Friday, September 22, 2017

Happy Fall Y'all Honey Bee Stamps Blog Hop!

Hi Crafty Friends!!
The Honey Bee Stamps Fall Release has been happening all week, the fantastic fall products are now available in the shop. To celebrate the new release, we are having the Happy Fall Y'all Blog Hop. So grab your cup of Pumpkin Spice Latte, or whatever cozy drink you love and hop along with us to get you in the fall frame of mind!
Be sure to visit each blog & leave a comment, you don't want to miss out on any of the fun prizes!!! We will be giving away TWO $50 gift cards to the Honey Bee Stamps store.
Winners will be posted on our blog Monday, September 25th.

I had so much fun coloring these sweet little Acorn Sisters in their field of sunflowers. I have created and attached a process video below! I hope you'll check it out! If you'd like to watch on YouTube, you can check it out HERE!


Thank you so much for watching! A full list of products used is provided in the supply list at the end of this post. 

Here's a little peek at the inside of the card! 

Thank you for joining me! Have fun continuing on this Fall Hop! 


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Honey Bee Stamps Fall Release: Day 3

Hi there crafty friends!

I'm so excited to be part of the Honey Bee Stamps Fall Release! Today is Day 3 and I get the pleasure of creating with the Gather Together and Forest Friends Stamp Sets. I created the background with lots of Copic Markers in Autumn shades. This background was actually easy to make. This card was my first time trying this technique and I have shared the whole process in the video below. The sweet critters were also colored with Copic Markers. I am in love with this adorable gathering of forest animals! 

Below I have attached a process video with the steps to making a fall tree with Copic Markers. I also have a YouTube channel if you'd rather watch there. Please click HERE to visit my YouTube channel.


All of the new Honey Bee Stamps products will be available for purchase Thursday at Midnight! All of the other supplies used in my video can be found in a supply list at the end of this post. 

The inside of the card was stamped with the Forest Friends Stamps set. I heat embossed one of the sentiments from the Gather Together set in Antique Gold Ink. 

I added a little bit of shimmer to the leaves with the Gansai Tambi Starry Colors Watercolor Set. I love the subtle sparkle it adds to the beautiful fall leaves! 

All of the Honey Bee Stamps crew will be taking part in a Fall Release Blog Hop on Friday! Please stop back by to see more from this fantastic release! 


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Rustic Fall Wreath: Country Wreath Stamp Set from Honey Bee Stamps!

  Hey there!
For today's rustic fall wreath, I pulled out an oldie but goodie stamp set. The Country Wreath stamp set includes pieces to make a wreath for any season. I'm so ready for the crisp fall weather and the warm colors of autumn!

I've added a process video below! I hope you'll stick around and check it out. If you'd rather watch on our YouTube channel, click HERE!


Thank you for watching! If you like any of the supplies I used, you can find them in the supply list below this post;)

To start out,  I heat embossed the wreath, hugs stamp, and berries in Antique Gold embossing powder. I first prepped the paper with anti static powder and then used Nuvo Clear Mark Ink to stamp the images. I'm loving the Nuvo brand of embossing ink! The pad is super juicy and produces a nice clean image. I stamped the maple leaf in Hero Arts Ombre Autumn ink. This ink pad has a beautiful variation of fall colors that's just gorgeous. The rest of the images were stamped in Distress Inks. The colors are: Barn Door, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Spiced Marmalade, and Fossilized Amber. There is a soft halo of Mustard seed around and over the finished wreath. After can take a clean cloth and lightly wipe away ink that sits on top of the smooth embossing powder.

I added a few Nuvo drops to finish off the card. Autumn Red and Bottle Green are the larger dots. The super small dots are Copper Penny. To get the tiny splatter like drops, I just barely "kissed" the drop coming out of the container onto the paper. After drying, I added the finished panel onto coordinating card stock and this one's all done!
Thanks for stopping by today!!


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

United We Flourish: Honey Bee Stamps and Ellen Hutson Collaboration!

Hi there crafty friends!

I have to start this post by apologizing. I couldn't get my pictures just right due to lots and lots of smoke in our neck of the country. Part of our country is flooded, and the Pacific Northwest is covered in forest fires. Thoughts and many prayers going out to our friends in Texas, as well as anyone affected by all of the devastating fires.

Today's project started out as one card and kind of morphed into two! I had a ton of fun playing with the A2 Sunburst Coverplate Die and the new Sending Sunshine Stamps and Dies. The Sending Sunshine Stamps and Dies are a part of the amazing United We Flourish collaboration with Honey Bee Stamps and the fantastic Ellen Hutson!

I've included a video below that details the making of both of my cards. I hope you'll check it out. If you'd rather watch in YouTube, please click HERE!


Thanks for sticking around and checking it out! A detailed list of supplies for both cards can be found at the end of this post.

For this first card, I cut the Sunburst from yellow card stock and covered a white piece of card stock with a Stick-It Adhesive Sheet. I removed the backing sheet from the adhesive and stuck the sunburst onto the sticky sheet. I added Nuvo Gilding Flakes in Radiant Gold and Sunkissed Copper to the exposed adhesive. After burnishing in the flakes and brushing away the excess, you are left with the beautiful shine and texture.

The "Sunshine" die cut is from the Ray of Sunshine Die Set. This set includes both the shadow, shown here in navy and the scripty word that I've covered in sticky embossing ink and heat embossed with Nuvo Gold Enchantment Embossing Powder. The rest of the stamped greeting is from the Sending Sunshine Stamp Set. I used the same embossing ink and gold powder to match the die cut sunshine. I dotted the "i" with a shimmery star found in the Pumpkin Spice Latte sequin mix. My sun shining  card panel was added to a navy top folding card base.

This card was started with the Sunburst Die as well. I cut the sunburst 3 times. Once in scrap with card stock, once with the large polka dots, and last with the small. Using the scrap white sunburst as a guide, I glued all of the patterned paper in place and then gently pulled away the white card stock guide leaving the beautiful sunshine and rays. The grouping of flowers are from the Zen Floral Stamp and Die set. I had fun coloring the images with Nuvo Glitter Markers and Brush Pens (listed below).

The fantastic greeting is from the Sending Sunshine Stamps and Dies. I stamped them in Versafine Black Onyx Ink, covered the wet ink in clear embossing powder and then heat set to a glossy black finish. The die cut sunshine was cut 3 times and adhered one on top of the other to add a little dimension and interest. I added a tiny bit of clear Wink of Stella glitter pen the the sunshine die cut for a little extra shimmer.

Thanks for joining me here today! I hope you'll check out the United We Flourish collaboration stamps and dies! I had so much fun pairing them with supplies I had in my craft room!


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Stretching my stamps with the Zen Ocean Stamp Set from Honey Bee Stamps!

Hello everyone! Welcome back to my blog.

Today I'm stretching the use of the Zen Ocean Stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps! I love to think of new ways to use my stamps and dies.

Below I have attached a video of the whole process in making this card. I hope you'll take a few minutes and check it out! If you'd like to watch from our YouTube channel please go HERE! As always, if you enjoyed the video, I appreciate the thumbs up! BEE sure to subscribe so you don't miss anything from Honey Bee Stamps!


Thanks for checking out the video! All of the supplies used in this video are in the supply list added to the end of this post ;)

I just love all the swirls and waves in the design of this huge stamp! I thought it would be so cool to cut along some of the edges to create a new look for this stamp. After using the Misti to stamp 2 of the large images and some accessory images, I fussy cut the large "wave" design and then all of the smaller images I wanted to include on the finished design.

I adhered the "wave" design on to navy card stock, butting the straight edge up to the edge of the card. I then popped up all the fish and seashell images onto the design using small bits of foam tape. To add a bit of shimmer to each popped up images, I used a Clear Wink of Stella pen.

The beautiful sentiment is from the Mermaid Song Stamp set! I cannot say enough about the greetings included in this set. They are fantastic to mix and match, and are a must have for all of your under the sea themed projects! I stamped the greeting with Versamark Watermark Ink and then covered it with platinum embossing powder. Using a heat tool, I heat set the powder until it was nice and smooth. The sparkly gems on this card are from the Unicorn Rhinestone embellishment pack. I love that these little gems are flat backed, so they are super easy to adhere. AND....they include every color in the rainbow!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Sea Shell Card Dies from Honey Bee Stamps

Happy August Everyone!!

I had so much fun creating and trying different techniques with the new Sea Shell Card Dies. I played with several cool products and made lots of cards in the process! I've added a video below detailing how I created each of the sea shell cards. I hope you'll take the time to watch! If you'd rather watch on YouTube, please check out the Honey Bee Stamps channel HERE!


Thanks for watching! All the supplies used are found in the supply list at the end of this post!

All of the "background" pieces of the shells were made by die cutting Bristol Card Stock and then ink blending with Broken China and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Inks. The detailed layer above was created by adding Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder to the die cut layer. This layer was first coated with Versamark Ink and then dipped into the embossing powder. I used a heat tool to melt the powder until smooth. I repeated this step 3 times to make the powder thick and metallic looking.

This background layer I added subtle shimmer to, by dusting with Perfect Pearls before the oxide inks were dry. It's so hare to capture the beautiful shimmer on camera or in photos. In real life, the Perfect Pearls adds the perfect sea shell shimmer.

After adding the Distress Oxide Inks to this layer, I used 3 different sizes of pain brushes to add water spots to the background. I love the random, tie-dye, spotted effect of the oxide reaction when the water droplets are added.

This is iridescent paper cut with the background layer die. I added Mother of Pearl Nuvo Mousse to the detail layer and adhered it over the shimmery paper.

I adhered the negative pieces from the previous Nuvo Mousse layer to create this card. I added these layers onto the sea shell shaped card and then stamped my greeting in the inside of the card, as seen below.

The large pearl is also included in the Sea Shell Card Die set. I die cut it from shimmery pearl paper and added it to the inside with a tiny bit of foam tape. All the greetings for these cards are from the Mermaid Song stamp set. They were inked in Versamark Ink and embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Happy Birthday Celebration! Featuring: Honey Bee Stamps!

Hello and welcome back!

I wanted find ways to stretch the use of my new stamp and dies sets!  The bottle, from Message In A Bottle, makes the perfect champagne or wine bottle! Depending on the color of card stock or color you add, there are tons of ways to use the bottle and cork that come in this set.

Below I have added a quick process video on exactly how I made,  and what supplies were used to make this birthday card. I hope you'll take a couple minutes to check it out. If you'd rather watch it on YouTube, please check it out HERE!


All of the supplies used for this card and video are listed at the end of this post ;)

I chose  to make my champagne pink! I used Distress Oxide Ink in Worn Lipstick. I stamped all of the spraying part first with a stamp from the Celebration Box stamp set. Next, I used the brand new Under Water Scene Stencil to add all of the bubbles. The bottle was colored and stamped in Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink. I cut the Celebrate sentiment from Rose Gold Glittered Card Stock. The same glitter card stock was used as a layer under the bottle panel. To add just a touch more sparkle, I adhere several Wedding Band Rhinestones with Nuvo Liquid Adhesive. I'm loving these new rhinestones! They are flat-backed and so easy to add to your projects!

To coordinate with the celebrate on the front, I stamped "It's Your Birthday" on the inside with the Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink. The bubbles are found in the Celebration Box Stamp set.  To finish off the inside I added a few more rhinestones! There you have it! An easy way to transform your Message In A Bottle Stamps and Dies into champagne or even wine! I can't wait to see what you guys create with your bottles!