Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Stampin' Up! Just Buzzin' By My favorite little bees!

Hello my fellow stampers.  Today I'm sharing a card made from my favorite bees.  Stampin' Up's Just Buzzin' By.   The bees are so adorable, I can't believe they were in the catalog for only a year.

No special technique here... I just masked the stamped images and sponged the background with multiple shades of green and blue. I used my copics to color my images.
I didn't add a sentiment.  The card was completed and a sentiment would look out of place on the card front.  If you have posted cards made from this set leave me a comment.  Id love to see what you made with my favorite set.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Count on me

Hi stampers.  I recently scored this Stampabilities stamp at Hobby Lobby in the clearance section for a $1.20.  
I immediately thought of my numbers stencil from The Crafter's Companion and thought they would pair nicely.  So I taped my stencil down and went to work.  I did multiple backgrounds in one sitting because it can be paired with lots of sayings.

The inks used are Tim Holtz Distress inks, Picked Raspberries, Peacock Feathers, Dusty Concord and Mowed Lawn.  I love the glimmer paper.  I used my paper trimmer to cut out the rectangle, I just wanted to frame the background and the piece I cut out can be used later rather than it hiding underneath another piece of paper. Regular paper I don't mind so much but glimmer paper at 2 bucks a sheet... Waste not want not. 


 Phone Numbers!!!  So the Studio G Phone makes another appearance. I mentioned before it has a hello under the phone but I omitted it.  I felt like "call me" was a better fit. Call me was written with a Versa Mark Pen and embossed.  Hope you liked them.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

I'll Laugh at You...

Hello stampers!  Today we are featuring a Memory Box stencil Radio Waves and a phone stamp by Studio G.  I was browsing Joann's stamps online again... And I came across one that reminded me of my best friend so much I just had to buy it.  Laugh at yourself by Creative Vision.

This stencil is a bit tricky because the waves move freely so it's easy for your blending tool to slide underneath the plastic putting ink where you don't want it.  I have some repositionable adhesive spray from my old slice machine.  Spraying a little on the back of the stencil did the trick to keep it in place.  I used masking tape for crisp color lines.

Here's the inside.  I didn't want it to be to plain but multiple colors and taping it off is a little time consuming so I kept the pattern but just used one color.

Here's another version with the kaleidoscope stencil by TCW - The Crafters Workshop.