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!


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Making Wave Backgrounds Using Honey Bee Stamps NEW Cloud Border Dies!

Hi there friends!
Do you need background ideas for all those sweet mermaid and ocean themed products that Honey Bee Stamps just released? Look no further! I made a reusable mask with the brand new Cloud Borders Dies. Perfect for scenes and backgrounds with clouds, but also make awesome wave patterns!

I've created and added a video below with all the details. I hope you'll check it out! If you'd rather watch it on HERE to visit our channel.


Here's a close up of the Shimmer Spritz background. I used the Honey Bee Stamps A2 Stitched Rectangles to cut down the background. Both of the mermaids are from the Under the Sea Stamp set. These stamps have coordinating dies, which made it super easy to cut and add the images. All of the greeting came from the Mermaid Song Stamp Set. This stamp set is a must have for great ocean, sea creature, mermaid themed sentiments!

This is the background I simply sprayed with water to get that amazing oxide reaction! The final touch for these cards is the drops or splashes of water added using Nuvo Crystal Glaze.

I did some simple stamping and added a kelp die cut to decorate the inside of this card. I love the way these backgrounds and cards turned out!


Friday, July 14, 2017

UNDER THE SEA Blog Hop....New Release from HONEY BEE STAMPS!

Good Morning Crafty Friends! 

Swim along with our New Release - Under The Sea with Honey Bee! Everything is available for purchase today in the Honey Bee Stamps Shop  HERE.

Warning!!! This is a picture heavy post....SO MANY AWESOME THINGS TO SHARE!

I've included a video below that details exactly how I used these awesome new stamps! I hope that you will check it out. If you'd like to watch the video on YouTube, please go HERE!

I have created a set of 4 cards using the beautiful Zen Ocean and Mermaid Song Stamp Sets. I couldn't wait to heat emboss that HUGE Zen Ocean Stamp and use my Distress Oxide Inks to blend over the top. 

I created a space on each card to stamp the greetings by using the Honey Bee Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut white card stock. I adhered each piece at an angle and then simply trimmed off the three sides that hung over the edge of my heat embossed background.

Each sentiment was found in the huge 6x8 Mermaid Song Stamp Set. I placed each panel into my Misti and stamped the greetings in Versafine Onyx Black Ink. 

I also stamped and heat embossed several single images included in the Zen Ocean set. I colored each image very simply by using my inky blending tools. After fussy cutting each critter or sea shell, I added them along side each greeting. 

Honey Bee Stamps has also released many new sequin mixes and embellishments! I used the Clear Bubbles Sequin mix on all but one of the cards. On the other I used a stick on Pearl I had in my stash.  Each of the finished panels was added to a top folding card base.

Below is a product list of the new release! 

Want to find the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have pictures and links listed below. (Compensated affiliate links at no extra cost to you!) Thank you!!! Enjoy all of the awesome inspiration!


Seashell Shaped Card Honey Cuts Dies: 

Sunburst Coverplate Honey Cuts Dies: 

So let's Shellabrate with some splashingly sweet prizes!! We will have TWO winners that will each receive a $50 gift certificate to purchase new goodies in the Honey Bee Stamps Store.

All you have to do to win is comment here on the Honey Bee Stamps blog and again at each one of our designer’s blog by Sunday, July 16th. Winners will be announced on Monday, July 17th at Noon PST. 

So swim along and get ready to SEA some inspiration! 

The wonderful line-up of our new Design Team is as follows: 

Kelley Kohout --> You Are Here!

Thank you all so much for joining us in celebrating our New Release this month. We love our customers and appreciate the continued support!!