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Oh my! These sentiments in the Blah Blah Blah set are bloomin’ hilarious!! I totally laughed out loud when I saw them for the first time. I realised that there were a couple of phrases that work really well together, so I wanted to try to make a comic strip card – a card where you are telling a story in pictures” I started by pulling out some small rectangle dies and tried to create a series of rectangular apertures which would fit onto a standard A2 notecard. Next I used a larger stitched rectangle die to cut out this frame – it was a little fiddly, but I got there in the end.

I wanted my card to focus on the characters, so I kept the background simple – just a little distress ink blending using Wilted Violet and Salty Ocean. After I had blended it, I spritzed it with water for a more textured look. Next I had to figure out what characters I would use for my comic strip- and I thought these Curious Kitties would work well. I stamped a couple, and also some accessories, making sure I had multiples so I could recreate the idea of a scene. Next I coloured them all with copic markers and cut them out. The Curious Kitties dies are so great – they have so many dies – even that tiny mouse was so easy to cut out! I used my craft knife to add a slit in the box for my first kitty. I thought he looked particularly sorrowfull! Kinda like I do when I actually do forget someone’s birthday.

 

I gave little kitty some rosy cheeks – after all he is rather embarrassed that he was so silly and forgot something so important! I like the way at these kitties all look similar but have different poses, so it is easy to make it seem like it is the same cat in each scene.

So.. for the last kitty, I was feeling a little stuck. I wanted another style – one that was looking forward, but the kitty in the stamp set had a massive cheesy grin, which wasn’t going to work for my shameful card! LOL. Instead of giving up, I inked my stamp, then used a baby wipe wrapped around my finger to remove the ink from his face. Once I had stamped my faceless kitty, and coloured him in, I used a copic multiliner to add some features to his face!

Once I had all my kitty scenes stuck down with glue dots, I finally reached for my Blah Blah Blah sentiments and stamped a load of phases over the card – I think it turned out so funny! I contemplated adding some sequins, but decided that it would detract from the story, and there is already a lot going on, so I had to resist my natural tendencies to embellish! it was pretty hard actually! I just get so addicted to Honey Bee Stamps embellishments!

have a great day, and make sure you don’t forget any birthdays this week! HAHA!

love,

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Join me tomorrow for my weekly Come Craft With Me (CCWM) live stream. I’ll be making a Father’s Day card using some Heffy Doodle stamps!

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[Shared on the Honey Bee Stamps Blog today 🙂 ]

Hello sweet friends!

I am LOVING this hexagon coverplate – I think it has so many great ways to be used! Today I decided to make a shaker card, and try to give the impression of looking inside a honey hive!

I started by cutting a frame into cardstock using some rectangle dies, and then I layered this awesome hexagon cover plate die cut underneath the frame, before adding a layer of acetate underneath. All that took mere minutes, and already the card was looking so gorgeous! I reached for my Honey Jar sequins to go inside- they are a beautiful mix of golden yellows with hints of black, and some sequins even have an awesome debossed texture to it! A little foam tape to the edges of my frame and my shaker element was complete!

I thought that I would use black cardstock to coordinate with those tiny sequins, and the contrast in colour would really make the design pop! First I white heat embossed one of the cute Busy Bee images onto black card, then coloured him in with some polychromos pencils.

I have been doing some address calls on my blog recently – where I send out cards to some of my blog readers – so I decided to choose a general greeting that I could use to send to my crafty friends. The Hello honeycuts die was just perfect. I decided to die cut this from some adhesive craft foam and stick to the front of the card.

Next I took a strip of black cardstock and white heat embossed a greeting using the Hello Gorgeous stamp set. I had to do a little masking with some post it note tape in order to stamp two E’s but it was worth it in the end!

I used the shadow die from the Hello honeycuts set to trim the edge of the black strip so it nestles nicely against the word hello. Do you see the shine on that word hello? Yesterday I invested in a brand new bottle of glossy accents- Oh MAN, I can’t believe how nicely it flows. I had forgotten that it used to be so easy! I added a layer of glossy accents on top of the foam and also added some to the bees wings!

FUN!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!

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