Busy Bees by Honey Bee Stamps

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Sometimes even when you’re retired, it’s a relief when the weekend rolls around. It’s been a busy week. I spent a couple of afternoons with my parents and I finally turned in the class samples for my May class at Queen’s Ink (Stamping Bella in case you were wondering!). Lunch and a couple of dinners with friends. Makes me sound like more of a social butterfly than I really am! Just a small breather this weekend – I’m at an all day workshop for caregivers today and I teach at Photo Scraps on tomorrow afternoon (space still available!).

Yesterday morning, I pulled out some of my supplies from Honey Bee Stamps and put together a card that ending up containing a little bit of everything – a little stenciling, some washi tape, die cuts, Copic coloring, stamping and all sorts of embellishments. This was another card that evolved along the way.

I created the background by stenciling a strip on the left hand side using the Tim Holtz Honeycomb Layering Stencil and Distress Inks in Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey. While the stencil was still in place, I covered it with a layer of Transparent Gloss Texture Paste and then removed the stencil and set the background aside to dry. I had originally intended that to be the entire background, but it didn’t look like enough so I added a strip of the Zen Floral Washi Tape by Honey Bee Stamps. And then that didn’t look right either so I added two more! Not what I intended when I started, but I liked the end result.

Rowhouse Greetings | Busy Bees by Honey Bee Stamps

I added a stacked Smile die cut and sentiment from the Smile stamp set, both by Honey Bee Stamps. I selected a few of the bee images from the Busy Bees Stamp set by Honey Bee Stamps and colored them with Copic markers. I covered the wings with Wink of Stella to add a little sparkle. I finished off the card with a few Dewdrops also from Honey Bee Stamps.

Rowhouse Greetings | Busy Bees by Honey Bee Stamps

Hope you got some inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon!

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 80 # 110#; Hammermill Digital Cover 110#; Bazzill Cardstock in Black
Stamps: Busy Bees by Honey Bee Stamps; Smile by Honey Bee Stamps
Ink: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Distress Ink in Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Dies: Smile by Honey Bee Stamps; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Zig Zag Rectangles by Lawn Fawn
Stencil: Honeycomb Layering Stencil by Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz
Embellishments: Zen Floral Washi Tape by Honey Bee Stamps; Oceanside Dewdrops by Honey Bee Stamps; Transparent Glossy Texture Paste by Ranger; Wink of Stella in Clear by Zig
Copics: Y02, Y15, Y19, C3, C5, C7, B0000, BG10

Disclosure: Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much!


Neenah
Classic Crest, 110lb
AZ


Neenah
Solar White 80#
8.5×11 – 25/pack
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Hammermill
Copier Digital Cover 100#
AZ



Honey Bee Stamps
Busy Bees
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Honey Bee Stamps
Smile
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Gina K. Designs
Amalgam Ink Pad – Jet Black
GKD


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz
Distress Ink Pads
Fossilized Amber
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz
Distress Ink Pads
Wild Honey
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Lawn Fawn
Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
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Lawn Fawn
Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables
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Ranger Ink
Texture Paste
Transparent Gloss
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ZIG
Wink Of Stella, Glitter Clear
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AECP – Clean and Simple Boutique Cards

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with a card featuring the Beautiful Lady stamp set by Altenew. I’ve had this stamp for awhile and this is the second time that I’ve colored it. The first time, I colored it with distress inks so I decided to try it again with my Copic markers.

Rowhouse Greetings | Beautiful Lady by Altenew

I wasn’t quite sure where I was going with the design so I just let it evolve along the way. I started by stamping with Amalgam Ink and coloring the image with Copic markers. Originally, I planned a one layer card, but decided that I wanted more dimension so I fussy cut the image. Yes – I did it by hand. It was late at night and I didn’t feel like pulling out my Scan and Cut!

I originally planned a portrait orientation for my card, but after the image was cut, I realized that I could make better use of white space if I used a landscape orientation. I stamped the sentiment (from the Beautiful Day stamp set by Altenew) and adhered the image with foam squares, trimming the stem where it extended beyond my card. I finished it off by adding a few sequins and dewdrops.

Today’s card was inspired by the Clean & Simple Boutique Cards class by Altenew Academy. You can find out more about this class and many more at the Altenew Academy.

Hope you got some inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon!

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# & 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamps: Beautiful Lady by Altenew; Beautiful Day by Altenew
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Scalloped Rectangles by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Sequins in Mixed Berries by 28 Lilac Lane; Dahlia Dewdrops by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics: G20, G21, G24, G28 (leaves); BV31, BV34, B66, V01, V04, V06 (flowers)

Disclosure: Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much!


Neenah
Classic Crest, 110lb
AZ


Neenah
Solar White 80#
8.5×11 – 25/pack
SC


Copic
X-Press It Blending Card
AZ


Altenew
Beautiful Lady
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Altenew
Beautiful Day
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Gina K. Designs
Amalgam Ink Pad – Jet Black
GKD


Tsukineko
VersaFine
Onyx Black
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Lawn Fawn
Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
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Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Scalloped Rectangle Stackables
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Vital Rose by Power Poppy

Vital Rose by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING POWER POPPY FANS! I’m back today with a new digital release from Power Poppy called Vital Rose. Now here’s an image that will brighten up a cold, dreary day! This digital stamp set features a large single rose that opens up to welcome all that life has to offer. With lots of room to shade the petals, you can be as loose or as detailed as you’d like in your coloring, and still come away with a dramatic final piece. Available solo or with poetic words handlettered and winding around the petals. Includes no-line versions, too!

I didn’t have a lot of time yesterday to put my design team card together so I decided to keep the coloring and the card design super simple. Since I only had petals and leaves to color, I selected my favorite RV & YG combinations to keep marker selection quick and easy.

Rowhouse Greetings | Vital Rose by Power Poppy

After coloring the image, I used the largest die from the Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables from Lawn Fawn to trim the image layer and added a few dew drop embellishments from Honey Bee Stamps. So here’s the finished project!

Rowhouse Greetings | Vital Rose by Power Poppy

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card; Bazzill Cardstock in Date Swirl
Stamp: Vital Rose (*) by Power Poppy
Die: Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Dahlia Dew Drops by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics: RV55, RV63, RV66, RV69 (rose) | YG03, YG17, YG21, YG67 (leaves)

Painting Pumpkins by Power Poppy

Power Poppy Painting PumpkinsGood morning friends! I’m back once again with the new digital release from Power Poppy – Painting Pumpkins. Painted pumpkins — whether given a coat of chalky milk paint in pastel hues, a bold dip with metallic accents, or delicate dots with a fine-tipped brush — are all the rage. Now you can paint the pumpkins in real life AND in your papercrafting process. In this digital set, Marcella has several pumpkins primed for your special creative touches. Paint pots and brushes await your artwork on the “blank canvas” version, or use one of the pre-drawn patterns or jack-o-lantern faces. A series of 4 sentiments ranging from a general Thank You through Halloween and Thanksgiving allows multiple uses for this fresh fall imagery.

Take a look at what the Instant Gardeners have for you and be sure you stop by the Power Poppy blog for additional inspiration.

Broni Holcombe
Leslie Miller
Cheryl Scrivens
Rhea Weigand

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Justice from the Americana Collection by Pebbles; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamps: Painting Pumpkins (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: BV20, Y32, Y35, Y38, YR68 (pumpkins); Y32, YG91, YG95, YG97 (leaves); R32, R37, E09 (pitcher); B91, B95, B97 (ribbon); BG70, BG72, BG75, C0, E30, E35 (paint brushes); E30, E35, YG91, YG95 (acorns); BG0000, B0000, BG10, BV00, 0 (background); E30, E33, E34, E37, YG63, BV23, BV20 (foreground and shadows)

New Class – Fall Friends! November 10 & 15, 2017 – Photo Scraps featuring My Favorite Things

Join me at Photo Scraps for a Copic coloring/stenciling class featuring the Fall Friends stamp set from My Favorite Things.  In this workshop, you’ll complete three cards, each utilizing a different stenciling technique. All necessary techniques are taught in class. Details are below. Seats are limited, so sign up today! CLASS FEE $34 (includes stencil to be used in class)

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscraps.blogspot.com
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, OR
Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Please call Photo Scraps at 410-549-5187 to register.

Rowhouse Greetings | BB Fall Friends by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)
Rowhouse Greetings | BB Fall Friends by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)
Rowhouse Greetings | BB Fall Friends by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)
COPIC MARKERS: The list below reflects the Copic markers that I will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection. Please bring all your markers to class and make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification.

PLEASE NOTE: Markers will NOT be supplied either by me or Photo Scraps. You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact Photo Scraps in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers you need.

  • BV20: Dull Lavendar
  • V20: Wisteria
  • Y32: Cashmere
  • Y35: Maize
  • Y38: Honey
  • YG01: Green Bice
  • YG03: Yellow Green
  • YG17: Grass Green
  • BG11: Moon White
  • BG15: Aqua
  • BG23: Coral Sea
  • E000: Pale Fruit Pink
  • E00: Cotton Pearl
  • E31: Brick Beige
  • 0: Colorless Blender

OTHER SUPPLIES:

  • Palette knife (either metal or plastic)
  • 2 ink blending tools and clean foam refills (such as Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools / Foam Refills OR Nuvo Blending Sponges)
  • Distress Inks: Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Fossilized Amber
  • iCraft Purple Tape (or other repositionable tape for holding stencil in place)
  • Liquid glue that dries clear (such as Connect Glue by Gina K. Designs or Ranger Multi Medium Matte)
  • Foam tape squares (such as Scrapbook Adhesives Thin 3-D Squares)
  • Scissors

OPTIONAL: Please bring a craft mat if you have one (i.e. the Tim Holtz or Tonic glass mats or a non-stick craft mat).