Saturday, June 12

Glowing Light


This video tutorial is all about colouring glowing lights:


Stamps:

Thursday, June 10

Cute Window Card


Kathy has created an adorable window card that perfectly frames Ebeneezer from the new Little Cuties set of digital stamps. She's added a wonderful country scene in the background and given him a warmly glowing candle created from a piece of yellow vellum. The image panel lifts up to reveal a second sentiment and a place to add a personal greeting.




Tuesday, June 8

Hot Tip Tuesday


Better Stamping II
Clear Surface
This is a super simple tip that will give instant results with next to no effort - clear your work surface before you stamp. Any items under the card stock you're planning to stamp on will have an effect on your stamped image, including paper. A clean and clear image depends on having a completely flat surface on which to imprint. Even minor lumps and bumps can prevent nice crisp images from being achieved, so keep your work area clear while you're creating.

Sunday, June 6

Deanne's Little Cutie


Deanne has created this cute card by printing the coloured version of Jacques, one of the characters from the new Little Cuties set, and fussy cutting right up against the outline of the image. She attached him to a bright yellow card base with foam tape and then added a couple of different mediums to his eyes and to the flower he's holding.


Friday, June 4

Laugh Love Fun

This dapper gent is off to celebrate a birthday with someone special. I've coloured the image in blue, black and grey with some silver gels pen for his buckles and buttons. I also added a few spots of silver to the gift for a little more shine.


Products:

Wednesday, June 2

May Winners

Congratulations to the May Challenge Winners!
Cass, Donna R. and Gina
You are the randomly chosen winners of last month's challenge.
If you already have a Beccy's Place store account, I'll be adding a $20.00AU credit very soon.
If not, please email me at beccy@beccysplace.com to claim your prize.

Tuesday, June 1

New Releases


We have some fabulous new images in the store this month in both clear and digital stamp format. Our newest clear set - Gnome Style - also has matching cutting dies for perfectly finished projects.

Gnome Style
digital stamps

Gnome Style
clear stamps

Gnome Style
cutting dies

Little Cuties
digital stamps

June Challenge

Create a card or paper-craft project using any Beccy's Place image, upload a photo of it to your blog or other hosted site, and submit a direct link below. The challenge runs from now until midnight on the 30th of June 2021 (AEST).

 
DIGITAL PAPER:

To keep things interesting, I'll be adding an additional optional element to the monthly challenges, and this month we have a bingo grid to play with. Select one line either horizontally, vertically or diagonally and create a project using the three elements in the line you chose. As always, keep in mind that the additional challenge is just an optional extra.


PLEASE READ THE CONDITIONS CAREFULLY
BEFORE ENTERING THE CHALLENGE
  • Entries that don't meet the conditions will be deleted from the challenge.
  • Your project must be created during the month of June 2021 and entered into the challenge during the active challenge period. Due to an automated system, late entries cannot be accepted.
  • Each month I will include a re-mastered digital image from my library of freebies as well as a bonus challenge, such as a card sketch, bingo grid, etc. You DO NOT have to use the image or bonus challenge on your project, but you MUST use a Beccy's Place image, either free or purchased, to be eligible for entry.
  • You can enter as many times as you like and you can submit your card to any other challenge you wish.
  • At the end of the month three winners will be chosen to receive a $20.00AU store credit for any digital stamps at Beccy's Place. To redeem the store credit, winners must have a Beccy's Place customer account. (Please note, you do not need an account to enter the challenge. It is acceptable to create an account in the event that you win. Accounts can be closed at any time.)
  • Store credit won during any Beccy's Place challenge is only redeemable for digital stamps.
  • Entries can be uploaded to the challenge from any hosted site including blogs, online galleries, Google photos, etc. If you do not have access to a hosted site, please feel free to email your photos to me and I will add them from the Beccy's Place Guest blog.
  • Beccy's Place designers may enter the monthly challenge but are not eligible to win prizes.

Sunday, May 30

Encore Set - Itty Bitty Botz


This month's old favourite is Itty Bitty Botz, a digital stamp set created for all the cute little techies in our lives. Jackie, Anesha and Carla have been busy working with the set to create fun birthday cards with a futuristic flavour.

Itty Bitty Botz
digital stamp set

Thursday, May 27



Selected, retired digital stamps at an incredibly low price for just 48 hours.
No rainchecks. No repeats.


Garden Seed Set
digital stamps

Tuesday, May 25

Jackie's Cut Flowers


Jackie has put together a beautiful mix of die cut and stamped flowers to fill the little milk jugs from the Just Add Flowers set of digital stamps. She coloured each jug differently and then coordinated some pretty background paper and card stock frames to complete each project.


Sunday, May 23

Tutorial - Hat Easel Card


Now this is a cute project, and although it's a little fiddly in places, the end result is well worth the extra effort. Hat easel cards looks wonderful decorated with dainty flowers and pretty ribbons but would also look awesome decked out with camo paper and khaki card stock for anyone who loves the outdoors. A few tweaks with sizes and decorations and you have a card for just about any occasion and any recipient!


1. The first step is to decide on the size of your card, and that will depend on the dies or tools you have available to you. My finished card has a diameter of about 4", which are some of the larger circle dies I have in my collection. If you don't have any dies or tools, simply trace around a cup or plate and cut out by hand.


2. Cut a circular card base with your die and an additional circle of the same size or slightly larger. These pieces will form the easel card base. As you can see from the photo below, I decided to use a scalloped circle, which is slightly larger than my card base to add a little extra decoration.


3. Decide how wide you'd like the crown of the hat to be by laying a die or circle tool in the centre of the card base. My die has a diameter of about 21/4". You'll also need a strip of card stock that is 2" high. The length will depend on the size of the crown, but I cut mine from a piece of 12" x 12" card stock so before trimming it measured 12" x 2". By the time I was finished, I had cut it down to about 7" long, but be wary of cutting too much off at first as you'll need to make sure it fits around the crown.


4. Place the 12" x 2" strip of card stock vertically on your score board and score at 1/2" and 11/2". Fold along each score line and press firmly with a bone folder.


5. Use a small pair of sharp scissors to cut little triangles from either side of the strip of card stock, which will help to bend the card stock neatly around the circle.


6. Fold the front of the card base in half to form the easel. Press the fold firmly with your bone folder or score tool to ensure a nice crisp line.


7. Time to decorate! I used patterned papers cut slightly smaller than each piece of card stock and secured them with a strong, flexible glue. I added a large scalloped circle to the centre of the card base and another to the scalloped card stock, I added a long strip to the sides of the crown, and a small, plain circle to the top of the crown.


8. Add liquid glue to one half of the card front - the half that is farthest away from the centre fold. Secure the large, scalloped circle over the top, taking care to centre it evenly on the base. This will form the easel base.


9. Now for the crown. Flip the small circle over so that the patterned paper is face down. Apply liquid glue to the little triangles on one side of the long strip. Work with just three or four triangles at a time to prevent the glue from going everywhere and to give yourself time to work without the risk of the glue drying before you're ready.


10. Glue the strip around the inside edge of the small circle as shown below. The patterned paper should be to the outside.


11. Once you've gone all the way around, you can trim off any excess paper and card stock. Have a close look at the photo below, you can see that I have left about 1" that will overlap so I can secure the crown in place. However, I have removed the triangles for a cleaner finish.


12. Apply more glue to the triangles on the other side of the strip and adhere the crown to the card base to form the little hat.


13. As with standard easel cards, you'll need an anchor in the centre of the card to hold the front in place. I've cut, stamped and punched a piece of matching card stock that will be secured with a combination of foam tape and glue.


14. The final step is to add your embellishments. I've gone with bows and blooms for a pretty spring-time look, which I know the recipient will love. I'll also make a simple, matching box to hold my card since it's much too tall for an envelope.