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Rainbow Balloons | Honey Bee Stamps

What type of card do you make the most? For me it was thank you cards, now it’s birthday cards (I still have to work on the sending part!). And when a brand has a birthday themed release, you know that I’m all for it! Thanks to Honey Bee Stamps I finally have a balloon stencil!

Stencils and ink blending are one of the easiest ways to create a quick but fancy looking card! To create this card, I started with an A2 piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock and adhered the large balloon stencil. I inked it up in rainbow order using distress oxides in Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries, Ripe Persimmon, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean, and Wilted Violet. The I used the second layer of smaller balloons with white pigment ink to create a shadow look.

I finished off the card with a stacked ‘happy birthday’ die cuts from Bitty Buzzwords die set.

This card is part of the Honey Bee Stamps Instagram hop. So head over to my Instagram to start hopping and be inspired!

Thanks for stopping by! Till the next time stay safe!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Not 2 Shabby

Rainbow Shaker | Not 2 Shabby Stamps

Happy March! Did it crawl up on you too? I haven’t done my monthly planning NOR have I finished by February to do list! Let’s just say today is going to be busy! So let’s get to it!

Remember the cookie background I created using the Sprinkled with Love from Not 2 Shabby Stamp (I used it here and here), well let’s just say I’m pretty obsessed with it! So I decided to try it out in the new mini slimline size! I started by printing it out on heavy weight white cardstock, then ink blending with distress oxides (in Kitsch Flamingo, Festive Berries, Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw, Twisted Citron and Tumbled Glass). Then I trimmed it down with the stitched Mini Slimline Stacklets then I die cut the word ‘happy’ to create a shaker, I used alpha dies from CZ Designs ALL CAPS and the birthday is from Pretty Pink Posh scripted Happy Birthday (stacked 3 times). To create the shaker, I backed the diecut sheet using acetate, layered it with foam tape, and filled it with Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix. Lastly I backed the shaker front with a Petite Scallop Mini Slimline Stacklets.

Thanks for stopping by the blog! Hope you have a great week!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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Rainbow 2 for 1 card | Honey Bee Stamps

Hey there for the third time today! If this the first post you are seeing on here, then take a minute to check out my BRI Mood Board inspired card for Butterfly Reflections Ink and don’t forget to enter the giveaway for Newton’s Nook Reveal week!

Now for this fun pair of rainbow cards, I love it when I can make multiple cards at the same time using a handful of supplies!

If you haven’t figured it out by now, I love rainbows! To create these cards, I started by inking up an A2 panel of white cardstock. I inked it up using blending brushes and distress oxide inks (picked raspberry, festive berries, ripe persimmon, squeezed lemonade, twisted citron, salty ocean, wilted violet). I diecut the rainbow panel using the Whimsical Hearts A2 Cover Plate. I adhered the negative pieces (the hearts) to a white card base, using the positive die cut panel as a guide. For the second card, I adhered the panel to a black card base. I finished off both cards with embossed sentiments from the Pickup Lines stamp set.

Which one is your favorite? I can’t choose!

Happy crafting!
Farhana

Pretty Pink Posh

Cloud and Rainbow Cards (with Pretty Pink Posh)

Happy Monday and Happy June! Can you believe its June! LIKE WHAT! Wasn’t it March like yesterday! Well when life turns into an endless loop, its hard to track days as they all just mush together. At least we have some sunny days and the potential of seeing people to look forward to these month, and that made me think its the perfect time to share this set of rainbow cards!

I got a little carried away with while creating the backgrounds, as I was testing out a few different brushes, so why not use them all since I gave so many products that will work well with cloud background! All products I use will be listed at the end of the post.

For the first card, I diecut a stitched rainbow and stitched it using floss in rainbow order. To finish off I stamped a simple hello sentiment in black ink. I trimmed it down a little before adhering it to a A2 size card base.

I almost threw this card out as I messed up with cloud diecuts that were TOO BIG! But after a little encouragement and searching through my stash, I found some smaller diecuts to hide my mess, cause who want to throw away a jewel rainbow! I finished this card the same as the first using a simple hello sentiment in black ink.

Using the cloud die cut from the Fly a Kite was a fail for second card above, I decided I’m going to instead use the kit images, colored in rainbow order instead! I made a similar card a while back and loved the finished product! I finished off the card with matching sentiment stamped in black ink.

What’s better than rainbows and butterflies? Rainbow butterflies, of course! For this card, I stamped one of the images from the Beautiful Butterflies stamp set repeatedly and colored them to create a ‘rainbow’. Once colored, I adhered them to my background adding foam tape to a few to add a little bit of dimension. Finished off the card with a matching sentiment from the same set and some nuvo drops.

For the last card I used a ‘vintage’ Pretty Pink Posh stamp set from 2015! It was a limited edition so unfortunately not available anymore, which is a bummer as I never got the dies back then as I didn’t have a diecutting machine back then! BUT fast forward almost 5 years and this set was still brand new and unstamped, that is why I don’t need to buy more stamps! Just like the butterfly card I colored the images in a rainbow pattern, and fussy cut them, before adhering them to a cloud background using some foam tape for dimension. At which point I realized I didn’t add a sentiment! So I used a leftover vellum cloud, and heat embossed a sentiment onto that!

And that’s a wrap! Thanks for following along! As promised here is a list of all the supplies that I used :

Darling Friends
Beautiful Butterflies and coordinating dies
Fly a Kite and coordinating dies
Sparkle Dot Patterns 1
Layered Clouds Stencils
Floral Wreath
Castle Scene Builder Die Set
Dotted Rainbow Die
Embroidery Floss
Distress Oxide inks in peacock feathers and tumbled glass
black ink, heavy weight cardstock, blending brush

Thank you again for stopping by! Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!
Farhana