Sunday, September 15, 2019

Honey Bee Stamps & Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember® Fall Beauty

Hello friends!  I absolutely loved creating this card using the beautiful Fall Beauty stamp set available at Simon Says Stamp.  This set a collaboration between Honey Bee Stamps and Simon Says Stamp for their STAMPtember® celebration. (You can read all about STAMPtember®  HERE.)  It's extra special this year as it's their 10th anniversary of STAMPtember®.

This card measures 6-¼" square--I just couldn't cut this beautiful image after I was done!  LOL!


I stamped the image onto Bristol Smooth cardstock as I originally intended to just use my Zig Clean Color markers to color it.  I had an image in my head of the colors I wanted, and just wasn't getting that with the Zigs.  So I started playing around with various color combinations.  (Tip:  Always stamp two of your image so you have one to experiment on.)  I didn't really need a lot of watercolors for this and used several different types.  I have them all listed at the end.  For each color combination, I just used two to three colors.  


I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink (after using my anti-static powder) onto heavy-weight vellum and heat embossed it with Honey Bee's BEE Sweet Embossing Powder.  I fussy cut it out.  I wanted just a bit of dimension to help it stand out a bit.  So I used mini glue dots and hid them behind the embossing.  I used my finger to roll them up like little logs before sticking them onto the back of the sentiment behind the embossing.   That way they don't show at all!


I'm just so thrilled to get to color this beautiful stamp!  I can also see using it in colors for spring too.  Thank you so much for stopping by!  The Honey Bee Stamps Design Team has some amazing creations that you don't want to miss over on the Honey Bee Stamps blog--be sure to check them out!  Happy crafting--Carol :)


Supplies:
Watercolors:
red/orange flowers:  Fired Brick Distress Ink & Marvy LePlume No. 83 Butterscoth
yellow flowers: Daniel Smith Aussie Red-Gold & yellow from Amy Tangerine's watercolor set
greenery:  various combinations of Marvy LePlume No. 15 Olive Green, Tombow #177 Dark Jade & Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker Mid Green
Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock
Versafine Onyx Black ink

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