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. 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.

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# 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: Sparkle Fairy Sequins by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: R12, R14, E93, Y35 (flowers); YG03, YG17, YG21, YG67 (leaves); BV20, BV23 (shadows)

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Neenah
Solar White
8.5×11 – 25/pack
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Lawn Fawn
Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables
SB


Gina K. Designs
Art Stencils
Square Mandala
GKD


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz
Distress Ink Pads – Mini
Tea Dye
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz
Distress Ink Pads – Min
Antique Linen
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Blooming Wonderful by Power Poppy

Just finished another class at The Queen’s Ink. This month we featured Bloomin’ Wonderful, another of the beautiful floral stamp sets by Power Poppy. Had a large class this time — 12 students plus me — but I think everyone had a good time and came away with some good techniques to practice.

Hope that you’ll join us next month at The Queen’s Ink. I’ll be offering a class on March 26 featuring three House Mouse Designs stamp sets. I’ll be posting the class announcement shortly so stayed tuned! Hope to see you there.

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

Rowhouse Greetings | Bloomin' Wonderful by Power Poppy

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# & 80#
Stamp: Bloomin’ Wonderful by Power Poppy; Diagonal Stripes Background by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Delicata in Sapphire Blue
Dies: Matting Basics A by Spellbinders; Matting Basics B by Spellbinders
Embellishments: Nuvo Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear
Copics: W1, W3, YG21, BV20, BV23 (pussy willows); YG03, YG21, Y02, BV20, BV23 (snow drops); B60, B63, B66, BV23 (crocus); G21, G24, G28 (leaves)

Rowhouse Greetings | Bloomin' Wonderful by Power Poppy

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# & 80#
Stamp: Bloomin’ Wonderful by Power Poppy; Honeycomb Background by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Delicata in Sapphire Blue; Versamark
Dies: Matting Basics A by Spellbinders; Matting Basics B by Spellbinders
Embellishments: Nuvo Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear; Ranger Embossing Powder in Marigold; Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: B60, B63, W1 (pussy willows); Y02, YG03 (flowers); YG03, YG21, G24, G28 (moss); YG03 (leaves); YG03, G24 (inside nest); B60, B63, B66 (eggs); E31, E37 (nest)

Rowhouse Greetings | Bloomin' Wonderful by Power Poppy

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# & 80#
Stamp: Bloomin’ Wonderful by Power Poppy; Gingham Background by Whimsy Stamps
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Delicata in Sapphire Blue; Ranger Archival Ink in Coffee
Dies: Scalloped Rectangle Frames by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Floral Ovals by Spellbinders
Embellishments: Nuvo Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear
Copics: W1, W3, YG21, BV20, BV23 (pussy willows); YG03, YG21, Y02, BV20, BV23 (snow drops); B60, B63, B66, BV23 (crocus); G21, G24, G28 (leaves)

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

Demo Day at Photo Scraps: February 16, 2019

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Join me TODAY at Photo Scraps for Demo Day! I’ll have the FOUR super simple cards shown below. There will also be cards designed by Lisa, Karen, and Linda. Since the weather is a little iffy, we’ve adjusted the times this month only so that today’s event will start at 10:00 AM and end at 3:00 PM (weather permitting). Please remember to bring your own tape runner or other adhesive of choice to Demo Day.  Hope to see you there!

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

Rowhouse Greetings | Bee Mine by Lawn Fawn

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# and 80#
Stamps: Bee Mine by Lawn Fawn; Hello by Honey Bee Stamps
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Delicata in Sapphire Blue
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments:
28 Lilac Lane Sequins in Mixed Berries; Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: Y02, Y19, B000, B02, C2

Rowhouse Greetings | Bee Mine by Lawn Fawn

Paper: Neenah Solar White 80#
Stamps: Bee Mine by Lawn Fawn; Hugs by Honey Bee Stamps
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Delicata in Ruby Red
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Wink of Stella in Clear; 28 Lilac Lane Sequins in Not So Heavy Metal
Copics: Y02, Y19, B000, B02, C2

Rowhouse Greetings | Bee Mine by Lawn Fawn

Paper: Neenah Solar White 80#
Stamps: Bee Mine by Lawn Fawn; So Much to Say by Lawn Fawn
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black; Ranger Distress Inks in Scattered Straw and Wild Honey
Stencil: Tim Holtz Honeycomb Layering Stencil
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Wink of Stella in Clear; 28 Lilac Lane Sequins in Not So Heavy Metal
Copics: Y02, Y19, B000, B02, C2