Thursday, April 25, 2019

Honey Bee Stamps - Rainbow Glitter Card

Hello crafty friends! I'm over on the Honey Bee Stamps Blog sharing a card the features a die cut sun and clouds over top a glittery rainbow background.  The custom glitter background is so easy to make and instantly adds a punch of sparkle.  Please join me over there for all the details.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Honey Bee Stamps - Happy BEEday release Blog Hop

Hello Honey Bee fans! Welcome to the Happy BEEday release Blog Hop - Day 1
  If you have been hopping in order, you should have arrived from Carol's blog.  
Your next stop will be Lydia's blog.  

--->Make sure to leave a comment all along the hop for a chance 
to win Rainbow Wishes Prize Pack which includes:

Rainbow Wishes stamp and dies, Rainbow Wishes paper pack, gem stickers, 
Rainbow Wishes enamel dots & Rainbow Wishes Stencil

All the new products from the Happy BEEday release are now available in the Honey Bee Stamps Shop
This release offers something for everyone. Start making your wish list!

I'm sharing a card today that features some beautiful butterfly images from the Fluttering By stamp set.  I've used a special technique to color these butterflies.  I simply started with some glossy card stock and four different colors of Distress Oxide inks (pictured below).

I used the ink smooshing technique to complete cover these two glossy card stock panels.  For the panel on the left, I applied more layers for a very saturated look.  As you can see both panels look muted and a bit cloudy.  To brighten up the colors, I rubbed on some Distress Micro Glaze over the entire surface of both panels.  This significantly intensifies the smooshed ink colors and reveals all the layers. 

Next I stamped and white heat embossed the butterfly images from Fluttering By right onto the inked panels.  I wanted to use several of the butterflies on my card so I decided to go with an A6 sized card base.  To decorate the front of the card, I used the Diamond Patterns stencil and some Milled Lavender Distress Oxide ink.  I added the butterflies to the card front with dimensional foam squares leaving spaces for the greeting.  

I custom built the greeting using sentiment stamps from the Fluttering By set and the Happy Birthday stamp set.  I then used dies from the Happy Birthday Honey Cuts to cut out the word "birthday" from gold glitter paper along with the white card stock shadow.  And finally for a little extra embellishment, I added some Bright Gold Nuvo Crystal drops.  

Day One Hop Line Up

LeAnne West <-----you are here

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Hello Bluebird - April Release Cards

Hello Everyone! Today is release day for Hello Bluebird.  
The April release will be live at 7 pm MST in the Hello Bluebird shop. 
I've made four cards using the new stamps and dies.

This first card features images from the Fly a Kite stamp set.  I've created a grassy meadow scene for my cute kite flyers.  I thought this scene needed a few flowers so I borrowed some from the Banner Buddies stamp set. 

For my next card, I used the Unicorn Tales stamp set and After the Rain die to create a fantasy storybook like scene complete with a glittery pastel rainbow.  Here's a tip for getting a custom colored glitter rainbow - color the pieces with coordinating colors (I used Copic markers) and then apply a very thin layer of Moonstone Glimmer paste.  

On this next card I've used the fun airplane image from Maverick.  This stamp set has different animals that can be added to pilot the plane.  The backdrop for this card was easy to create with the new Sunshine Scene die. 

This last card features some magical images from two new stamp sets that work perfectly together - Fairy Garden and Garden Friends.  I've created a night scene where the fairies and friends have gathered to frolic and dance.  

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Honey Bee Stamps - Gift Bag Flower Petal Card

Hi crafty friends! I have a fun Gift Bag Card to share over on the Honey Bee Stamps blog today.  Whenever I give a gift card to someone,  I always like to create a little something extra special to hold the gift card.  I've combined several different Honey Bee dies to make this Gift Bag with an insert that has a pocket for holding the gift card.  
Please visit the Honey Bee blog for all the details. 

Honey Bee Stamps - Slimline Valentine's Card

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