Thanks So Much – Honey Bee

Hello everyone!! Thanks so much for coming by to visit today!!! I have a new project for Honey Bee!!

I began by diluting Distress Oxide Inks with water onto my craft mat and “smooshing” a piece of watercolor paper into the inks until I got the results that I wanted. I sprinkled some water on top and lifted with a paper towel to create some interest. I also splattered some shimmer mist onto the background. I am always drawn to the florals in a stamp set and this was no exception. I heat embossed the flowers from the Sweet As Honey set onto white vellum. Colored pencils and a yellow gel pen were used to add some detail and dimension to the flowers, before fussy cutting each one. The Large Thanks Honey Cut Die was used to cut the sentiment from pink and white cardstock, along with vellum. The flowers and pink thanks were sprayed with shimmer mist. After deciding upon placement of the die, the ‘So Much” was stamped and heat embossed in white using the Bless Your Heart stamp set. The Thanks die cut was adhered and each flower was curled upward with my fingers before adhering with foam adhesive. As a finishing touch, a Wedding Ring Rhinestone was placed in the center of each flower.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Have an amazing week!!!

I Woof You – Honey Bee

Hello everyone!! I have a project for Honey Bee today!! I am a mom to two beautiful fur baby golden retrievers, Bailey & Sidney. I knew when I received the Playful Pups set that I wanted color it like them…

I started by using Distress Oxide Inks to create a rainbow down each side of a white cardstock panel. I stamped two of the puppies from the Playful Pups set with black ink, colored them with Copic markers and colored pencils, then die cut them with the Playful Pups Coordinating Dies. I also stamped several hearts from the Busy Bees set, colored with Copic markers, then die cut those from the Busy Bee Coordinating Dies. A white card base was trimmed down on each side, then matted with black cardstock, before placing on the ink blended panel. The sentiment is from Pawsome Sentiments and was stamped towards the bottom of the panel with black ink. The pups were placed onto some Mini Action Wobblers and adhered above the sentiment. The hearts were popped up with foam adhesive and some Unicorn Rhinestones were selected in matching colors. The hearts were hit with a Clear Wink of Stella Pen and some Morning Dew Nuvo Drops. Onyx Black Nuvo Drops were used for some added dimension and shine on the pups’ nose and eyes.

I love how this card turned out!! It was the first time I have used the Action Wobblers & they added such a fun element to this card!!

Have a great week!!!

Happy Birthday To You – Honey Bee

Hello there everyone!! I have a new project today for Honey Bee Stamps!!

I began by die-cutting a small panel from white cardstock with the A2 Double Stitched Frame Honey Cuts. The sentiment from Happy Everything was stamped with Hollywood Star and Soft Garden Inks from The Ton and then heat set with clear embossing powder. The flowers and leaves from Busy Bees were also stamped with the same inks, then die-cut with the Coordinating Dies. The centers of the flowers were colored with a Tombow marker and then coated with Morning Dew Nuvo Drops for some shine. I used the Hexagon Layering Background Stencils to emboss the white panel, before matting with pink cardstock and adhering to a white card base. The center panel & flowers were all adhered with fun foam and foam tape for lots of dimension.

That’s it for me today!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous week!!!

Thanks – Honey Bee

Hello everyone!! Welcome back to my Tuesday project for Honey Bee Stamps!!

I just LOVE the Busy Bees stamp set & Coordinating Honey Cut Dies!! I have combined those & the Large Thanks Honey Cut Die with a few products from the latest release to create this adorable Thank You card. I began by blending Distress Oxide Inks onto smooth cardstock and die-cutting the panel with the A2 Double Stitched Honey Cut Frames. Next, the individual pieces from the Sunburst A2 Honey Cut Cover Plate were cut from yellow cardstock, ink blending the edges with Distress Oxide Inksbefore adhering to the blue panel. The Partly Cloudy Honey Cuts were used to cut the clouds from white cardstock. I stamped the bees from the Busy Bees set, colored with Copic markers, and then die-cut with the Coordinating Honey Cut Dies. The background panel was adhered to some black glitter paper, which was also used along with some white cardstock to die cut the Thanks with the Large Thanks Honey Cut DieAll the elements were arranged and adhered to the card panel, using foam adhesive to pop up the clouds and bees. The finishing touch was Nuvo Onyx Black Drops to create “trails” for the bees and a few drops around the sentiment.

Thanks so much for buzzing by today!! I truly LOVE the Busy Bees set & hope you do too…as I may have more projects up my sleeve with this adorable set!!!

Have a GREAT week!!!!

The Ton – August Challenge

Hello everyone!!! It’s August 1…time for a new challenge at The Ton!! Our theme this month is SUMMER!! I don’t know about you, but mine is going by way too fast!! I am not a cold weather girl. I plan to soak up as much sun as possible this month!!

For my summer project, I created a serene one-layer ocean scene. Nothing relaxes me more than the sound of water splashing on the shore, whether it is at the ocean or lake (which we tend to visit much more than the ocean).

I started by stamping the water from the Mermaid Vibes set in Cali Blue. I also made a mask from Post-it notes and masked off the water & the sun, allowing me to ink blend the sunset onto the card panel with Soft Orchid, Parisian Blue, Rose Quartz & Vanilla Frosted Cupcake Inks. I removed the mask and blended some Carribbean Turquiose Ink over the water. The Palm Tree stamp set was then used to create a silhouette and an island with Noir ink. Love the hammock included in this set!!! The fish are also from Mermaid Vibes and were stamped with Ocean Teal Ink. The clouds are actually foam from the Wave set stamped with Hampton White Pigment Ink. The sentiment and birds from the Palm Tree set were stamped with Noir ink, before popping some black fun foam onto the back of the panel and adhering it to the card base. Lastly, I used some Morning Dew Nuvo Drops to create “bubbles” in the water.

Thanks for stopping by!!! Come play along with us at The Ton’s Challenge Blog!! I look forward to seeing Your summer themed projects in the gallery!!!! Plus, there is a $50 gift code to The Ton’s Shop up for grabs!!!

Swimming by to Say Happy Birthday – Honey Bee

Hello everyone!! I hope your week is off to a great start!!!

It’s Tuesday & that means it’s time for another project for Honey Bee Stamps!! I have used several products from the newest release!!

I began by blending Distress Oxide Inks onto several panels of Bristol cardstock. The Cloud Borders Honey Cuts were used to cut several layers from the ink blended cardstock and I used Stickles to outline the wavy edge. The mermaid and turtle from the Swimming By set were stamped onto Neenah cardstock with Versafine Black Ink and colored with Zig Clean Color Markers, before fussy cutting. There are also coordinating dies available. I blended some watered down Distress Inks onto some Bristol cardstock and die-cut with the Happy Honey Cuts once it was dry, also cutting the middle die from white cardstock. Then it was time to assemble all the pieces. I flipped the cloud die-cuts upside down and adhered them to the card base. After figuring out the placement, the sentiment was stamped with Versamark Ink and embossed with Nuvo Glacier White Embossing Powder. All the other images were adhered to the panel, then the bubbles from the Swimming By set were heat embossed with clear embossing powder, before filling with the same stickles used on the edges of the waves…adding a few here and there where needed.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!! Be sure to head over to Honey Bee Stamps to check out the rest of their new release!! Have a fantastic week!!!