Hello Bluebird - Flying High Dreamy Card

vendredi 7 mai 2021

 Hey there,

It's time, the wait is over because the new Hello Bluebird release is finally here! And it's totally gorgeous! To celebrate all the new amazing stamp and die sets, I'm sharing this video that features the super cute and lovely 'Flying High' stamp set. This new set has a beautiful hot air balloon and three different groups of critters that go inside the basket.

I started with the background, and cut an 8,5 x 3,5" panel out of Strathmore bristol cardstock. And I used peacock feathers, blueprint sketch and wilted violet oxide inks to create a sweet and dreamy sky.


When I was happy with the ink blending, and to bring more interest and life to this background, I did what I always do: I added texture, starting with splattering water droplets all over the panel. I dried the paper using a paper towel and then added more contrast. I applied my chipped sapphire ink pad onto my glass mat, I added a bit of water and then splattered a bunch of small drops on my paper. Next to make this sky even more dreamy, I added some sparkles using liquid stardust. And finally a touch of light using a little bit of white acrylic paint mixed with water to create splatters all over the panel.

Next step was to color my images. I stamped everything on 80lbs Neenah solar white cardstock using memento tuxedo black ink, and colored them using my alcohol markers.


Once the coloring was done, I cut the images using the coordinating dies, and then assembled some pieces. I glued the elephant and the bunny inside the basket, and I also attached the blue banner on the balloon and the white banner on the basket. Next I attached the balloon and two birds on the panel using foam squares.


And then, before attaching the remaining images, I created my sentiment. I cut some letters out of silver glitter cardstock to create the word 'Magical' and I stuck those letters below the basket using liquid glue. Next I stamped the 1st part of my sentiment that reads 'Hope your day is' right above the silver letters using black versafine ink, I attached the stars here and there on my panel, and finally stuck my panel on a card base.


VIDEO



HELLO BLUEBIRD SUPPLIES
- Flying high stamp set
Maverick stamp set
- Unicorn Tales stamp set
- Jane small alpha die set


OTHER SUPPLIES
- Spectrum Noir markers
- Graph'it brush markers
- Oxide inks: peacock feathers, blueprint sketch, wilted violet, chipped sapphire
- Sakura white gel pen
- Liquid stardust by Lawn Fawn
- 80lbs Neenah solar white cardstock
- Strathmore bristol smooth cardstock
- Silver glitter cardstock from my stash
- Memento tuxedo black ink

Hello Bluebird - By The Sea Background

vendredi 30 avril 2021

 Hi there,

I’m back to share with you a new card featuring the ByThe Sea Background stamp designed by Hello Bluebird. This stamp gave me a vintage feeling, so I thought that making a black & white card would be very nice.

I started by stamping the images on 80lbs Neenah solar white cardstock using Memento tuxedo black ink, cut them all using the coordinating dies and then used my spectrum noir markers and graph’it brush markers to color everything.

Next I stamped the By The Sea Background on Neenah cardstock as well and to emphasize the vintage look, I decided to create two polaroid pictures using that background. I took the dies from the Photo stack die set and traced the frames on my background. I did this just to know which part of the background I had to color, and then I used my grey markers again to color my two small backgrounds.

Once the coloring was done, I did the sky on each panel, and instead of using markers again, I used hickory smoke distress ink along with a cloud stencil to create a cloudy sky on each panel.

Next I attached a large polaroid frame on my small ocean background, and a smaller polaroid frame on my small lighthouse background, I trimmed the paper around the frames, and then glued two more frames on each element.

For the card base, I didn’t want it to be plain white so I used the Woven Backgroundstamp to add a subtle detail to my card base, and I used Barely Beige ink by Simon Says Stamp to match the black & white color palette.

I trimmed my Woven background into a 5,5 x 4,25" panel, and finally attached all the elements on top using a combination of liquid glue, foam squares and glue dots.


VIDEO



HELLO BLUEBIRD SUPPLIES

By The Sea Background stamp

- Woven Background stamp

- Seaside Girls stamp set

- Puddle Play stamp set

- Beach Play stamp set

- Fall Friends stamp set

- Hippos on holiday stamp set

- Photo stack die set


OTHER SUPPLIES

- Spectrum Noir markers

- Graph'it brush markers

- Hickory smoke distress ink

- Cloudy stencil by Lawn Fawn

- Sakura white gel pen

- Memento tuxedo black ink

- Barely beige ink by Simon Says Stamp

- Clear embossing ink by Lawn Fawn

- White embossing powder by Lawn Fawn

- Black licorice cardstock by Lawn Fawn

- 80lbs Neenah solar white cardstock

- Strathmore bristol smooth cardstock

Hello Bluebird - Woven Background

dimanche 25 avril 2021

 Hello there,

I'm back today with a new Hello Bluebird card and this time I'm showcasing the new Woven Background stamp that I paired with some cuties having fun under the rain.

I started by placing a large piece of strathmore bristol cardstock in my misti tool along with the woven stamp and before stamping it, I used my powder bag to apply a generous amount of powder all over the paper. Doing this extra step helps the powder to stick on the embossing ink only and this way the result is more precise.

I used clear embossing ink by Lawn Fawn to stamp the background, sprinkled white embossing powder on the entire panel, and then melted the powder using my heat tool.

From that large panel I cut a 5,5 x 4,25" panel and picked four oxide inks to color it: stormy sky, faded jeans, chipped sapphire and black soot. I applied the inks from the lightest to the darkest, the lightest part being the bottom of the card.


After the ink blending I used a cloth to remove the ink from the white lines, and then I moved on to the coloring. I stamped my images on white cardstock using memento tuxedo black ink and colored them using my alcohol markers.

Next I cut letters to create the word 'Friend'. I cut the word three times to get dimension and then attached those letters at the top of my panel using liquid glue. I stuck the second part of my sentiment right below, and then I glued the images using foam squares and glue dots. And finally once everything was attached I applied glossy accents on the letters to make them shiny and this way match the rainy theme.


VIDEO
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HELLO BLUEBIRD SUPPLIES
- Woven Background stamp
- Puddle Play stamp set
- Rainy day stamp set
- Fall friends stamp set
- Oliver alpha die set


OTHER SUPPLIES
- Spectrum Noir markers
- Graph'it brush markers
- Oxide inks: stormy sky, faded jeans, chipped sapphire, black soot
- Memento tuxedo black ink
- Clear embossing ink by Lawn Fawn
- White embossing powder by Lawn Fawn
- Glossy accents by Ranger
- Black licorice cardstock by Lawn Fawn
- Moonstone cardstock by Lawn Fawn
- Sakura white gel pen

Lawn Fawn - Spring Bunny Slider Peek-a-Boo Card

jeudi 22 avril 2021

 Hey there, I'm back with a new Lawn Fawn interactive card, and this time I used the Let's Toast Pull Tab die set to create a slider peek-a-boo mechanism. And I don't do that often, but just this once I only used die cuts to create my scene.

I die cut all my elements and colored them all just as if they were images using my alcohol markers, and next I moved on to the background. I cut a slimline panel and created a cloudy sky using a cloud stencil along with spun sugar and kitsch flamingo oxide inks to create a sweet and bright sky.

And for the bottom of my card, I used shabby shutters and mowed lawn oxide inks to create grass.

And next I added texture to my panel. On the sky section, I used spun sugar, kitsch flamingo, mustard seed and picked raspberry oxide inks, each one mixed with water, to create lots of splatters on the paper. And on the grass section I used shabby shutters and mowed lawn oxide inks mixed with water to do the same thing.


Next I created the interactive mechanism using the Let's Toast Pull Tab die set, and I invite you to watch the video below to see exactly how it was done ^^

When the mechanism was done, I assembled the basket and the flowers, as well as the bunny, using liquid glue. And then I attached those elements on my panel, and again, you can check the video below to watch the process, it's always easier to understand with images ^^

Once the basket and the bunny were glued in place, I stuck the bunny's paws to complete the basket. And then I attached the sun, the clouds and the butterfly in the top section of the panel using foam squares.


For my sentiment, I created the word Bunny using a spring plaid pattern paper along with guava letters to make the word pop on the pink cloudy background. I placed my panel in my misti tool and stamped the words 'Some' and 'loves you' using black ink, and then I attached the bunny letters to complete my sentiment.

Before attaching my panel to a card base, I needed to create a path at the back of my panel to make sure that the tab would stay straight. So I cut two thin strips of foam tape that I attached on both sides of the tab. Next I applied more foam tape all over the back of the panel, and stuck it on a slimline ballet slippers card base.


VIDEO
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LAWN FAWN SUPPLIES
- Let's toast pull tab
- Build a basket: Easter
- Tiny gift box bunny add-on
- Scalloped treat box spring house
- Finley's ABCs
- Spring showers
- Acorn house
- Little flowers
- Meadow portrait backdrop
- Meadow landscape backdrop
- Some bunny stamp set
- Push here stamp set
- Cloud stencil
- Jet black ink


OTHER SUPPLIES
- Spectrum Noir markers
- Graph'it Brush markers
- Oxide inks: spun sugar, kitsch flamingo, mustard seed, picked raspberry, shabby shutter, mowed lawn
- Sakura white gel pen
- White nuvo drops by Tonic Studio
- Strathmore bristol smooth cardstock
- 80lbs Neenah solar white cardstock

Hello Bluebird - Birch Trees Background

lundi 19 avril 2021

 Hi there,

Wht am I sharing a Halloween card in the middle of April? To show you that the new Birch Trees Background stamp by Hello Bluebird can be used all year long for many occasions and many themes. And by using different colored cardstocks and inks, I think this card can be easily mass produced.

I started with the background. I placed a large piece of purple cardstock in my misti tool and used wisteria ink by Simon Says Stamp to stamp my background and get a tone on tone effect. I stamped it multiple times to get a crisp result, and then cut a 5,5 x 4,25" panel from that large panel, and added lots of texture to my background.


I first mixed some black soot oxide ink work water and created splatters on the paper, next I mixed some liquid stardust by Lawn Fawn with water again to add some sparkles to those spooky woods, and finally I mixed white acrylic paint with water to bring light and contrast.


Next I stamped my images using the same wisteria ink by Simon Says Stamp, colored them using my alcohol markers and then cut everything using the coordinating dies.


For my sentiment, I first white heat embossed 'Be afraid be very afraid' on black cardstock, and then I cut the word 'Boo' twice: one time out of white glittery cardstock and one time out of black cardstock to highlight the first one. I stuck those two elements together using foam squares, and then attached the ghosts and the gravestone using foam squares as well. And finally I added some highlights on the images using my white gel pen.


VIDEO
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HELLO BLUEBIRD SUPPLIES
Birch Trees Background stamp
- Ghostly Greetings stamp set
- Halloween Fun stamp set
- Boo to you words die


OTHER SUPPLIES
- Graph'it brush markers
- Black soot oxide ink
- Wisteria ink by Simon Says Stamp
- Clear embossing ink by Lawn Fawn
- White embossing powder by Lawn Fawn
- Liquid stardust by Lawn Fawn
- White acrylic paint from my stash
- Black licorice cardstock by Lawn Fawn
- Pixie dust cardstock by Lawn Fawn
- Sugarplum cardstock by Lawn Fawn