Good Morning Crafty Friends!

Have you noticed the mermaid trend?? Oh my!!! It is everywhere!! If you are a fan of mermaids, the newest release from Honey Bee Stamps is a must-have!!!! We have a huge blog hop today to celebrate this fantastic release…Under the Sea!! Come swim along for some fantastic inspiration!!!You should have arrived here from Bibi Cameron’s blog. The next stop on the hop is Carrie Bryant. If you get lost along the way, there is a complete list below or you can return to The Honey Bee Blog. Make sure you comment along the way for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!!! 

I have a shaker card to share with you today using the Zen Ocean and the Ocean Bliss stamps sets.

Here is the card I created combining both sets…

I began by blending Distress Oxide Inks onto two panels of Bristol cardstock. I used Faded Jeans, Broken China & a little bit of Wilted Violet. The Zen Ocean stamp was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder onto one of the panels. Next, more Oxide Inks were blended over the top. I used the A2 Double Stitched Frames Honey Cuts to cut a frame for my shaker out of the second panel. The Ocean Bliss mermaid and a few images from the Zen Ocean set were stamped onto Neenah cardstock with Momento Tuxedo black ink and colored with Copic markers. I used colored pencils, a Wink of Stella Clear Pen and a white gel pen to add more detail to some of the images. I fussy cut the colored images (coordinating dies are available here & here, but I didn’t have them yet). Some of the Desert Oasis Sand was added along the bottom of the frame, as well as some of the Natural Abalone Shells. Spring & Coral Shell Sequin Mixes were used to create the shaker, then all images arranged on top of the frame, some with foam adhesive. I added some Morning Dew Nuvo Drops onto the acetate to create “bubbles” for the finishing touch…they are difficult to see in the photos, but add an extra little touch in real life!!

Swim along with our New Release – Under The Sea with Honey Bee!
Everything is available for purchase today in our shop HERE.
So let’s Shellabrate with some splashingly sweet prizes!! We will have TWO winners that will each receive a $50 gift certificate to purchase new goodies in the Honey Bee Stamps Store.
All you have to do to win is comment here on the Honey Bee Stamps blog and again at each one of our designer’s blog by Sunday, July 16th. Winners will be announced on Monday, July 17th at Noon PST.
So swim along and get ready to SEA some inspiration!
The wonderful line-up of our new Design Team is as follows:
Alanna Moses
Alexandra Stapleton
Amy Rysavy
Angel Rivera
Bibi Cameron
Brenda Noelke <<<you are here>>>
Carrie Bryant
EK Gorman
Emily Midgett
Galina Fillippenko
Hussena Calcuttawala
Jo Herbert
Kaja Vezensek
Kelley Kohout
Lisa Cisneros
Melissa Bickford
Melissa Chipperfield
Nichol Spohr
Patricia Lara
Taniesa Vlasak
Tracy Freeman
Vera Wirianta Yates
Yulianna Neginskaya

Thank you all so much for joining us in celebrating our New Release this month. We love our customers and appreciate the continued support!!

95 thoughts on “Under the Sea Blog Hop-Honey Bee

  1. Absolutely adorable card!! I just love this mermaid, she is so cute ? I love how you used the stamp to create that beautiful background for your shaker card!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  2. Really beautiful cards. I love how this release has lots of components to compliment each other.. so you dont have to get them all (at one time).

  3. Your card is great! Love all the different elements you have added, and especially like the cut out detail. 🙂

  4. Beautiful card.
    Love the shells in the shaker.
    Great coloring on the background.
    thanks for sharing.

  5. This is a lovely shaker card. I particularly like how you used the stamped water background as a stage set for your mermaid. Thanks for sharing this.

  6. Love your card. Honey Bee stamps and dies are very different from other stamp lines. They are always so creative and different and the new release is no exception.

  7. Gorgeous shaker and your background really sets it off. It is so nice to see how many creative ways these can be used. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Gorgeous card, love your idea of combining both stamp sets,
    And using the shaped sequins. So clever.
    Thank you for sharing!

  9. Beautiful card! Zen Ocean is my favorite stamp set in this release! I just want to stamp it over and over and color it in different combinations and mediums! Thanks for sharing your creation!

  10. Stunning! Seeing these stamps and embellishments used together like this shows me that I ordered the right products – although having it all would have been my preference, my pocketbook just couldn’t stretch it for this massive release this time! Thanks for showing us that magic can come from even part of the sets!

  11. I am totally loving the shell sequin mix. It’s the perfect addition for this release and perfect for a shaker. I would need to order these by the quart and I’d still want to hoard them! (and yes, I HAVE noticed mermaids everywhere!) Thanks so much.

  12. Brenda, I was so excited when I started to scroll down your page and see that you were using the background stamp! It’s gorgeous. You did an awesome job of displaying it in your design.

  13. Brenda, your shaker is beautiful and I love that you incorporated both sets, or should I say I love that you CAN incorporate both sets??? LOL Well done!

  14. Your card is beautiful! The mermaid is cute and that background is delightfully on order! 😀 Thanks for sharing your talent!

  15. Your color choices really makes this so wonderful. I agree, mermaids every where!!! Love Honey Bee and this great release.

  16. This card is gorgeous! I love how you used Zen Background for the background. It’s my favorite stamp from thie release! It is beautiful. The colors you chose for your card are also terrific!

  17. Your shaker card is adorable! I love the sand texture and the splashy waves! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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