Thursday, March 26, 2020

Honey Bee Stamps - Stitched Flowers Slimline Card


Hello everyone! I have a cheerful slimline card to share today. This card features the Stitched Flowers Honey Cuts overtop a bright and springy ink blended background. For all the details on how this card came together please visit the Honey Bee Stamps Blog.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Honey Bee Stamps - Spring Bee Hive Card



Hi there! Please join me over on the Honey Bee Stamps Blog today where I'm sharing more about this spring Bee Hive shaped card.  The Bee Hive Card Honey Cuts has always been one of my favorite die sets from Honey Bee Stamps.  I think it makes a fun card to welcome in Spring!


Tuesday, March 10, 2020

MFT March Release - Flower Fairies and Caticorn Cards

It's time for another fun MFT release! You can find all the March release products here.  I'm sharing two cards today that feature some super cute new stamp sets.

First up is a rainbow themed card showcasing images from the Caticorn stamp set.  How fun is this idea of a cat unicorn!  Of course I had to pair one of them with an ink blended rainbow background.


I used several Distress Oxide inks to create the rainbow.  From left to right: Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, Lucky Clover, Peacock Feathers, and Shaded Lilac.  I colored the caticorn pink with Copic markers RV000, RV10, and RV02.  I shaded the clouds with a  B000 and B01.  I heat embossed the the tiny stars in gold and then used a Tonic Midas Touch Aqua Shimmer Pen to add a bit of sparkle.  


Next up is a sweet fairy card.  I used an image and sentiment from the Flower Fairies stamp set along with a fantastic new word die for a simple scene that's completely magical!


I started by creating a pretty blended background with a combination of Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac, and Bundled Sage Distress Oxides.  I Copic colored the fairy with my favorite pink and purple colors: RV52, RV55, RV66 for the dress and B60, B63 for the wings. Her hair is colored with E41, E43, & E44.  The dandelion is colored with G20, G21, & G24. 

I die cut the word "smile" from some glitter card stock and dark pink card stock.  I then layered the two slightly off set.  This particular fairy image along with the two part sentiment are strong enough that all this card needed to finish it off was just a few clear sparkling sequins.  


Thanks fo much for stopping by today!  Happy shopping! :)

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Reverse Confetti March Release Creative Hop


I'm so honored to be joining Reverse Confetti this month especially since it's their 50th release. How awesome is that!!!  You can see the entire March release here

You're next stop on the hop is Deanne Kuntz. You'll find the complete hop list at the end of this post.  There's also a special going on... 20% off all 6x6 paper pads with code PAPER.  

I have a couple of little note cards to share that I created using one of the new stamp sets called Chalk It Up



I made these 4.25" square note cards to have on hand when I need to throw in a little thank you for happy mail packages I send to crafty friends.  

I started with a 4.25" square card base and created an ink blended background for my scenes.  I used Distress Oxide Inks - Tumbled Glass for the sky and a combo of Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover for the grass.  


I Copic colored all the images from Chalk It Up.  I did add some extra cloud images from the Honey Bear stamp set.  I used the coordinating dies to cut all the images out and then added them onto the background with dimensional foam squares.


To frame in the scenes and give the cards a more finished look, I added the die cut scalloped edge frame. This frame is from the Scalloped Squares Confetti Cuts.  Since these cards are a unique size, I made the envelopes with some polka dot card stock from my stash.  


Leanne West<--- you are here



Thursday, February 27, 2020

Honey Bee Stamps - Lucky Gnome Friendship Card

Hello crafty friends! I have a fun St. Patty's Day inspired slimline card to share today. I've repurposed one of the gnomes from Gnome Place Like Home and made him into a little leprechaun.


I started with a slimline card base (8.5" by 3.5"). I used a combo of Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide inks with a background blender brush to create the soft green ombre background.


I then used a combination of stamps and alpha dies to create the greeting which I've stretched out the length of the card. The stamped part is from a little set called Four Leaf Clover. I do believe this set was a promotional set released last year. I used the Bee Bold Alphabet Honey Cuts and some Welsh Gold Craft Perfect Glitter Card for the word "lucky".


I Copic colored the little gnome to resemble a leprechaun, die cut with the coordinating Honey Cuts, and then adhered him with thin dimensional foam squares. To embellish the card I added some stamped four leaf clovers and a few Bee Mine clay hearts.

After creating this card, I realized that the Four Leaf Clover stamp set is currently not available in the Honey Bee Shop. If you do not have this set, I think there are many ways to incorporate the leprechaun gnome and the bold die cut word lucky into a card design with using other Honey Bee sentiment stamps and dies themed for friendship cards. Hopefully my design will help spark inspiration for your own lucky gnome cards. Until next time, happy crafting!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Sunny Studio - Sweet & Simple Easter Card

Hi there! I have a sweet and simple Easter card to share.  I think when you have a simpler scene on a card, it's important to accent it with other design elements that won't be too over powering.  That's where a die like the Sunny Studio Frilly Frames Eyelet Lace comes in handy.  This die can create just the right amount of interest without taking away from the focal point of the card. 


I started with an A2 sized white card base.  I die cut the Eyelet Lace frame from pastel aqua card stock and adhered it to the card base with dimensional foam squares. Next I die cut a stitched oval from white card stock to house my little Easter scene.  


I used a mix images from a few different Sunny Studio stamps sets for the scene.   The chick, basket, & eggs are from Chickie Baby.  The little chocolate bunny is from Chubby Bunny.  The tulips are from Spring Greetings. The greeting is from Happy Thoughts.  I Copic colored the images and die cut with the coordinating dies.  I then simply adhered the images onto the oval in a pleasing arrangement to complete the card. 


Copic colors used: yellow - Y0000, Y00, Y15  pink - RV52, RV55  green - YG01, YG05  blue - BG10, BG11, BG13  light brown - E41, E42, E43  dark brown - E25, E27

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Honey Bee Stamps - Gnome Love Themed Card


Hello everyone! I'm sharing a fun way to stretch your stamps over on the Honey Bee Stamps blog today. One of my favorite Honey Bee stamp sets released last year was Gnome Place Like Home. Even though this set is intended for Christmas holiday cards, I wanted to find a way to use the gnome images for other occasions.

Please join me over there for all details!

Honey Bee Stamps - Stitched Flowers Slimline Card

Hello everyone! I have a cheerful slimline card to share today. This card features the Stitched Flowers Honey Cuts overtop a bright a...