I wanted to say a big 'Happy Mother's Day' to all the mums, and soon to be mums out there, and to all the mums who are no long with us...we are thinking about you. I know we're facing difficult times at the moment but we have to keep going and concentrate on the people we love. In saying that, please be kind to others and help where you can. Remember we have to stick together to fight this dreadful thing and retain our sanity. So stay strong and craft.....well that's my motto anyway :)
Anyhow onto something happier, this is the last of my cards I made using the new collection from Craft Consortium called 'Cottage Garden' (in partnership with the lovely Helz Cuppleditch). All 4 cards appeared on Create & Craft....did you spot them?
Soooo, for today's card I used the 'Bird & Bees' stamp set which I coloured with Copic pens. I teamed my card up with some of the bee patterned paper, alongside a few bees I made using electronic cutting machine. If you have any questions about the collection, just leave me a message and your email address and I will get back to you. x
This collection is available on the Craft Consortium's website, Create & Craft TV and good craft retailer's websites. In the USA, it will be distributed by Notions Marketing. The collection includes 4 x A6 stamp sets, a 12" x 12" and 6" x 6" paper pads, decoupage sets and embellishments etc.
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I stamped the beehive/birds and bees twice, once onto my colouring card and again onto masking paper (which I cut out). I die cut the version on colouring card into an oval and then placed the cut out mask over the beehive and birds, then using a cloud stencil and ink I created my background sky. When the sky was dry I removed the masks and coloured the image using Copic pens. I added the sentiment from the set beneath the scene.
The finished images was added to a yellow oval mount and funky foam was added to the back to create a topper. The topper was glued to the left hand side of the card front, and bee embellishments that I created using my cutting machine were added to the right hand side.
To complete the card I added glitter to the wings of all the bees.
Stamps: Birds & Bees
6" x 6" Paper Pad - Cottage Garden
12" x 12" Paper Pad - Cottage Garden
Copic Pens: Beehive - Y00, Y02, E71, E77 / Robins - E31, E33, E35, E50, E51, E53, R22, R27/ Flowers - BG10, BG11, RV02, RV06, Y00, Y15, Y17 / Grass - YG23, YG63 / Bees - Y00, Y15, Y17, BG00, BG10, BG11
6” x 6” Card Blank, Copics, Make It Colour Card, ‘Home sweet Home’ Oval Die (Tonic), Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, Cloud Stencil (MFT), Yellow Card, Blue Card, Glitter, Black Hybrid Ink (Picket Fence), Funky Foam, Glue, Double Sided Tape, Electronic Cutting Machine
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I'll be back tomorrow with another card made using this fabulous collection, so see you then. TTFN!
x Janine x