I assembled this card a little differently, using the Floral Bouquet Wrap, but instead of die cutting it from vellum (like I did here), I used some tissue paper (yes I saved it from a gift!). I dry embossed the Quatrefoil A2 Cover Plate – Top from a sheet of pattern paper from the Playful Pastels paper pad. and used the scrap from it the same sheet to heat emboss a sentiment, die cut and place it on top of the bouquet. And done!
To create this card, I started by heat embossing (in black) the bouquet from the Spring Joy Bouquet stamp set. I watercolored it VERY SLOWLY using Koi watercolors. I’m a totally newbie so it took me a really long time to finish the inage. Then I die cut it using the coordinating die.
I heat embossed the flower bouquet from Spring Joy Bouquet stamp set in white embossing powder and die cut with the coordinating dies. For the sentiment, I used one from the Pickup Lines stamp set, embossed in white on black cardstock, and die cut with the coordinating die. To assemble the card I trimmed down the inked background, adhered it to a A2 top folding white card base, and added the floral image and sentiment with some foam tape.
Thanks for stopping by today! If you are inspired and create please remember to tag @honeybeestamps and #honeybeestamps on Instagram!
Happy Tuesday! I made this card while dreaming of spring, but seems like my dream came true as I type this on a spring like day, while drinking a frappe in the sun!
To make this spring inspired card, I started by stamping (in a light brown ink) the Floral Roundabout stamp set, then coloring with copic markers. I heat embossed the image in gold, and die cut it using the largest stitched circle from the Circle Frames die set. I also die cut the largest scallop die four times from heavy weight white card stock. I heat embossed a sentiment from the same Floral Roundabout stamp set, onto a oval banner die cut from the Banner Trio set. Then I inked up the banner with a pink to yellow ombré.
To assemble the card I used an A2 sized top folding acetate card base. For the front of the card I layered a scallop diecut behind the colored circle diecut. I added the sentiment using some foam tape and added a few sequins to finish the front. After adhering these stacked diecuts onto the front of the A2 acetate card base I then placed one behind it to cover the adhesive. I did the same for the back of the card base to. This gives you a ‘hidden space’ to write your message.
I hope this card inspires you to create something for spring or stretch your supplies and create a nontraditional card. Please make sure to stop by the Newton’s Nook Designs Blog for more inspiration and don’t forget to tag #NewtonsNook or #NewtonsNookDesign on Instagram to share what you created!
Hi me again! Yup, third time today! Guess I can say it’s been a good day! I just wanted to pop in here with a last minute entry to the Inky Paws Challenge #142.
I love splotchy watercolors, not only are the really quick and easy to make, they look so good!
To create this card, I started by die cutting a scallop heart from watercolor paper, using the Heart Frames Die Set. Then I embossed (in white) the little paw from the Smitten Kittens stamp set to create a background. After heat setting it, I smooshed distress ink (in worn lipstick, dried marigold, crushed olive and tumbled glass) on to some acetate. I sprayed it with water and ‘rubbed’ the heart die cut on to it. After carefully flipping it, I heat dried it to make sure that all the colors don’t mix together to become a mucky brown! Lastly I stamped a sentiment with dye inks to create a rainbow look. I used a sentiment from the Heartfelt Love stamp set, stamp on a banner trio die cut.
Happy Foodie Friday! If you are here for cards, check out my post from earlier today! I used to blog about food, cakes and ALL the things way back when, and decided to tap into that again! Don’t worry there will still be A LOT of cards on the blog!
By the way, my recipes will come with tips and tricks, nothing else! So let’s get started!
Silky Sicilian Pasta
Serves : 4 | Prep time : 10-15 mins | Cook time : 30 mins
Ingredients : 2 zucchinis, quartered and sliced 8 oz mushrooms (white or bella), thinly sliced 10 oz grape tomatoes, halved ¼ oz chives, thinly sliced Juice of ½ a lemon 12 oz penne pasta, boiled and pasta water saved. 2 tsp italian seasoning (to make : equal parts parsley, basil, oregano, garlic powder, and black pepper) ½ tsp Better Than Bouillon Premium Seasoned Vegetable Base 8 Tbsp sour cream ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese 2 Tbsp butter Olive oil, salt and pepper
Heat up a little olive oil, add zucchini. Season with salt and pepper and cook till golden brown and softened. Transfer to a medium bowl and set aside.
In the same, heat up some more olive oil and add mushrooms. Cook until brown and crispy. Season with salt and pepper and add to the bowl with the zucchini, set aside.
Wash the pan, on medium heat add butter and a little olive oil. Once butter is melted, add halved tomatoes along with 2 tsp italian seasoning, and salt and pepper to taste. Once the tomatoes are softened, stir in the chives and lemon juice. Reduce heat to low and stir in stock concentrate and ⅓ cup of reserved pasta cooking water. Lastly whisk in sour cream and adjust salt and pepper.
Add zucchini, mushroom and drained penne to the pan and stir until combined.
Top with remaining chives and parmesan.
There’s a video on Instagram if you need a visual! And if you make it don’t forget to tag me, @adventureswithAleena
Happy Friday! It’s been a long week! Super excited for the weekend and fingers crossed it goes better than last weekend!
I recently discovered that you can print digital images on vellum! I haven’t experimented past printing, but I think this is going to open up a lot of possibilities on using digital stamps!
Last month I created a ‘stamped background’ using the Sprinkled with Love from Not 2 Shabby Stamp. I decided to make another ‘5 min card’ as I call them using the same background, but printed on vellum this time. After printing, I trimmed it down, backed it with some pattern paper and added a stacked die cut sentiment. Lastly I added some clay confetti.
Have you tried printing on vellum? Would love to see your cards, be sure to tag me on Instagram (@everydayengineered)!