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More Watercolored Tulips | Honeybee Stamps

Happy Monday! Hope your start to the week was as productive as you needed it to be! I’m hopping in today to share details of a card that I shared on Instagram, but never got to blogging!

I colored the bouquet from the Spring Joy Bouquet stamp set using Koi Watercolors, just like the image in this card. Then I die cut it using the coordinating die.

I assembled this card a little differently, using the Floral Bouquet Wrap, but instead of die cutting it from vellum (like I did here), I used some tissue paper (yes I saved it from a gift!). I dry embossed the Quatrefoil A2 Cover Plate – Top from a sheet of pattern paper from the Playful Pastels paper pad. and used the scrap from it the same sheet to heat emboss a sentiment, die cut and place it on top of the bouquet. And done!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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Watercolored tulips | Honeybee Stamps

Happy Thursday! Well it’s almost Friday, so basically happy weekend! I posted this card as part of Honey Bee Stamps Instagram Spring Bliss Release Hop, but never got around to blogging about it! So here we are 🙂

To create this card, I started by heat embossing (in black) the bouquet from the Spring Joy Bouquet stamp set. I watercolored it VERY SLOWLY using Koi watercolors. I’m a totally newbie so it took me a really long time to finish the inage. Then I die cut it using the coordinating die.

To assemble the card, I die cut the Quatrefoil A2 Cover Plate – Top from a sheet of pattern paper from the Playful Pastels paper pad. I added the bouquet image with some foam tape along with a sentiment embossed in gold from the Pickup Lines stamp set.

What coloring medium would you use to color this image? I usually default to copics but decided to try something a little different this time!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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Vellum Florals | Honey Bee Stamps

Happy Hump day! I recently been trying to create more cards that don’t involve A LOT of coloring! Heat embossing on vellum is a fun technique that I’ve been using to add florals without coloring.

To create this card, I started by inking up an A2 piece of bristol Strathmore with distress oxides (in Kitsch Flamingo, Festive Berries, Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, and Shaded Lilac) in a circular pattern. Then I splattered some water droplets to add dimension. Lastly I added white pigment ink on to the basketweave stencil. I dried it with a heat gun to make sure it does not smudge.

I heat embossed the flower bouquet from Spring Joy Bouquet stamp set in white embossing powder and die cut with the coordinating dies. For the sentiment, I used one from the Pickup Lines stamp set, embossed in white on black cardstock, and die cut with the coordinating die. To assemble the card I trimmed down the inked background, adhered it to a A2 top folding white card base, and added the floral image and sentiment with some foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by today! If you are inspired and create please remember to tag @honeybeestamps and #honeybeestamps on Instagram!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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Spring Bliss Release Sneak Peak Day 4 | Honey Bee Stamps

Good Morning and welcome to day 4 of Sneak Peaks for the Spring Bliss release from Honey Bee Stamps.

Today’s card uses the Playful Pastels paper pad along with the Loads of Spring stamp set (this set works with Pickup sets but I decided to use it on its own).

Copic Combo : YG 06-03-01, YR 15-Y15, N0, R32, RV34, R05-08, V17-15

I stamped and colored the floral arrangement from the set, twice. Then diecut and layered on to some pattern paper with a sentiment from the Spring Joy Bouquet stamp set. Lastly added some Gem Stickers (Playful Pastel).

Thanks for following along for all the sneak peaks! I hope that you were inspired to create something! I have a few more cards with this release to share, so be sure to come back again!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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Spring Bliss Release Sneak Peak Day 3 | Honey Bee Stamps

Good Morning and welcome to day 3 of Sneak Peaks for the Spring Bliss release from Honey Bee Stamps.

Today I stepped out of my comfort zone and used layering dies! Maybe one day I’ll use layering stamps too!

I started by diecutting all the pieces of both the flowers, along with the leaves from the Lovely Layers: Easter Lily die set from white cardstock. Then I ink blended them to add color (using distress oxides in spun sugar, festive berries, moved lawn, scattered straw and black soot) and dimension before layering them.

I didn’t want to take away from the flowers, so I kept the rest of the card simple, adding the leaves and lilies to a kraft background, and finishing off with a sentiment from the Spring Joy Bouquet stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to head on over to Instagram for more inspiration!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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Spring Bliss Release Sneak Peak Day 2 | Honey Bee Stamps

Good Morning and welcome to day 2 of Sneak Peaks for the Spring Bliss release from Honey Bee Stamps.

Today I’m sharing a card with the new Quatrefoil A2 cover plates – top and base. I love using cover dies, they add dimension to your card and are also an easy way to make a quick card, like I did here!

I started by die cutting both the top and base of the Quatrefoil A2 cover plates from white cardstock. Before stacking them, I used distress oxides (in spun sugar, festive berries, scattered straw, cracked pistachio, tumbled glass, shaded lilac) to create a rainbow background.

To finish of the card, I embossed a sentiment in gold from the Spring Joy Bouquet stamp set on to black cards stock.

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to head on over to Instagram for more inspiration!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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Spring Bliss Release Sneak Peak Day 1 | Honey Bee Stamps

Good Morning and welcome to day 1 of Sneak Peaks for the Spring Bliss release from Honey Bee Stamps.

I used the Easter Basket Builder stamp set, along with the coordinating dies to create my card today. Anyone that knows me, knows that I LOVE florals! So of course I chose the florals to add to my basket.

Copic Combos : E37-15-13, RV 21-13, Y13, G21-24, G12-03

I started by stamping the basket and floral bunch from the Easter Basket Builder stamp with brown copic friendly ink, leaving the stamps in my stamp positioner. I colored and then heat embossed them with gold embossing powder, and die cut with with the coordinating dies.

Before adding my image to my card base, I dry embossed it using the Basketweave Background Stencil. Finally I added a sentiment with gold embossing on black card stock from the Hoppy Easter stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to head on over to Instagram for more inspiration!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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DIY pattern paper | Honey Bee Stamps

Happy Hump Day! Today I’m sharing how a recreated a piece of pattern paper using some distress oxide inks! Can you tell which one is the ‘original pattern paper’ and which one I recreated?

Here’s the card I made with pattern paper from the Paper Pad 6×6 | Love Letters.

This was the ‘easier’ card, as all you have to do is stamp and heat emboss the background image onto the pattern paper. I used the Harvest Blooms Background | 6×6 Stamp Set along with some white embossing power and versamark watermark ink.

The second card took a little longer to make since I ink blended and create the background myself. I used distress oxide inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade and Abandoned Coral. After blending, I splattered it with some water to add a little depth! (No idea why I didn’t do this before!). Then I stamped and embossed the Harvest Blooms Background | 6×6 Stamp Set just like the first card.

To finish the cards, I die cut the word ‘friend’ from the Slimline Sentiments: Stitched and ‘hello’ from the Darling Dahlias | Honey Cuts from black card stock 3 times, stacked and adhered it to the trimmed card front. Lastly I added some gems from the Love Letter release.

Who else loves mixing old and new sets! Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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Heffy Doodle and Honey Bee Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop

Happy Saturday! Welcome to the Heffy Doodle and Honey Bee Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop! Make sure to scroll to the end to see all the other participants! For my card, I decided to step out of my comfort zone with some space themed stamps! I used some slimline dies from Honeybee stamps and paired it with space stamps from Heffy Doodle.

I started by die cutting a slimline base using the Slimline Sentiments: Stitched | Honey Cuts from black cardstock. I also die cut a cloud border using the Horizon Slimline Borders | Honey Cuts from the same black cardstock. I then inked it up using distress oxide ink (in mermaid lagoon, fossilized amber, dusty concord and black soot) to create the galaxy background. I finished off the backgrounds with some water splatters, along with some silver watercolor.

I stamped and colored all the images from Spaced Out Clear Stamps and colored them with copic markers, and die cut them using the coordinating dies. I layered the cloud border onto the slimline card base using foam tape for added dimension, and then scattered all the colored images around to create the scene. I adhered them with both liquid and foam tape to add more some dimension.

Yay! You made it this far! Now … Make sure to comment along the way for your chance to win! Honey Bee Stamps will be giving away $30 and Heffy Doodle will be giving away £25 to their respective stores!  Be sure to comment before 11:59 PM on Feb 3rd to be entered to win!

Each company will post their random winner on Feb 4th  at 10AM EST!  Make sure to check the Heffy Doodle Blog and Honey Bee Stamps Blog to see if you’re a winner!

You should have come from Ashley Ebben and the next stop is Megan Quinn.

Heffy Doodle Blog
Zsofia Molnar
Brenda Noelke
Ashley Ebben
Farhana Sarker (me!)
Megan Quinn
Jenn Bena
Joy Baldwin
Honey Bee Stamps Blog

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Hopping!
Farhana

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Rainbow 2 for 1 card | Honey Bee Stamps

Hey there for the third time today! If this the first post you are seeing on here, then take a minute to check out my BRI Mood Board inspired card for Butterfly Reflections Ink and don’t forget to enter the giveaway for Newton’s Nook Reveal week!

Now for this fun pair of rainbow cards, I love it when I can make multiple cards at the same time using a handful of supplies!

If you haven’t figured it out by now, I love rainbows! To create these cards, I started by inking up an A2 panel of white cardstock. I inked it up using blending brushes and distress oxide inks (picked raspberry, festive berries, ripe persimmon, squeezed lemonade, twisted citron, salty ocean, wilted violet). I diecut the rainbow panel using the Whimsical Hearts A2 Cover Plate. I adhered the negative pieces (the hearts) to a white card base, using the positive die cut panel as a guide. For the second card, I adhered the panel to a black card base. I finished off both cards with embossed sentiments from the Pickup Lines stamp set.

Which one is your favorite? I can’t choose!

Happy crafting!
Farhana