Tuesday, May 8, 2018

NICU Card Drive & Blog Hop

It is my honor to design a card as part of Honey Bee Stamps participation in Lea Lawson's Card Drive and Fundraiser for NICU Parents.  If you missed it, HERE is Lea's link so you can read her story and why she is doing this wonderful thing.  She also has more information on donating, if you can.  Here is the link if you'd like to go directly to the page: nicuparents-1162699   Another way to help is by making a card(s) and sending it to her.   There are MANY great companies participating in this blog hop so be sure to click on Lea's link to get started!

I created this card using Lea's mood board as inspiration.

 I went with some wood paper for my frame.  I have it layered with three more layers so the frame is above my inked cloud and grass background.   I colored the flowers, foxy and the butterflies.  The flowers are mounted on dimensional glue dots as is foxy.

I added the sentiment using different words from the Bee-You-Tiful Sentiments.  I would hope that it conveys the message that they are not alone and that they have other people to lean on for support during a difficult time.

Thanks for taking a look & I hope you've enjoyed my card!  All of these supplies are available in the Honey Bee Stamp shop.

Honey Bee Stamps: Country Blooms stamps/dies; Bee-You-Tiful Sentiments; Feelin' Foxy; A-2 Double Stitched Frames; Cloud Borders stencil
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Other: ARC Crafts BARC Wood "paper"; Spectrum Noir alcohol markers; Wink of Stella clear; Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Honey Bee Stamps Spring Release Blog Hop--Day 2

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of the Honey Bee Stamps Spring Release Blog Hop!   The complete list of today's hop, with links, for Day 2 is at the end of my post.

Have you been wow'ed as much as I am by all of the wonderful new stamps and dies from Honey Bee Stamps?!!  I have had so much fun creating cards using some of them!

For my card today I used the oh so adorable Heaven Sent stamps and Honey Cuts.

To create the background for this card I stamped the moon and stars in Versamark and heat embossed everything with white embossing powder.  I created a mask for the moon, covered it and then inked up the background with Faded Jeans and Black Soot Distress Ink.  (Be sure to use a clean towel to wipe off the excess ink from the stars.)  During my inking, I made sure to leave a "glow" around the moon--I love how that turned out!  I then stamped the sentiment in Versamark and embossed it too.

This bunny is SO adorable!!  He, and the accessories, were stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I then re-stamped the bunny onto the blue gingham paper and fussy cut just the pajamas.  After some quick and easy coloring of the bunny with my alcohol markers, I glued the gingham pj's onto the body.  I added some sparkly Nuvo drops to the stars and white gel pen dots for smaller stars to add dimension.

Here's a little peek at the sentiment inside.  I really love the fonts of these sentiments!!

I hope you are inspired by my card and have enjoyed taking a look!  Keep on hopping to see even more awesome creations!  The next stop on the hop is the amazing and talented Emily!

Carol Hintermeier  >>That's me!<<
Emily Midgett <<next

There's a GIVEAWAY!  Two $50 gift certificates and four Bee Organized Prize Packs will be given away!  The winners will be chosen from all the commenters on both days' blog hops!  The more you comment, the better chance you have!   The winners will be announced on this page of the Honey Bee Stamps blog on May 5.

Find all of these awesome new stamps and dies over at Honey Bee Stamps!

My supplies used:
Honey Bee Stamps & Honey Cuts:  Heaven Sent
Distress Ink:  Black Soot, Faded Jeans
Other ink:  Versamark
Embossing Powder:  WOW Opaque Bright White
Nuvo Glitter Drops White Blizzard
Various Prismacolor Premier pencils; Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
Signo Broad white gel pen