We had family staying with us this past week- please excuse the silence. Now that they are safely home again, I’ve been able to get back into my crafty space.
- The Ton Stamps- Honeybears
- The Ton Stamps- Be a Pineapple
- Ranger Archival Ink
- Derwent Inktense Pencils
- Royal & Langnickel #2 round synthetic brush
- Strathmore 400 series cold press watercolor paper
- Recollections Value Pack colored cardstock
- VersaMark Ink
- Black hemp twine
- Judikins Diamond Glaze
- Zig Wink of Stella Clear
I recently ordered and received Honeybears and Be a Pineapple from The Ton. I wanted to use both sets on one card, because I’m just like that. Anyway! I love these stamps! Both sets are adorable, and I know I’m going to get a lot of use from them. The Honeybears are particularly versatile, and I have a lot of projects in mind.
To make this card, I stamped the bear, pineapple and sentiment in Archival Ink on watercolor paper. I used Derwent Inktense pencils to color the images, and also to create a shadow under the bear to ground the image. I applied sparkle with a Wink of Stella brush to the crown and heart on the bear- that doesn’t show well in the photo, but there is crazy shimmer. I then applied some Judikins Diamond Glaze to the pineapple to give it some shine and dimension.
For the base of my card, I used the two pineapples that come in the Be a Pineapple set, and stamped them onto grey cardstock using VersaMark ink. I tied a simple bow with black hemp twine, then adhered the card panel to the base using dimensional foam tape.
I really like how it turned out. You’ll have to trust me on the sparkle- I don’t know how to show that in the photo.