Bumbleberry Papercrafts, Friendship Cards, Get Well Soon Cards, Just Because Cards, Uncategorized

Sending Hugs With Waffle Flower’s “Group Hug” Stamp Set!

Hey lovelies!
I’m back after a two week break to share a card I made using Waffle Flower’s “Group Hug” stamp set! The images in this stamp set are absolutely adorable, I couldn’t resist that sweet giraffe!
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I started by using my Misti stamping platform to stamp out the large image of all the animals hugging with Gina K’s Amalgam Jet Black ink. I coloured it with my alcohol markers, added details with a white gel pen and fussy cut it out. The image is pretty large so it definitely takes up the majority of your card!
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I cut a panel from white card stock using the largest of the “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts from Mama Elephant. I used the same die to cut the bottom of my image also so the finished result would be cohesive.
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I blended over the Heffy Doodle “Dottie Lottie” stencil with Broken China and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Inks on to my white panel to create my background. I used my distress sprayer to distress the circles and splattered my panel with the same two ink colours to give it more texture.
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Once my background panel had dried, I used my Misti once again to line up my sentiments and stamp them on to my panel using Gina K’s Amalgam Jet Black ink. I popped my image up using 3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape and adhered my panel to my card base using Scor-Tape.
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Thanks for reading lovelies! It’s good to be back! I’m absolutely loving the Waffle Flower products we have in stock at Bumbleberry Papercrafts, I hope you are too! I’ll see you next week with another card!
Claire
xo

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Stamps & Dies
Waffle Flower “Group Hug” Stamp Set!
Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts

Inks
Gina K Amalgam Jet Black Ink
Broken China Distress Oxide Ink
Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink

Stencils
Heffy Doodle “Dottie Lottie” Stencil

Tools
Misti Stamping Tool

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

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Craftin Desert Divas!, Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Uncategorized

Let’s Get Coloring! Craftin Desert Divas Designer Challenge!

Hey lovelies!
Today I’m taking part in the Craftin Desert Divas Let’s Get Colouring Designer Creative Challenge! Where some of the CDD design team are sharing tips and tricks on how they colour their stamped images, so be sure to head over to the Craftin Desert Divas blog post where each designer is highlighted!

I decided to use alcohol markers to colour my image today, when I first started card making just over a year ago, I found using alcohol markers really intimidating as I had never used them before! I’ve found though that practice really is the key to finding how you like colouring with them! If like me you’re using Spectrum Noir markers, I would definitely suggest making a swatch sheet of the pens you own, it’ll make it easier for you to see which colours would likely go together! Today I’ll be sharing how I find it works best for me with the Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

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I always start by stamping two of the image I want to colour, that way if I make a mistake I have another one ready! Today I’ll be colouring this adorable bunny chasing the butterfly from the brand new Brighter Days set from Craftin Desert Divas.
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My general rule of thumb is to start with my darkest shade, blend it out slightly with my medium shade then finish by blending in my lightest shade. For the bunny’s face/ears/hands I used: IG5, GG2 & GG1.
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Moving on to the clothes, I stick to the same rule of darkest > lightest but for the yellows and blues I only use two of each shade. For the yellows I used: GB3 & LY1 and for the blues I used: GT2 & IB1. If you don’t have a medium shade and the two colours you have are too far from each other to blend, you can try touching the tip of your dark marker to your light one to create a medium shade!
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I used TN3 to colour my net, as it’s such a thin area there isn’t need for much shading on it. For the bunny’s little squirrel friend I used: TN5 & TN3 for the darker area of his fur and for the lighter areas I used: TN3 as my darkest and TN1 as my lightest. For the butterfly I blended an orange marker: OR2 and a yellow: LY1 for the main part of the wings, the dot details and the butterfly’s body were coloured using IG5. I coloured the inside of the bunny’s mouth using IG5 too, and then used CR9 and CR4 for their tongues.
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I then added some rosy cheeks using a pink coloured pencil, and added dotting details and highlights using a white permanent chalk pen.
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I fussy cut my image out and set it aside while I assembled the rest of my card.

I started with my background panel by die cutting a panel using the largest of the Crazy Stitched Frame Dies from heavyweight white card stock. I splattered it with distress ink by laying some ink down on my craft mat and diluting it with water before picking it up with a paint brush, to splatter it I simply held the brush above my panel and tapped on it lightly. I used peacock feathers and mustard seed on their own, then mixed them to create the green splatter. I set that aside to dry while I worked on the “grass” the critters are running on.
I cut another piece of white card stock using the largest of the Crazy Stitched Frame Dies, then cut the stitched border across it using a die from the Shake It Up Dies set. I then took mowed lawn and blended it on my card stock using an ink blending tool before setting it quickly with a heat tool so I could move on to embossing my sentiment. I prepped my grass panel with my powder tool applicator, stamped my sentiment “Sending HUGS” from the Wishful Thoughts stamp set with Versamark ink, coated it with white embossing powder and set it with my heat tool.
I adhered my grass panel to my splattered panel using double sided tape and popped the bunny up with double sided foam tape at the right side of the panel. I created my card base and cut down some yellow spotted patterned paper and adhered it to my base using score tape, before backing my entire panel with double sided foam tape and adhering it to my card base.

CDD DT Coloring Challenge July 18

Thanks for stopping by lovelies! ❤
Remember to head on over to the Craftin Desert Divas Blog to check out what the other Design Team members have created!

xo

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Get Well Soon Cards, Uncategorized

Lawn Fawn Sending Hugs/Get Well Soon Card!

Hey lovelies! ❤

Is it just me or is everyone getting catching a bug lately?! Having a few get well soon cards on hand is a must, you never know when you’ll need one! I personally love this Lawn Fawn – On the Mend set for times like this, the adorable little images and the supportive sentiments are some I always reach for when making a get well soon card!

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

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I stamped some of the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, as I planned to us my Spectrum Noir markers for this project. I coloured the little bowl and spoon, and cut them out by hand without leaving a white border as I knew I wanted to do some paper piecing for the tissue box to get that spotted pattern! I also cut a small slit in the lining of the bowl using my craft knife, to make room for the spoon to slot in. For the tissue box I stamped the image twice, once on white card stock and once on the yellow polka dot patterned paper. I fussy cut them both out being sure to remove the actual tissue from the yellow polka dot image, so the white tissue from behind could pop through once I adhered the pieces together!

I moved on to creating the panel and die cutting the circle window as well as the inlayed frame, before moving on to the ink blended background. I decided to use my distress inks for this, as I knew I wanted that vibrant distressed look when you spray the paper with water after blending. I chose the warm tones because usually when I’m sick I want to stay wrapped up and toasty, preferably with a cup of tea (and if I’m lucky, a digestive biscuit!).

After my in blended panel was ready and distressed, it was time to start assembling the card. I put a black matte paper on my card base, as well as some fun rainbow paper to brighten anybody’s mood!I adhered my white panel with the window and the inlayed frame directly on to the rainbow paper, as I didn’t want this card to have too much bulk. After playing around with placement for my images I adhered them using my regular tape runner. I heat embossed my sentiment using Altenew Pure White embossing powder on a thin black strip of black card stock and mounted that on some foam tape, just below the images within the frame!

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Thank you for reading lovelies! Overall this was a pretty quick and simple card to make, and I love the finished result! I’m sure whoever the recipient is will get a smile out of it when they receive it!<3

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:

Lawn Fawn “On the Mend”

CARD/PAPER:

Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card (300gsm)

INK:

Tsukineko Versamark Watermark Ink

 Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Abandoned Coral Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Mustard Seed Distress Ink

 Ranger/Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink Mini

EMBOSSING POWDER:

Altenew Pure White

POWDER TOOL:

EK Success Powder Tool

SPRAY BOTTLES:

Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer

FOAM TAPE:

3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape

PAPER TRIMMER:

Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer