Hello! Today I’m sharing a belated birthday card featuring mixing and matching several Honey Bee stamps and dies and even some stencils. I love taking an image(s) from a “holiday” stamp set and using it for a non holiday card! This automatically extends the life of the image so we can get more use out of it! The bunnies from the Blah Humbunny Stamp Set are the perfect example of images that will work year-round. I think these adorable little critters will work for so many different cards throughout the year.
For the background of my card, I inked up some Bristol Smooth Cardstock with Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks and then applied those same colors of ink through the Fall Showers heart stencil for a tone-on-tone effect.
A sentiment from the Blah Blah Blah Stamp Set was added to the top of the background using Versafine Onyx Black Ink.
The box from the Celebration Box Dies was die cut from Desert Storm Cardstock, inked with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and assembled. Another sentiment from the Blah Blah Blah Stamp Set was stamped on the side with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
The bunny from the Blah Humbunny Stamp Set, the tissue paper, balloons, balloon strings from the Celebration Box Stamp Set, and the deflated balloon and party hat from Blah Bunny were stamped on Bristol Smooth Cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black Ink and colored in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. The images were die cut with the coordinating Blah Humbunny Dies, Celebration Box Dies, and Blah Bunny Dies.
The images were adhered to create the scene as shown. Details were added to the bunny’s face with a black glaze pen for the eyes, a fine tip black pen for the eyelashes, and white dots on the cheeks.
The confetti images coming out of the gift box were stamped with Simon Says Stamp dye inks in Key Lime, Maliblue, High Dive, and Blue Violet to coordinate with the rest of the design. The images were die cut with the coordinating dies and adhered to the design. Nuvo Crystal Drops in Apple Green, Caribbean Ocean, and Navy Blue finish the confetti look.
A layer of Nuvo Crystal Glaze was applied to the balloons and the nose on the bunny to finish the front of the card.
The inside of the card was stamped with an additional sentiment from the Blah Blah Blah Stamp Set to finish the card.
To watch the creation of this belated birthday card from start to finish, click HERE or watch below:
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