Monday, August 3, 2020

Hello Bluebird - Fairy Glade Slimline Card

Hello everyone! I’m so happy to be back on the Hello Bluebird blog and sharing some inspiration from the latest release. I have created a magical slimline card to showcase some of the new sets. I used the Vertical Fairy Glade Scene Die along with sweet images from Fairy Dance. Please join me over there for all the details.  I've included all the Copic markers and Distress Oxide ink used.  

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Honey Bee Stamps - Birds of Paradise Card

Hello everyone! Please join me over on the Honey Bee Stamps Blog today. I'm sharing all the details for this tropical themed card featuring images from the Birds of Paradise stamp set.  I have included a list of Copics I used to color the foliage, flowers, and hummingbird.  

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Honey Bee Stamps & Hero Arts Collaboration Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome! I'm sharing a slimline card for today's hop that showcases the special new stamp set called You Are Amazing.  This large 6" x 8" set is a collaboration between Honey Bee Stamps and Hero Arts and it's loaded with really great sentiments perfect for encouragement and thank you cards.  

Be sure to visit all the blogs and leave comments, that will give you more chances to win! There are TWO $50 shopping sprees up for grabs - one to the Hero Arts store, and one to Honey Bee Stamps! Enter by Wednesday, July 15th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winners will be announced on the Hero Arts and Hoeny Bee Stamps blogs the following week.

Your next stop on the hop is Libby's blog
The full hop line up is listed at the end of this post in case you've missed anyone.

With a repeat stamping technique, I created an ombre' heart pattern across the length of a slimline card.  

I used Catherine Pooler inks in some pretty pinks and purples: Coral Cabana, Party Dress, Be Mine, Sweet Sixteen, & Grape Crush

To frame up the card I added a die cut border which I created using the new

Here's the full hop line up:

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Sunny Studio - Tips and Tricks for Layering Stamps

Hi everyone! Please join me over on the Sunny Studio blog today where I'm sharing a few of my secrets for getting the best results with layering stamps.  This card features the beautiful Radiant Plumeria layering stamp set.  The flowers and leaves in the set have some stunning details that can get lost in the stamping process.  However I have some solutions to ensure those details shine through.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Honey Bee Stamps - Hello Summer Release Blog Hop Day 1

Hi everyone! 
Welcome to day one of the Honey Bee Stamps Hello Summer Blog Hop.  

You'll find all the new summer release products here in the Honey Bee shop.

The next stop on the hop is Seeka'a blog

Make sure to visit and leave a comment at every stop to be eligible for a $25 gift card. 

Now on to the card I've made for today.  It's no secret that I love a good slimline card. I was so excited to see some awesome new slimline dies in this new release.  I've used one of them to frame up a collage of tropical florals and floilage. 

My slimline card base measures 8.5" long by 3.5" tall.  I used several dies from the Tropical Bouquets Honey Cuts to create lots of leaves and Plumeria flowers to fill the front of the card.  I used an ink smooshing technique to color panels of water color card stock and then cut out the shapes from that. 

For the pink and orange panel I used Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, and Wild Honey. 
For the green panel I used Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, and Peacock Feathers. 

I arranged all the leaves randomly with some going off the edge. Then I spattered the card front and leaves with some thinned green paint.  I added the plumeria flowers which a two layers for a fun dimensional look.  Lastly I added the scalloped frame and hello which are from the Slimline Sentiments Eyelet Honey Cuts

I've made a few other cards showcasing more fun stamps and dies from the Hello Summer Release:

This card features the new "free bee" with a $75 purchase.

To create this Hawaiian inspired card I've used the Tropical Bouquet Honey Cuts, the Luau Stamp Set, Wish You Were Here Stamp Set, and Slimline Sentiments Honey Cuts.  

This fun summer card features the Flip Flop Builder Honey Cuts and Flippin' Fabulous Stamp Set.

I created this dreamy beach scene with the Hello Summer Stamp Set

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

MFT & Friends - June 2020 Release

Hello there! I'm happy to be joining MFT & friends to help showcase the awesome June release.  There's so many great summertime themed products this month. I have made three cards to share you all today.  

You can find all the new goodies here in the MFT shop.  

...and for even more project inspiration with the June release check out the MFT blog.  

My first card takes you under the sea and features the adorable images from Best Fins.  

I've set the scene with an ink blended ocean backdrop using Blueprint Sketch, Tumbled Glass, and Cracked Pistachio Oxide inks.  I Copic colored the images with some bright fun colors.  I framed up the scene using the largest die from the Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames Die-namics

This next card features a very fun new Die-namics set called Baby Shark. I've also used the new Ocean Motion Die-namics on this slimline design to create the wave cut outs.  To accentuate the waves, I've underlined them with a white gel pen.  

The stamped part of the greeting is from Sharky Sentiments. I then used the Impact Alphabet Die-namics to create large letters to spell out the word "chum". I backed the grey letters with rainbow striped letters.  The rainbow strip pattern is from a new paper pad called Fun In the Sun

For my last card for today, I've created a fun beach scene with stamps from an appropriately named set - Sunny Vibes.  

To create the background, I started by using a combo of Tea Dye & Antique Linen Oxide inks for the sandy beach area.  I splattered the sand generously with brown and white paint.  I masked off the top third of the background panel and brushed on Blueprint Sketch for the water.  I then very lightly applied the blue color to the top of the panel for a clear blue sky effect.  

I then Copic colored the images from Sunny Vibes and added them to the scene to complete the look of a nice relaxing day at the beach.  

Monday, June 8, 2020

Reverse Confetti 7th Birthday Celebration Blog Hop

Hello everyone! I'm so happy to be joining the Confetti Crew and friends for this special blog hop celebrating Reverse Confetti's 7th birthday.  

You'll find all the new goodies here in the RC shop.

Your next stop on the hop is Libby Hickson.  You can find the full hop list further down in this post in case you've missed anyone. 

I'm sharing a card that combines one of the new stamp sets along with a special free with purchase set.  

I have used an adorable new stamp set called Corgi Cuties to create a notecard that will be sure to spread some cheer and encouragement.  The cute pup, food bowl, bone, and sentiments come from Corgi Cuties.  

The hello friend rainbow image comes from an awesome little set that is free with purchase - 

Below you can see all the Distress Oxide and Copic colors I've used to create this happy scene. Please excuse my messy Copic markers... they are in desperate need of a good cleaning!

Hello Bluebird - Fairy Glade Slimline Card

Hello everyone! I’m so happy to be back on the Hello Bluebird blog and sharing some inspiration from the latest release. I have created a m...