Hello! Long time, no see! 🙂
It seems like ages since my last card post. Life has certainly kept me busy in a range of new endeavours.
I am thrilled to be here however with a favourite distraction: Honey, I Shrunk the Kit!
The lovely Anita is this month’s host, and she has put together an AMAZING kit, choc full of summery goodness! If you want to see exactly what Anita put into this kit, visit the HISTK! supplies tab located here.
Working with these colours and elements have felt like a balmy breeze. A fun way to herald the start of Spring here in the Southern hemisphere! 😉
So, here is how I put this fab kit to use:
So, I dedicate the first card to Anita, because she is flippin’ fabulous. I used quite a few of the kit elements in this card alone. The fussy-cut crab is coloured using water-coloured pencils. I hand-cut some ‘rays’ out of those beautiful summery sheets of the double-sided coloured cardstock, and found a semi-circle yellow ‘sun’ in my scrap pile. I then assembled the card with the die-cut waves and fun sentiment.
I decided that I deeply adored that floral patterned paper, and it seems that 3 out of the 5 cards features it in some shape or other. First up is my ‘flamingo floral’ card, set on a die-cut patterned oval, and surrounded with a glittery gold frame to emulate a warm summer sunset.
It so happened that I had enough of the floral paper to tuck behind the negative space of a butterfly, and team it with Anita’s pretty ribbon and apt sentiment to create a summery butterfly card.
My ‘Hello Hibiscus’ card features the die-cut hibiscus from the kit, sponged lightly with three different shades of pink. The stamen has been sponged in yellow and had its ends tipped in a soft peach. The flower was then attached to the pastel pink side of the coloured cardstock, and had two of the thinnest strips of floral patterned paper tucked behind it.
Finally, my ice-cream card came together very quickly. I scalloped the edge of a piece of pink cardstock and tucked it behind the ice-cream patterned paper. I then die-cut the sentiment using part of a pierced circle die, then fussy cut the ice-cream elements and overlaid them diagonally across the front of the card. Three little blots of bling, and it was done!
I would be very surprised if the girls didn’t have as much fun as I did making cards from this wonderful kit. A massive thank-you to Anita for her generous and inspiring kit! I am looking forward to visiting the rest of the Honeys to see how they fared.
Sarah Gray (Funky Fossil Designs)
Shona Chambers (Twine Around)
Sarah Platt (Sazzle Dazzle Crafts)
Anita Bowden (Neet & Crafty)
Thanks so much for visiting!