Thursday, April 23, 2020

Honey Bee Stamps - Mix & Match Die Cut Card

Hello friends!  Please join me over on the Honey Bee Stamps Blog where I'm sharing more about this springy friendship card.  I've mixed some old and brand new Honey Cuts to create a pot of flowers and birdhouse set against a messy watercolored background.  

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Honey Bee Stamps - 5th Anniversary Release Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome everyone! I'm excited to share my card for Day 2 of Honey Bee Stamps 5th Anniversary Blog Hop but first I want to pass along some giveaway info.  Honey Bee Stamps is giving a $25 gift card to one lucky hopper so please be sure to leave a comment on every stop along the way to be eligible to win.  

Your next stop on the hop is Becky Roberts
I will also have the full hop list at the end of this post in case you've missed anyone.  

You can check out the entire 5th Anniversary Release here.

Now on to the card I'm sharing.  I've used several of the new release products to create a birthday card for my Mom.  She's an avid gardener and her birthday is in May. The watering can and flowers in the Spring Bouquets Honey Cuts were just perfect to create a card for her. 

I started by creating the patterned background using the Buffalo Plaid Builder Stencils. To get the two toned plaid, I used Seedless Preserves and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide inks.  I splattered the background with some thinned purple and white paint. I trimmed the background panel with the largest Double Stitched Squares Honey Cuts. I then layered it over a white scalloped edge panel that's slightly bigger. 

Next I die cut all the flowers, leaves, and the watering can out of white card stock with the Spring Bouquets Honey Cuts. I used blending brushes and Distress Oxide inks to color each die cut piece. I want to point out that there isn't a stem die in the set so I just hand cut some tulip stems.  

I added the watering can to the plaid background panel slightly towards the right side.  Then I arranged the flowers and leaves to form the bouquet.  

I created a custom greeting with a combination of stamps and dies.  The words "wishing" and "the happiest are from the Birthday stamp set. I used the Bee Bold Lower Case Honey Cuts to spell out the "you".  To complete the greeting I die cut the word "birthday" with the Birthday Honey Cuts.  

I added a twine bow plus a few Clear Iris Sequins and then adhered the finished panel to a square 5" x 5" card base. 

Day 2 Blog Hop Lineup

Leanne West<--- you are here

Friday, April 10, 2020

Purple Onion Designs - April Release

Hi everyone! I have exciting news...  there's a new collection being released over at Purple Onion Designs in collaboration with illustrator Julian Charlton.  Julian's easy to color designs help make quick cards for any occasion.  You can see all the new stamps right here in the POD shop.  

I have four cards to share showcasing some of the new stamps. 

First up is a festive shaker card to send some birthday wishes. This card features images and birthday greetings from Elliot & Marcel - Confetti CelebrationI used a stamp storage pocket to create this shaker card.  I stamped the confetti and sentiment on the background panel which is inside the pocket along with the sequin mix.  On the outside of the pocket I adhered the elephant and monkey images.  

This next card is perfect to send a message of encouragement or get well wishes.  I stenciled the small confetti hearts onto the background and then used gingham heart die cut to help ground this simple scene.  The sweet image and greeting come from Elliot & Marcel - Feeling Blue?

Sometimes you just want to send someone a paper hug.... or jumbo hugs!  I stenciled a rainbow of hearts to serve as a backdrop for the adorable hugging elephant and monkey from Elliot & Marcel - Hugs

This last birthday card has some light hearted humor that will be sure to make anyone smile.  We have a dog and my husband is always referring to the little presents ours leaves for us, lol.  The set I used to stamp these fun images and greeting is appropriately called Oh Poop!

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Hello Bluebird - April 2020 release Cards

After much anticipation, the long awaited Hello Bluebird April release is available for purchase.  This release is simply the sweetest and includes many fun scene building stamp sets.  

I have four cards to share showcasing these newest sets.  First up is a whimsical spring scene I created using Picked For You. The background is a combination of Distress Oxide ink blends - Tumbled Glass plus Shaded Lilac for the sky and Twisted Citron plus Bundle Sage for the grass. I Copic colored all the stamped images.  I used several of the branch image to give the look of wooded scene.  

Next up is the happiest little farm scene that I've created with Party On The Farm and the Farmland Background.  The Farmland stamp is only 6x6 so I just hand drew some clouds and hills on the left side of the scene to extend it to fit my slimline card.  The background has been partly colored with Copic markers and partly with the ink blending. I masked off sections of the background to ink blend the different colors.  I stamped the barn, trees, and silo separately then Copic colored and fussy cut to add them into the scene.  

For this sweet card I used a set called Besties. As soon as I saw this set, I instantly thought the bear image resembled Winnie the Pooh.  So that was my inspiration for this card.  I wanted it to look like a page out of a Winnie the Pooh Book. The greeting I used for this scene is from another new stamp set called Happy Wishes

And last but not least, I have an Easter card to share using the Little Painters set that you can get for free with purchase in the Hello Bluebird shop of $100 or more.  Even thought this set is Easter themed, I think some of the images could be used for other types of cards.  I made a simple but sweet little scene for this card using a few of the cute images and embellished the grassy area with some tiny flower sequins. 


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