Thursday, August 25, 2016

Honey Bee Stamps Honey Hop


Good Morning Honey Bees! 
Welcome to Honey Bee Stamps August release Honey Hop!!!
All this week Honey Bee Stamps has been showing you little sneaks of the awesome new stamp sets and dies on their Facebook page and the Facebook Event Page!
You should have arrived here from Deepti Stephens. If not, and you want to start at the beginning go to the Honey Bee Stamps page.

I created a couple of cards using the brand new Zen Bouquet stamp set. This set was so much fun to work with and I love that the main floral bouquet is almost 6 inches!

The first card I have for you today is something I also paired with the Kindness stamp set.

For this card I water colored most of the bouquet image and then fussy cut. I placed it on a black card base with a small yellow strip to help ground the image. I added the Kindness die as well as a banner I stamped using the Kindness stamp set. 

For my next card I also used the Zen Bouquet large image, this time only partially stamping it and then heat embossing both the image as well as the sentiment from the Honey Bee Stamps Prayers stamp set.

I wanted to keep the card simple and soft yet cheerful in hopes to brighten the recipient's day. I chose some Hot Mama cardstock from Simon says stamp with some Pink Paisley patterned paper underneath the card panel.


I cut the bottom of the panel using the Simon Says Stamp curved A2 card die and then mounted the panel on some adhesive backed full sheet foam. Not quite a one layer card but still simple and will go through the mail nicely.


It is a bit hard to tell from the photographs but I also took my Spectrum Sparkle pen (clear) and colored in all of the florals in the bunch to give them a little highlight and shimmer. I then added a few Crystal Clear sequins with some Ranger Multi Medium Matte adhesive.


I placed the panel on a top fold A-2 size card base. 

Did you happen to notice the shadow around the Praying sentiment and florals? Even though I wanted to keep a lower profile on the card I did want to have more pop and a dimensional look. I took my C5 copic marker and slowly went around the image and lettering. You need to be careful when doing this on top of embossing as copic markers can stain the embossing. A quick fix for this though is to take your colorless blender and do a quick clean up.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to leave a comment to be entered to win. Also, if you follow me, I will be doing a drawing for a winner on Sunday as well! So be sure to click up on the top right to follow me!
Next up on the hop is our final designer, Jenny Lee Yamasaki
I hope you have enjoyed the hop!!! Thanks for visiting, commenting and following!







52 comments:

  1. Really eye-catching cards! Even without your superb coloring, the image is so bold in the embossed white. I am not a skilled colorist so I love the second card.

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  2. This pink with white embossing is unbelievable , so pretty.

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  3. The hot mama does stand out! Lovely cards!

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  4. I love the white on the hot pink! So pretty!!

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  5. Ooh voth cards are great but.the last one is stunning!

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  6. Very pretty. I like the black background on the first one.

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  7. They are sooooo beautiful and outstanding design!

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  8. You know my favorite card is that black one with your beautiful coloring and that Yellow border!!! LOVE!!!

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  9. Love the pink card with white! It's such a contrast but it looks so good and cheerful! Well done!! 👏🏼

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  10. Beautiful! Love to pop of the pink and white!

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  11. Wow! Beautiful! How amazing the colored image pops on the black card base :)

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  12. Boy do they ever catch you eye! I love them!!

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  13. Beautiful, vibrant, eye catching stamps, they demonstrate just how versatile these stamps are. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. Fabulous cards!! Very stunning!!

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  15. Wow, your cards are stunning! Love the details on the pink one!😍 You showcased the release so beautifuly!

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  16. Beautiful card.
    the pink would be good to send to a
    breast cancer survivor or fighter.
    The flowers on the black is amazing.
    thanks for sharing two great cards.

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  17. Love Love Love. The vibrant pink with the white to die for. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Really lovely. I'm obsessed with this new stamp.

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  19. I love that large bouquet framed with the bold black! So striking! Both cards are gorgeous! <3

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  20. Wow!! Both cards are so attractive and will certainly brighten someone's day! Beautifully done!

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  21. Both awesome, love how the black makes the colors pop.

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  22. The white floral on the pink card just works so well. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  23. These are gorgeous cards! I love the colors on the black and the pink and white is just so beautiful! Pink is my favorite color!

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  24. Lovely cards with these beautiful stamps! Love the Kindness and Prayers sets, along with the gorgeous floral designs!

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  25. Gorgeous proyect i love Zen collection !!

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  26. Gorgeous proyect i love Zen collection !!

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  27. Loved the Zen collection... Nice, pretty cards

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  28. Oh gosh! Such amazing beauties, love this stamp set, so versatile!

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  29. Oh wow! Awesome cards and colours!!!

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  30. Wonderful cards! Using colored cardstock is always a challenge for me - your card makes me want to try some myself- so beautiful!!

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  31. How beautiful your
    cards are. Love
    that pink card!
    Carla from Utah

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  32. Gorgeous cards. I love the black background as it shows off the coloring you did so nicely. The pink card is fantastic too :)

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  33. Those lovely colors truly pop off the black background!

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  34. Both of your projects are beautiful but that Pink one steals the show. Love this!!

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  35. wow- love the color pop of both cards with the contrasting colors. Elegant and beautiful

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  36. Pretty and elegant cards. I love the colors...vibrant but not in your face vibrant.

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  37. WOW!! The black card base really makes the beautifully colored images POP and the pink base with white embossing is amazing! TFS!

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  38. Pink is my faviourt. I had to try it in my cards. Love the idea.

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  39. The monochromatic card is my fave! Love the hot pink colors!

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  40. Wow, not sure which I like better, the white on bright or the bright on black!!
    Great projects to show the versatility of this stamp, thank you. Tina H

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  41. Really beautiful cards, you did such lovely watercoloring on the first card and I think putting it on the black card base really highlighted it.

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