Hello everyone, Its the weekend! YAY!
I have been away for work all week, and I am feeling some severe crafty withdrawal symptoms over here! I am so glad to be home so I can get crafty this weekend!
I am also really excited to share a card featuring one of the BRAND NEW stamp sets from Honey Bee Stamps that is getting released this week! OH YOU WILL LOVE IT!!
You probably know that one of my favourite things to do when making cards, is to mix and match my stamp sets to create unique greetings and sentiments! I find it so fun, and it opens up a world of possibilities!
So when Michelle mentioned that there will be a new stamp set called SENTIMENT BUILDER, I nearly died with excitement!
There are DOZENS of stamps crammed into one stamp set- and you will not believe how many phrases are possible with this set! Be sure to hop on over to the Honey Bee Stamps shop – this stamp will soon be revealed, along with LOTS of other awesome stamps! let’s just say, if you have seen the Bless Your Heart stamp set, then you are going to LOVE-LOVE-LOVE what is coming to the shop this week! WOOHOOO!!
So lets talk about today’s card, which showcases not only this awesome new ‘Sentiment Builder‘ set, but also features the ‘Beautiful Life‘ set.
I wanted to make a card for our childminder Shirley, who is simply awesome in every single way! Piper adores her, and we are so thankful that she enjoys going to Shirley’s house every day. Sometimes it is a challenge to get her back home again at the end of the day, as she sees Shirley as one of the family, and totally makes herself at home over there! That makes me a very happy mummy!
I wanted the words to do the talking on this one, so the focal element of this card is a vellum panel where i stamped and embossed the bespokely built sentiment using versa mark ink and Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. Oh i love that colour! The word ‘Wonderful’ is from the ‘Beautiful Life‘ set, but ALL THE OTHER WORDS are from the ‘Sentiment Builder‘ stamp set! And believe me, there are SOOO many more stamps in it also!!
To create the background panel, I used the heart stamps from the ‘Beautiful Life‘ set – these are awesome because you stamp the bottom layer, then stamp a brush mark layer over the top – i love how it turned out! I decided to stamp the hearts in threes- kinda like a three leaf clover. Then I used one of the small confetti images to fill in the gaps around the hearts!
Because the stamped background was pretty busy, I noticed that the vellum panel wasn’t opaque enough and there was a lot of colour showing through the vellum, making the stamped words harder to read. So to fix it, i just die cut two vellum panels and stacked them up with a little glue pen! Et Voila!!! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by, and please do buzz by www.honeybeestamps.com to see the rest of the release! There are so many awesome stamp sets and MORE!
You can also check out loads more sneak peeks over on Instagram using the HoneyBeeStamps hashtag! That’s where i am heading now! See you there!