Crafty friends are the best! Don’t ya think? 🙂
When I was in Arizona for Creativation this January, I had the pleasure of hanging out with the some of the Honey Bee Stamps gang – Melissa, Lisa, Taniesa and Carrie. One night we had a sleepover and a little crafting – it was such fun! I didn’t have much supplies with me, but the girls let me tuck into theirs. Isn’t that so lovely!? Taniesa had the Lawn Fawn Love Letters stamp set – which hadn’t quite reached us in the UK at that point. I stamped and die cut a few, but didn’t have a chance to use them that evening so I brought them home with me.
I finally got a chance to use them this week, and I had an idea to make a pretty META card – this card, is a card about sending a card! Yes, I know its a bit crazy but FUN right?!
This card was also inspired by a recent project by Nichol Sphor, where she used yellow and orange tones to create a beautiful background. I don’t know why I hardly ever use yellow and orange tones, but Nichol’s card make me push outside of my normal comfort zone and give it a try AND I love the end result! I am definitely going to use these colours more often!
The scalloped rectangles are from the Lawn Fawn Stitched Heart Envelope die set, and I have used two together to create a larger panel on the left and kept one separate for the right. This is because I wanted the design to have a storyboard feel to it! Plus it was a challenge to create the design in such a way so the elements hid the seam. I think it all worked out in the end! You can hardly tell that its two rectangles stuck together!
I also used my copic markers to colour in the images, and instead of yellowy chickies, I went for teal birdies this time, so they wouldn’t get lost against the background. I also used some stamps from the Lawn Fawn Monster Mash stamp set to add some fun words to the letter and speech bubble!
When making this card I had this painful revelation that I don’t have any teal cardstock left in my stash! How terrible! But nothing a little Peacock Feathers Distress Ink can’t fix for now! I layered some inked card under the edge of my white panel, after using a Mama Elephant Fine Trimmings die to add cute little holes. I love that you can see a little of the blue peeping through the holes. For the background I used some Echo Park Homefront paper from the 6×6 Dots and Stripes paper pad. I think it was the perfect design for the background! To finish I gave the card a sprinkling of sequins from the Honey Bee Stamps Baby Girl sequin mix!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this card today!
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Echo Park Paper Homefront 6x6 Dots & Stripes Paper Pad
Hero Arts Friends Definition Stamp
Honey Bee Stamps Baby Girl Sequins
Copic Markers - C5, C7, C1, 00, G00, Y17, R00, RV10, BG34, V000, Y11 & BG23