27 April 2019

Masked Ocean Card

Hi, crafty friends!

It's Angie here, and today I've got a CAS masked ocean card for you! Featuring the new Seas the Day stamps and coordinating dies. You can find this card in the April edition of Making Cards Magazine, alongside this second masked card.


Be sure to watch the video tutorial below, it shows how this card was made! There's also a supply list at the end of this post for all the products used.


I started with masking off a standard A6 card with a couple of strips of our paper tape, and covered the area with Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress Inks, using blending tools and foams.


After removing the paper tape, I stamped, coloured and die cut a few images from the Seas the Day set and adhered them together with a combination of tape runner and foam adhesives.


The 'starfish wishes' sentiment was then stamped onto the right under the ocean band, and the die cut images stuck down into place. Lastly, little 'bubbles' were added next to the mermaid with droplets of Glossy Accents, and left overnight to dry clear.

Here is the list of supplies used to make the card:

• Hello Sweetums stamp set, Seas the Day
• Hello Sweetums die set, Seas the Day
• Hello Sweetums paper tape
• Craft mat
• Neenah Solar White cardstock, 80 lbs
• X-Press It blending card
• Watercolour cardstock
• Mini MISTI stamping tool
• Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
• Green ink pad
• Yellow ink pad
• Ink blending tool + blending foam
• Distress Ink Mini, Tumbled Glass
• Distress Ink Mini, Salty Ocean
• ShinHan brush marker, Pale Blue, PB77
• ShinHan brush marker, Dark Blue Light, PB75
• ShinHan brush marker, Frost Blue, B182
• ShinHan brush marker, Turquoise Blue, B68
• ShinHan brush marker, Spectrum Green, GY172
• ShinHan brush marker, Pale Yellow, Y38
• ShinHan brush marker, Yellow, Y34
• ShinHan brush marker, Baby Skin Pink, YR133
• ShinHan brush marker, Purple Grey, P88
• ShinHan brush marker, Cool Grey, CG0.5
• ShinHan brush marker, Cool Grey, CG1
• ShinHan brush marker, Cool Grey, CG2
• Die cutting machine
• Foam adhesive
• Tape runner
• Glossy Accents

That's today's card all finished. Thank you so much for reading! Happy crafting!

- Angie x

25 April 2019

Ocean Background Three Ways with Laura Volpes




Hi everyone! It's Laura, from A bit of my crafts, and today I am guesting here on the Hello Sweetums blog with a post showing three quick and easy ways to create ocean backgrounds! I really love Angie's cute design and I am so happy to be a guest designer today! 

For all three cards I used the Oceans of Encouragement stamp set. I stamped the images with hybrid black ink and colored them with Copic markers. I die cut them with the coordinating dies and added a few details with a white gel pen. 

I then went ahead and created my ocean backgrounds.




For the first one I used Distress Inks and the Ink Smooshing technique. I started by pressing the ink pads over my work surface to release the pigment, which I diluted with some water from a spray bottle. I then picked up the inks with a piece of acetate and brought the acetate to my paper, to create this fun, splashy look.




The colors I used are Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Tumbled Glass. I added them in layers, making sure to dry each layer with a heat tool between applications. The cardstock I used is Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock, which I die cut with an A2 stitched rectangle die.




I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder over some black cardstock and glued everything to the card front. For an extra dimensional touch I also added Nuvo Drops in Morning Dew to the air bubbles.




And that is it for card number one!




For my second card I used again the ink smooshing technique, but this time around I used Distress Oxides on glossy cardstock. This is a very fun technique and it has such a wow effect! You definitely need to try it!




I used Distress Oxides in Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass. I first applied them to my Ranger Glossy Cardstock like I described for the first card (it's important that you use this specific paper for this technique). Then, once everything was dry, I used a foam blender to coat the entire panel with Distress MicroGlaze. The glaze has the effect of brightening up the Oxides and emphasizing their texture, and I think that the result is really beautiful!




Also for this card I die cut the background with an A2 stitched rectangle, embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder over some black cardstock, and added clear Nuvo Drops to the air bubbles and the water droplets above the whale.




And that was card number two, absolutely adorable!




For my third and last card I decided to use Nuvo Shimmer Powders. These are a water soluble product that, because of the mica powder contained in them, adds a fabulous shimmer to your projects! And, thanks to their granulation properties, they also add a ton of texture!




I started again from some Tim Holtz watercolor, previously cut at an A2 size with a stitched rectangle die. I then sprinkled my Nuvo Shimmer Powders on my background, mostly concentrating them on the bottom left area. I used Atlantis Burst, Blue Blitz and Solar Flare. I spritzed them with water from a Distress Sprayer and let the water do its magic.




Once everything was dry, I glued my sentiment strip and my images to the card front, and that finished off card number three.




Let's have another look at these cute cards - I LOVE the adorable critters in the Hello Sweetums Oceans of Encouragement stamp set! They really bring a smile to my face!

Which card is your favorite? I can hardly pick, but that sweet pink shark might just have to be the winner!




And that's it for today! I really hope you enjoyed this cardmaking inspiration with the Hello Sweetums Oceans of Encouragement stamp set! A big thank you to Angie for having me as a guest designer, and to you all for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

23 April 2019

Tropical Offset Stencilled Birthday Card

Hello crafty friends! It’s Angie here, and today I have a cute offset stencilled birthday card which features the newly released Funky Monkeys stamp and die set, plus the Fronds Forever stencil!



Be sure to watch the video tutorial below, it shows how this card was made! There's also a supply list at the end of this post for all the products used.



To start the card, I used the Fronds Forever stencil to dab large leaves onto kraft cardstock, with white pigment ink, with the help of some paper tape. After waiting for the green to dry, I cleaned off my stencil, placed down the masking paper and I offset the stencil again, dabbing on Twisted Citron Distress Ink over top. I repeated the process with the smaller leaves on the stencil.


Afterwards, I stamped three monkeys, a few bananas, party hats, a party blower, and a cupcake, onto marker friendly paper with black ink to create a little birthday theme. I then coloured them with my favourite Shinhan markers, and cut them out with their coordinating dies.

Then, to give the card a little bit of added interest, I did some inlaid die cutting by cutting a large circle out of the leaf pattern on the cardbase, raising it up with foam adhesives, then placing it back into place on the card. I then stuck the monkeys onto the raised circle with adhesive foam.




Next, I created a little banner and heat embossed a sentiment on it saying 'go bananas - it's your special day'. The green cardstock I used for the banner was just the slightest bit too bright for the design, so I darkened it up with some Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink, and stuck it down with adhesive foam, making them a little bit askew on the card.

Here is the list of supplies used to make the card:

• Hello Sweetums stamp set, Funky Monkeys
• Hello Sweetums die set, Funky Monkeys
• Hello Sweetums stencil, Fronds Forever
• Hello Sweetums paper tape
• Craft mat
• Washi tape
• Ink blending tool + foam
• Hero Arts pigment ink, Unicorn White
• Distress Ink, Twisted Citron
• Distress Ink, Cracked Pistachio
• Neenah Desert Storm cardstock, 80lb
• X-Press It blending card
• Mini MISTI stamping tool
• Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
• Shinhan brush marker, Pale Blue, PB77
• Shinhan brush marker, Dark Blue Light, PB75
• Shinhan brush marker, Baby Skin Pink, YR133
• Shinhan brush marker, Sand, BR107
• Shinhan brush marker, Rose Beige, BR97
• Shinhan brush marker, Peanut, BR113
• Shinhan brush marker, Yellow, Y34
• Shinhan brush marker, Pale Yellow, Y38
• Shinhan brush marker, Primary Magenta, B182
• Shinhan brush marker, Turquoise Blue, B68
• Shinhan brush marker, Spectrum Green, GY172
• Die cutting machine
• Adhesive tape
• Foam adhesive
• WOW Embossing Ink
• WOW Opaque Bright White
• Heat tool

That's all for today's card. Thank you so so much for reading! See you next time.
- Angie x

19 April 2019

Watercoloured Easter Card


Hello, friends! Thi, here. Today I am sharing some Easter inspiration with Hello Sweetums Honey Bunnies clear stamps. How sweet are these cute bunnies!


To start, I stamped my images with brown ink and colored with Arteza real brush pens. and a water brush. I then die cut them with coordinating dies and set them aside to work on my background.


For the background, I used pattern paper for the background and various dies from other companies to create the grass as well as the Happy Easter die cut. To have the “Happy Easter” stand out, I used some Distress Oxide in Worn Lipstick directly on the pattern paper to darken the area behind the word die.


Lastly, I adhered everything with foam tape. I then added a few sequins to give it a little pizazz and my Easter card is complete! Thanks for reading and happy making!

Thi

14 April 2019

Bubble Mask Mermaid Card

Hello, crafty friends! Angie, here! Today, I have the first card which is featured in the April edition of Making Cards Magazine, made with our brand new Seas the Day stamp and die set!



Be sure to watch the video tutorial below, it shows how this card was made! There's also a supply list at the end of this post for all the products used.



To begin the card, I created a mask out of some paper tape, by overlapping two layers to make it large enough to fit a medium sized circle die, then ran it through my die cutting machine. I used the negative to ink blend some 'bubbles' with Mermaid Lagoon and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks on watercolour paper. I then removed the mask to reveal the inked circle, and repeated the entire process with two more different sized dies.


Next up, I used Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp a mermaid, seahorse, rock and seashell from the Seas the Day set on watercolour paper, and then some pink coral. I then did some watercolouring with Distress Inks and cut out the images with their coordinating dies.

Then, I adhered the bubble panel onto a standard sized cardbase, and heat embossed a 'make waves' sentiment from the same set. 

To finish, I used adhesive foams to stick down the die cuts, and finally I added on some clear sequins for some sparkle!



Here is the list of supplies used to make the card:

• Hello Sweetums stamp set, Seas the Day
• Hello Sweetums die set, Seas the Day
• Hello Sweetums paper tape
• Circle dies
• Neenah Solar White cardstock, 80 lbs
• Watercolour cardstock
• Mini MISTI stamping tool
• Versafine ink pad, Onyx Black
• Pink inkpad
• Ink blending tool + blending foam
• Distress Ink, Tumbled Glass
• Distress Ink, Mermaid Lagoon
• Distress Ink, Wild Honey
• Distress Ink, Wilted Violet
• Distress Ink, Picked Raspberry
• Distress Ink, Cracked Pistachio
• Distress Ink, Peacock Feathers
• Distress Ink, Pumice Stone
• Watercolour brush
• EK Success powder tool
• WOW embossing powder, Metallic Silver, ultra fine
• WOW slow drying clear embossing pad
• Clear sequins
• Craft mat
• Washi tape
• Sizzix Bigshot
• Adhesive tape
• Foam adhesive

Thank you so much for reading! Be sure to check out the April edition of Making Cards Magazine to find out how to make these cards! Stay tuned for the next blog post in which you'll find out how to make the second card! Happy crafting!

- Angie x

13 April 2019

New Retailer - Simon Says Stamp!

Guess what, crafty friends! 💕 Big news - Simon Says Stamp is now an official retailer of Hello Sweetums! You'll be able to get our crafty goodies from them very soon! So super exciting! Wahoooo! 💖🎉😍🐾

9 April 2019

Go Bananas Shaker Card

Hey everyone.... Ashlee here! I've got a fun shaker card to share with you using a new set from "Hello Sweetums" called "Funky Monkeys"!!

The background was created with a Hello Sweetums stencil "Fronds Forever" and distress oxide inks....


All the images are coloured with Copics and finished off with touches of white pen. 

I just love making shaker cards and filling them with beautiful sequins, especially sequins from a fellow aussie "hbbrittneylee" etsy store (she is closed atm for a little break but I'm sure she will have her goodies available again soon)!!

Thanks for stopping by, I will be back soon with more crafty inspiration for you!!

Hugz Ashlee

8 April 2019

Hidden Bunnies Easter Card

Hi crafty friends, Noga here and I am so excited to share with you my first card from Hello Sweetums new release! My card featuring Honey Bunnies stamp and dies.



To make this card I took an A2 panel of Bristol smooth cardstock. The background was created by blending Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink.

The grass was created by blending Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink on white cardstock and cutting 3 times with grass border.

Next I colored the adorable images using Copic Markers and glued them on the panel. Next I cut white clouds using the dies from Sparkle Bright Metal Die Set.

Next I stamped a greeting from Honey Bunnies stamp set on the panel using black ink.


I hope you enjoy the card I created and feel inspired to create!

Have a wonderful day!
Noga

6 April 2019

New Retailer - Butterfly Reflections Ink!

Heyo, crafty friends! 💌

I have some SUPER exciting news! 🎉 You’ve been asking where to find Hello Sweetums in the USA, and finally, products are on their way to Butterfly Reflections, Ink! Vanessa is our first stockist in the country, and we cannot be happier! 🦋

Keep your eyes on their website because limited stock is available! Happy dance! 💕

5 April 2019

Salty Kisses Shaker



Hello! Yainea, here with a new card for Hello Sweetums. Today I'm using the Seas the Day stamp and die set and Oceans of Encouragement stamps and dies.

I started by coloring the background with Distress inks and a blending tool. I cut a curvy piece of cardstock with my scissors to create the sand floor. To add some texture, I sprinkled a bit of water on top and added small dots on the sand with my markers.
I wanted to showcase that really sweet sentiment from Seas the Day so I created a shaker heart using a heart die and filled it with different sequins and gems.
Finally, I stamped, colored with alcohol markers and die cut all the images from Seas the Day and Oceans of Encouragement and adhered them to the card. As a final touch I added some clear droplets here and there.

Thanks for reading!
Yainea

1 April 2019

Fronds Forever Balloon Card


Hello, Niki here!
Today I'm showcasing a fun card featuring the Funky Monkeys set & the Fronds Forever stencil by Hello Sweetums.
Below you'll find my step by step for creating this card.


Above: I started by colouring the cute monkeys with Copic Markers.


Above: Using the Fronds Forever stencil, I smooshed distress oxides over the stencil and spritz it with water then turned it over atop a piece of watercolour cardstock.

Above: Once the stencil was removed I placed a tissue over the top to mop up any excess ink & water. I wanted a light-ish background, so this worked a treat.



Above: all the elements are die cut, dry and ready to ensemble.



I finished up with some sequins, bow and sentiment strips.
Thank you once again for stopping by, enjoy your morning/day/afternoon/evening/night.
Crafty Hugs,
Niki.
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