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Hi crafty friends!

It’s Rowena and today I have the absolute pleasure of guest designing on the Honey Bee Stamps blog. I’m beyond excited and thrilled to be sharing this card with you all.

For today’s card, I’m featuring the ‘Hey, Pumpkin‘ stamp set. This stamp is so cute and versitile, it’s perfect for any occasions.

So let’s get started!!! I like to start my cards by creating the background first. This gives me an idea on what direction my project will be. It also gives me an idea of what to color my images.

I created my nighttime scene by blending four colors of Distress Inks (antique linen, tattered rose, seedless preserved, and chipped sapphire), working from light to dark. I also added white dots here and there using a white gel pen for the stars.

I then stamped the trees on my panel by inking only the tree portion of the stamp. I added black copic marker to fill in the trunks and some of the branches.

For my grass, I also blended Distress Inks (twisted citron, mowed lawn, and peeled paint).

I stamped all my images with a copic friendly ink (Memento Tuxedo) and colored all my images with copics.

Once all my elements where complete, I fussy cut my images and added foam tape to add some dimension and adhered it to my panel. This set came with a matching die but for this project, I wanted just the girl and the cat sitting on the pumpkin.

To finish the card I white heat embossed the words ‘you are’ from the ‘Kindness‘ stamp set and the word ‘purrfect’ from ‘Hey, Pumpkin‘ stamp set. That finishes my card for today!

I just want to say ‘thank you’ again for having me guest design today! Please follow me on Instagram & until next time and happy crafting!!!


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22 responses to “Spotlight Designer: Rowena Miniaci”

  1. ali says:

    Just Gorgeous Rowena xx your colouring and ink blending is superb ❤️❤️

  2. Marjorie Dumontier says:

    Your card is absolutely beautiful ! You could have stop right after the background that I’d have said the same !!!

  3. Helen LeBrett says:

    Such a beautiful card: I love the colors you used, and the girl is just so cute!!

  4. Nancy says:

    Your card is phenomenal, from the color choice to the coloring,. Everything just pops its amazing great job

  5. Teresa Doyle says:

    This is so sweet Rowena, such a great scene with the adorable images and the beautiful night time background. A fantastic job! Well done!

  6. Delila George says:

    Love your card! You did a great job with the blending.

  7. donna mikasa says:

    Yay, Rowena! So happy to see you guesting here! LOVE your card–such a delightful scene, and your sky is so pretty!

  8. Beautiful card and I love the coloring and the background is gorgeous! Beautiful job.

  9. Jeannie Brown says:

    That’s so cute!

  10. Wow! Adorable! Love the background a lot 🙂

  11. Betty Schaaf says:

    Love, love , love the creativity! Thank you. We need more kindness in the world today.

  12. Jill Merriott says:

    Beautiful cards!

  13. Deepa Lakshman says:

    I love how you created the night scene. Those are very pretty colors. Lovely card.

  14. BETSY GOLAN says:

    This is a beautiful card and I love the ink blending techniques. Very well done!

  15. Annie W says:

    Awesome card! Your coloring and blending are so well done.


    love the colors you use, and I really love those trees. Awesome card.

  17. Evelyn Burton says:

    Love the pumpkin and your explanation on making your hillside! The little girl is so cute with her cat. Thanks for sharing the pretty colors on your card.

  18. Heidi h says:

    Amazing background and ink blending. Gorgeous card.

  19. Molly hanes says:

    So thankful for cards like this that inspire others.

  20. Wow what a gorgeous scene! Your coloring is amazing 😉

  21. Diana Stocksdale says:

    Wow! The ink blending for the background of this card is phenomenal! Whomever receives this card in the mail from you will feel very special indeed. This is an absolutely gorgeous card.

  22. Kathy S says:

    Your card is so cute. It is so kind of to explain how you made the card. Thank you.