Monday, May 16, 2022

Super Cute Succulents from Lawn Fawn!

 Hello everyone, I hope you are all well. Todays card is extra special because it was made for my very best friends birthday. She loves succulents, her house is filled with so many beautiful plants. So I knew I had to make her a card with her favorite plants. 

For this card, I used two different die sets. But as always, lets start with the background. I used the MFT Small Brick Wall Stencil and used Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Wet Cement. 

On the brick wall, I die cut out a board, using the MFT Pegboard Cover-Up die and used the MFT Spring Garden Die-namics to make the garden tools hanging from the pegboard. I also used the Spring Garden Die-namics to make the table the succulents sit on and some of the pots. As well as the watering can and the birdhouse. 

I used the Lawn Fawn Plant-a-Succulent die set to make the larger pots and succulents. As always I used my Copic markers to add some dimension to the plants, pots and tools. 

The sentiment came from Honey Bee Stamps: My Favorite Flower stamp set. This cute set has matching dies that you can use to cut out the sentiment. It was stamped in black ink. 

My bestie was super excited about her birthday card, which made all the hard work so worth it. As always, thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!

Friday, May 6, 2022

Getting Ready for Mothers Day with Honey Bee Stamps!!

 Hello there and welcome! I am getting ready for Mothers Day and this year instead of the usual stamped flowers, I am using the Honey Bee Stamps Lovely Layers dies. These amazing die sets really are spectacular to use. 

For my first card, I used the Lovely Layers: Hydrangea flower die. The flowers are just so beautiful on this card, that the backgrounds needed to be simple, but elegant. So for this background I got out one of my favorite tool, my Hot Foil Glimmer Machine from Spellbinders! For this card, I used the Essential Glimmer Rectangles Hot Foil Plate, which leaves small dots all around the cardstock. 

Glimmer Hot Foil Tip: If you are thinking of getting a hot foil machine or you have one and are frustrated by the extra foil that makes it on to your cardstock, invest in sand erasers! These amazing little erasers will remove the extra foil where it isn't supposed to be. 

To make the flowers, I used two different colors of pink cardstock. Unfortunately, I cannot remember what the paper color is called (or even where it came from, I've had it a while). Using my Copic markers, I added some details to the flowers to give them some dimension. I cut the leaves out with a green cardstock and did the same thing with my Copics. 

For the sentiment, I used my Glimmer machine again with a very pretty pink foil and the More Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil plates. 

For the second Mothers Day card, I used the Lovely Layers: Anemone die set from Honey Bee Stamps. When I make flower cards, I like to look up pictures of the flowers first so I have a better idea what color they come in, or what they look like. So for this card, I used pink and purple anemones. 

Just like in the first card, I used my Glimmer machine and hot foiled a background using the Essential Duo Lines Glimmer Rectangles from Spellbinders. This gives you two lines on your card and for this I used a silver holographic foil. 

Like all my die cuts, I added dimension to the flowers and leaves using my Copic markers. These flowers are sitting in a cute wood box, which was made using the Honey Bee Stamps: Wooden Crate. I cut the back half with a green-blue colored cardstock and the front part with white cardstock, then with my Copics I added some shadow.

The sentiment for this card came from Honey Bee Stamps as well, this set is called My Favorite Flower and it's a super great sentiment set for friend or family cards. Each sentiment has a matching die that you can get to cut them out with.

Honey Bee Stamps has come out with all different kinds of "Lovely Layers" die set and they truly are as lovely as they look. 

As always, thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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