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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

You Warm My Heart!

Happy New Year friends!!!

I love looking through my Honey Bee Stamps goodies and finding new ways to use all of the wonderful stamps and dies. Today I took a second look at the Bee Hive card dies. The shape of these dies makes the perfect winter hat or beanie.





I've attached a video below. I hope you'll stick around and check it out. It's a little crazy;) I've left in my trial and errors and even a big boo boo. It happens to us all....right? If you'd rather watch on YouTube....please click HERE! 



All of the supplies used in the tutorial can be found in the list at the end of this post.




I cut all of  my card stock using the Bee Hive Card Dies. I had to think of a way to add a pattern or texture to the base and band of the hat. This could be accomplished using stamps. I was thinking of an argyle pattern or even stripes. This would also be super cute as a stitched hat, using a pattern, needle, and embroidery floss. I chose to use embossing folders. I chose a woven design for the main part of the hat and a dot pattern for the band. The simple heart is hand cut from felt and added with liquid glue. The greeting is from the Let It Snow stamp set and is stamped onto heavy weight vellum with Nuvo Clear Mark Ink. The sticky ink was covered with a silver glitter embossing powder and then heat set. I trimmed around the greeting and added it to the card using liquid glue and a super small amount of foam tape.





For the inside of the card I stamped the scripty thanks found in the Remarkable You stamp set. This set was released during Stamptember as a collaboration with Simon Says Stamp. I added the same embossing powder to coordinate with the front of the card.  The little tone on tone Snow Bird was added along with the "thanks" because I loved his sweet little winter hat. It goes perfectly with the feel of the card.

Thanks for joining me.

I hope you had a wonderful 2017, and I pray you have a blessed 2018!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

You Rock!

Happy Holidays everyone! I hope you all had a blessed Christmas!
I'm sharing a one layer thank you card today using the super cute Snow Birds Stamp Set!



I have created and attached a video tutorial below! I hope you'll hang out for a little bit and check it out. If you'd rather watch on YouTube, please click here!!



Thank you for watching! All of the supplies used in the video are included in the supply list at the bottom of this post.


After cutting a hill from the Hill Border Dies, I used a negative piece to mask and add the Lucky Clover Distress Oxide Ink. I placed the whole card into my Mini Misti and stamped the little bird in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Before cleaning off the stamp, I used the residual ink to stamp onto masking paper. I used fine point scissors to fussy cut the bird and then added the mask over the top of the image on my card.

Included in the Outdoor Scene Builder Stencil Set is the FANTASTIC cloud stencil. I stenciled the clouds in Broken China Distress Oxide Ink. The stencil makes these clouds so easy!



The create the greeting, I used the Grunge Brushed Alpha. Unfortunately, it has been retired from Honey Bee Stamps. If you love it, you can search the web and find a few still left in some of the shops that carry Honey Bee Stamps;)  I did some very basic coloring with Prismacolor Colored Pencils. Blending the wax/color  from the pencils is super easy with the help of Gamsol and paper stumps. My video above shows just how easy using these supplies is.

Thank you for stopping by!!
                                          

Supplies:


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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Adore Him!! Winter Scene Card

Merry Christmas!


I was recently inspired by a winter scene created by artist and paper crafter Betsy Veldman. She created the coolest tree scene and I knew I had to recreate it using the Adore Him stamp and adding some Christmas touches.










I've attached a tutorial video below. Making these trees are so very easy! Check it out below or on  my YouTube channel HERE!



*** Fossilized Amber Oxide used not Mustard Seed :)
Thank you for sticking around! All of the supplies used in the video are listed in the supply list found at the bottom of this post!


I started the background my drawing the star with  Molotow Masking Pen. This kept that spot nice and clean so I could add the Starry Colors watercolor later on. Using Broken China Oxide Ink, I blended just toward the top of the paper and around the star, leaving open space to add the Fossilized Amber Oxide. I was super careful not to pull up the masking fluid with my ink blender. I also didn't want to mix the yellow and blue oxides....so I was careful not to get too close when adding the ink. Using the Distress Sprayer, I spritzed water onto the blue background, and soaked up the drips with a paper towel. This adds to the snowy effect! After letting the inks and water dry, I began working on the trees.


I used a cheap fan paint brush and 3 shades of green ink to make the trees. Wetting the brush lightly first, I picked up ink and let the fan brush do all of the work shaping the trees. Check out the video above for lots of details. The snow on the branches is inexpensive white craft paint. I used the same fan brush and added it sparsely to give the look of snow. The Adore Him stamp was so perfect for this project! I inked it in Nuvo Clear Mark Ink and heat embossed it with platinum embossing powder. The background was trimmed and added to coordinating blue card stock and then adhered to a white top folding card base. The beautiful sentiment is all this card needs! No need to add any other embellishments ;)

I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas! Have a blessed day enjoying loved ones!
                                              

Supplies:
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Merry & Bright Spotlight Greeting: Honey Bee Stamps



Hello everyone!
For today's project, I made this spectacular greeting stamp the highlight of my card! This new stamp is called Merry and Bright and has so many uses. I started by stamping the sentiment in Nuvo Clear Mark Ink and then covering it in Platinum Embossing Powder. Using my heat tool, I made sure the powder was set nice and smooth.



Next, I stamped all of the accessory images from the Blah Humbunny stamp set around the greeting. Most of the little images were colored with Copic Markers. The silver bells were painted with the Starry Colors water color set. This set of paints has beautiful metallics. The bells are painted with White Gold. I used a black glaze pen to add details onto some of the images.



The white puff trim was added to the Santa hats by using a glue pen to cover the desired area and then adding Wow! White Puff Embossing Powder. This stuff is so cool! It gets puffier the more layers you add ;)  The final little touch was adding a few Pirate Black Half Pearls. I love these things! They add the perfect dimension and shine!

Supplies:


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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Season's Tweetings: Honey Bee Stamps Winter Release



Hi Crafty Friends!!
The Honey Bee Stamps Holiday Release is now available in the store. To celebrate the new release, we are having the Season's Tweetings Blog Hop. So please get comfy and hop along with us!


I created this little card by first blending on some Broken China Distress Ink. I started heavier at the top and got lighter as I blended toward the bottom. Next, I added the snowfall by using the Fall Showers (set of 3) Stencils and Snow Tex Paste. The Snow Tex makes a fluffy looking snow and dries quickly. It rinses off of your tools and stencils easily as well!


I stamped and copic colored the adorable bundled up bird from the Snow Birds Stamp Set. Using the coordinating dies, I cut him out and added him to the snowy panel with foam tape.
It's hard to capture in photos, but a bit of wink of stella was added to the bird as well as all of the snow.


The greeting is also from the Snow Birds set. I stamped Snow in Nuvo Clear Mark Ink and added white puffy embossing powder to give it the look of snow. I used the coordinating dies to cut out the Snow word and added it to the rest of the greeting.

Thank you for joining me!


Be sure to visit each blog & leave a comment to be entered to win!!! We will be giving away a $50 gift card to the Honey Bee Stamps store. The winner will be posted on our blog Monday, November 13th.

The Blog Hop lineup is:


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Partial Die Cutting | Honey Bee Stamps

Welcome back!

Today I'm sharing a partial die cut technique. I never seem to remember this great way to get more use from my dies.





I used the HBS A2 Double Stitched Frames and the Forest Friends stamps and dies to create this "almost" one layer card. Attached below is a video tutorial with all the details on making this card project. I hope you'll stick around and check it out! If you'd rather watch on our YouTube Channel.....click HERE! 

Video:



Thank you all for checking out the video! A detailed list of supplies used in the video can be found at the end of this post.




I stamped the cute little Forest Friends onto Neenah Desert Storm card stock. I used the partial die cut technique, detailed in the video above, to make the stitched window for the critters to stand. The image was colored very simply with Prismacolor Pencils.  I ink blended the background using Distress Oxide Inks. From bottom to top they are: Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, and Fossilized Amber. I added Nuvo Drops in Dandelion and Ripened Pumpkin for just a bit of confetti in the corners.

Supplies:


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Saturday, October 7, 2017

World Card Making Day | Chibitronics & Honey Bee Stamps Collaboration Project!



Welcome and Happy Card Making Day!!!

I had so much fun playing with the Chibitronics Starter Kit and my Honey Bee Stamps




I started this card by first stamping the snowman and little bird from the Let It Snow Stamp Set. It's stamped on both Bristol Smooth Card Stock for the scene and masking paper. I fussy cut the images on the masking paper and adhered them over the images on the card stock. Using a set of hill dies, I cut the hill from masking paper as well. Once all of the masks were in place I began to blend Distress Oxide Inks to create the background. The first color (just around the snowman's heart) is Fossilized Amber. Next is Antique Linen. Did you know that Antique Linen doesn't turn green when mixed with the blue shades??? Me neither until a super sweet friend told me to try it out! I was able to create the warm glow around my snowman without the greenish tone. Score!!  The next colors radiating out from the snowman are Broken China, Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet and Black Soot. 



After the oxide ink blending, I gently pulled off the masks. I did some super simple Copic coloring of the snowman, bird, and snowy hill. For the falling snow, I used a white gel pen.....soooo easy! I also sprayed a tiny bit of shimmer mist over the project, which is really hard to capture in photos. In "real life" is is super glittery and beautiful. I used a heart die found in the Coffee Break Die Set to die cut the area for the snowman's heart. I colored a small piece of vellum with Copic Markers and die cut it with the same heart. I inlaid the heart and used a small bit of clear tape to hold it into place. 


Now.  this is my first project using the Chibitronics Lights. I was super nervous, but followed the instructions laid out in the manual that comes with the stater set. I practiced a circuit in the little workbook and then set to work building the circuit for my snowman. After putting together my little light, with my switch being the little bird, I built housing for my battery out of foam tape. I used a triple layer of tape going around the battery so it has to be pushed to turn the light on, and then also added foam tape to the other open areas around the circuit. I added my snowman scene to all of the exposed foam tape and pressed my little bird for the snowman's heart to light up. Voila!!! My snowman had a warm and glowing heart! These things are so stinkin' fun!!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by!!! Don't forget about the sale!



Stop by each blog on the hop to have a chance to win 1 of 2 prizes. Honey Bee Stamps will be giving away and $25 gift card and Chibitronics will give a starter kit! Winners will be posted on Monday, October 9th;)


Kelley Kohout -----> You are here!
Kelly Griglione -----> Next Stop!

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