Thanks for joining me today for another card making tutorial, featuring some of the awesome products from Honey Bee Stamps.
Have you all broken your New Years Resolutions yet? 🙂 Rather than giving myself definite resolutions, I now simply set myself some vague goals, and this year I want to get back into using patterned paper for my projects. I have so many pads of paper, and I have been a bit naughty and I have obviously bought more than I use.
So – in this card, you will see some patterned paper – YAY! The polka dot paper in the middle is from an Echo park 6×6 paper pad, and to coordinate with this teal colour, I added a stamped frame around the rectangular panel using the floral cargo stamp from the Little Pickup stamp set. To get a nice mitred corner, I used post it tape so each of my edges would have a crisp diagonal edge at the end. Because of the style of the stamp, you can hardly notice it unless you look really close!
For the flowers, I used the sweet Lotus Blossom stamp and coloured these in using very light tones of copic marker. Then for an added sparkle, I used the sakura stardust glitter pen to create lines on the inside of the stamped edges. It’s really hard to get the full effect on camera, in real life it is so breathtaking!
For the sentiment, I paired up the beautiful honeycut die with a stamp from the Beautiful Life stamp set, but this time I brought a dark grey colour to the palette. I think it contrasts nicely with the pink, and still makes the teal colour really POP!
And of course a card isn’t complete without some embellishments, is it? 🙂 I used my multi medium to add some star sequins from the Poinsettia sequin mix, and a few clear dew drops as well.
Today I am sharing a video tutorial on how I created this fun UFO spinner card with the adorable Alien Invasion stamp set and coordinating dies. As soon as I saw this set, I knew exactly what I wanted to create – a fun, interactive, spacetime scene!
The video walks through exactly how I created the card, but heres a quick run down of the steps I took.
To begin, I trimmed up two panels of watercolour cardstock so I could create the basis of the card. One panel is 5.5 inches x 8.5 inches, and the other is 5.5 x 4.25 inches. I taped them to a craft mat with some masking tape and reached for my watercolour paints, as I wanted to create my own watercolour galaxy effect background.
This is a fun technique, and you will see in the video that it very much looks like a hot mess for a while, but before long it all comes together to create a SPACE-TACULAR background! I flicked white paint onto the panels with a paintbrush to create clusters of stars.
Whilst my watercolour was drying, I used my MISTI tool to stamp the alien and spaceship images onto some copic friendly paper. I also needed to create a matching reverse image for both items, so I used a mirror stamp to do a little mirror stamping. This is a fun way to reverse your stamp images, and is perfect for creating spinner elements like this! I also had the idea to create the illusion of glass in my UFO using acetate. I think this really makes the whole thing come to life!
I coloured in my stamped images with a little copic colouring, and then assembled my alien in his UFO, making sure to sandwich a doubled up piece of sewing thread between the two alien images. This is what will make the flying saucer spin!
Before long, my watercolour panels were dry so I creased the larger piece with the painted side facing in – this then became the base of my card. Then I used washi tape to temporarily stick the smaller painted panel to the front, and using a circular die, I cut an aperture in the front of my card – through both layers of cardstock.
I was then then able to secure the thread using sticky tape, so that the flyer saucer was positioned beautifully in the middle of my circle aperture, between the two painted piece of cardstock. In the video I share a TOP TIP to ensure that the thread doesn’t loosen or get accidentally pulled out!
Once my UFO was in place, I could adhere the top panel onto the card base, and finish the project with a few extra features. I added a stamped greeting to the front and inside of the card, as well as two images which I watercoloured with my Artquest Stargazers pearlescent watercolour paints. I even used some white gouache and a fine paintbrush to add a few more dominant stars and some cute constellations! I just love that these stamps all work so well together!
And now the card is done! All you have to do is gently turn the UFO round and round, and you will see the thread twisting over itself. Closing the card will hold the alien in place, but when you open the card — WHOOOSHHH – this cute extraterrestrial is having extra fun as he whizzes across the universe! 🙂
Be sure to watch the video for more details on how to make this card and thank you once again for letting me be a guest designer on the blog today! I am very blessed…. and a little dizzy from watching this sweet little guy spin round and round….. but he is just so addictive! 🙂 You can check out more of my projects over on my blog Hungry Heffy Crafts or see more videos over at my YouTube channel YouTube.com/hungryheffy
have a great day, and until next time…. happy crafting!
I was a very lucky girl and got some new crafty products for Christmas, one of which was the WRMK Fuse tool, and I thought I would use it for my project today – a fun, shaker card perfect for Valentines day, which features the Little Pick Up stamp and Sending You Sentiments Stamp sets and the Poinsettia sequin mix from Honey Bee Stamps.
After reading some tips online, I let my fuse tool get nice and hot before using it – they recommend 10 minutes at least. Whilst it was heating, I stamped the pickup image from the Honey Bee Stamps Little Pickup set, as well as the heart cargo, onto Neenah cardstock with memento ink, and reached for my copic markers.
I had this heart die cut from the teal chevron patterned paper on my desk from my project last week (click here to see it), and I thought it would make the perfect shape for a cute Valentines tag. So I die cut another heart and glued the two die cuts back to back.
I then stuck the same heart die onto a scrapbook pocket using washi tape, and carefully used the fuse tool to trace around the die, making sure to sprinkle some sequins inside before sealing the top. I used the poinsettia sequin mix, which are a gorgeous mix of reds, whites and clear sequins.
I used my crop-a-dile to add an eye to both the plastic and paper heart, and then threaded a piece of seam binding ribbon through them. Before tying a pretty bow, I added a cute silver charm for extra fun!
I stuck the truck and hearts onto the front using some glue dots, and then decided to add a sentiment on the back of the paper. I used stamps from the Sending You Sentiments set, and heat embossed these with liquid platinum embossing powder from Ranger. Lucky for me, this sentiment fit perfectly inside one of the smaller heart dies and was the perfect final touch for this sweet shaker tag!