Bumbleberry Papercrafts, Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Uncategorized

Friendship Card Using Mama Elephant’s “Heart In Bloom” Stamp Set! (With Matching Tags!)

Hello lovelies, Happy New Year!
I hope you’ve all had a fantastic time over the holidays and you’re settling in to 2019 quite nicely, today I wanted to share a friendship card and some matching tags I’ve made using the Mama Elephant “Heart In Bloom” stamp set! How beautiful is this floral stamp? I’m positively in love with it!
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I started by stamping out the large floral heart with the banner in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colouring it with my alcohol markers, I’m so used to colouring floral stamps with my watercolour paints it was refreshing to have a change! Once I had finished colouring I added some highlights and dotted details with a white gel pen and stamped my sentiment in the banner using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I fussy cut the heart out and moved on to my background.
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I cut a panel using the Altenew “Cube Cover” die from white card stock and splattered it with pink metallic watercolour paint. I knew I wanted the colour within the negative space to be neutral as I wanted the floral heart to really pop, so I took Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Ink and smooshed it on my glass craft mat before spraying it with water. I took another panel of white card stock and placed it on the ink on my craft mat repeatedly, drying between layers until I was happy with the outcome. I cut it down to the same size as my die cut panel and adhered them together.
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I popped my floral heart up on my panel using 3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape and adhered it to my card base. I finished my card off with some Bottle Green Nuvo Crystal Drops before leaving it in a safe place for them to dry for 24 hours.
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For my matching tags I just took some blank tags I had leftover from last Christmas and stamped each of them with the single flower from the set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured them once again using my alcohol markers and used a white gel pen for the highlights. I stamped the flower on some masking paper and cut it out to cover the flower while I splattered each of the tags with Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Ink and pink metallic watercolour paint. I waited for them to dry before stamping my sentiment down the side using Versafine Onyx Black ink and attached a ribbon to the top of each of them. I finished them off with the Bottle Green Nuvo Crystal drops for that extra touch!
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Thanks for reading lovelies!

xo

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Stamps & Dies
Mama Elephant “Heart In Bloom” Stamp Set
Altenew “Cube Cover” Die

Inks
“Iced Spruce” Distress Oxide Ink

Adhesives
3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape

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Craftin Desert Divas!, Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Thank You Cards, Uncategorized, Watercolour Cards

Smiles Across The Miles – Craftin Desert Divas Creative Challenge!

Hey lovelies!
It’s time for another Designer Creative Challenge from Craftin Desert Divas! This time we’re all about sharing the love and sending those smiles across the miles! This is something I like to do often, growing up cards have always held a sentimental value to myself and my family members so I cherish each and every card I receive! Whether you’re sending someone a note to encourage or support them, or even just to say hi! Handmade cards can make a huge impact on those you care about, knowing somebody has taken the time to sit and create something unique just for you really is a special feeling! Today I’m sharing with you a card I made using the ‘Kindness’ and ‘Wishful Thoughts’ stamp sets as I really love using florals for these types of cards!

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I started by prepping some watercolour paper with my EK Success powder tool applicator. I stamped my floral image using Versafine Onyx Black ink, coated it in clear embossing powder and set it using my heat tool.
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I painted my image using watercolour paints then fussy cut it out once it was dry. I went for a super colourful look, after all we want to brighten someone’s day!
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I cut a panel using the Crazy Stitched Frame dies from heavy weight white card before stamping some of the smaller images from the Kindness set in a random pattern using Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Ink to give it a softer look. I cut down a rectangle piece of white card and stamped my sentiment from the Wishful Thoughts set in Versafine Onyx Black ink. I drew little dashes along the border of the rectangle using my ruler and a black pen to add a little extra detail. I positioned my flowers and sentiment towards the centre of my panel and popped them up with some double sided foam tape. I adhered my entire panel to my card base using some double sided tape to finish!
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Thank you for stopping by lovelies! ‘Just because’ cards are among my favourite cards to make, I’m sure I’m going to get a lot of use out of this stamp set in the future too! I hope you like what I’ve created to show you today, please be sure to stop by the Craftin Desert Divas’ blog post to see what the other DT members have created for inspiration! These talented ladies have a lot of helpful tips up their sleeves! ❤

xo

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Kindness Stamp Set
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Mother's Day Cards, Thank You Cards, Uncategorized

Mother’s Day Card Using Altenew “Layered Rose” Dies!

Hey lovelies! ❤

Today I wanted to share with you the card I made for my mum this year for Mother’s Day! I know for all of you in the US Mother’s Day is just around the corner, but for us in the UK it was in March.  I picked up these beautiful Altenew layered rose dies in the UK magazine Simply Cards & Papercraft, and knew they would make for a perfect Mother’s Day Card!

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

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I started by making my A2 card base and laying a black matte paper for the border of my card. I used scrap pieces of white card stock I had left over from previous projects to make my roses and leaves, ink blending each piece with my chosen Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Ink colours (colours used and links will be provided at the end of the blog post), then cut them out using the dies provided using my Big Shot machine. I decided to go with one pink rose and two blue for the sides, to make the pink really pop and to match the sentiment I had planned. I adhered each layer (carefully! These dies are intricate!) with my Ranger multi medium matte adhesive and set stamp blocks over each rose and the leaves carefully as each layer dried.

Moving on to my sentiment, I ran another piece of scrap card stock through my Big Shot machine using the Lawn Fawn Mother’s Day Border die. I kept it in the negative space of the card stock while I ink blended two of the shades I used to colour the pink rose using my distress inks once again, I then adhered it to a strip of black card stock using my multi medium matte adhesive ready to adhere to the panel when ready.

For the panel I cut a piece of white card stock slightly smaller than my card base, and went gold splatter CRAZY using the Gansai Tambi Starry Colors watercolour paints. This was one of my first times playing with splatter, and the reason I ended up addicted to the results it gives!

After the splattering was dry I adhered my sentiment strip towards the bottom of my panel and trimmed off any excess on the sides. I then adhered my panel flat to the card as I felt the roses would give enough dimension here. I used my regular tape runner to adhere the two blue roses as I wanted them to lay as flat as possible, then adhered my leaves and pink rose with 3M double sided foam tape to make sure that pink rose was the centre of attention!

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Thank you for reading lovelies! ❤ This was my first time playing with layering dies, I wasn’t expecting to like them as much considering how fiddly they can be (and with me having clumsy fingers!). However I was surprised just how much I fell in love with them and the results they give, I’m hoping to play with more in the future!

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:

Lawn Fawn Mother’s Day Border Die

INKS:

Ranger/Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Seedless Preserves Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink

CARDSTOCK/PAPER:

Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card Stock (300gsm)

FOAM TAPE:

3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape

PAPER TRIMMER:

Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer

DIE CUTTING MACHINE:

Sizzix Big Shot

ADHESIVE:

Ranger Multi Medium Matte

INK BLENDING:

Ranger/Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool

WATERCOLOUR PAINT:

Gansai Tambi “Starry Colors”

Thank You Cards, Uncategorized, Watercolour Cards

Easy Colourful Thank You Card!

Hey lovelies! ❤

Today I wanted to share with you a thank you card I made for my mum using the Mama Elephant – Botanic Thanks stamp set! I made this card for my mum to let her know how much I appreciate her and that I was thinking of her, she lives all the way back home in Scotland so I don’t get to see her very often at the moment!

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

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I started by taking some watercolour paper and placing it in my Tonic Studios/Tim Holtz stamping platform, knowing I would definitely have to stamp at least twice I adhered it to the base of the platform with washi tape as well as using the magnets for extra grip. I lined my stamp up so it was straight and used my EK Success powder tool over the surface of the paper so I would have no issues with embossing powder getting stuck where I don’t want it! I inked up my stamp at least 4 times in the process with Versafine Onyx Black ink, the stamp is extremely detailed (it’s beautiful!) so it took a few more times than usual, making sure to get every little detail crisp and clear! Once I had a good impression, I coated it with Papermania clear embossing powder and set it with my heat tool (making sure to lift it off the platform for this, we don’t want it melting!).

I trimmed my watercolour paper down to the size I wanted, to fit as a central strip across the front of my A2 card base. I then adhered the panel to my glass mat with washi tape (very little on the top and bottom!) to try prevent too much warping/curling of the paper while I painted. Time to have fun playing with colour! I chose a very bright palette for this card, as my mum has always been my best friend and the reason for a lot of warm, happy memories so I wanted to reflect that here. I tend to add the colour concentrated where I want my shadows to be, then I lightly drag the colour outwards with a small amount of water to blend and colour the rest of the image. I decided as the rest of the panel was pretty bold, to go with a simple gold metallic for the lettering to give it a little shimmer. Very simple watercolouring but gives what I feel is a lovely result!

Once I’d finished painting and I was waiting for it to dry, (I prefer to leave it to dry naturally when it comes to large pieces with intricate details like this!), I heat embossed the small sentiment in the set ‘for being you’ with Altenew Pure White embossing powder on black card stock, trimmed it in to a small strip ready to be adhered when the panel was finished! When the paint was dry, I added some details with a white chalk marker. I love the effect this gives and feel it really can add that little bit extra to your makes! Wether it’s dots or highlights, it’s something I use quite often!

I adhered a black matte paper to my card base to give contrast to the white of the watercolour paper and then adhered the panel in the centre of the card. To finish it off I added some Love From Lizi gold peel offs above and below the panel, for that extra sparkle!

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Thank you so much for reading lovelies! I had a blast making this card, it took me from being slightly intimidated by watercolour to being head over heels in love with the medium. Let me know what you think below! ❤

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!**

STAMPS:

Mama Elephant “Botanic Thanks”

EMBOSSING POWDER:

Altenew Pure White

WATERCOLOUR PAINT:

Gansai Tambi “Starry Colors”

STICKERS:

Love from Lizi Gold Peel Offs

CARD/PAPER:

Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card Stock (300gsm)

INK:

Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Tsukineko Versamark Watermark Ink

POWDER TOOL:

EK Success Powder Tool

STAMPING PLATFORM:

Tonic Studios/Tim Holtz Stamping Platform