Monday, April 24, 2017

Succulent Trio!

Hi everyone! I am smitten with these Jane's Doodles Cactus stamps! They are so adorable and versatile! So cute in fact that I had to create three mini cards!

I recently bought the set of Ranger Distress Oxide Ink pads and decided I would use an old technique to create these cards. I stamped all of the cactus images in different green inks and once I was sure they were completely dry, I used rubber cement to cover them before using the oxide inks for color. 

I used a square acrylic block and applied two colors of the oxide inks to the square. I sprayed the block with a little water and then pressed down over the stamped/ rubber cement image.

Once the oxide inks were dry I gave each a tiny water spritz and blotted dry so a few water spots would show up. These inks are definitely thicker and more opaque that regular distress inks but have some very nice color! Once everything was dry, I simply peeled away the rubber cement and revealed the stamped image in a sea of color!

I stamped all of the big sentiments in dark black ink so they would really stand out and then added a different embellishment to each little card. I also layered the inked background onto a colorful card base for a nice pop! They are all super cute and a great size for tucking into a small gift!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Elmers Rubber Cement
LilyBee Design Sweet Spot stickers

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Bright Floral!

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday to you! I have a very colorful card to share today that I made for the new Color Throwdown #439 challenge! There were 4 colors and a big beautiful bouquet pic for inspiration and I decided to let both inspire my card this week!

This kraft tag was actually die cut and stamped a long while ago and has just been sitting on my desk waiting for some color. I used all of the colors in the challenge to color this gorgeous floral spray, even coloring the leaves shades of yellow and orange. The colors are rich and vibrant and look awesome!

To bring out more purple, I die cut a matching tag, layered them and mounted them over a pretty background cut from a twist cover plate die. A tiny tag displays a sweet sentiment and I can use this card for a birthday or simply encouragement. For sparkle and shine, I added in a bright red ribbon and faceted gems in a few different colors!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Bazzil card stock and jewels
Copic Multi-liner
Ribbon Boutique ribbon

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A Lemon Party!

Hi everyone! Has anyone else noticed all of the lemon decor in stores? Well I sure have and I decided to go with the flow and create something with lemons! Also, I bought some new Prismacolor pencils recently and wanted to give those a try too.

The Avery Elle Berry Good stamp set has the perfect large lemon shape and I just love the sentiment that is included with the set! I stamped and masked a trio of lemons down the side of a kraft envelope and colored them in with the pencils. The Prismacolor pencils are soft and creamy and really a joy to color with! I was pretty impressed with my first time coloring!

To fill in the space opposite the lemons, I stamped a few chevron stripes in versa mark ink so they would give a nice contrast to the envelope. I had originally intended the die cut and colored lemon to be a tag on the envelope but after I stamped the sentiment, I thought it looked best stacked on the others for a bit of dimension.  The final detail on the envelope were some tiny white polka dots added with a Signo White Gel Pen!

To emulate the brightness of the lemons, I made the enclosed card a nice, bright yellow and added more lemons down the opposite side of the card. I carried out the same chevron pattern on the card also, this time stamping it in a kraft ink. Keeping with the kraft theme, I added in a tiny strip of kraft card stock for the sentiment near the bottom of the card. More white polka dots and a couple of strands of black and white twine finish off this adorable gift set.

I added more black and white twine to the back of the envelope so this gift set can be tied to a bottle or to a gift for someone needing a little pick me up!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!

Supplies Used:
Kraft card stock

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