Happy Bermuda Hardwood Hello

Hello peeps! I hope that you all had a nice Friday! I got to do my monthly errand of delivering the posters to our other locations at work yesterday! Always a good day for me! After work I headed over to Scrap-A-Latte and met up with Andrew. He spent the day inputting names and email addresses into a spreadsheet and Constant Contact so that’s all done! I tinkered around with the monitor for the computer and got it to work as a touch screen, like it’s supposed to be! When I got home I went into the Stampin’ Galley and got lost in watercoloring. Realized that it was 12:00 and thought, hmm… I’d better get to bed! It’s nice to get so involved in something that you loose track of time every once in a while, wouldn’t you agree?!

One of the things that I watercolored last night even made it to a card! It’s the funky little bird! For the base of today’s card I used a piece of Whisper White Card Stock. A piece of Very Vanilla is stamped with the Hardwood Background Stamp in Crumb Cake and covers the entire card front. The funky little bird is from the A Happy Thing Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Watercolor Paper. I used Elegant Eggplant and Bermuda Bay for the main colors, the branch is Soft Suede and his beak is Crushed Curry. I mixed in a little water with the colors from my squished Ink Pad lids and just filled him in. I decided that the background looked a little dull against all of his boldness so I used some Soft Sky to fill it in. He is mounted to a piece of Basic Black and adhered to the card with SNAIL. My greeting is actually three pieces of Basic Black that are cut out with the Hello You Thinlits and glued together with Multi-Purpose Glue. I really do love that funky little bird and he looks nice and spring like in his bold colors! The stacked greeting is also neat, I love the dimension that it has! I hope that you enjoyed my simple watercolor card for today! Thanks for checking in with me! I wish you all a super Saturday! 🙂

Happy Bermuda Hardwood Hello-WM

Happy Bermuda Hardwood Hello Close-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: A Happy Thing and Hardwood Background Clear Mount

Ink: Bermuda Bay, Elegant Eggplant, Soft Sky, Soft Suede and Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Black

Card Stock: Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Basic Black

Specialty Paper: Watercolor

Thinlits: Hello You

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Multi-Purpose Glue and SNAIL

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28 Replies to “Happy Bermuda Hardwood Hello”

  1. Love your card today, Justin. That little bird really brightens things up! And I love the stacked greeting Very clever of you! Happy Saturday!

    1. Thank you Melanie! I do really like that little bird! Hope that your Saturday was good! 🙂

  2. Justin,
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the funky bird!! I hope you don’t mind if I totally copy your coloring. This is the way they should have shown him in the catalog. The hardwood background is perfect too. Thanks for sharing.
    Enjoy your weekend.

    1. Hi Gerri!
      Thanks! He is funny but fun! No, go right ahead! I think that he should be bright, but not quite as bright as they have him in the Catalog too! You enjoy you weekend as well! 🙂

  3. Awwwww , that beautiful Justin , like always , are you staying warm ?
    And I hope you had a wonderful NewYears!!!
    Hugs Frenchie Hum ,

    1. Thank you very much Frenchie! I am doing my best to stay warm! I had a good New Years and hope that you did too! Hugs to you! 🙂

  4. Good Morning Justin:

    Love the card. What is outstanding to me however, is the “hello” that is cut three times and glued together. What a fantastic idea and it really makes the greeting jump out at you. I’m going to have to try that sometime. I like using the thinlit word dies. It takes a tiny bit of practice to get them to pop out but it’s worth it and it didn’t take long for me to master that at all.

    We are still pretty cold here and so I will spend the day trying to come up with a Valentine’s card design that I like. So far no luck but I think I’m trying too hard. Leftovers for supper tonight so that takes the pressure off preparing a meal. Some people work well under pressure, I’m the opposite.

    I hope you have a Superb Saturday and that it’s filled with fun and friendships. Are you going to play at Stamp a Latte today? LOL Hugs to you my friend! 🙂 XO

    1. Hello Grace!
      Thank you! I like the stacked greetings, gives it a nice dimensions without having to worry about it getting crushed! I find that if I use a shim (I have the metal adapter from Memory Box) they come out easier!
      It’s still cold here too, but it is the Winter right?! I have to get a bunch of cards finished for when I’m away and some more done for my usual stuff. I can’t decided if I work best under pressure or not. I get to plan sometimes and sometimes not, but it all gets done!
      I had a nice Saturday, I didn’t go to Scrap-A-Latte but I did go out last night with friends! Hugs to you too! XOXO 🙂

  5. Hi Justin! Hope your Saturday is off to a great start! This is an adorable card! That little bird is growing on me! Love your watercoloring. The stacked hello just pops on the card! We have a birthday party to go to today and another one tomorrow so looking forward to those. Hope to find a little time to work on valentine cards too. Keep warm!

    1. Hey Karen!
      I had a nice day, hope that you did too! Thank you! I really do love the bird! Birthday parties are always a good time! Enjoy! I need to keep going with my Valentines too! Trying to keep warm, getting harder! LOL! 🙂

  6. Good Morning Justin
    What a happy sweet card. I really love that little bird! I think I may have to get the Hello you Thinlets too- they are really versatile.
    Enjoy the weekend!

    1. Hi Marty!
      Thanks! Yes, the little bird is great and I do really love the word dies! Hope you are having a good weekend! 🙂

  7. Hello back to you! We are finally home from the convention in Columbus, OH, where I had to walk several long blocks from our hotel to the convention center in this below zero wind chill weather, snow and ice. Nevertheless, after the way I ate pizza, subs, bagels, and a great hamburger this week, I lost half a pound! Wow! We are expecting snow and ice tomorrow. It’s baaaaack! (Winter…I can live without it, but I have to live here!)
    I love the stacked greeting and the background on your card today. I will have to try the triple die cut out very soon.
    I’m glad your office was moved without a lot of trouble. Have fun babysitting the scrapping store. Like you needed more to do!
    Happy to be home,
    Nancy B

    1. Hi Nancy! Brrr!! But that good exercise to walk that far! Even after all the fun food you still lost 1/2 a pound?! That’s great! I could totally do without winter as well!
      Thanks! The stacked greeting is neat and the 2-Way glue makes it easy to adhere. I’m happy the office move is over and I did have fun at the scrapbook store! I always have too much to do, just the way it goes! LOL! Glad that you are back! XO 🙂

  8. P. S. Here is Deb Valder’s solution to the Thinlit problem. She has a terrific video on her blog. Dryer Sheets, Thinlits
    1.  Use (4) four UNSCENTED dryer sheets 2.  Fold them in half for 8 layers 3.  Run NEW thinlits or ones that are sticking through the Big Shot with dryer sheets to coat them. 4.  Lay  your cardstock down then your thinlit and run it through the Big Shot. 5.  Don’t poke your image out of the thinlit, instead 6. Lay it on your dryer sheet layers and run it through the Big Shot.  When you take it out, take the thinlit off and peel the die-cut from the dryer sheet – the pieces on the inside will STICK and you won’t have to POKE. Deb Valder
    Look her up. She has great ideas.
    Enjoy! Nancy B

    1. I did hear about the dryer sheets but I use the metal adapter plate from Memory Box and it seems to help. I have seen her blog and enjoy it! She is quite clever! Thanks for the info Nancy! 🙂

  9. Love the photo of the stacked greeting, Justin! I’m sure you’ve answered this a bazillion times, but what camera do you use? Your photos are works of art in themselves.

    1. Thank you so much Chellie! I actually use my iPhone 6 and the App Camera+. I love the pictures that the iPhone takes! 🙂

  10. Cute creation. Not much of a fan of this stamp set but after seeing your creations I’m starting to “NEED IT”!

    14 today…heat wave so I’ve been out about al morning. Two sons heading back to college today so craft time is fast approaching. Take care

    1. Thank you Linda! I actually do really like the set! Not a very Stampin’ Up! type set and that’s cool!
      Oh, a balmy 14 huh?! I think we were at 19! Stay warm my friend! 🙂

  11. Can we say SUPER CUTE?!?!?! Love your coloring of our feathered friend Justin. Nice and bright and cheerful!.I just got those word framelits, and I love how you cut out 3 and glued them together. Nice! Thanks for the inspiration! Stay warm!

    1. Woo hoo! Thank you Bobbi! He’s a great little bird! The greeting was fun and easy! Enjoy your goodies! Trying to stay warm! 🙂

  12. I saw that dryer sheet info on France Martin’s blog and it works GREAT ! Although I was cutting the butterfly out, I only used 2 sheets and folded it in half so I had 4 layers of dryer sheets. Works SO well! No more wax paper!

  13. Hey Justin, cool card today! I love the wood grain background, and you must have glued the ‘hello’ really well because it looks like one piece! Gotta run, setting up for a big movie night at church tonight.- with give aways and food, should be fun! Happy Sunday to you Justin xxx 😀

    1. Hey Karen!
      Thank you! I like to mix things that I don’t necessarily think will go together! I did take a little time lining up the Hello, but the effect is with it! I hope that your movie night went great! Happy Sunday to you too! XOXO 🙂

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