Today I’m sharing a card using my first Hello Bluebird stamp set. I wanted these bees since the first I saw them and eventually added them to my collection. I love them!! And I think this stamp set is so versatile, with cute critters, beautiful flowers, and geometric shapes.
First, I stamped the images on Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx black ink and colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Next, I fussy cut everything. I blended Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar Distress Inks on the background panel and then splattered some water and dried it with a paper towel after a few seconds. Next, I spritzed some Perfect Pearls mixed with water and also added some flicks of Salty Ocean and Worn Lipstick. I stamped the sentiment “just bee-cause” using Lawn Fawn Fish Tank ink.
I used Lawn Fawn “Slide On Over” dies to make the slider mechanism for me little bee. I used foam tape to adhere the panel to a card base, using a cent coin and a little piece of double foam tape to make my bee fly through the slider track. Then, I added a white frame die cut using Mama Elephant “Madison Avenue” dies. Next, I glued the flowers to the background, tucking them behind the frame. As a final touch, I added Glossy Accents to the honey jar and Wink of Stella to the wings.
I love how this turned out! I hope you like it too! Here you have a short video of the bee flying from flower to flower 🙂
Today I’m sharing a couple of birthday cards I made for my hubby and my nephew, whose birthdays were back in November and December, respectively. I decided to make them pop-up boxes.
First, let’s take a look to the card I made for my husband. I used Avery Elle “Band Camp” stamp set which is super cool and my first Avery Elle stamp set.
For making the pop-up box I followed an amazing tutorial by Laura Bassen, and it was really easy to make! I used Lawn Fawn pattern paper from “Let’s polka in the dark” collection and run the pieces through my die cutting machine using Lawn Fawn “Valentine borders” dies to make the scalloped edge. I inked some Bristol paper with Cracked Pistachio Distress ink, trimmed it down to the size of the pop-up box flaps and used the same border die. Next, I stamped Lawn Fawn “Flirty frames” and the sentiments from the Avery Elle stamp set on these pieces with Versafine onyx black ink and heat embossed it using clear embossing powder. Then, I glued these pieces to the flaps of the pop-up box.
For decorating the inside of the pop-up box, I trimmed down to the size of the background piece some blue cardstock and glued it. Then, I used Mama Elephant “Home Collection” dies on white cardstock and colored the pieces with alcohol markers. I glued the houses and the trees to the background to give some interest. For the grass, I used Lawn Fawn “Grassy border” die on green cardstock and adhered the pieces to the inside of the pop-up box.
Next, I stamped all the images from Avery Elle “Band Camp” stamp set on Bristol paper using Versafine onyx black ink and colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut the images. Next, I added these super cute critters to the pop-up box. I used a strip of acetate to glue the parrot so it looks he is flying.
For my nephew’s pop-up box I used Neat and Tangled “Prehistoric” stamp set, because I made his birthday party invitations using that same stamp set and because he loves dinosaurs.
I stamped the images on Neenah Solar White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo black ink, colored them with ShinHan Touch Twin markers and fussy cut everything. For the pop-up box, I used Lawn Fawn pattern paper from “Perfectly plaid chill” collection and for the flaps I used light green cardstock. I made the hills using Lawn Fawn “Stitched hillside borders” dies on kraft cardstock and I used the same kraft cardstock to make the background mountains using Lawn Fawn “Stitched mountain borders” dies.
To decorate the flaps I did some die cut inlay. I used Neat and Tangled “Celebrate”die on some black cardstock and on some Simon Says Stamp “Glimmery Sunshine” cardstock. I love this cardstock, it’s sooo pretty! It has a shiny look and a wonderful texture. I glued these die cut pieces on the central flap. For the side flaps I used Lawn Fawn “Stitched circle stackables” dies and Neat and Tangled “Journaling numbers” dies.
Finally, I used Neat and Tangled “Journaling alphas” dies to spell the sentiment “Zorionak Telmo!” on the outside of the pop-up box.
I’ve had a great time making these cards, I think it’s kinda addictive!! I hope you like them!
Today I’m sharing my last minute Christmas cards for my family. I made these on Saturday so I could give them to my relatives on Christmas Eve. I think I’m going to be making cards till the 7th of January since in Spain Holidays are not over until the 6th of January, when the Three Wise Men bring us the presents. So maybe some people will be receiving very late Christmas cards 😉
Well, these cards were super easy to make. I was wishing to use my Mama Elephant “Me and my Yeti” and “Sentiments from Yeti” stamps and dies. Plus, the Yetis are perfect for quick cards since they are big, super cute, and don’t need much color. I stamped them on Neenah Solar White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored them with ShinHan Touch Twin markers (I bought some in Phnom Penh during my honeymoon). I also stamped the garlands and color the stars with silver and gold pens. Then, I run everything through my Big Shot with coordinating dies.
I went for bokeh backgrounds in different colors. I blended different Distress Ink colors on five pieces of Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock trying to get a color gradient. I splattered some water with a paint brush and dry it with a paper towel after few seconds. Next, I used Lawn Fawn “Lets’ bokeh” stamp set stamping different solid circles with the same ink I used for the background and with Lawn Fawn yeti ink. Then I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder, except for the purple card, where I used silver embossing powder.
I adhered the background panels to card bases and used foam tape to glue the Yetis. I glued the garland and used Glossy Accents on the Yetis’ horns. Last, I glued some matching sequins from several mixes from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards.