Wednesday, May 12, 2021

You Are Sweet As Honey | Honey Bee Stamps

 Hello my friends!  Today my card is featuring the new Honey Bee Stamps' Honey awesome Honey Jar Paper Piecing die set!  I also tried out Honey Bee's new No-line Coloring ink (and I love it) for my stamped images.  Read on for the details!

First I created my card base by die cutting three shades of teal card stock with the Hexagon Cover Plate dies.  (These are available as a set, or individually.)  I used Bee Creative glue to adhere them together and then I glued the stack to a light teal panel.  Next I glued this to a top-folding A2 card base.  I love how these dies easily create a stunning card base!

My next step was to die cut the Honey Jar Paper Piecing dies from 80# white Neenah Solar White card stock.  To make coloring them easier, I put the pieces back into the negative space and held them with some purple tape on the back.  For the jar and honey drips I used Copic markers in these colors:  Y19, Y18, Y15, and Y13.  I shaded the honey jar lid with C2, C0 and C00.

Next I stamped the flowers, leaves, and bees in the NEW Bee Creative No-Line Coloring ink by Honey Bee Stamps.  These are in the Chin Up Buttercup and the Busy Bees stamp sets.  I colored the leaves with YG67, YG17, and YG23.  I shaded the flowers with the "C" markers listed previously.  The bees are colored with the same yellows as the honey jar. Next I used a Micron .05 black pen to add the eyes and antenna to the bees.

When I finished my coloring I used the coordinating Busy Bees and Chin Up Buttercup dies to cut out the images.  I popped up the honey jar with foam tape and arranged the flowers around the jar.  I also popped up a couple of the bees.  To finish up I stamped the sentiment from the Just Bee-cause stamp set and die cut it with the coordinating die.

I really do like Honey Bee's no-line coloring ink!  What I really like is the particular shade of the ink and that I did not have to stamp it more than once in order to see it!  Definitely at the top of the list for me!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you are having a wonderful, and crafty, week!

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