Pun Intended Birthday Cards using Stampin’ Up Hostess Set

Hi my Stampin’ Friends,

I find the Pun Intended Stamp Set (Hostess Set) really does have a lot of puns! in it, but its very cute and it was a great source of inspiration to me so I had a bit of fun creating three different Birthday Cards from it today.  Its true to say that bees are black/brown and yellow and cameras do tend to be black mostly so these colours started the designs for my cards today.  

I reached for my Pop of Pink Speciality Designer Series Papers as a backdrop for my cards which work well and my Layering Circles Framelits Dies for the main features of these cards. I just love a bit of stamping and used Black Archival Ink for the light bulb and bees and Night of Navy for my cute camera.  I just love the way I created those strings for my camera using the Night of Navy Solid Bakers Twine.  

Butterflies and bees are favourites of mine and so I chose to do some water colouring on the card which showcases my bees.  So I grabbed a small scrap of watercolour card and cut out a 2 3/8″ circle using my Layering Circles Framelits Dies.  Using Aqua Painters filled with a little tap water and using Pool Party Ink I created a wash of colour over my circle.  After leaving to dry for a while (or you could quickly dry it with your heat embossing tool, as I did) I stamped my bees using Black Archival Ink (this ink is perfect when using the water colouring technique).  Then I used my Crushed Curry Ink and Aqua Painters to colour them in, but you could also use Stampin’ Write Markers too.  Perfect and I love them!

I love this stamp set, its a bit of a giggle!  I am so pleased with my fun Cards and hope you will love them as much as I do.  Life can be so serious at times, can’t it?  Here is the video to show you how I made the Card with the bees on.

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Thick Whisper White/Pool Party/Mint Macaron Cardstock cut at 11 1/2″ x 4 1/8″ – scored on the long side at 5 3/4″ and folded in half.

Pop of Pink Speciality Designer Series Paper cut at 4 3/8″ x 3 7/8″

Basic Black/Mint Macaron Cardstock cut at 3 7/8″ x 3 3/8″

Crushed Curry/So Saffron Cardstock cut at 3 3/4″ x 3 1/4″

Layering Circle for cut out in the Basic Black/Mint Macaron Cardstock 2 7/8″

Layering Circle for centre stamped images 2 3/8″
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