It’s the first Monday of the month and that means it’s time for another IDEAS blog hop. This month our theme is “cards that move” and fifteen of us have taken part. I decided to create my project using the Honeybee Home Stamp Set and coordinating Honeybee Blooms Dies. In the IDEAS Tutorial Bundle PDF my card has a double pop-up mechanism inside. Here on my blog there’s a coordinating standard card. For both projects I opted to use Stampin’ Blends in Fresh Freesia, Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight.
I created this non-moving card using the same stamp set. dies and colours used for my pop-up card that’s part of the tutorial PDF. In the PDF project however I’ve used the New Horizons Designer Series Paper which looks very different from the card below.
For this card I began by cutting a 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Very Vanilla Card. Then for the background I used a Blending Brush to add a layer of Balmy Blue ink. Once that was done I stamped the tall flower stem from the Honeybee Home Stamp Set on top using Tuxedo Black ink. To colour the flowers I used light and dark Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. Then I coloured the leaves with light and dark Granny Apple Green. Finally, in the very centre of the flowers I added a little dark Daffodil Delight.
To add some dramatic contrast I mounted the completed panel onto a 2-3/8″ x 3-5/8″ piece of Basic Black Card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Next from the stamp set I chose the two side-view bees and stamped them onto scraps of Very Vanilla Card with Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured the lower part of their bodies in dark Daffodil Delight, and the upper part with light Smoky Slate. Then I set these aside while I worked on some other elements.
Going back to the two honeybee stamps I chose the left-facing one. Using Tuxedo Black ink again I stamped one bee in the centre, near the top of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Card. I also stamped him in the middle of the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. Then I coloured both of the bees to match the first two and added the completed pieces to the pile.
For the background layer I chose a textured wall design from the In Good Taste 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. I cut a piece 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ and glued it to a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Basic Black Card. The wall seems to have lilac undertones so I decided to wrap some Highland Heather 1/2″ Grosgrain Ribbon around the layers. After securing the ribbon on the back using Tear & Tape Adhesive I was ready to start bringing the pieces together.
First I used my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Thick Very Vanilla Card. I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create the card base. Then using liquid glue I fixed the large Very Vanilla layer to the inside.
On the front of the card I started by attaching the ribbon wrapped layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then with more Stampin’ Dimensionals I added the layered floral piece on top.
It was only at this pointy I realised I’d forgotten about the sentiment. So going back to the stamp set I chose “Best of Luck”and stamped it onto a scrap of Very Vanilla Card with Tuxedo Black ink. After cutting around the words with Paper Snips I glued the sentiment in the space beside the flower stalk.
Finally I took the first two bees and cut them out with the coordinating dies from the Honeybee Blooms Dies. Then using a combination of liquid glue and pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals I added the bees to the floral layer. At last my card was complete, and I’m really pleased with how it turned out.
HONEYBEE HOME AND MORE
So let me tell you a little more about this month’s IDEAS Tutorial Bundle. The April “Cards that Move” PDF contains 66 pages, featuring 15 projects from 15 different designers. There’s cards that spin, slide, pop-up and more, all using a variety of current products from Stampin’ Up! The collage below provides a little sneak peek of what’s inside. Can you see which one shows part of my project?
If you’d like a copy of the Tutorial Bundle for your own personal use, or even to use in your classes, there are three different ways to get it:
- Place an order via my online store for $45CAD (before shipping and taxes) using my April Host Code ABH3TSWU. Make sure to allow Stampin’ Up! to share your contact details so I can e-mail the tutorial to you. If your order is over $200CAD don’t use the Host Code or you’ll miss out on Stampin’ Rewards. However, so long as I have access to your contact details I’ll still send you the PDF.
- Join Stampin’ Up! and my Crafty Canadians team, and you’ll get this IDEAS tutorial for free.
- Buy the tutorial. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Once you’ve received the bundle, please remember not to share or distribute printed or electronic copies of the tutorials. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your own use. If you know someone who would like to purchase the tutorial bundle, please direct them to me to obtain their own copy. Thank you for your support.
So that’s it from me for today, but please visit Simone Bartrum on the next leg of the blog hop by clicking on the ‘NEXT’ button below.
If you’re interested in the products I used to create the card project shown here on my blog today, you’ll find the links below.
RETIRING PRODUCTS – only available while stocks last
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Honeybee Home Stamp Set and coordinating Honeybee Blooms Dies using a single ‘bundle’ items number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the same two items separately. I’ve included links for both options so you can compare these if you wish.