Monday, August 15, 2022

Cake Time - Hello Bluebird

Hello there! Today I’m sharing a card that I created using the adorable new Hello Bluebird stamp set, Cake Time from the August release.
I was in need of a first birthday card for a little girl and thought the little bunnies from the Cake Time set would be sweet. To create my card I stamped some of the images from the Cake Time set and then die cut them using the Cake Time dies. Once that was done I used copic markers to color them and a white gel pen to add 
highlights. 
For my background, I used a piece of pink, stripes n sprinkles paper and die cut a piece of white card stock using the new Nesting Deckle dies. I blended on some spun sugar and worn lipstick distress oxide ink on my die cut piece and then, using the new Oh Happy Day stamp set, I stamped my sentiment. I used the By The Numbers dies and die cut the number one from some yellow striped paper and then three more from white card stock and glued them together then added glitter over the whole number one. Once that was done, I added my images, popping up the three bunnies, and adding more glitter to their party hats and the stars.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Hello Bluebird August Release Day 3

Hello there! The August Hello Bluebird release is available today and it’s fintastic!! Today I’m featuring the fun Sea Life stamp set and dies along with the Sea Sentiments and Word Bubbles dies and the awesome new Ocean Overlay die!
This was a fun card to create! The fish and dolphins for my card where fun to color and the background was easy to put together! I started out by stamping and die cutting my images from the Sea Life stamp set and a few from the new Sea Friends set, and then coloring them using copic markers. 
For my background, I used a piece of light blue card stock and blended on some mermaid lagoon distress oxide ink along the edges then used the small silhouette images of fish from the Sea Sentiments set and randomly stamped them on the background using the mermaid lagoon ink. Once that was done I die cut my inked panel using the Ocean Overlay die and also die cut one from white card stock. Next I cut a piece of white card stock that was the same size as my die cut Ocean Overlay piece to use as a base and glued on my white die cut piece and glue each inked die cut piece in place. It was like filling in a puzzle.

After my background was done, I stamped my sentiment from the Sea Sentiments set and used the Word Bubbles dies to die cut it. Then I added all of my images popping up several of them with foam tape and then added some Glossy Accents to the bubbles to give them a raised glossy look.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Hello Bluebird August Release Day Two

Hello, hello! It’s day two of sneak peeks for the Hello Bluebird August release and today I’m featuring the adorable new Oh Happy Day stamp set and dies along with the Birthday Script sentiment set and the Nesting Deckle A2 dies.
The Oh Happy Day stamp set is so adorable and fun to create with, for my card I used just four of the characters from the set and combined them with the Birthday Script. I stamped and die cut my images then colored with copic markers. I thought it would be fun to have two of the characters holding balloons so I used the Pig Day stamp set and dies and used the balloon from that set to add to my scene. For my background, I used the Nesting Deckle dies and die cut white card stock then blended on some tumbled glass and chipped sapphire distress oxide ink. Once that was dry I stamped my sentiment from the Birthday Script set and added my images. I cut a tiny slit in the foxes hands so I could slide in the balloon string and then popped up all of my images with foam tape other than the one balloon. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Exciting News! Hello Bluebird

Hello there, crafty friends! I’m excited to announce that I’m guest designing for Hello Bluebird's new release for the month of August!

I’ve always been a fan of Hello Bluebirds since day one and I’m thrilled to share what I’ve created using all of the adorable products from this month’s release!

To create my card, I stamped some of the images from the Bonfire Buddies set, then die cut them using the 
coordinating dies and then colored them using copic markers. Once that was done I used the Campsite Scene die and die cut the different colored pieces of card stock (kraft, green, gray, white & light blue) to create my scene. After that I used some chipped sapphire distress oxide ink on the sky and some vintage photo and ground espresso on the ground piece which I also watered down and added splatters. I also used some going gray and handsome hunter inks to shade the trees and mountains and used a copic marker to add some detail to the birch tree. Once all of that was done, it was fun adding in each piece like fitting together a puzzle. Then I stamped my sentiment from the Skating Together set and then added my images popping up the two main characters with foam tape.