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Red, White and Blue Week | Honey Bee Stamps

If you haven’t already noticed already on Instagram, Honey Bee Stamps has started the party early for 4th July! There’s a bunch of lives, giveaways and a sale is coming! Stay tuned!

Y’all know that I’ve been loving layered ink blending, with white pigment ink! So, of course I pulled it out for my take on a “red, white and blue” card.

To create this card, I started by inking up the large balloon stencil from Layering Balloons Stencils using distress oxide inks in Mermaid Lagoon and Festive Berries. Then I used the Stars and Stripes Forever Background Stencil, along with white pigment ink to add some depth to the balloons. I made a similar card, here.

I finished off the card with word die cuts from Bitty Buzzwords and Birthday die cut sets, cutting the words from black card stock. Lastly I added some jewels to match the ink blending!

I hope that this inspires you to create something crafty this long weekend!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Pretty Pink Posh

Dads and Grads Theme Week (with Pretty Pink Posh) : Day 3

Three days in a row! When was the last time did this ever happen! Today is baby at home day plus we are road tripping tomorrow, so this post is going to be short and sweet. You can find day 1 of this theme week here, along with day 2 here.

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For today’s cards I did some really quick coloring, with minimal blending. Since the images are so small, no one will be the wiser. Using the coordinating I cut them out to use as accents on the shaker windows.

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For the ‘congrats’ shaker, I started by diecutting the Stitched Film Strip Die (from Pretty Pink Posh) 6 times and glued them together. I really wanted the sections to stay separated, that why layered the diecuts. I did add a layer of acetate after the first colored diecut. To add a little interest to card front, I stamped the clustered confetti stamp with a brown ink and added the sentiment. After filling the shaker with sequins, and closing it off with a second sheet of acetate. Once the glue dried, I attached it to the card front and added the colored images for the final touch.

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For the second card, you can use a ‘happy father’s day’ sentiment, but since I don’t need anymore of them, I just used a ‘happy birthday’ sentiment as I’m always struggling with masculine cards. To created the shaker for this I die cut the storybook 1 and scalloped frame die from some colored card stock together. I was going to keep the windows separated, but I ran out of time and couldn’t find my thin foam strips, #momlife. Instead I just added a double layer of 3M foam tape, to create the shaker window, along with some acetate. I filled with with sequins and attached it to the card front, after stamping the sentiment. Just like the congrats card, I added my colored images to finish off the card.

Hope these cards inspire you to create something soon from your stash!

And as usual, before I sign off for you, all the products used are linked below :

Chameleon Art Tones Pencils // Amazon
Strathmore Bristol Smooth // Michaels
GinaK Connect Glue // Ellen Hutson
Congrats Grad Stamp Set // Pretty Pink Posh
Father’s Day Stamp Set // Pretty Pink Posh
Stitched Film Strip Die // Pretty Pink Posh
Scallop Frames Dies // Pretty Pink Posh
Storybook 1 Dies // Pretty Pink Posh
6mm Ocean Spray Sequins // Pretty Pink Posh
6mm Peridot Mist Sequins // Pretty Pink Posh
6mm Sunshine Glow Sequins // Pretty Pink Posh
6mm Blue Lagoon Sequins // Pretty Pink Posh
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink // Amazon

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Happy Crafting!

Farhana

Pretty Pink Posh

Dads and Grads Theme Week (with Pretty Pink Posh) : Day 2

Welcome back to day 2! For more details on this theme week, read yesterday’s post here. For today’s cards I decided to do some messy watercoloring or ‘ink smooshing’. I used my distress oxides again, in an attempt to keep the supply list for this theme week short and the mess in my room at a minimum! But while making them I realized that regular distress inks work way better, plus the fact that I have the minis make it easier to mix colors! So, if you have them, use those! The results are much better!

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So are you wondering why the sentiments are in white and not very visible? Well I thought I was using clear embossing powder on back ink, not no it was white. Yup, lots and lots of white embossing powder means no black sentiments. But I just went with it.

Individual card pictures and products used are listed below and all products used are linked below. I used water color paper as they handle water better. For the technique, I used a page protector to ‘smoosh’ the ink on to, then spraying it with water, before adding it to the inked and embossed card stock. You can use acetate or leftover packaging from your stamps. Let the card stock dry, to add more layers of color.

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Card 1 : Candied Apple Distress Oxides, Congrats Grad Stamp Set, VersaMark watermark ink, white embossing powder, tim holtz water color paper and red card stock for the card base.

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Card 2 : Dried Marigold Distress Oxides, Congrats Grad Stamp Set, VersaMark watermark ink, white and gold embossing powder, tim holtz water color paper and orange card stock for the card base.

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Card 3 : Faded Jeans Distress Oxides, Father’s Day Stamp Set, VersaMark watermark ink, white embossing powder, tim holtz water color paper and blue card stock for the card base.

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Card 4 : Broken China and Twisted Citron Distress Oxides, Father’s Day Stamp Set, VersaMark watermark ink, white embossing powder, tim holtz water color paper and blue card stock for the card base.

In an effort to stick with a masculine theme and keep my use of glitter to a minimum, I resisted from adding a glitter cardstock background, but you are more than welcome to do so if you would like, also change up the colors of the graduation cards to match the school!

And lastly, before I sign off for you, all the products used are linked below :

Distress Oxide // Impress Cards and Crafts
Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper // Amazon
Colored Cardstock // Michaels
Embossing Powder // Michaels
GinaK Connect Glue // Ellen Hutson
Congrats Grad Stamp Set // Pretty Pink Posh
Father’s Day Stamp Set // Pretty Pink Posh
VersaMark Watermark Ink // Amazon

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Happy Crafting!

Farhana

Pretty Pink Posh

Dads and Grads Theme Week (with Pretty Pink Posh) : Day 1

Finally posting day one of this theme week super late as it got dark last night by the time I finished making these so had to wait till morning to take pictures. Today through Saturday, I’ll be posting Father’s day and Graduation cards, super quick and easy designs, so you can recreate them in time for the weekend! But if you don’t need those type of cards, you can also change out the sentiments for a different event, as you’ll see I did with some of the cards in the coming posts! I have a hard time making masculine cards, so challenged myself with this theme week.

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For these cards, you can use any type of ink that you can blend with. I used distress oxides but I have used Fresh Inks from Impress Cards and Crafts and Gina K die inks for blending too. For today’s card a used the “double blending” or “tone on tone” blending technique, basically I used one ink per card to create a dual tone colored background.

Using a make up brush and Strathmore Bristol smooth card stock (cut to an A2 size), I very lightly blended the entire background. For the second layer, I attached the stencil with some washi tape and very heavily blended the same color ink over the stencil. And your background is done!

For the sentiments, I just added a Happy Father’s Day and Congrats script die. I cut the top layer from glitter card stock and stacked then with plain cardstock using a quickie glue pen for added dimension. I backed the diecuts with some vellum to make it pop! I used ginak connect glue behind the diecuts to adhere the vellum to the inked background.

I used the following distress oxide colors : wilted voilet, candied apple, twisted citron and broken china.

The remaining products used are linked below :

Distress Oxide // Impress Cards and Crafts
Strathmore Bristol cardstock // Amazon
Makeup Brushes // Amazon
Vellum and Glitter Paper // Michaels
GinaK Connect Glue // Ellen Hutson
Quikie Glue Pen // Amazon
Graduation Stencil // Pretty Pink Posh
Bow Ties Stencil // Pretty Pink Posh
Father’s Day Script Die // Pretty Pink Posh
Congrats Script Die // Pretty Pink Posh

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Happy Crafting!

Farhana