Sunday, January 28, 2018

Purple Daisy Happy Birthday

Sharing my card here for my Honey Bee Stamps Sunday post on Instagram!  I love purple and you probably know by now, ultra-violet is Pantone's color of the year.  That's what inspired my little purple flowers for this Happy Birthday card.

All of the Honey Bee stamps and Honey Cut dies are listed below and can be shopped for HERE.

I just totally LOVE these Hexagon Cover Plate dies--there are so many ways to use them!  I used the Stipple Layer on the very top hexagon layer, then adhered all the layers together.  I used the middle cover plate die to cut a layer of fun foam for more dimension.  (By using the middle layer on the fun foam, I didn't have to worry about it showing through.)

The flowers were colored with a few alcohol makers and I added some gold dots in the center with a gold pen.  I die cut the Happy sentiment and then used the same purple alcohol markers to create an ombré type effect.

Here's a close-up photo that shows how beautifully these dies stack together and the dimension that they give you.

This card was a lot of fun to make, and I'm already thinking of other ways to use these awesome cover plate dies!  Thanks so much for spending a moment to take a look--I really appreciate it!

Honey Bee Stamps:  Busy Bees; Sending You Sentiments
Honey Bee Stamps Honey Cuts:  Busy Bees; Hexagon Cover Plate; top, middle, bottom & stipple layers; and Happy
Miscellaneous:  Spectrum Noir alcohol markers; Uniball Gell Impact Gold pen; Memento Tuxedo black ink

Sunday, January 21, 2018

You Make Me Happy

I had a lot of fun making this fun card for my Honey Bee Stamps Sunday post on Instagram!  I just think that sending a pickup full of sunshine to someone to tell them how happy they make me would bring a smile to their face!

I did a good bit of masking and ink blending to create the background for this card.  I used my alcohol markers to color this awesome pickup truck from Honey Bee Stamps!  (All supplies are listed below.)

I created a mask from the truck die and used Honey Bee's Sunburst Layering stencil set to ink the sunshine rays.  I hand cut a mask from printer paper to use for the ground and blue sky background.  A couple spritzes of water were added to the grass for texture.

After I stenciled the sunshine, I used a stamp from the Build-A-Bee set to put on a happy face!

I also had an idea (new to me anyway) to use the transparency that you can print out from the MISTI website to help position the sentiment.  I just stamped the sentiment onto the transparency using Versafine Onyx Black ink and then moved the transparency around until I decided where to stamp it.  So often, I am VERY indecisive about where to stamp the sentiments!

Stenciling sunshine over truck mask.
Using transparency to position sentiment.
And check out the "chrome" trim around the windows!  Yes, the die set comes with these little pieces you can cut out and color--I used a silver pen to get the chrome look.  I also added Glossy Accents to the windows.

Well, if you read all the way to this point, I sure do thank you!  As always, I so appreciate your taking a look!

Here are the supplies:
Honey Bee Stamps:  Little Pickup; Build-A-Bee; Sunburst Layers background stencils; Happy Everything sentiments
Inks:  Distress Ink: Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron; Versafine Onyx Black; Memento Tuxedo Black
Other:  Glossy Accents; Spectrum Noir alcohol markers

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Every Happy Thing

I have a quick post here to share this adorable card using Concord & 9th's, in collaboration with Ellen Hutson for the United Flourish, set called Sweet Sprinkles stamp and die set.

This was very easy to create.  After stamping the cupcake icing in three different colors, I "iced" them using Nuvo glimmer paste in Moonstone.  The cupcake wrappers are silver embossed for that very special cupcake occasion! :)  I added a coordinating silver embossed strip at the bottom below the stamped sprinkles.  I love the little die that comes with the set to die cut a bunch of little hearts!

Here is another angle under a light to show the shimmer and shine!

And....a close up!

I'm entering this card into these challenges:


January Mix It Up Challenge: Concord & 9th; info HERE
And a new to me challenge at:
Die Cut Diva's Challenge Blog: Do or Use Something New (this stamp/die set is new for me & I've never used the Glimmer paste as "icing".)

This card was really fun to make and I already know who will be receiving this!  Thanks, as always, for stopping to take a look!  :)

Stamps/Dies:  Concord & 9th/Essentials by Ellen Sweet Sprinkles
Inks:  SSS Hollyhock, Duckling, Lemon Chiffon; VersaMark
Embossing powder:  Ranger Silver
Other:  Nuvo Glimmer Paste Moonstone
Grand Calibur die cut machine

Honey Bee Stamps Get Well Wishes

Hi there!  Here's my card I shared on Instagram for this week's Honey Bee Stamps post!  I never seem to have any Get Well cards when I need them, so I now have one for my stash!

I stamped these florals from the beautiful Country Blooms set and used my Prismacolor Pencils to color the images.  After I finished coloring, I did some partial embossing by using my Scor-Pal to emboss lines (stopping at the stamped florals) every 1/2 inch.  I really like the look of this and think it goes well with the country flowers.

I  love how so many of Honey Bee Stamps' sentiments have the shadow layer to go behind them.  This sentiment is so versatile as there are many other phrases and words in the set for many different occasions!

You can shop for any of the fabulous Honey Bee Stamps products HERE.  Thank you so much for coming to my blog to take a look!!

Honey Bee Stamps:  Country Blooms; Sending You Sentiments
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Prismacolor Pencils:  light peach, peach, pale vermillion, poppy red; lilac, violet, parma violet, process red; spring green, grass green; blush pink, pink

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Sweet Bees Notecards with Box

Oh my sweet bees!  I'm so excited to share this first post as a member of the Honey Bee Stamps Social Media Design Team!!  I'm so very honored to be a part of this team of talented ladies!

All of my Honey Bee posts will be on Instagram (click on link to the left, if you'd like to see all of them).   I am going to try to be sure and share my creations here with more details too.

In all of my excitement, I kind of went over the top for this first project.  I created four notecards with a matching box to hold them.  I've listed all of the Honey Bee Stamps and Honey Cuts I used below.

It's been so very cold here (at least for our part of Texas) and I wanted something that makes me think of warmth and spring!  These adorable bees and flowers were just right!  I made four notecards that are smaller than an A2 card at 3-3/4" x 5" in size.  I think this set would make a great gift for someone special!

You know that die cuts can make a great stencil, right?  I used the top layer of the Honey Bee Honey Cuts Hexagon Cover plate die to cut a stencil for the box.  Then I used some Distress Ink through the stencil.  Before I assembled the box top I embossed it with the Hexagon Stipple Layer.

I made the bee double sided by mirror stamping it so that I could glue a tab between the two layers.  I cut a slit in the box top and inserted the tab so the bee will stand up in his little bunch of flowers!  :)

You can shop for all of these wonderful Honey Bee Stamps supplies here.  Thank you so very much for taking a look!

Honey Bee Stamps and dies used:
Sending You Sentiments
Ray of Sunshine
Bee-You-Tiful Sentiments
Hexagon Bunches Honey Cuts

Other supplies:
Distress Ink: Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen in clear
Glossy Accents