Honey Bee Stamps Buzzworthy Challenge #27

GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE! I got a late start on posting today’s project. I had to dash off to the dealership because the service light came on in the car. Luckily it was just a warning that it was time for an oil change and some other mileage related maintenance. I squeezed in a little shopping and a lunch out before heading back home and finishing up my card.

Today’s card is my entry for Honey Bee Stamps Buzzworthy Challenge #27. In case you couldn’t guess, the theme is pink! At first, I was tempted to throw everything pink in my stash at this card – inks, embossing powder, cardstock, embellishments, Copics, embellishment mousse – but decided to dial back my Barbie pink enthusiasm and just make a few choice selections!

Rowhouse Greetings | Spring Blossoms by Honey Bee Stamps

I had some soft pink cardstock in my stash so I used it as a neutral background and built from there. I knew that I would use the Spring Blossoms stamp set so I let the flowers take front and center and made everything else (i.e. stencil, sentiments and embellishments) complement the flowers rather than compete with them.

Rowhouse Greetings | Spring Blossoms by Honey Bee Stamps

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

Disclosure: 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.

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!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# and 110#; Ultra Smooth Cardstock by Spectrum Noir; Cardstock in Cotton by Simon Says Stamp
Stamps: Spring Blossoms by Honey Bee Stamps; Smile by Honey Bee Stamps
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko; Distress Ink in Pumice Stone by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Stencil: Squares Small by Ranger – Dyan Reaveley Dylusions
Dies: Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Dahlia Dew Drops by Honey Bee Stamps; Nuvo Embossing Powder in Clear by Tonic Studios; Wink of Stella by Zig
Copics: RV10, RV11, RV14, Y15, Y19 (flowers); G20, G21, G24, G46 (leaves)



Neenah
Classic Crest, 110lb
AZ


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


Spectrum Noir
Ultra Smooth Cardstock
AZ


Honey Bee Stamps
Spring Blossoms
SC


Honey Bee Stamps
Smile
SC



Gina K. Designs
Amalgam Ink Pad – Jet Black
GKD


Tsukineko
VersaFine
Onyx Black
SC


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz
Distress Ink Pads
Pumice Stone
SC


Lawn Fawn
Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
SC


Nuvo
Embossing Powder
Clear
SC


Bees and more bees from Honey Bee Stamps

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Today is check on the parents day so I’ll be out of here shortly to pick up their groceries and take them out to lunch. So I carved out some time this morning to put together a quick and easy card. And when it comes to quick and easy, I turn to Honey Bee Stamps!

I start by die cutting a piece of cardstock for my background layer with the Zig Zag Rectangle die from Lawn Fawn. I stamped the sentiment from the Small Gang stamp with Versafine ink and heat set it with clear embossing powder.The background was stenciled with Distress Inks and set aside to dry. I had a few bees left from Saturday’s card so I supplement them with some of the smaller bees from the Bee Hive stamp set. The bees color up quickly so I just adhered them with foam squares and added a few embellishments. Well, more than a few. Might have overdone the sequins, but I loved the combination.

Rowhouse Greetings | Busy Bees and Bee Hive by Honey Bee Stamps

OK – I’m outta here! It’s pizza day, so I can’t keep my parents waiting!

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#; Ultra Smooth Cardstock by Spectrum Noir
Stamps: Busy Bees by Honey Bee Stamps; Bee Hive by Honey Bee Stamps; Small Gang by Honey Bee Stamps
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko; Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Stencil: Honeycomb Layering Stencil by Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Honey Bee Sequin Mix by Honey Bee Stamps; Nuvo Fine Detail Embossing Powder by Tonic Studios; 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
SC


Honey Bee Stamps
Busy Bees
SC


Honey Bee Stamps
Bee Hive
SC


Honey Bee Stamps
Small Gang
SC



Gina K. Designs
Amalgam Ink Pad – Jet Black
GKD


Tsukineko
VersaFine
Onyx Black
SC


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz
Distress Ink Pads
Tumbled Glass
SC


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Salty Ocean
SC


Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz
Honeycomb Layering Stencil
SC



Lawn Fawn
Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables
SC


Nuvo
Embossing Powder
Clear
SC


ZIG
Wink Of Stella, Glitter Clear
SC


Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge #95

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Nothing on my calendar today so today is a day to do whatever I want whenever I want to do it. So this will be a post and run as I decide on today’s adventure. We’ve been working on cleaning up the backyard and getting it ready for summertime fun, so I suspect that we’ll be exploring local nurseries today to start picking out flowers. Before I run off, I just wanted to add my entry for Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge #95 which is a challenge to create a project using the sketch shown here. I recently purchased two kitchen/cooking themed stamp sets from Newton’s Nook — Newton’s Kitchen and Made From Scratch — so I decided to feature them in my project.

Rowhouse Greetings | Newton's Kitchen and Made From Scratch by Newton's Nook Designs

I started my project by cutting a piece of 80# cardstock with the Scalloped Rectangle Stackable die from Lawn Fawn as the base for my background. Next, I used Versafine ink to stamp and heat embossed the images from the Made From Scratch stamp to create a background pattern. Following the sketch, I adhered a scrap of gingham paper across the background. I cut a second piece of 80# cardstock with a fishtail banner die from MFT Stamps and stamped and heat embossed the sentiment. The cat image was stamped on a piece of Spectrum Noir cardstock with GKD Amalgam Ink and colored with Copic markers. Once the layers were assembled, I added a few enamel dots to finish off my card.

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#; Ultra Smooth Card Stock by Spectrum Noir; True Fushia Check by Authentique
Stamps: Newton’s Kitchen by Newton’s Nook Designs; Made From Scratch by Newton’s Nook Designs
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versamark in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Dies: Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Stitched Jumbp Fishtail Banner Stax by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Once Upon a Time Enamel Dots by Echo Park Paper Co.; Nuvo Embossing Powder in Clear by Tonic Studios
Copics: C0, C1, C2 (cat); R35, R37, R59 (scarf); B000, B02, B05 (bowl)


AECP – Easy Ink Blending Techniques

GOOD EVENING FRIENDS! It’s been a beautiful day here in Maryland – temperatures in the 60s, a slight breeze, and lots of sunshine. The windows are wide open and the cats have been sunning themselves all day during their numerous naps. I stopped at a nursery earlier today and looked longingly at the spring flowers, but decided to hold off. I suspect that it’s still too soon to plant the flower boxes in front of the house, but the pansies were really tempting.

I’ve been working on organizing my craft supplies. When you live in a small house built before the invention of closets, organization is a serious challenge. I stopped at Dick Blick this afternoon and purchased a couple of Artbin containers for my Distress Inks, so for the moment they are suitably contained. But I put organization aside for awhile because I really wanted to get in some crafting time today. I’m a participant in the Altenew Educator Certification Program, but I’ve fallen behind for any number of reasons. So this afternoon, I turned off the phone, cleared off a spot on the dining room table, and got to work on a card to complete the Easy Ink Blending Techniques Class.

To create my card, I started with a panel of Neenah 80# cardstock and using my Misti, I stamped the floral image from the You Make Me Happy stamp set in a pale ink. I did this so that I would know where the embossed image would ultimately be placed. I also stamped the floral image a second time on masking paper and fussy cut the image. I placed the mask over the stamped image.

Using Purple Tape, I masked off the edges of the cardstock so that I could create an central focal point. Using the grid on my craft mat, I was able to make sure that the margins on each side were equal and the lines were straight.

Next I started ink blending the background, starting with the lighter colors first. In the bottom left corner, I blended Twisted Citron first and then added Tumbled Glass from the opposite corner. I deepened each corner with Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean.

I removed all the masking for the initial reveal. I placed the panel back into my Misti and restamped the image with Versamark. I covered the ink with gold embossing powder and heat set the image. Then I stamped the sentiment from the Wish Big stamp set with Versafine in Onyx Black. I quickly covered the ink with clear embossing powder and heat set the sentiment.

Prior to assembling my card, I cut the panel with the a die from the Postal Stamp Rectangles set by Elizabeth Craft Designs. I glued a piece of craft foam to the back of the panel to dimension before adhering it to a panel of design paper and the card base. As a finishing touch, I scattered some sequins in a slightly studied and somewhat random manner. I’m still working on the random thing!

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#
Stamps: You Make Me Happy by Altenew; Wish Big by Altenew
Inks: Versamark by Tsukineko; Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean
Dies: Postage Stamp Rectangles by Elizabeth Craft Designs
Embellishments: Super Fine Embossing Power in Gold by Ranger; Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear by Nuvo; Sequins in Heavy Metal by 28 Lilac Lane.

Flower Garden by Stampers Anonymous

GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! As you know, I slipped off to the Allentown Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival on Friday. Had a great time there. Spent some time with Tracy Beck, owner of Photo Scraps, and saw a few of my students there (hey Kathy & Diane!). Came home with some new dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs and new stamps from Penny Black and Altenew. I splurged and bought a set of the 32 pan Altenew Watercolors so that I can give watercoloring another try. I’m spending today trying to get everything labeled, organized, and put away so that I can find the top of my desk and start coloring again.

I’m leaving you today with a card that I actually created last year for a class at Queen’s Ink, but for some reason never posted after class. This is the card that got me started on making my own backgrounds and playing with mixed media. Still clean and simple, but includes stenciling with Distress Inks, stamping, heat embossing, Copic coloring, fussy cutting (this was in my pre-Scan N Cut days), and die cuts for the background layers.

Rowhouse Greetings | Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Flower Garden

Hope this inspires you to color today! Until next time ….

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 Copics
Stamps: Flower Garden Stamp Set CM215 by Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz; Papillion CMS105 by Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko; Versamark by Tsukineko; Distress Inks in Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap
Dies: Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Stencil: Bubble by Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz
Embellishments: Embossing Powder in Clear by Ranger; Wink of Stella in Clear by ZIG
Copics: Y32, Y35, Y38, Y05, YG17, E21, R32, R35, B32, B34, BG000

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


Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz
Flower Garden
AZ



Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz
Papillion
AZ


Tsukineko
Memento
Tuxedo Black
SC


Tsukineko
VersaFine
Onyx Black
SC


Tsukineko
VersaMark
SC



Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz
Distress Ink Pads
Antique Linen
SC


Tim Holtz
Distress Ink Pads
Frayed Burlap
SC


Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz
Layering Stencil
Bubble
SC


Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Scalloped Rectangle Stackables
SC



Lawn Fawn
Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
SC


Ranger Ink
Embossing Powder
Super Fine – Clear
SC


ZIG
Wink Of Stella, Glitter Clear
SC