Hi everyone, welcome to Happy Bee Day Blog Hop – Day 2! We are celebrating Honey Bee Stamps 4th birthday and their biggest release ever, available in their shop here!
I enjoy Honey Bee Stamps not only because of the high quality of the products and their beautiful designs but because the love they seem to put in every single aspect of the business. Parcels beautiful packed, amazing customer service and the people behind the business is supportive and sweet as honey.
I’m truly honoured to have had the chance to be part of their journey as a member of their design team during the last couple of years.
To celebrate, I made love- friendship – encouragement cards using: “ Oh my Whiskers stamp set”, Oh my Whiskers die set“, “You are purrrfect stamp set”, You are purrrfect Honey Cuts ( die set) and I also used “Watercolour lines Cover Plate” (background die).
Those kittens are stinkin cute!!!! aren’t they?
I stamped the images using Pumice Stone Distress ink on Arches watercolour paper and I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor paints to add colour.
I also used Zigs ( water-based markers) to add darker areas and little hairs to the kittens.
I like to add hair to stamped little animals and this is very easy to do. I have a video here to show you how I do this. I basically apply a light one or two washes of colour over the whole image and when the paper is dry I add several little lines using brush tip watercolour markers in different colours.
For the background of all the cards in this post, I used Hero Arts Dove White cardstock. I did some ink blending over this paper and I die cut the panels using “Watercolour lines Cover Plate die”.
Begin each day with a little curiosity
For this first card, I applied Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink over the Hero Arts Dove white paper using a Nuvo sponge. I applied a heavier layer of ink at the bottom of the panel, a lighter one at the top and a very very light one on the centre of the panel.
Using a Nuvo Mist bottle, I sprayed water on the background to create white freckles. When the paper was dry I then splattered it with a black, a dark blue, a red wine Nuvo Aqua flow pen and I also splattered it using a Nuvo Shimmer Pen. This adds a lot of value to the composition.
You are Purrrfect
I wanted to guarantee colour coordination for this card so I used the same soft blue watercolour paint to add colour to the background and two of the balloons in the image.
I used the colour #61 from the Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 Color set. This is a beautiful creamy watercolour paint.
To create the background I also used a large brush and I randomly applied several strokes of the paint on the Hero Hues Dove White paper.
Then I splattered the paper using a dark blue Nuvo aqua flow pen and Nuvo Shimmer pen and when it was dried I die cut it using the new “Watercolour lines Cover Plate die“.. love it!
I’d spend all nine lives with you
To make the background of this card. I used one heart dies from Stacking Hearts Honey Cuts (die set) by honey Bee Stamps to create a mask. I then placed the mask on the paper and I applied Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Inkover it.
I removed the heart mask and with the sponge slightly inked I applied a soft layer of the ink to fill the heart image that was completely white. This allowed me to create a smooth transition between the masked image and the background colour.
I embellished withMoon Dance Confetti Mix.
I also stamped a tiny butterfly and I added as an embellishment to one of the little kittens on the front panel and I also added lashes using a black microfine tip pen.
There you go a purrfect couple. Sooooooooo adorable.
Honey Bee Stamps is giving away a Spring Fling Prize Pack that includes: Spring Peony stamp and dies, Spring Fling paper, Spring Fling enamel dots, and the Radiant Background Stencil
Comment along the way to win!
- Keiko Ichikawa
- Kelly Latevola
- Vera Yates
- Cathy Zielske
- Carly Minner
- Laura Bassen
- Lisa Cisneros
- Jo Ann Danchik
- Emily Midgett
- Jessica Frost-Ballas
- Bibi Cameron you are here!!!!
- Brenda Noelke
Honey Bee Sweet Gifts
Honey Bee Stamps is giving extra love with your orders:
- Earn a free- bee stamp for orders of $35 and over
- Earn a free -bee stamp and matching die for orders of $75and over
- with orders of $100 or over you will earn a free -bee stamp, matching die, AND a “Bee enamel Pin” which isn’t available for purchase and till supplies last. Free USA shipping on orders over $50.
That’s all for today I hope you enjoy these projects and the hop!
Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments. I’m always happy to read and to answer any questions.
Many hugs and happy crafting
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