Birthday Cards, Bumbleberry Papercrafts, Uncategorized

Birthday Card Using Lawn Fawn’s “Be Hap-Pea” Stamp Set!

Hey lovelies!
I’m back this week with another birthday card, I find it handy to always have a couple stashed away in case I forget or I’m too busy to sit down and create one week! This time I’m using the adorable “Be Hap-Pea” stamp set from Lawn Fawn, I love a good punny set!
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I stamped a couple of the peas out and one of the pods using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I used some of the adorable faces that come with the set to give them different expressions! As I planned for this to be a birthday card I made sure to stamp one wearing a party hat too. I coloured them using my alcohol markers and added some highlights and details with a white gel pen before fussy cutting them all out. I used a craft knife to cut along the middle line of the pea pod so I could adhere three of my peas inside it using Scor-Tape.
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I cut all of my panels from heavy weight white card stock, I used the largest of the “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts from Mama Elephant for my background panel. For my focal point on my card I used the smaller scalloped die from the “Framed Tags” Waverly Creative Cuts from Mama Elephant and used one of the circle dies from Honey Bee Stamps’ “Double Stitched Circles” Honey Cuts to create the window. I used the leaf stamp from the set to stamp leaves all over my background panel with Memento Tuxedo Black ink again, coloured them with my alcohol markers and used a white gel pen to add highlights.
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I used my Misti stamping tool to keep my scalloped panel in place and used my powder tool applicator to prep my panel. I used Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp my sentiment, removing it from my Misti before coating it in clear embossing powder and setting the powder with my heat tool. I cut another scalloped panel from white card stock and blended it with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink, sprayed it with my Distress Sprayer and cleaned up the excess water. I adhered the yellow panel behind my windowed panel using Scor-Tape so my window would have the yellow background.
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I adhered my peas in the pod and the one slightly behind it with Scor-Tape, but decided to pop the one standing on top of the pod up with 3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape. I took my scalloped panel, adhered it to my background panel using foam tape once again so it was slightly raised and adhered to my card base.
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Thanks for reading lovelies! Do you always keep a stash of birthday cards at the ready? I have to admit I’ve been pretty poor at keeping a stash myself lately, but I’m slowly building one back up! I’ll see you next week with another card!

Claire

xo

Bumbleberry Papercrafts
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Stamps & Dies
Lawn Fawn “Be Hap-Pea” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts
Mama Elephant “Framed Tags” Waverly Creative Cuts
Honey Bee Stamps “Double Stitched Circles” Honey Cuts

Inks
Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink

Tools
Misti Stamping Tool

Adhesives
1/2″ Scor-Tape
3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape

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Birthday Cards, Bumbleberry Papercrafts, Uncategorized

Birthday Card Using Heffy Doodle’s “Oh Crumbs” Stamp Set!

Hey lovelies!
It was my mum’s birthday on Friday, she’s just as obsessed with dogs as I am so what better set to use for her card than the adorable “Oh Crumbs” stamp set from Heffy Doodle?! As soon as I saw this set I knew it was a must have, the corgis are just the sweetest and I love how you even have the option for spinner cards with the front and back end of one of them!
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Any time I get a new stamp set I always start by stamping the entire thing out so I have plenty to colour before deciding which images I want to work with, I use my Misti to do this as I find it’s quick and easy to stamp an entire set out at once. I coloured up one of the corgis and some of the extras with my alcohol markers. I added some white highlights and details with a gel pen before fussy cutting them out.
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I used the largest scalloped stitched die from Mama Elephant’s “Framed Tags” Waverly Creative Cuts to cut a panel from heavy weight white card stock. I blended my background over the Altenew “Watercolor Stripes” Stencil, using Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink on the outside edges and blending Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink in the centre. I sprayed my panel lightly with my distress sprayer and cleaned up the excess water with a paper towel.
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I cut a circle from white card stock using Honey Bee Stamps’ “Double Stitched Circles” Honey Cuts and lightly blended the edges with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. I secured my circle in to my Misti and prepared it with my powder tool applicator. I stamped the “Oh Crumbs!” part of my sentiment directly on to my circle, coated it in clear embossing powder and set it with my heat tool. While the melted embossing powder was still hot I covered it with embossing powder again and heat set it, to give it a smoother and more raised effect.
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I cut a small strip of white card stock down to fit my second half of my sentiment and used Versafine Onyx Black ink once again to stamp it, however I didn’t choose to heat emboss this part.
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I cut a panel of white card stock using the largest of Mama Elephant’s “Basic Rectangles” Creative cuts and blending from the outside in using Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. I adhered both of my panels together using 1/2″ Scor-Tape. I adhered my circle flat to my panel and arranged my scene on top of it. I used my 1/2″ Scor-Tape to adhere the teapot and sugar bowl before popping my other images up with 3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape. I finished up by popping my sentiment strip up with foam tape too and adhering my panel to my card base with Scor-Tape.
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Thanks for reading lovelies! Is there a specific stamp category you have a weakness for? For me anything with dogs or food feels like a must have, which made this one impossible to resist for me! I’ll be back next week with another card, see you then!

xo

Bumbleberry Papercrafts
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Stamps & Dies
Heffy Doodle “Oh Crumbs” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Framed Tags” Waverly Creative Cuts
Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts
Honey Bee Stamps “Double Stitched Circles” Honey Cuts

Inks
Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink
Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Ink
Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink

Stencils
Altenew “Watercolor Stripes” Stencil

Tools
Misti Stamping Tool

Adhesives
1/2″ Scor-Tape
3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape

Birthday Cards, Bumbleberry Papercrafts, heffy doodle, Uncategorized

Cute Birthday Card Using Heffy Doodle’s “Dinky Dinos” Stamp Set!

Hey lovelies!
March is a month full of birthdays for me, so this week I’m sharing another birthday card this time using Heffy Doodle’s “Dinky Dinos” stamp set! I have a fascination with dinosaurs and these tiny little stamps were too adorable, I couldn’t resist!
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I stamped my images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured them with my alcohol markers. I added white highlights using a gel pen, then added some texture to the egg shell and dinos with some blue and red coloured pencils.
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I cut a panel from white card stock using the second largest die from Mama Elephant’s “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts, I used the second smallest of the “Double Stitched Circles” Honey Cuts from Honey Bee Stamps to create a window in my panel.
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I cut a small square big enough to cover the background of my window and blended it with Evergreen Bough and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink, I sprayed it with my Distress Sprayer and cleaned up the excess water with a paper towel. I used the largest of the “Basic Rectangles” dies to create a layer to go behind my white panel and blended it with the same two inks.
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I attached the ink blended square to the back of my window with 1\2″ Scor Tape and stamped my sentiment within the green circle using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I popped my little dinos up using 3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape and wrapped two pieces of blue and white twine around my panel, adhering them on the back. I adhered both of my panels together and on to my card base using Scor Tape.
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Thanks for reading lovelies! I’ll be back next week with another card, see you soon!

xo

Bumbleberry Papercrafts
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Blog

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Stamps & Dies
Heffy Doodle “Dinky Dinos” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts
Honey Bee Stamps “Double Stitched Circles” Honey Cuts

Inks
Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide Ink
Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink

Adhesive
3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape
1/2″ Scor Tape

Anniversary Cards, Birthday Cards, Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day Cards

Cute Card Using Lawn Fawn’s “Let’s Toast” Stamp Set!

Hey lovelies!
This week I’m here to share a cute love/friendship themed card using Lawn Fawn’s “Let’s Toast” stamp set! I love sending these cards to my closest friends and not only my significant other, just to let them know how much I care!
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I stamped some of the images from the set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured them with my alcohol markers. I added a little extra shading to my toaster using coloured pencil to give it some extra texture as well. I stamped the images’ rosy cheeks with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink, added some highlights and details with a white gel pen before fussy cutting out my images. I used a craft knife to cut a slit in the first toaster slot so I could adhere one of my pieces of toast inside the toaster with ease!
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I trimmed a piece of patterned paper to the height I wanted for the base of my panel and cut it with the second largest of the “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts from Mama Elephant. I cut a panel from white card stock using the same die, lightly blended it with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink and splattered it with the same colour for added texture on my background. I cut a thin piece of white card stock to make a border between the patterned paper and my background, I blended it with some Iced Spruce distress oxide ink lightly before adhering all my pieces together.
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I adhered my toaster with the toast popping out slightly flat to my panel. I wanted the other slice popped out completely, so I stamped the motion lines with Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Ink above my toaster before popping the other slice of toast and the butter up with some 3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape. For my sentiment I cut down a thin strip of black card stock and prepared it with my powder tool. I stamped my sentiment using Versamark ink, I coated it in Lawn Fawn’s White embossing powder, set it with my heat tool and popped it up with foam tape also. I used the largest of the “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts to cut a panel of black card stock to frame my scene and adhered everything to my card base.
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Thanks for reading lovelies! I’ll see you next week with another card!

xo

Bumbleberry Papercrafts
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Blog

Supplies

Stamps & Dies
Lawn Fawn “Let’s Toast” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts

Inks
Versamark Ink Pad
Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink
Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink
Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Ink

Embossing
Lawn Fawn “White” Embossing Powder

Adhesive
3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape

Birthday Cards, Bumbleberry Papercrafts, Uncategorized

Birthday Card Using Mama Elephant’s “Stackable Cuties” Stamp Set!

Hey lovelies!
I’m back this week to share a birthday card using Mama Elephant’s “Stackable Cuties” stamp set!
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I cut a panel from white card stock using Altenew’s “Cube Cover” die and another panel the same size to back it with. I placed some Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink on my glass craft mat and sprayed it with some water, I placed my backing panel on to my ink multiple times making sure to dry it with my heat tool between layers. Once I was happy with my background panel I splattered both panels with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink and pink metallic watercolour paint to give it a little shimmer. Once both layers were dry I adhered them together.
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I cut a small circle from white card stock using Honey Bee Stamps’ “Double Stitched Circles” Honey Cuts and trimmed down a black strip of card. I adhered both of these to my panel flat.
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I stamped my images from Mama Elephant’s “Stackable Cuties” stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured them using my alcohol markers. I added some white highlights with a gel pen before fussy cutting them out. I adhered the elephant and fox flat to the circle and popped the unicorn up with a piece of 3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape. I prepared some white card stock using my powder tool applicator and stamped my little speech bubble sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink, coated it in clear embossing powder before setting it with my heat tool. I fussy cut my speech bubble out and popped it up on my panel. I cut a piece of black card stock slightly larger than my panel, adhered it at the back to frame my card and adhered to my card base.
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Thanks for reading lovelies!

Claire

xo

Bumbleberry Papercrafts
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Blog

Supplies

Stamps & Dies
Mama Elephant “Stackable Cuties” Stamp Set
Altenew “Cube Cover” Die
Honey Bee Stamps “Double Stitched Circles” Honey Cuts

Inks
Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink

Adhesives
3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape

Birthday Cards, Bumbleberry Papercrafts, Uncategorized

Cute Sea Themed Birthday Card Using Avery Elle’s “Sea-prise” Stamp Set!

Hey lovelies!
I thought I’d change it up from all the love themed posts this week and make a birthday card instead. Sea themed stamps are ones I’ve always struggled with, however I have a huge love for sharks and finally gave in to getting the “Sea-prise” stamp set from Avery Elle!
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I stamped my images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured them using my alcohol markers. I used a white gel pen to add highlights to my images and some texture to my pufferfish before fussy cutting them out.
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I cut a panel from white card stock using the largest of Mama Elephant’s “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts and cut a window in the panel using Honey Bee Stamps’ “Double Stitched Circles” Honey Cuts. I stamped the little bubbles all over my panel using Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Ink to add a little more detail to my panel. Once my ink was completely dry (with no risk of me smudging it!) I stamped my sentiment above my circle window using Versafine Onyx Black ink.
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I cut a panel from white card stock bigger than my circle window. I blended Broken China Distress Oxide Ink and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink on to my card stock, keeping Broken China towards the bottom of it. I sprayed it using my Distress Sprayer and cleaned off the excess water with a paper towel.
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I backed my white panel with 3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape and adhered the blue panel behind my window. I added some foam tape to the back of my shark and pufferfish also, adding the shark inside the circle and the pufferfish on the outer edge before adhering my entire panel to my card base.
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Thanks for reading lovelies! I’ll be back on Tuesday this week with the final of my Valentine’s posts for this year! See you soon!

xo

Bumbleberry Papercrafts
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Blog

Supplies

Stamps & Dies
Avery Elle “Sea-prise” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts
Honey Bee Stamps “Double Stitched Circles” Honey Cuts

Inks
Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Ink
Broken China Distress Oxide Ink
Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink

Adhesives
3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape

Birthday Cards, Bumbleberry Papercrafts, Just Because Cards, Uncategorized

Hip Hip Hoo-Ray! Cute Peekaboo Card Using Heffy Doodle “Hootiful” Stamp Set!

Hey lovelies!
Today I’m sharing this peekaboo card I made using Heffy Doodle’s “Hootiful” stamp set along with the Mama Elephant “Framed Tags” Waverly Creative Cuts! I originally had another idea for this card, but thanks to Katrina over at Bumbleberry Papercrafts’ super speedy shipping I managed to whip this up in no time!
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I stamped my images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured them with my alcohol markers. I added highlights and details with my white gel pen before fussy cutting them out.
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I cut a panel with a peekaboo window from white card stock using two of the Mama Elephant “Framed Tag” Waverly Creative Cuts. I blended Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink over my panel, sprayed it with my Distress Sprayer and cleaned up the excess water.
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I cut another of the peekaboo windows from some pink polka dot patterned paper and adhered it to the inside of the flap to give it an extra finishing touch. I cut a small rectangle from white card stock using Lawn Fawn’s Shadow Box Card Dies and prepped it with my powder tool. I stamped my sentiment from Heffy Doodle’s “Hootiful” set in Versafine Onyx Black ink, coated it in clear embossing powder and set with my heat tool. I adhered this to the front of the peekaboo flap. 
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I cut a panel from white card stock, blended Broken China and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide ink over it to create my sky. I splattered it with white watercolour paint to give it the starry effect.
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I cut some hills freehand from white card stock and blended Mowed Lawn Distress Ink on to them before adhering them to my background. I decided on placement for my images and adhered everything down. I created my card base by cutting two of the scalloped panels, I scored the back one and adhered the top to the other, I adhered the front panel on to the card base I created to finish.
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Thanks for reading lovelies! 

xo

Bumbleberry Papercrafts
Shop
Blog

Supplies

Stamps & Dies
Heffy Doodle “Hootiful” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Framed Tags” Waverly Creative Cuts
Lawn Fawn “Shadow Box Card” Dies

Inks
“Broken China” Distress Oxide Ink
“Shaded Lilac” Distress Oxide Ink
“Worn Lipstick” Distress Oxide Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Minis Kit #2 (Mowed Lawn)

 

Birthday Cards, Uncategorized

Hooray! All Yeti Another Year Older? Birthday Shaker Using Craftin Desert Divas Products!

Hey lovelies!
It was my best friend in the world Kit’s birthday last month (you should go check out her blog if you’re a Disney or cosplay lover), so of course I had to whip up a shaker especially for her! We don’t live close to each other, which means we don’t get to see each other nearly enough. For most of us in the crafting community sending our handmade cards/gifts is our way of showing love to those we’re closest to!
We’re more like sisters than friends, and our sense of humour definitely reflects that. So I just had to use these cute images with the cheekiness of the “all yeti another year older?” sentiment as a little reminder to her that we’re growing older together!
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I stamped these cute yetis from Craftin Desert Divas “Yeti To Party” set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, coloured them using my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and fussy cut them out. I added some rosy cheeks with a pink pencil and details with my white gelly roll pen.
Spectrum Noir markers used:
Yeti: IB1 (face and legs) BG3 & GG1 (horns) GT1 (nails) GG1 (shading on fur)
Presents: CR2, FS8, GB1, LY1, LG1 & LG2
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I cut a panel from heavy weight white card stock using the Crazy Stitched Frame dies, and cut a window out using the Inside Scalloped Circle dies both from Craftin Desert Divas. I removed the scalloped frame part of the window as I just wanted a simple circle this time. I cut another panel of white card and blended it with Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide ink for the background of my window before spraying it with my distress sprayer and drying up the excess water with a paper towel.
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I took a piece of scrap card stock I had leftover from a previous project big enough for the sentiment die. I blended Broken China and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide inks to create an ombre effect, I distressed it using my distress sprayer and mopped up the excess water. I took the “Hooray” sentiment die from the Torn Paper dies by Craftin Desert Divas and ran it through my die cutting machine.
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I adhered my die cut sentiment using Ranger Multi Medium Matte adhesive and set a stamping block on top until it was completely dry. I stamped “All YETI another year older?” below my die cut sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink. After backing my window with acetate I adhered my yetis to the acetate (slotted just under the bottom of my window) using some double sided score tape and got ready to create my shaker panel.
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I used double sided foam tape to surround the back of my window and backed the rest of my panel with it too. I used my EK Success powder tool around the edges of the foam tape on the inside section of my circle, I feel this helps the sequins move around easier! I used Pastel Paradise and True Love sequins from Craftin Desert Divas to fill my shaker, removed the backing from my foam tape and adhered my ink blended background panel to seal it all in. I backed my panel with double sided score tape and adhered to my card base!
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Thanks for reading lovelies! I’ll be resuming my Halloween posts on the next one, I’m definitely not bored of them yet! ❤

xo

Supplies:

Stamps & Dies:
Craftin Desert Divas “Yeti To Party” Stamp Set
Craftin Desert Divas Crazy Stitched Frame Dies
Craftin Desert Divas Inside Scalloped Circle Dies
Craftin Desert Divas Torn Paper Dies

Card:
Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card(300gsm)

Inks:
Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Ink
Broken China Distress Oxide Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Embellishments:
Craftin Desert Divas Pastel Paradise Sequins
Craftin Desert Divas True Love Sequins
Sakura Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen(White)

Tools:
Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer

Birthday Cards, Craftin Desert Divas!, Uncategorized

Birthday Card Using Die Cuts – CDD Party Dies!

Hey lovelies! ❤
Today I’m sharing the card I made for my dad’s birthday which was just last week! I think sometimes I rely so heavily on stamped images that I forget you don’t always need them to make a fun card! So I decided for this card the main focus would be using dies and ink blending, only using stamps for my sentiment!
CDD Birthday Die Cut July 2018
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I started by die cutting out all of the balloons and their strings from heavyweight white card stock. Once I had the pieces I needed, I used Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers distress inks to colour my balloons. I ink blended heavily towards the bottom of the balloons and faded it to a lighter coverage towards the top to give them some dimension. For the yellow balloons I added a little Spiced Marmalade distress ink to the bottom of them to give a little more contrast. Once they were all coloured I distressed them using my Distress Sprayer.
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I used a stencil to blend some Peacock Feathers distress ink on to white card, before cutting out the gift box from it. I adhered the balloons, strings and box all together using some washi tape on the back of them and my glue roller.
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I took the scrap piece of card where I had cut the box die from, and blended on to the other side using Mustard Seed distress ink before cutting out the ribbon pieces and the bow using the dies. Once I had die cut all my pieces, I lightly blended over the edges using some Spiced Marmalade distress ink to give them some dimension and adhered them to my gift box using my glue roller.
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I then die cut a panel using the largest of the Crazy Stitched Frame Dies and blended some Salty Ocean distress ink on to it, keeping it darkest towards the edges and lighter towards the inside. I proceeded to put some Peacock Feathers distress ink on my stamp block, dilute it with water and splatter on to my panel. I dried it using my heat tool, then prepped my panel and a white strip of card with my powder tool so embossing powder would only stick to where I stamped my sentiment. I stamped my sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink and coated it with clear embossing powder before setting it with my heat tool.
I adhered my white strip with the second half of my sentiment on to my card using my glue roller and trimmed off the excess, before adhering my balloons to the left of the sentiment using foam tape. I finished up by backing the entire panel with foam tape and adhering it to my card base.
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Thanks for reading lovelies! ❤ What do you use most for making your cards? I think this has definitely inspired me to use dies more often for the focal point of my card. There are lots of amazing dies that can be used this way on the Craftin Desert Divas shop and I can’t wait to play with more of them!

xo

Supplies
Party Dies
Crazy Stitched Frame Dies
Versafine Onyx Black Ink

♥ Please note that the links to products and the CDD shop are affiliate links. If you choose to make a purchase through these links I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. ♥
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Anniversary Cards, Birthday Cards, Friendship Cards, Get Well Soon Cards, Uncategorized

Simple Elegant Cards Using Spellbinders Shapeabilities Dies From The “Flower Garden” Collection!

Hey lovelies! ❤ I’m back with a couple more cards using the Spellbinders Shapeabilities dies, this time from the Flower Garden collection by Sharyn Sowell! I tried to keep these cards similar while changing things up just a little, I’ve been on a white and gold kick lately and these dies fit that style perfectly! 

~Tools and products used will be listed at the end of this blog post!~

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“Botanical Butterfly”

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I created my A2 card base and cut my panel slightly smaller from white heavyweight card stock. I prepped my panel with my EK Success powder tool so my embossing powder would only stick to where I wanted it to. I took a thin embossing folder I got from a magazine a little while ago and coated the inside with Tsukineko Versamark ink (on the side with no ridges! This is so the embossed part would remain mostly white with only a little bit of gold looking slightly distressed on it!). I placed it towards the bottom of my panel and ran it through my die cutting machine before coating it in Papermania gold embossing powder and setting it with my heat tool. Once the embossing had cooled I took some gold peel offs from Love From Lizi and adhered them at the top and bottom of the gold embossed strip to neaten up the edges and give it an extra little shine. I then covered the embossed strip and the bottom of the panel in post it tape to protect it while I splattered some gold and white gold watercolour paint at the top of the panel. 

Once the splatter was dry I removed the post it tape and prepped the white space at the bottom of the card with my powder tool once again. I stamped my sentiment in Tsukineko Versafine onyx black ink in the bottom right corner of my panel, covered it in Papermania clear embossing powder and set with my heat tool. 

I grabbed some pretty floral pearlescent patterned paper from my stash and used the Botanical  Butterfly etched dies to cut out the body and wings using my die cutting machine (I ran the wings through twice so I could double them up as I knew I wanted some dimension here). Once all my pieces were ready, I took some strong double sided score tape and adhered the bottom wing, body and antenna with it over the left side of the embossed strip. I put some of the same double sided score tape on the top wing (where the wing joins to the butterfly) and used some mini foam squares to pop up the end of the wing to give some dimension. To finish I backed the entire panel in double sided foam tape and adhered to my card base. 

“Botanical Dragonfly”

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Once again I went with an A2 card base with a slightly smaller panel from heavyweight white card stock. This time I protected a strip of my panel along the bottom first and splattered again with gold and white gold metallic watercolour paint. I removed the post it tape once the splatter was dry and went with the gold peel offs on their own, choosing two different widths to work with this time. I placed a two of the medium sizes and placed a thinner one in the middle, to give that same sense of separation I have on the first card.

I used the same floral paper as I did with the butterfly, to cut out the botanical dragonfly using my die cutting machine. Again, I ran the wings through twice only this time I turned my paper over so I could create the wings for both sides of the dragonfly. I adhered the two lower wings to my panel using my double sided tape as I wanted them to be flat, for the two top wings I adhered the part that would be behind the dragonfly’s body with score tape and popped up the ends with mini foam squares. I adhered the dragonfly’s body down the middle of my wings, using score tape directly on top of the wings and a mini foam square to support the back of the dragonfly’s head. 

I took some black card stock and prepped it with my heat tool, I stamped my sentiment from Altenew’s Carousel stamp set in Tsukineko Versamark ink, coated it in Altenew pure white embossing powder and set it with my heat tool. I cut the sentiment in to a thin strip using my paper trimmer and adhered it across my dragonfly using the double sided score tape. I then backed the entire panel in double sided foam tape and adhered to my card base to finish up!

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Thanks for reading lovelies! I had a lot of fun playing with these dies, I want to say a special thanks to Spellbinders for reaching out to me once again and giving me this wonderful opportunity! The dies themselves are absolutely beautiful and great for making beautiful cards year round, no matter the occasion! The detail in these dies specifically had me in awe! Which of the two dies is your favourite? 

xo

~Supplies & Links~

**Not all supplies can be listed as they’re from local craft stores, but you can easily find similar things online as they’re pretty common!**

DIES:

Spellbinders Shapeabilities Botanical Butterfly Etched Dies 

Spellbinders Shapeabilities Botanical Dragonfly Etched Dies

STAMPS:

Altenew Carousel 

CARDSTOCK/PAPER: 

Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card Stock (300gsm)

INKS:

Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Tsukineko Versamark “Watermark” Ink

POWDER TOOL:

EK Success Powder Tool

FOAM TAPE:

3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape

DIE CUTTING MACHINE:

Sizzix Big Shot

PAPER TRIMMER:

Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer

EMBOSSING POWDER:

Altenew Pure White

Papermania Clear

HEAT TOOL:

Papermania Multi-Purpose Heat Tool

WATERCOLOUR PAINT:

Gansai Tambi “Starry Colors”

EMBELLISHMENTS:

Love From Lizi Gold Peel Offs