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Farmhouse Florals | Honey Bee Stamps

Hey there! Welcome to the blog for some fun with Honey Bee Stamps! They are celebrating their 6th Birthday and there’s a ton of giveaways and freebies with purchase! Make sure to head over to my Instagram for a giveaway!

Today I’m sharing a floral card (you know me!) using a stamp set from an older release, Farm Fresh Flowers stamp set.

I started by stamping, coloring using copies and die cutting the images using the coordinating dies. Then I heat embossed the a thin sentiment from the same Farm Fresh Flowers stamp set on to the jug.

To create the background, I embossed a sheet of paper from the Playful Pastels Paper Pad using the Whimsical Hearts A2 Cover Plate.

Thanks for stopping by, don’t forget to check out the Honeybee Facebook group and Instagram for more details and fun giveaways! And head on over to my Instagram for a flash giveaway!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Pretty Pink Posh

DIY Butterfly Background | Pretty Pink Posh

Happy Monday! I hope y’all had a crafty weekend, I didn’t do my usual paper crafts, but I tried ceramic painting for the first time! I can’t wait to see what I finished product looks like!

Today’s card is a ‘stretch your supplies’ type of card. I used the Spring Borders Stamp Set from Pretty Pink Posh, stamping the strip of butterflies multiple times and embossed it with white embossing powder to cover the entire A2 piece of heavy weight card stock.

After heat setting the embossing powder, I ink blended over it using distress oxides (in Kitsch FlamingoFestive BerriesDried MarigoldScattered StrawTwisted CitronTumbled Glass, and Shaded Lilac). Once I was done with all the colors, I buffed the card stock to make the white show up brighter!

For the sentiment I used Mother’s Day Script Die cut multiple times from white card stock and stacked using liquid glue. Lastly I added jewels to match the background.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, I hope that you are inspired to create something and make sure to check out the Pretty Pink Posh Blog as they are having a Mother’s Day inspiration week!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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Peony Friendship Card | Newton’s Nook Designs

Happy Thursday! For the first time in FOREVER I have weekend plans, A LOT of them! So keeping this short so I can go and tackle my LONG to do list and getting straight to the card!

If you haven’t figured it out yet, I love embossing and florals! Meaning I’m super excited about spring and creating with ALL the florals stamps!! For this card, I used the Peony Blooms Stamp Set from Newton’s Nook Designs. I stamped the images with a light brown ink, colored with copic markers (RV14-13-10, YG23-13-03) and then stamped with watermark ink and embossed in gold. Since I don’t have the Peony Blooms Die Set I fussy cut the images.

So create the background I used the Bold Blooms Stencil to dry emboss an white A2 card base. Lastly, I stamped a sentiment from the Blooming Botanicals Stamp Set on to a banner die cut from the Frames & Flags Die Set. And of course I finished off with some jewels!

I hope this card inspires you to create something for spring! 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!

Happy crafting!
Farhana

Pretty Pink Posh

Spring Tulips Card| Pretty Pink Posh

Happy April! How are we already in the second quarter of 2021?!? I feel like March 2020 was literally yesterday, which is basically when I colored these tulips stamps! It took me a year to make and share a card, any one else have a stash of colored images that you will use, ‘one day’.

I stamped and colored (using zig real brush markers) the images from Pretty Pink Posh‘s Tulip stamp set. Then I die cut it using the Stitched Notes Dies. For the sentiment I used the Thankful For You Script Die, cutting it from golden card stock. I added the colored panel it an ombre ink blended card front, matching the tulips. Lastly, I added some jewels to finish off the card.

Hope y’all have a crafty weekend ahead and spring is starting to pop up where ever you live! If you are inspired by this card, please tag me on Instagram, as I would love to see it!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Newtons Nook Designs

Florals and Butterflies | Newton’s Nook Designs

Do you love spring? I love literally EVERYTHING about it besides the allergies! Ughhh the allergies! It’s a good thing craft rooms are safe from pollen resulting in pollen free cards! No sneezes here!

I recently organized my stencils, so of course I discovered a bunch of new ones including the Petite Flowers Stencil from Newton’s Nook Designs. And used it as the starting point for this fun slimline card!

Distress oxides : abandoned coral, spice marmalade, scattered straw

I started by die cutting the large scalloped edge die from the Slimline Frames & Portholes Die Set. Then I used the Slimline Masking Circles & Squares Stencil Set along with the Petite Flowers Stencil to create an ombre background. I heat embossed a sentiment from the Monarchs Stamp Set in the center. To create the shaker element I die cut the trio of windows using the Slimline Frames & Windows Die Set, and layered it with foam tape and acetate, filling it with jewels to match the inked backgrounds.

Lastly, I heat embossed (in gold) the butterflies from Monarchs Stamp Set and inked them up using the same colors as the background. I fussy cut then as I don’t have the coordinating Monarchs Die Set. And finished off the card by adhering them on to the shaker.

I hope this card inspires you to create something for spring! 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!

Happy crafting!
Farhana

Pretty Pink Posh

Butterfly Shaker Card | Pretty Pink Posh

Happy Saturday! I hope y’all are having a great weekend and get to have some crafty time! It’s time again for #ammismakecards! Make sure to head on over to Instagram to see what my fellow Ammi’s have made!

The theme/key word for this month’s challenge was ‘Shaker Cards‘, so of course I had to pull out my Pretty Pink Posh products as she introduced me to shaker cards almost a decade ago when she was just a blogger! So proud to see how far she has come over the years!

I usually have my shaker as the top layer of my card, but I’ve recently been loving how it looks behind diecuts. To create this card I started by inking up the new released Butterfly Background stencil in rainbow order using distress oxides (in Kitsch Flamingo, Festive Berries, Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, and Shaded Lilac). Then I die cut the bigger of the two butterflies from Bold Butterflies Dies to create the shaker window. I added acetate and lots of foam tape and filled the shaker window with Unicorn Dreams Clay Confetti.

I die cut the larger butterfly from Bold Butterflies Dies, this time from purple glitter paper, adding it with foam tape on the shaker window. I didn’t adhere it down all the way to ensure that confetti shows through. I finished off the card with a embossed sentiment from the Simple Sentiments on a strip cut from the Quick Stripes die cuts.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today and I hope you head over to Instagram to see what everyone else created!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Pretty Pink Posh

Floral Corner Slimline Card | Pretty Pink Posh

Happy Friday! So many reasons to be happy, the sun’s out, baby took a long nap and I don’t have to cook dinner. So of course I’m taking the opportunity to type up this blog post. I just got my hands on the Pretty Pink Posh Spring Release from DoodlebugsWA and had to get coloring immediately.

I used the newly released, Floral Corners stamp set. I started by stamping two of the images with brown ink onto Copic friendly white paper. The colors I used the listed below. I had left the stamps in my stamp positioner, and stamped the image again using versamark ink to heat emboss in gold. Then I die cut them using the coordinating dies.

Copic Combos : YG13-01-00, Y15-13-11, YR07-04-Y17, RV13-11-10, V15-12, R08-05, B02

To create the card, I started by die cutting a slim line card base using the Honey Cuts : Slimline Sentiments Stitched from white paper. Next I ink blended a piece of Bristol Stratmore paper with distress oxides in scattered straw, dried marigold and kitsch flamingo. To add dimension I splattered water and gold paint on to the inked panel. Lastly I die cut the letters ‘LOVE’ from the LOVE coordinating die set. Lastly I stamped and embossed ‘happy anniversary’ from Simple Sentiments stamp set on a black strip of paper with gold embossing powder.

I adhered the letters with liquid glue onto the center of the slimline and added the sentiment strip and floral corners with foam tape. I finished off the card using some of the green and yellow jewels from the harvest jewel mix.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope y’all have a fun, relaxing and crafty weekend!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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Watercolored background | Inky Paws Challenge

Why, hello there! Am I back with a third card for an Inky Paws Challenge! When was the last time that happened!

This card falls under my five min cards! I started by trimming down some water color paper to be 4.25 x 5.5 inches. Then I stamped and embossed the Spring Roundabout stamp, offset on two corners of the card front with white embossing powder.

After heat setting it, I smooshed some distress inks (shaded lilac, twisted citron and squeezed lemon) on to some scrap acetate, sprayed it with water and rubbed the watercolor paper onto it. Next time I won’t used shades of yellow and green that are so close as its hard to see the difference! I finished off the card with a sentiment from the same set embossed in gold on to a black banner cut using the banner trio die cut set.

I hope this card inspires you to create something for the Inky Paws Challenge, there’s still a day to go! 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!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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Vellum Daffodils | Inky Paws Challenge

Happy Tuesday! Yes, I’m blogging bright and early cause today ends with a (virtual) craft night. I seem to always be more productive on days that I have more to do or something to look forward to.

Today’s card is inspired by the curent Inky Paws Challenge. I haven’t had a chance to create for this challenge in while, so I’m excited to be able to share some inspiration this time!

I recently been loving ink blending and embossing on vellum. So I put together both those techniques for a quick card. I started by die cutting the large scallop rectangles from the Frames & Flags Die Set, one from vellum and one from Bristol Strathmore, along with a banner from the Banner Trio Die Set. I heat embossed the daffodil stamp from the Daffodils stamp set with white embossing powder. Make sure to move your heat gun around to avoid burning the vellum.

To create the background, I ink blended the second die cut rectangle with distress oxides (in Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Shaded Lilac). I heat embossed a sentiment from the Floral Roundabout stamp set, and ink blended with the same colors. I used liquid glue to adhere the vellum, foam tape for the sentiment and lastly added some nuvo drops to finish off the card.

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!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

honey bee stamps

More Watercolored Tulips | Honeybee Stamps

Happy Monday! Hope your start to the week was as productive as you needed it to be! I’m hopping in today to share details of a card that I shared on Instagram, but never got to blogging!

I colored the bouquet from the Spring Joy Bouquet stamp set using Koi Watercolors, just like the image in this card. Then I die cut it using the coordinating die.

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!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana