Monday, March 4, 2019

Best Birthday Ever Selfie Card | Honey Bee Stamps

Hello friends!

If you are a fan of the Honey Bee Animal Stamps I think you are going to love this week's posts as the Honey Bee Stamps Design Team will be spotlighting all their critters.

CARD IDEA

The idea behind my card was to create a birthday party scene where things may have gotten a bit carried away and Mae the Mouse captured a "Selfie" of the best birthday party EVER! 

To make it possible to use all these animals I had to make it a slimline card. I planned this card out by gathering all my animal stamps and playing around with their arrangement on the paper until I was happy with their placement. I then figured out which ones I was going to stamp out first because those were the ones I would also have to create masks for. Can you figure out which ones I stamped first? 

Best Birthday Ever Selfie Card by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com
CARD DETAILS

I started off with a piece of watercolor paper that measured 4.5x 8.5 inches. I then stamped out Pinky the Pig and Penny the Platypus. I then masked them off and stamped out the rest of the animals on the back of the card beginning with Lily the Lamb in the center and then the No Probllama Llama followed by the Feelin Fox on the end. The other Feelin Foxy Fox was stamped onto another piece of watercolored paper as well as the Blah Bunny and Mae the Mouse. On a few other pieces of paper, I also stamped out the party hats and accessories for the party animals.

Best Birthday Ever Selfie Card by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Once all the images were stamped out I then colored everything in. I used Zig Clean Color brushes and a paintbrush to blend the color out. Once the first layers were done and dry I did go back to add all the detail brush strokes with the Zig markers. Here's a closer look at the first half of the card.


Best Birthday Ever Selfie Card by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

All the images that weren't stamped onto the background were all fussy cut and inked around the edges using a black marker. I could have used the coordinating dies for each animal but I think it would have taken away a little from the scene as these images are fairly large.

Best Birthday Ever Selfie Card by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

 I used foam tape to pop up the animals in the foreground, giving the scene some depth and dimension. 

Best Birthday Ever Selfie Card by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

As you can see here I only used Mae the Mouse's head as I wanted her to appear to be the one taking the "selfie" photo. Also, proportion wise a mouse is generally smaller than all these other animals and by placing her upfront you are tricked into thinking she much closer than the rest. Speaking of Mae, I gave her some black twine whiskers as I ended up cutting them off during the fussy cutting process.

Best Birthday Ever Selfie Card by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

All Party Animals have party hats so of course, the Llama had the sombrero and everyone else had a colorful party hat. Since I had cut these images out by hand I just cut off the pompom to make cutting easier and added a crystal jewel instead as a way to embellish them. I also used a white gel pen to add highlights to their cheeks and glossy accents to their noses and eyes. 

To create the sentiment banner I used 3 stamps sets. Best from Cheerful Sentiments, the Birthday comes from the Ham It Up set and the Ever is actually from the everything stamp that comes from the Friends Like You set that I just masked to stamp only Ever.  And for the inside of the card, I used the Happy Birthday from the Foxy Sentiments Stamp set and the Friend from the Friendship set.

Best Birthday Ever Selfie Card by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com
And that pretty much sums up how this card was made, linked below are the supplies I used.

SUPPLIES
To make supplies easy to find, I have linked them below. If something I used is no longer available I will link to a similar product.
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MAE THE MOUSE
MAE THE MOUSE
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LILY THE LAMB
LILY THE LAMB
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No Probllama
No Probllama
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Honey Bee BLAH BUNNY Stamp Set
Honey Bee BLAH BUNNY Stamp Set
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Feelin' Foxy Stamp Set
Feelin' Foxy Stamp Set
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Friends Like You
Friends Like You
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FRIENDSHIP
FRIENDSHIP
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Foxy Sentiments Stamp Set
Foxy Sentiments Stamp Set
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Cheerful Sentiments Stamp Set
Cheerful Sentiments Stamp Set
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Pinky The Pig
Pinky The Pig
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Ham It Up
Ham It Up
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Penny The Platypus Stamp Set
Penny The Platypus Stamp Set
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Unicorn Rhinestones
Unicorn Rhinestones
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Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor Pad
Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor Pad
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AMZ
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad
Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad
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Zig CLEAN COLOR 60+ 80 SET
Zig CLEAN COLOR 60+ 80 SET
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Faber-Castell BLACK SOFT BRUSH PITT SB
Faber-Castell BLACK SOFT BRUSH PITT SB
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Recollections Black Heavyweight Cardstock 110bs
 Black Heavyweight Cardstock 110bs
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 UNICORN White Pigment Ink Pad
UNICORN White Pigment Ink Pad
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Arctic White Ultra Powder
Arctic White Ultra Powder
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STUDIO KATIA GLUE
STUDIO KATIA GLUE
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Glossy Accents
Glossy Accents
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Sakura 6 WHITE Gelly Roll Classic Medium Point Pens Set
Sakura 6 WHITE Gelly Roll  Set
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SSS | AMZ
Double-Sided Foam Tape
Double-Sided Foam Tape
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SSS | AMZ


Take advantage and stop by the HBS SHOP to stock up on any of the Animal Themed Honey Bee Stamps as they are on SALE for 15% OFF this week. Plus leave a comment over on the Honey Bee Stamps Blog for a chance at winning a paper piecing animal die.



Hope this Best Birthday Ever Selfie Card inspired you today. Thank you for stopping by 😊
Until next time... Happy Crafting 👋

1 comment:

Andrea Hastilow said...

Fantastic masking on your card design. Must admit I got it in the wrong order. Love how colourful & fun the design is & the bunny just makes it so funny. Brings back so many memories hehehe. Thank you x