season

Happy Tuesday, crafty friends!  Today my sparkly card is featuring some beautiful paper from Rubbernecker Stamps new Festive Farmhouse paper pad!  I've coordinated it with some glittery stenciling and a sparkly poinsettia!  Read on for the details.

First I created my card base.  These are the steps:

  • I used the Snowflake stencil and spread some chunky gold glitter clear glaze through it onto 110# white cardstock.  Set it aside to dry.
  • Die cut patterned paper from the Festive Farmhouse paper pad with the largest Nested Rectangle Small Stitch die.
  • Partially die cut the dry stenciled panel with the same Rectangle Stitch die.  Adhere on top of the patterned paper die cut.
  • Adhere the layer to an A2 card base.
  • Cut some dark green paper from the Festive Farmhouse paper pad into a narrow strip and adhere to the card.

  • I die cut the Poinsettia #2 from 80# white cardstock.
  • Then I used some flower shaping tools to shape all of the petals.
  • Before adhering all of the flower layers together, I used my finger to add some of the chunky glitter glaze to the petals' edges.
  • After it dried, I used liquid glue to adhere the layers together and to add it to the card.
  • The sentiment is from the Christmas Cheer Set and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.
  • I added foam tape to the sentiment to pop it up on the card.

I totally love all of dimension, sparkle and shine with this gorgeous paper!  Thank you so much for stopping by today!

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Christmas Bells Are Ringing! - Coloring Die Cuts and A Layering Stencil

Hello friends! I think making Christmas cards is my most favorite thing to make! These gorgeous Layering Holiday Bells by Honey Bee Stamps were so fun to ink up and add to my stenciled background I made with the Under The Mistletoe stencil set!

First I die cut some 110# cardstock with the second largest Deckle Edge A2 die. Then I used some detail blender brushes to add Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness Distress ink through the Under The Mistletoe layer 1 and layer 2 stencils. Then I used a pallet knife to spread red glitter gel through the "berries" stencil. I set it aside to dry. Be sure to clean your stencil and pallet knife immediately!

Next I die cut the bell pieces of the Layering Holiday Bells Honey Cuts from 80# Neenah. (Be sure to check out the downloadable layering guide in the product description.) The center piece of the bells, the ringer, and berries are die cut from some white glitter cardstock from my stash. I also die cut six of the mistletoe leaves and one of the berry clusters that are in the Lovely Layers: Winter Greenery Honey Cuts.

I used my blending brushes and the Distress Inks again to color the bells and leaves green with the same Distress Inks. I kept going over them until I had the shading the way I wanted.

I added foam tape to the back of the stenciled piece and adhered it to an A2 card base. Next I played around with the arrangement of the leaves and bells. When I had the pieces arranged I picked them up with a piece of Press N Seal and added dots of glue to the back of the leaves. I laid the Press N Seal back down to adhere the leaves to the card.

I used thin foam tape on the bells to pop them up a bit. I topped the bells with a red die cut bow (also in the Layering Holiday Bells set).

Next I stamped the sentiment from the Jingle All The Way stamp set with Lumberjack Plaid Distress Oxide ink. I added some clear embossing powder to it and then heat set it. I cut the sentiment out with the coordinating die. A thin foam strip pops it up onto the card!

I love the bright green color with the pops of red on my card and hope you do too! If you are in the States, I'm sending wishes to you for a very happy Thanksgiving! And to all, happy crafting!! Thank you for stopping by today!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Potted Poinsettia Holiday Card & 3D Embossing Folder

Happy Wednesday friends! Today my card features a few new products from Honey Bee Stamps wonderful Make it Merry release.  I've used the beautiful Potted Poinsettias stamp set and coordinating dies for this card.  The new Kaleidoscope 3D Embossing Folder made the perfect background for these gorgeous watercolored poinsettias!

First I created the background by running some dark green cardstock through my die cutting machine with the Kaleidoscope 3D embossing folder. I love the look of inked edges on colored cardstock! I used a couple detail blender brushes to ink up the edges with Rustic Wilderness and Black Soot Distress Ink. Then I used a paintbrush to dilute some gold metallic watercolor and add splatters to the embossed panel. I used Bee Creative glue to adhere the panel to an A2 card base.

Then I stamped all of the flowers, leaves, the bow and sentiment from the Potted Poinsettias stamp set onto Bristol Smooth cardstock with clear embossing ink. Don't forget to use your anti-static tool first! Then I sprinkled on gold embossing powder and heat set it.

I used some watercolors I have in my stash to paint the flowers and other elements of the image. I ended up not using the other poinsettias, but now I have some to use for another card! I watercolored the bow with the same gold metallic watercolor that I splattered on the background. Once everything was dry, I die cut the images with the coordinating dies.

I hope you've enjoyed my card process and have found some inspiration for your own cards!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Merry and Bright -- A Festive Holiday Card

 Hi crafty friends!  I'm in full holiday card-making mode now, are you?  For this card I've used the beautiful Buildable Poinsettia Set by Rubbernecker Stamps.  There are other images and two sentiments also in the set with coordinating dies available!  

I heat embossed the poinsettia with gold embossing powder.  Then I stamped it again onto masking paper and fussy cut it out.  I quickly colored it with a few warm gray and subtle green Copic markers, then placed the mask onto the image.

I ink blended all of the blue inks in the Color Fuse #7 ink cube set.  I used ink blending brushes to ink the lighter color around the poinsettia, working out towards the edges with the darkest shades.

I added water drops, and splatters of white gouache and gold metallic paint with a paint brush.  I used my heat tool to dry each layer of color before adding another layer.

Next I die cut the panel with a Nested Rectangle Scallop die and then used glue to adhere it and a layer of brushed gold metallic cardstock to an A2 card base.  The sentiment is also in the Buildable Poinsettia Set and is heat embossed in gold and popped up on the card with foam tape.

I added some gold gem stickers to the flower center to complete my festive card.

I just love how this came out and hope that you've enjoyed the process.  Thank you so much for stopping by!

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