Thursday, October 3, 2019

Hope Anchors The Soul | Honey Bee Stamps

Hello Honey Bee friends! I'm over on the Honey Bee Stamps blog today and I have three cards today featuring the beautiful Anchors The Soul stamp set.  This set is oh, so special--here is the story behind this set:

This is a very special stamp set, created with the Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in mind. 50% of all sales from this stamp set will go to these wonderful charities specifically for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts. Half of the donation will go to Nazarene Compassionate Ministries. The other half will go to the Global Empowerment Mission. If you would like to read more about these wonderful organizations, please visit their websites: 
www.ncm.org/dorian       

I've made these cards in pink for a special reason.  I have a beautiful, awesome friend who is nearing her 11th year as a breast cancer survivor.  In 2009, she and I walked in our first 3-day, 60-mile walk for a cause to find a cure and end breast cancer.  I haven't walked since then (my poor feet can't) but she has walked every year since.  For the last few years she has walked in more than one in different cities.  This year, she is walking ALL seven walks!!

The cool thing is that for each city hosting a walk, you can send a participant an encouragement card that will be received at that camp!  So I've made three cards to send to her final three camps.



Each of these cards were created in a similar manner. I used the cloud stencil from the Outdoor Scene Builder Stencil set and added Tattered Rose and Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide inks with a Background Blender Brush. I used Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper because I like how smoothly the ink blends on it. Each panel was then die cut with the largest A2 Double Stitched Frame die.

For the card bases, I used the largest Scallop A2 Card Frames die and cut three pieces from Neenah Solar White 80# paper. I then placed the die on a top folded card base with the top edge just slightly beyond the folded edge and ran it through my die cutting machine. This give you a pretty scalloped-edge card base. I adhered one of the single Scallop A2 Card Frame die cuts to the folded card base.

I finished this first card by stamping the sentiment onto heavy vellum with Versamark and heat embossing white embossing powder. I wrapped the vellum strip around the layer and adhered it on the back. I added a few White Gem Stickers on the anchor. The top layer of each card is popped up with foam tape.



For this next card I kept the inking a bit lighter, just for a bit of a different look. I used the Because stamp set and Honey Cuts here. I die cut "because" twice from Neenah paper, glued them together and topped it off with some Wink of Stella. I used the middle shadow die to cut a vellum layer to put behind the word. I stamped the rest of the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink, trimmed it into a strip, and popped it up with some foam squares.



It's hard to see in the photo but I also added Wink of Stella in various spots on the anchor--I do love some sparkle!!



For my final card I used the Journey stamps and Honey Cuts. I also wanted the word "each" which I found in the Fall stamp set. I did a little stamp surgery to stamp the word by itself. (Don't you totally love how so many Honey Bee sets work perfectly together?!!) The word journey is die cut three times and adhered together for extra dimension. I thought this sentiment is perfect for my walker friend!



To embellish this card, I added a few gems from the new Log Cabin Gem Stickers.



This is a beautiful set that can be used for so many different occasions! Don't forget that when you purchase it, 50% of the proceeds will go towards Hurricane Dorian relief. Thank you so much for stopping by--it's always so appreciated!! Carol


Supplies:
Honey Bee Stamps Anchors The Soul 
Honey Bee Stamps A2 Double Stitched Frames
Honey Bee Stamps Scallop A2 Card Frames
Honey Bee Stamps Outdoor Scene Builder Stencils
Honey Bee Stamps Because stamps and Honey Cuts
Honey Bee Stamps Journey stamps and Honey Cuts
Honey Bee Stamps Fall stamp set
Honey Bee Stamps White Gem Stickers
Honey Bee Stamps Log Cabin Gem Stickers
Tattered Rose Distress Oxide
Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide
Neenah Solar White 80# paper
Versamark ink
Versafine Onyx Black
WOW! Opaque Bright White embossing powder 
Tombow 3D Foam Tape
Wink of Stella

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