Spring Blossoms by Honey Bee Stamps

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Just finished up another class at Photo Scraps featuring the Spring Blossoms stamps set by Honey Bee Stamps. This set of cards was a lot of fun to design and put together, adding a touch of spring to an all too cold winter.

As some of you know, I’m a frustrated watercolorist, so I’ve been trying to get a watercolor effect using my Copic markers. I blended my colors from light to dark using the side of the brush nib to sweep the color across the petals. I tried to leave some white on each petal to add a highlight and keep the flowers light and airy.

Hope you enjoy the cards!

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# and 110#; Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
Stamp: Spring Blossoms by Honey Bee Stamps
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black
Stencil: Honeycomb Layering Stencil by Tim Holtz
Embellishments: Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: B60, B63, B66, RV10, RV11, RV14, YG01, YG05, YG07

Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# and 110#; Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
Stamp: Spring Blossoms by Honey Bee Stamps
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs
Dies: Frilly Frames Lattice by Sunny Studios
Embellishments: Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: B60, B63, B66, RV10, RV11, RV14, YG01, YG05, YG07

Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# and 110#; Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
Stamp: Spring Blossoms by Honey Bee Stamps; Birthday Greetings by Penny Black Stamps
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black; Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed
Dies: Stitch Collage Frame by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Mixed Berry Sequins by 28 Lilac Lane; Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: B60, B63, B66, RV10, RV11, RV14, YG01, YG05, YG07

Spring Border One by Power Poppy

Spring Border One by Power Poppy

GOOD EVENING FRIENDS! Today is my mother’s 91st birthday so I spent the day taking her shopping and out to lunch. We had great time. I’m blessed that I still have both of my parents and that they are relatively healthy for their age. My parents no longer drive so I stop by every few days to take them out to lunch, run errands, or sit through their seemingly endless series of doctors’ appointments. As a result, I’m just now getting around to writing today’s post.

I’m back today with the new release from Power Poppy featuring illustrations from the Natural Beauties clear stamp set in digital format. Spring Border One includes one wide border image and three large individual images of Daffodils, Cowslips (Primroses), and Tulips plus four sentiments. Spring Border Two also includes one wide border image and three large individual images of Trillium and toadstools, Starflower, and Lily of the Valley and four sentiments.

I decided to color up the Cowslips shown below from the Spring Border One set.

Rowhouse Greetings | Spring Border One by Power Poppy

As some of you know, I recently purchased a Brother Scan N Cut CM320. Fussy cutting is not my forte. Some crafters say that they find it relaxing. I’m not one of them. So after reading reviews, watching videos, and hearing other crafters rave about the machine, I finally broke down and bought one. This is my first card using an image cut by the machine. All I can say is OMG. I’M IN LOVE. As you can see, I set the machine to cut right at the image line (instead of adding a white border allowance). For images like this, I don’t really like seeing that white border. Besides – it cut off the spot where I strayed outside the line.

Rowhouse Greetings | Spring Border One by Power Poppy

For the background, I used the Square Mandela Stencil by Gina K. Designs inked blended with Distress Ink in Antique Linen and Tea Dye. Recently, I had the opportunity to meet both Gina and Rina when they offered classes at Photo Scraps. Let me just say that they’re as fun and witty in person as they are in their videos. I learned so much so jump on the opportunity if they come to your local store.

That’s it for today! Be sure you stop by the Power Poppy blog for additional crafty inspiration.

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

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Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# and 80#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Prestige Cardstock in Fog by Simon Says Stamp
Stamp: Spring Border One (*) by Power Poppy
Die: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Stencil: Square Mandala by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Tea Dye and Antique Linen
Embellishments: Fairy Sparkle Sequins by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: R12, R14, E93, Y35 (flowers); YG03, YG17, YG21, YG67 (leaves); BV20, BV23 (shadows)

New Class – Spring Blossoms – March 2 & 7, 2019 – Photo Scraps

Get ready for spring with a new Copic / Mixed Media class at Photo Scraps! In this workshop, you’ll complete three cards featuring the Spring Blossoms stamp set by Honey Bee Stamps. Techniques include Copic coloring, stenciling, and ink blending. Details are below. Class size is limited so sign up today! CLASS FEE $28

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscraps.blogspot.com
Saturday March 2, 2019 at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, OR
Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 
Please call Photo Scraps at 410-549-5187 to register.

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 or other supplies you’ll need to participate in class.

  • RV10: Pale Pink
  • RV11: Pink
  • RV14: Begonia Pink
  • YG01: Green Bice
  • YG05: Salad
  • YG07: Acid Green
  • B60: Pale Blue Gray
  • B63: Light Hydrangea
  • B66: Clematis

OTHER SUPPLIES: Please bring

  • 3 ink blending tools and clean foam refills (such as Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools / Foam Refills OR Nuvo Blending Sponges)
  • Distress Oxides: Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry
  • Wink of Stella in Clear
  • 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 suitable for fussy cutting

Potted Primroses by Power Poppy

Just finished up another class at The Queen’s Ink. This month we had some fun with the Potted Primrose stamp set from Power Poppy and embossed backgrounds. Be sure to join us next month for another Copic class featuring the Bloomin’ Wonderful stamp set from 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

Rowhouse Greetings | Potted Primroses by Power Poppy

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Bazzill Cardstock in Atlantic
Stamp: Potted Primroses by Power Poppy; Honeycomb Background by My Favorite Things; Itsy Bitsy Polka Dotted Background by My Favorite Things
Dies: Tag Stacklets 2 by Taylored Expressions; Mixed Media dies by Sizzix/Tim Holtz
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Veramark; Versafine in Onyx Black; Delicata in Golden Glitz
Embellishments: Nuvo Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear
Copics: YG03, YG17, YG21, YG67 (leaves); B0000, B00, B02, B06 (flowers); Y32, Y38, YG21 (flower centers); BV23 (shadows)


Rowhouse Greetings | Potted Primroses by Power Poppy

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Potted Primroses by Power Poppy; Lined Up Dots Background by My Favorite Things; Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots by My Favorite Things
Dies: Zig Zag Square Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Painted Hello Die by Simon Says Stamp
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Veramark; Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, and Worn Lipstick
Embellishments: Ranger Enchanted Gold Embossing Powder; Nuvo Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear; Honey Dew Drops by Honey Bee Stamps [retired]
Copics: YG03, YG17, YG21, YG67 (leaves); RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66 (flowers); Y32, Y38, YG21 (flower centers); BV23 (shadows)


Rowhouse Greetings | Potted Primroses by Power Poppy

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Bazzill Cardstock in Atlantic
Stamp: Potted Primroses by Power Poppy; Lined Up Dots Background by My Favorite Things
Dies: Small Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Veramark; Versafine in Onyx Black
Embellishments: Nuvo Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear; 29 Lilac Lane Sequins in Not So Heavy Metal
Copics: YG03, YG17, YG21, YG67 (leaves); W1, W3, W5 (pots); B00, B02, RV63, RV66, Y32, Y38 (flowers); E42 (background); BV20 (shadows)

New Class! Winter Greetings – Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at The Queen’s Ink

Join me at the The Queen’s Ink on Tuesday, November 20th for a new Copic marker class featuring winter themed stamp sets from Power Poppy.  We’ll make two cards in this class, with emphasis on basic Copic skills such as ink blending. Details are below. All necessary techniques are taught in class. Seats are limited, so sign up today!  CLASS FEE: $25

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | website: https://queensink.com
Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

Rowhouse Greetings | Rustic Rejoicing by Power Poppy
Rowhouse Greetings | Bough Wow Wow by Power Poppy
BRING TO CLASS: 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. Markers are available for purchase at The Queen’s Ink. Students will receive a 10% discount on Copic markers. I will be available prior to class to help with selection.

PLEASE NOTE: You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact The Queen’s Ink in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers you need.

  • BV01: Viola
  • BV23: Grayish Lavendar
  • V20: Wisteria
  • Y11: Pale Yellow
  • Y15: Cadmium Yellow
  • Y19: Napoli Yellow
  • G20: Wax White
  • G21: Lime Green
  • G46: Mistletoe
  • BG70: Ocean Mist
  • B18: Lapis Lazuli
  • B21: Baby Blue
  • B23: Phthalo Blue
  • E25: Caribe Cocoa
  • E35: Chamois
  • E81: Ivory
  • E84: Khaki
  • E87: Fig
  • C1: Cool Gray No. 1
  • C3: Cool Gray No. 3
  • T8: Toner Gray No. 8
  • 0: Colorless Blender

OTHER SUPPLIES: Please bring

  • Scissors
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape