Hello crafty friends! This is Amanda from Twiddler’s Nook sharing a 2-for-1 background technique and making a couple of adorable birthday cards with them featuring the new Honey Bee Stamps Little Birdies stamps and dies. I think birthday cards are my #1 most needed type of card so making a few at a time is always a good idea. Let’s get started.
For the awesome background, I used a full sheet of Yupo paper and a couple of alcohol pearl inks with blending solution and just played. Today I chose smolder and tranquil to create the illusion of sky for my birdhouses and birds. After playing around with the inks for a bit I set the panel aside to dry. Once it was dry, I just cut it in half and then played with my stamps on it to decide how many images I could arrange on each panel.
After that was decided, I stamped everything and colored them with my copic markers. I stamped multiples of small things like bees and bird stands because I wasn’t sure how I would arrange things in the end. These are easy to color and no big deal to save for another card if they don’t get used today.
After they were colored and cut out, I arranged the images on my alcohol ink backgrounds and adhered them all with foam squares, leaving room for a sentiment. I decided to use the same sentiment on both cards, stamping and cutting them with the coordinating die. I love that Honey Bee does dies for sentiments. It’s fabulous!
With the scene panels done, I adhered them to a dark red textured cardstock mat that went with the colors in my images and popped that up on white card bases with foam tape. Voila, two more birthday cards for my stash. And I love how different the alcohol ink background looks versus my usual ink blending or stenciling. It’s so fun to break out of habits from time-to-time.
I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!Products used:
Little Birdies stamps and dies
Alcohol Pearl Ink - tranquil and smolder
Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares and tape
Copic markers - R30, R32, R35, R37, R39, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, B32, B34, B37, B01, B02, B04, YR23, YR26, YR28, C1, C3, BG000, E21, E23, E25, T5, T7