Card Making

Have A Magical Day {video} & a HBS Sneak Peek

by Lesley Oman on 18 June, 2016

Hey everyone! I hope you are having a Happy Weekend!

I am a happy crafter because I got some awesome happy mail and I have been working on a few projects for the #HoneyBeeStamps blog. I hope you will join me this week when I share the whole project but for now, a sneaky peeky to whet your appetite!

I am so excited to be on the Design team! And, whats more, there is a full team of really awesome crafters that I know you will love! I stand amongst a super talented bunch! :-D You can read more about everyone in the HoneyBeeStamps design team by visiting this blog post! And this is what our little hive looks like! {pssst…thats me, beneath the bumblebee!} What an awesome family of crafty bees!

But for today, I want to share a card that I made using the Mama Elephant Unicorns and Rainbows stamp set.

In the stamp set (which is super awesome by the way), there are two little teeny weeny fairies. They are so cute, but due to their petite size, I was using the other images in the stamp set more. I thought i would challenge myself to make a card where these cuties were the stars of the show!

The design of the card is pretty simple, but i love the final results. The inlaid die cutting technique was perfect to create a one-layer background, but with a fun twist due to the cloud shapes and hints of colour. I love the way the soft distress ink colours brings a sweetness to the card!

I wanted to add a little magic, and the star droplet image was a perfect little touch, mixed with some liquid platinum embossing powder. I even added a little holographic embossing powder over a snow stamp that i stamped behind the fairies…but you cannot really see it on camera.

It felt like ages since i made a square card… i really must make some more soon!

I’m posting on the #HoneyBeeStamps blog on Monday, so please join me there! But for now, here’s the video tutorial for today’s card!

Have a great weekend, and happy crafting!!

Lesley, xx

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Hello Everyone! I hope you are having an awesome week!

Imagine for a moment that you remember when your sister had her baby boy. You remember the way you felt, the way he smelled of baby powder, the things you were doing when you heard the news! You know, when you have so many memories of that time, you can immerse yourself into that moment of life again. Then imagine the feeling you get when you realise its his EIGHTEENTH birthday! oh my! THAT is whats going on in my life right now! Happy Birthday Lukey! xoxo

I shared a sneak peek video of this card on instagram and it got lots of love, so I wanted to share the full video tutorial with you guys! It features the new awesome ‘Mermaid for you‘ stamp set from Lawn Fawn.

This new stamp set goes great with the Critters of the Sea set that I already had in my stash, and well… its mermaids! Everyone loves mermaids! right?

I wanted to have something different. To find a way to make the mermaid swim in the sea. At first I thought of a shaker card – maybe a mermaid on shrink plastic or something, but then I had an idea! Don’t you love it when that happens! I don’t know if I have mad engineering skills, or if I am just too stubborn to give up, but guess what – I made it work!

First off, the card look like this – a sweet underwater scene! Awww, nice!

and if you open the card at this point, you will see that there is a little mermaid inside.Peek-a-boo!

but the real magic is when you put your finger on top of the underwater scene, your thumb on the mermaid and…..slide!

ooohhhhhhh!

When I showed this to my husband (the traditional “look-what-i-made-hunny-do-you-like-it?” conversation), he couldn’t keep his hands of it! He kept spinning that mermaid round and round the card! I think he liked it! :-D

You can’t really get the full effect from photos so be sure to check out the video!

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Crafting, friends!

 

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Hello everyone!

It’s nearly the end of another weekend! I don’t know about you, but i think i need a day between Sunday and Monday so i can squeeze in more crafting (and more laundry too i reckon).

Today I want to share a video of a card that i kinda L-O-V-E! I’m not sure why i have fallen in love with it – maybe its the bright colours, or the crisp lines between stark white areas and the vibrant painted patches, or maybe it’s the cute bunny that sets it off! This little guy is going to sit on my sideboard for a little while longer so i can admire him a bit more. He makes me happy!

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There was a slight technical glitch with this video…technically i messed up and either didn’t video the start OR accidentally deleted the start- whoops! But i just made the background again on camera, and the good news is that i get to make another one of these sweet cards! YAY!

Enjoy the video!

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Hey everyone!
It has been a super busy few weeks in our household and I wanted to share some cards with you guys, because I never got a chance to finish editing the latest HungryHeffyCrafts video. Don’t worry, i’m sure it will be ready this weekend! :-)

Have you seen the Mama Elephant lunar animal stamp set? Oh, its adorable! It’s not uber new – i think it was released a few months back, but as soon as i saw it, i had to have it! I just love that there are LOADS of cute little animal critters! They are so adorable, and perfect for colouring in. :-)

I set myself a challenge to create a set of cards using this stamp, and so i stamped one of each critter and grabbed my copic markers!

A fun way to make a collection, or a pack of cards is to focus on a simple repeated design – and so that is what i did here. I used a stitched square die from SSS to cut out a simple panel into the card front, and then built a scene within the frame.

There was also lots of room on the right to add a greeting- and of course, i had to go for some puns! I used the Milo’s ABCs stamp set from Lawn Fawn for this – it’s skinny width was perfect for even the longer greetings! This is one of my favourite alpha stamps. It wasn’t easy coming up with puns for all the animals though- but i did get some help from friends via Facebook! lol

SO get ready for lots of photos, here comes what I am calling ‘The Lunar Collection’.

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woo…lots of photos! Which is your favourite? I think the teal puppy is really cute, and the chicken turned out sweet too i think!

To add variety, I mixed in a little ink blending and patter paper, and i even used a copic multi liner to add some tweaks to some stamped images- like the mouth on the last doggy card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Lesley

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