Saturday, July 18, 2015


A day without a friend
is like a pot without a single drop of
honey  left inside.     
                              ~Winnie de Pooh
I decided to use it on a card.
And i want to sharewith you how i did it.

As i do not have a stamp with this sentiment,
I went to my word program and typed
the sentiment and used different lettering
until I was satisfied and printed this out.
You are welcome to copy my sentiment from
the top of the page to use for your own cards.
Or just type your own lettering.
You can even try to do it by hand if you are
good with calligraphy.
I started my card with a honeycomb stencil ( from Michael Strong)
 and one of Tim Holtz new colors called fossilized amber.
Hold down your stencil with a few bits of washi tape.
I don't like the background to be even, so I did 
not put the same amount of color everywere.
Here you see the finished background.
I did this directly on my folded card.

I cut the sentiment, added some ink all around and matted
it to a piece of shiny dark brown paper.
Then I stamped some sunflowers and colored
these with the fossilized amber marker
and vintage photo ink that is diluted with water.
Next I added these bees. The are from a Michael Strong Stamp set
 called Hannah's Busy Bee and you find it here.
The wings are accented with glitter glue.
The honey pot is the Michael Strong cloisonné pot stamp
embossed with copper on the same paper I used behind 
the sentiment. The pot is cut out with scissors.
Now when I finished doing the pot and wanted to add
it to the card, it was just way to big! Now what to do?
Luckily Mike als has a small pot stamp here.
So on this card I added 2 smallpots that i did the same 
way as the large pot.

So as not to waste the large pot, I just made another 
card. This time i started with the pot stamp and 
printed a smaller sentiment to fit this card.
Using Michael Strong's cloisonné flower stamp
and the Busy Bees completed this card.

On both cards I drew a line all around the card by 
hand with a black marker and added a few sticky
gemstones for some bling.

Hope you will come back again tomorrow,
when there is a Create with TLC Blog
Hop with lots of digital freebies!

I want to enter my cardfor the following challenges:
Crafts4Eternity: Stencil/mask
That's Crafty:Stencil/mask

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a creative day!


Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Two very pretty cards! And it looks like you had a lot of fun making them.

Thanks for joining us for our Word challenge at Cut it Up!


Anita Houston said...

I totally thought those were purchased flowers....I can't believe you colored them! WOW!!! Excellent job with those!

Katrina Brown said...

The cloisonné flower pots are beautiful; the embossing on them is so intricate. Love your sentiment ~~ perfect for the Word/Sentiment challenge over at Cut It Up! Thanks for joining us!

Jan Castle said...

Superb layout Hetty....and, a really FUN set of cards!!!! Thanks for sharing!
Paper Hugs,

Lynne aka Her Craftiness said...

Hetty . . . another one of my very most characters is Winnie the Pooh!!!! This card is fabulous and another great tutorial!!!!!
Much love, hugs, and friendship

Scrapper69 said...

Oh how Pretty!! Both cards turned out lovely! The sentiment just pops on your cards! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Cut it Up challenge! :)

Theresa (CIU DT)
Scrappers Anonymous

Susan Carol said...

Both cards are wonderful!

Robin said...

Love your cards! I think Winnie the Pooh always has the most inspirational comments.

Francesca Ferrari said...

Absolutely beautiful cards!
Thank you so much for sharing them with us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week!
Hope to see you again and good luck!
Hugs n Smiles