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Fall Rainbow | Honeybee Stamps

Hi! Back again sharing a simple rainbow card, but with fall tones instead of bright! I don’t know if you have noticed or not, but Fall is one of my favorite seasons to craft for!

To create this card, I started by cutting down a A2 size card front from Bristol Smooth Cardstock. Next I stamped and embossed (in gold) the Harvest Blooms Background. While heat setting it, the paper warped a tad bit, so I ran it though my die cutting machine to flatten it out.

Next I inked it up in rainbow order using muted colors, perfect for fall! I finished off with some jewels and a stacked die cut “hello” from the Darling Dahlias die cuts.

I hope that this inspires you to create something crafty at the end of your day! If you do, and share on Instagram, be sure to tag me (@everydayengineered) and Honey Bee Stamps (@honeybeestamps)! We love to see what you create! 

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

BRI Mood Board, Butterfly Reflections Ink, Pretty Pink Posh

Birthday cards inspired by the August 2020 BRI mood board

Hey fellow crafters! Hope that you had a relaxing and crafty weekend! I spent most of mine working on these cards, challenging myself to use critter stamps! I have a huge collection from Pretty Pink Posh, most haven’t even gotten inky! Yes, working on using on ALL my stamps before buying more, failing miserably as I have stamps coming in the mail. But I have slowed down!

I was having a hard time finding a starting point, then came across this mood board from Butterfly Reflections Ink. Double challenge accepted as color palette isn’t my go to colors! And here’s what I came up with!

For the first card, I started by adhering the Birthday Background Stencil to a A2 piece of cardstock with some washi tape. Then I ink blended using Twisted Citron distress oxide ink, and added a layer of glitter gel. At this point take off the stencil and clean it off before the glitter hardens. Let the glitter paper dry for a few hours before assembling the card. I colored an image from the Party Friends Stamp Set, with copics, and diecut the happy birthday sentiment from some ink blended card stock (I used broken china). To assemble, I trimmed down the stenciled card front and adhered it to a blue A2 card front. Then I added the colored image using some foam tape and stacked the die cut sentiment to add dimension.

Copic Combos : Y 35 – 15 – 13, YR 18 – 15 – Y 15, V 15 – 12, BG 13 – 10, BG 05 – 10

For the second card, I started by inking a A2 piece of card stock with Twisted Citron distress oxide ink, then die cut it using the Birthday Frame Die from Pretty Pink Posh. I colored and die cut another image from Party Friends Stamp Set. To assemble the card, I ink blended the center of the card base with some Broken China Distress Oxide, then I adhered the frame, and the colored image with foam tape for dimension. Finally finished off with a small embossed sentiment on the image (because I forgot to plan for an image!)

Copic Combos : R 20, Y 13, V 12 – 15, BG 13, BG 05 – 10, C 1, B 32 – 34

Thanks for stopping by and as always here’s a list of products I used :

Party Friends Stamp Set
Party Friends Coordinating Dies
Birthday Frame Die
Happy Birthday Script Dies
Birthday Background Stencil
Heavy weight white cardstock
Black card stock
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
White embossing Powder
Broken China Distress Oxide
Twisted Citron distress oxide ink
Taylored Expression blending brushes
Gina K Designs Glitz Glitter Gel

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!
Farhana

PS : also link these cards to the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.

Gina K Designs, Guest Post

Ink blended florals (with Gina K designs)

Hey y’all! I’m back 🙂 needed a little break from social media, its been a little mentally draining being on there. I recently heard someone say ‘don’t consume but create content’, and that’s what I’ve decided I’m going to do going forward!

I might not have been sharing, but I have been creating and coloring A LOT! It’s literally the only productive thing that I can do while pumping (sorry TMI), and it’s been helping me stay sane, COVID and all. Enough about that, let’s get back to the cards I came on here to share!

I made these two cards using only the contents of the Gina K designs Nature’s Touch card kit from their July release. I love using kits to make cards as I don’t get overwhelmed with products! My last card with this set was watercolored, so this time I figured I would share an easier way to color the images, especially if you are mass producing cards.

To make these cards I started by stamping the images from the floral stamp set on heavy weight white card stock. Then using my Taylored Expression blending brushes I ‘colored’ all the images using 2 colors (listed below), then I die cut them. Next I used the stencil from the kit to add some depth to an A2 size card base. For the sentiment, I first used VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad and black embossing powder, but that got messy, so on the second card I used VersaFine ink (onxy black) along with clear embossing powder for a much cleaner finish. Finally I adhered the diecuts to the card front using both liquid adhesive and foam tape to add some dimension.

Ink Colors – Flower : Gina K design inks in Peach Bellini and Faded Brick, Leaves : grass green and wild dandelion and background : honey mustard
Ink Colors – Flower : Gina K design inks in passionate pink and wild lilac, Leaves : grass green and wild dandelion and background : honey mustard

Thanks for stopping by and as always here’s a list of products I used :

Gina K Design Nature’s Touch card kit
Gina K Design Inks
Taylored Expression blending brushes
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
VersaFine ink (onxy black)
black embossing powder, clear embossing powder
White card stock
Nuvo Drops

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!
Farhana

Gina K Designs, Guest Post

Watercolor floral card (with Gina K designs)

Ever color a stamped image and just can’t decide how to use it? Well I was really stumped with this floral image from the latest Gina K designs Nature’s Touch card kit from their June release. After a lot of back and forth and input from a friend I came up with this card. Not my best work in my opinion, what do you think?

To create this card I started by stamping and embossing the large flower and the leaves from The Best Flowers stamp set on water color paper. I then water colored it using Gansai Tambi watercolors. I die cut them once they dried. To assemble the card I used the Ornamental Fans stencil also included in the kit, and ink blended the background using Distress Oxides Inks (in spun sugar) using Taylored Expression blending brushes. I embossed the sentiment on to some black card stock and trimmed it down. I adhered the sentiment and floral image to the card front and added some Nuvo Drops as a finishing touch.

Thanks for stopping by and as always here’s a list of products I used :

Gina K designs Nature’s Touch card kit
Distress Oxides Inks (in spun sugar)
Taylored Expression blending brushes
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
RANGER: Embossing Powder | Gold
White card stock, Black card stock
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
Gansai Tambi watercolors
Nuvo Drops

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!
Farhana

Gina K Designs, Guest Post

CAS floral cards (with Gina K designs)

Guess what! I’m a guest designer with Gina K designs for their June release. Seeing as Baby R came early I only just got to creating with the Nature’s Touch card kit. It was the perfect kit to get started on making some thank you cards to send out to friends and family for their gifts and treats to celebrate Baby R, from a distance of course!

Making CAS cards is a challenge for me as I love going overboard with the layers and embellishments, but CAS cards are perfect for bulk cards, just change up the color for variety!

To create these cards I started by stamping the floral image from the The Best Flowers stamp set with copic friendly ink onto heavy weight card stock. I colored them in using different color combinations (I will list them below). After I was done coloring I embossed the sentiment in gold onto the card base. To assemble the card I trimmed down the colored card stock, layered it with a card stock to match the floral image, and finally glued it down to a card base. That’s it! 30 mins and you have 3 cards!

Copics used : Flower : Y35, Y15, Y13 and Leaves : YG67, YG17, YG03
Paper used : Gina K Wild Dandelion
Copics used : Flower : V17, V15, V12 and Leaves : YG67, YG17, YG03
Paper used : Gina K Wild Lilac
Copics used : Flower : R39, R24, R05 and Leaves : YG67, YG17, YG03
Paper used : Gina K Coral Reef

As always, thanks for stopping by and here are a list of supplies that I used :

Gina K Designs Nature’s Touch card kit
Gina K Designs Island Dream paper pack
Gina K Designs Prime Time paper pack
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
RANGER: Embossing Powder | Gold
Hammermill heavy weight white card stock

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!
Farhana