Good morning! I am super excited to help Honey Bee Stamps celebrate their fourth BEEday with two days of inspirational blog hops!! I created two cards using products from their fabulous April release! First up is a pretty peony card!
I fell hard for the gorgeous Spring Peony set when I saw it and decided to practice my watercoloring! I stamped all the flowers and greenery with versafine on arches cold-pressed watercolor paper and heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder. Then I used watercolor markers and a damp brush to paint them. I used two colors on each petal and two colors on each leaf! Once it was totally dry I die-cut them with the coordinating dies!
Next I placed the radiant stencil on a piece of white cardstock and applied a thin layer of golden crystal glimmer paste over the stencil. I let that dry while I stamped the sentiment from Thanks a Bunch with versamark and heat-embossed it with gold glitter embossing powder. Once the background was dry I layered and adhered the greenery and flowers. Then I added the sentiment with foam mounting tape. Finally I finished the card with a few metallic gold sequins!
My next card makes me a little teary but I always try to keep stocked on sympathy and pet sympathy cards and the gorgeous Missing You set was perfect for a pet sympathy card.
I just love the new Oh My Whiskers and Rainbow Wishes and they work so well together for this purpose. I started by die-cutting the rainbow with white cardstock and coloring them with copic markers. I then applied a HEAVY layer of spectrum noir clear sparkle to each color. It doesn’t photograph well but it’s SO SPARKLY in person! I also die-cut two clouds from white cardstock. Then I stamped the cat from Oh My Whiskers onto vellum with versamark and heat-embossed it with gold glitter embossing powder before die-cutting it with the coordinating die. I also added a layer of spectrum noir clear sparkle to the cat for a little ethereal sparkle.
Next I blended blueprint sketch, salty ocean, and peacock feathers distress oxide ink onto a panel and spritzed it water. I blotted off the excess and then sprayed the whole panel with iridescent shimmer spray! I stamped part of the sentiment from Missing You onto a piece of white cardstock with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I stamped the rest of the sentiment that reads “They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again.” *sniff* I adhered that panel over the distress inked panel and then added a little white panel above the distress inked panel. I layered in my clouds and rainbow and then used vellum adhesive to add the cat. Finally I finished the card with a few sparkling clear sequins! I love how the rainbow is visible behind the cat giving even more of a Rainbow Bridge feel.
And that’s it! I hope you enjoyed my cards and it gives you some inspiration for the new release! 🙂
To celebrate their BEEday release, Honeybee Stamps is giving away Spring Peony stamp and dies, Spring Fling paper, Spring Fling enamel dots, and the Radiant Background Stencil. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts on this blog hop and will be announced on the Honeybee Stamps blog. You should have arrived from Emily and and Bibiana is your next stop!
Thanks so much for visiting and have an amazing day!
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