Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Calla Lilies and Cover Plate Dies | Honey Bee Stamps

 Happy Wednesday my friends!  Today I have a card using Paradise Blooms and Pineapple Lattice Cover Plate Honey Cuts, which are products from Honey Bee Stamps Hello Summer release.  You may know that this release is all about summer and the topics.  However, with a change of colors and a different sentiment, it becomes a sympathy, encouragement, or get well card!

Other than the no-line coloring, which I am still practicing, this was a very easy card to make!  I stamped the lilies and palm frond in Ink on 3 Fadeout Detail ink.   I used these Copic markers: YG67, G07, YG45, G21, G40, W1, W0, and W00.  I used the coordinating Honey Cuts to cut them out.

I die cut the top Pineapple Lattice die from 80# Neenah card stock and the bottom Cover Plate from Simon Says Stamp Fog card stock.   I used the fabulous new Bee Creative Precision Tip glue to adhere them together and to the A2 card base.

The sentiment is from the With Sympathy stamp set.  I stamped it and then die cut it with a die in the Sentiment Banners die set.  I adhered it to Fog card stock and trimmed it to a banner shape.  I finished it off with a few of the Dappled Moss acrylic hearts (I love how these coordinated with my coloring!) 

I love how this turned out and how those cover plate dies don't scream pineapple for this card!  Thanks so very much for stopping by.  I sure hope you've been well and are staying crafty!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Keeping Christmas Blog Hop - August 2020

How can it be August 25 already?!!  I don't know where the time goes!  Haha!  Well, that does mean it's time for more Christmas card inspiration from the talented gals in the Keeping Christmas Blog hop!  Check out the hop list below.

I have a couple of fun and quick cards I made using this cool ornament stencil called Striped Baubles.  This is from a small company in Dallas called A Colorful Life Designs.  I discovered this company when I was visiting a crafty Facebook group and someone used the most beautiful cloud stencil (which evidently has gone viral) and it really is awesome!  (I have no affiliate with them, but I do love being a crafty enabler!  LOL!)  Anyway, back to the cards,  I do enjoy stencils with glitter paste, embossing paste and all the fun pastes out there.  I did make a few more backgrounds but ran out of time to finish in time for the post (you can see a peek of them below.)  Here are the two cards I did finish.

My first card is embossing with metallic gold embossing paste. After I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die I blended on some Candied Apple and Black Soot Distress ink on the card stock panel.  I heat embossed the sentiment in gold on some heavyweight vellum.  I added some foam tape to pop it up on the card base.  I added a few gem stickers and it was done!  Except for the drying time, these are quick cards to make.

For the next card I added Nuvo Glimmer garnet red glitter paste on gold foil card stock.  I've had this beautiful sentiment from Impression Obsession for a number of years and still love it.  I just checked and they still have it at THIS link.  I die cut it twice from white card stock and once from gold mirror card stock.  I adhered the layers and added it to a vellum oval.

These backgrounds are so fun to make with pastes.  I still haven't tried inking it up with dye inks and I think I'll be doing that soon!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Now go check out the other, what I know will be, amazing cards from the other ladies!

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Sunday, August 23, 2020

New Autumn Fire Layering Floral Stamps | Rubbernecker Stamps

 Oh my, I am so loving the new floral layering stamps from Rubbernecker Stamps!  For my cards today, I've used the beautiful Autumn Fire stamps with the coordinating dies.  I made two cards with this set--one that would suit any time of the year, and another that is in fall colors.

For the purple card I used the Color Fuse Set #6.  Here are the details:

  • Stamp the Horizontal Stripe background on white card stock with Lavender ink.  Trim the piece to 4" x 5-¼".
  • Cut two thin strips of white card stock.  Drag the Magenta ink pad along each strip to color coordinate them.  Adhere the strips with liquid glue.  Attach the layer to a top folding A2 card base.
  • For all of the floral stamping, I strongly recommend a stamping tool such as the MISTI.  If you need to re-stamp any layer there is no worry if you are using one.
  • I stamped all of the flowers using all of Set #6 inks.  Start with the lightest ink, Lavender, for the base layer.  Use Lilac, Orchid, then Magenta for each subsequent layer.
  • Stamp the flower center with a black ink.
  • Stamp the leaves with Clover and Basil inks from Set #10.
  • Die cut the flowers and leaves with the coordinating dies.
  • I arranged and then adhered the leaves and flowers with glue.  I popped up one large flower and the small one with foam tape.
  • Stamp the sentiment that's in the Autumn Fire set with black ink and trim it to a banner shape.  Adhere it with some glue and foam tape.

To finish the card with a bit of bling, I added some clear purple acrylic hearts with Distress Collage Medium Matte.  I added little dots of Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops to the flower center.

My next card has the beautiful colors of fall!  I think I actually created a CAS card! LOL!

Here are the details for my more more fall themed card.

  • I die cut some white card stock with the Nested Rectangle Scallop w/Holes die.  Stamp the sentiment in black ink in the bottom right corner.
  • Attach this to an A2 red top-folding card base.
  • Place this layer into the MISTI and stamp the large flower layers.  Starting with the base layer and up, I used Mango, Citrus, and Apricot from Set #2.  The fourth layer is stamped with Crimson from Set #4.  Stamp the flower center with Pecan from Set #3.
  • I did a bit of masking for the leaves around the flower that is stamped on the card base layer.  I stamped the base layer onto a full stick Post-it Note.  I fussy cut it out (it really didn't make me fussy though! LOL!)  Place the mask onto the flower.
  • Stamp the leaves around it with Basil and Moss from Set #10.
  • On a separate piece of white card stock, stamp the small flower and some leaves with the same colors as above.
  • Die cut the small flower and leaves with the coordinating dies.
  • Add foam tape to the flower and leaves.  Adhere to the card base.

I love my bling so I added a few gem stickers around the arrangement.  For the dots on the centers I used Chocolate Chip Nuvo Vintage Drops.

I hope I've inspired you to give these beautiful floral layering stamps a try!  Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful, crafty week!

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Camping Fun on the Beach | Honey Bee Stamps

Happy Thursday friends!  Today I have a fun beach scene card featuring the Beach Scene A7 Cover Plate die and the Camp Trailer Card die.  I don't know about you, but I'm ready to go somewhere!  The beach is truly one of my favorite places to be, so I'll just dream about it for now!

I used the Hot Tropics 6x6 paper pad and chose the paper with the sun rays on it.  Position the top portion of the Beach Scene A7 Cover Plate die so the rays are in the middle and run through your die cutting machine.  Then I die cut the entire Beach Scene A7 die from some white card stock.

I added some Weathered Wood Distress Oxide to the cloud sections with a Detail Blender Brush and the negative cloud piece from the Mountain Z-Fold stencil set.

For the waves I ink blended Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, and Broken China Distress Oxides.  The Background Blender Brushes make this very easy!  Next I blended Antique Linen Oxide onto the sand pieces.  Then I inked up the Sandy Shores Background stamp with Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain Oxides and stamped it onto the sand.  I adhered all of the pieces onto a top-folding A7 card base.

I used the Camp Trailer Card die to cut out the trailer and other pieces.  I added embossed lines using my scoring board every ¼" on the main part and then I die cut the door from it.  Then I added Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Oxide to the embossed piece. The other the bottom panel is patterned paper from the Hot Tropics pad. I Copic colored the door frame, awning and strip of white card stock with coordinating colors. I used silver mirror card stock for the hitch and bottom trim. I adhered all the pieces with the awesome NEW Bee Creative Precision Tip Glue and trimmed it to fit the card.

Next I stamped the Hello Summer images in Copic safe ink and colored them with my markers. I die cut them with the coordinating Honey Cuts. I adhered some with glue and used foam squares on the umbrella, chairs and one grass.

To finish up, I stamped the sentiment from Flippin' Fabulous in black ink and die cut it with the coordinating Honey Cut. I popped it up with foam squares. I added a few gem stickers from the Hot Tropics Gem Stickers. I used a white Gelly Roll pen to add highlights here and there.

This card was so fun to make! I can see making several different scenes with this awesome Beach Scene Cover Plate die! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Paradise Blooms No-line Coloring Birthday Card | Honey Bee Stamps

 Happy Wednesday friends!  Today I'm sharing a very special card I made with Honey Bee Stamps beautiful Paradise Blooms stamps and dies.  What makes this card so special is that I made it for our daughter to give to her on her birthday, which was Monday.  I had so much fun creating the background with the Palm Frond stencil and then no-line coloring the flowers and leaves.

I stamped the flowers and leaves with Ink On 3's Fadeout No-line Coloring Detail ink and copic colored them all.  I used a couple of Prismacolor pencils to add details and more shadows to the flowers.  When I finished my coloring, I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  What I've learned about no-line coloring is that it will look way worse before it looks better!  Just tell yourself to keep going!

For the background, I used the Palm Frond stencil (spray the back with Pixie Spray to make it easy to use this intricate stencil) and inked on some Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks onto white card stock.  Then I slightly shifted the stencil and applied some Ranger clear transparent  embossing paste through the stencil.  After I removed the stencil, I immediately sprinkled on some chunky glitter.  I love the subtle sparkle of this background!

I die cut a frame from the Double Stitched Squares Honey Cuts and added foam tape.  When the background was dry, I trimmed it to 5-¼" square and adhered it to the background.  I adhered all of this to a 5-½" square pink card stock base.

The sentiment is from the Slimline Sentiments Eyelet Honey Cuts and I die cut three from white card stock and one from pink.  I adhered all of the layers together, added some clear sparkle pen and adhered it to the frame.  I stamped "birthday" from the Wish stamp set in clear embossing ink, sprinkled on white embossing powder, and heat set it.  After I trimmed it into a rectangle I added some small foam squares to the back and adhered it.  Then it was just a matter of die cutting my florals and arranging them.  I used glue to adhere the leaves and foam squares for the flowers.

Thank you so very much for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful and crafty rest of the week!!!

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Distress Inks: Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Masculine Birthday Card For Your Golfing Guy! | Rubbernecker Stamps

Happy Sunday friends!  I have a fun masculine card today featuring one of Rubbernecker Stamps "old characters" called Ralph Golfing!  He has quite the expression on his face, and I wonder what he is thinking!  LOL!  This card was really easy and quick to make!  Read on for the directions.

The card base:
  • I used a top-folding A2 card base from Neenah Desert Storm card stock.
  • Using the largest Nested Rectangle Small Stitch die, cut some 80# white card stock.
  • Add clouds with a cloud stencil, an ink blending brush, and Arctic Ink from Color Fuse Set #7.
  • For the "golf course" I drew a pencil line on some green card stock for the hill and then cut along that line with my scissors.
  • I used a green Copic marker that was a bit darker than the card stock to color the putting green.  Use a dark gray Copic to add the hole.
  • Using both of the dies in the Grass die set, cut two shades of green card stock.  Adhere the layers with glue.
  • I wanted the stitching to be on the edges of the hill and grass layers.  It's easy to do by using the same Nested Rectangle die and just holding the pieces in place with some tape.  See the next photo for a good visual explanation.  I did this same thing with the hill.
  • Adhere the grass border to the hill.
  • Adhere this to the white card stock layer.
  • Adhere this layer to the card base.
Card elements:
  • Stamp Ralph in Copic safe ink and color him with Copic markers.
  • Using the coordinating die to cut him out.
  • Add some thin foam squares to the upper half of the back of Ralph.  I made sure to tuck his feet into the grass before letting the foam squares adhere to the background layer.
  • For the flag, I just hand cut a triangle and colored it with a few red Copic markers.  The pole is a 1-¾" strip of white card stock that I colored with gray markers.
  • Adhere the flag to the pole and add a small thin foam square to the back of the flag and glue to the back of the pole.  Adhere it into place.

To finish up, I stamped the Old Putter sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto white card stock and trimmed it to a rectangle shape.  I used a piece of blue card stock to create a layer.  Add some foam squares to the back and adhere it to your card.

I hope you've enjoyed this fun masculine card!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful and crafty week!

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Ocean Scene Card & Lots of Stenciling Fun | Honey Bee Stamps

Hello friends!  I love using stencils and I had so much fun creating this card with mainly stencils, two stamps and some dies!  Most of these beautiful products are from Honey Bee Stamps awesome Hello Summer release!

I love how this background turned out!  I used the Garden Lattice stencil set to make it.  Here are the steps:
  • I positioned the base Garden Lattice stencil over this making sure the large squares of the stencil aligned with the inked squares.
  • I spread some white Gina K. Designs white Glitz Glitter Gel through the stencil and set the piece aside to dry.  (Be sure to clean your stencil and tool immediately!)  When it was dry, I used the largest Double Stitched Square die to cut it out. I adhered it to a 5-½" square card base.

Next I die cut the palm tree leaves, trunk and coconuts that are in the Beach House Add-on die set.  I used the Beach House stencil to add Oxide inks.  I used Mowed LawnTwisted CitronGround Espresso and Gathered Twigs.  

I stamped the sentiment from the Sea Breeze stamp set and die cut it with the coordinating die   I popped up the oval and the sentiment with some thin foam tape.  To finish, I adhered the palm tree to the oval.

I totally love how this turned out and wish you could see the sparkle of the glitter gel in real life!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Honey Bee Stamps:


Distress Oxides: