Good Morning Crafty Friends! Tabitha here, with this Saturday’s stamping project–a sweet “Hi” greeting card using the NEW Honey Bee Scraps “Brush Grunge Alpha” set. This card was so fun and easy to make, and you can alter the overall look to appeal to both women and men by changing color combos!
This stamp set in general is very versatile and contains not only the lower case alphabet, but also upper case, numbers, special symbols AND fun brush strokes, shapes, and splats! It’s an incredible value–since it definitely feels like 3 sets in one! I was also once again pleased with the quality, as it stamped perfect right off the carrier sheet the first try, and they stamps are very easy to move and manipulate along an acrylic block to arrange your sentiments.
I cut white card stock to make my card 4.25″ x 5.5″ folded. Then I cut my colored matte layer to 4″ x 5.25″ and the white layer for the alphas to be stamped on is 3.75″ x 5.” Using an long acrylic block about the width of my paper, I was able to arrange my alpha stamps in a row and stamp them one row at a time in black ink. When I got to the second row I left out the “h” and the “i” stamp so I could stamp those separately in a color on a small rectangle of paper with the bracket stamps and pop dot it on the card front. Then I inked the edges of the white card layer with black ink, and used the grungy splat stamp in 3 ink colors to random stamp around the edges for a splash of color, texture and fun! Then you glue all the layers together and you’re done!
I think changing the colors to black and red, and putting an apple in for the “o” and a ruler in for the “l” or making other little changes would make a cute back to school card for a teacher, or a lunch box note for a child! This is also an easy card to make masculine with some jewel tone or earthy colors, some kraft paper etc. Have fun making the concept your own, as you play with this awesome set too!
Happy Saturday, stampers!