Wednesday 25 September 2019

Hobby Art - Bee Friendly

Being an avid gardener, bees are very dear to my heart, and I absolutely LOVE this beautiful stamp set from Hobby Art called 'Bee Friendly'

I decided to use Distress Oxides for my background. I'm not a huge fan of the chalky look so I like to use them on glossy photo paper.

These are the colours I used (above). 
Just a simple ink smooshing technique...squish a colour onto your craft mat, spray with water, smoosh your paper into the ink & dry. Then repeat with the colours until you get the effect you like.

When it's all dry, grab a wet one and wipe the chalkyness away to reveal a glossy, vibrant look. In the photo above the right hand side has been wiped so you can see the difference.

At this stage I changed my mind about my card background and decided to create a simple black & white background of bees. I die-cut the Distress Oxide sheet into hexagons using Clearly Besotted's Honeycomb die.

I fussy cut a giant bee from the stamp set, coloured with Promarkers and stuck it onto my card along with the hexagons. I also added Glossy Accents to the wings.

A busy bee card, perfect for a garden lover.

Tuesday 10 September 2019

Altenew Washi Tape - Misty Meadows

I'm back with a card made using Altenew's Misty Meadows washi tape and a selection of their fabulous stamp sets.

So I started by sticking about 8 inches of the washi tape onto white card and fussy cut some of the images. I then stamped the outline flower image from the 'Beautiful Day' set onto white card, fussy cut that too, and a couple of the leaves, which I white heat embossed on vellum.

On the card base I added a glittery strip, stamped my sentiment, also from the 'Beautiful Day' set and a few leaves from Altenew's 'Focus on You'.
Then it was just a case of arranging the washi tape bits (some with foam backing for a bit of dimension) and adding a few Pretty Pink Posh jewels for additional sparkle.

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