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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

Not 2 Shabby

Rainbow Shaker | Not 2 Shabby Stamps

Happy March! Did it crawl up on you too? I haven’t done my monthly planning NOR have I finished by February to do list! Let’s just say today is going to be busy! So let’s get to it!

Remember the cookie background I created using the Sprinkled with Love from Not 2 Shabby Stamp (I used it here and here), well let’s just say I’m pretty obsessed with it! So I decided to try it out in the new mini slimline size! I started by printing it out on heavy weight white cardstock, then ink blending with distress oxides (in Kitsch Flamingo, Festive Berries, Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw, Twisted Citron and Tumbled Glass). Then I trimmed it down with the stitched Mini Slimline Stacklets then I die cut the word ‘happy’ to create a shaker, I used alpha dies from CZ Designs ALL CAPS and the birthday is from Pretty Pink Posh scripted Happy Birthday (stacked 3 times). To create the shaker, I backed the diecut sheet using acetate, layered it with foam tape, and filled it with Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix. Lastly I backed the shaker front with a Petite Scallop Mini Slimline Stacklets.

Thanks for stopping by the blog! Hope you have a great week!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Pretty Pink Posh

Layer Die Shaker Card | #racismisaviruscardhop

Happy Hump Day! Welcome to the #racismisaviruscardhop! Please head over to naushabuloushandmade on Instagram to hop along.

I made a card inspired by my time in Vietnam (I need to share pictures of that, one day!)

I ink blended an A2 card panel with my Taylored Expression blending brushes and fired brick distress oxide ink. The I die cut the outline of the flower and leaf using the Layered Rose Die Set from Altenew. I die cut the details, along with the Thinking of You Script Die from golden glitter paper. I layered the die cut card front and added a LOT of foam tape to create the shaker window. Filled it with some older Pretty Pink Posh star sequins. Finished off my adding the glitter die cuts and some gold jewels.

This card was inspired by Ink Hill Revival. Thanks for always inspiring us!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Happy crafting!
Farhana

Newtons Nook Designs

Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 3 – Baa + coordinating Dies

Welcome back for Day 3 of reveal week at Newton’s Nook Designs. Today we are showcasing the Baa stamp set and coordinating Dies. Here’s how I was inspired.

To create this card, I stamped, copic colored and die cut all the sheep from the Baa stamp set (one didn’t fit on the card!). The I create a inked cloud background using tumbled glass distress ink and the Clouds Stencil. Then I die cut circles from the Circle Frames die set, and inked them using the Hills & Grass Stencil and mowed lawn distress ink. I finished off the card with a sentiment from the same Baa stamp set, and adhering the sheep with foam tape for some added dimension.

Would you like to win the “Baa” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Farhana Sarker (me!)
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha VanArnhem
Amanda Wilcox

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Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 2 – Hoppy Greetings and Hare Mail + coordinating Dies

Welcome back for Day 2 of reveal week at Newton’s Nook Designs. Today we are showcasing the Hoppy Greetings and Hare Mail stamp set and coordinating Dies. Here’s how I was inspired.

For both my cards, I wanted the images from the Hoppy Greetings and Hare Mail to be the focus of the card, so didn’t add to much to the background.

For my first card using the Hoppy Greetings stamp set, I stamped, die cut and added a little shading to the bunny and colored the grass and flower. Then I paper pieced the ‘sign’ with some woodgrain pattern paper and heat embossed the sentiment. To create the background I used light blue card stick and did a little tone on tone ink blending with the Clouds Stencil to create a sky and using the Hills & Grass Stencil I traced and cut a hill out of pattern paper and inked on some grass.

For my second card, I did a little ink smooshing to create a watercolor rainbow on watercolor paper trimmed down using the scallop rectangle from , and added the bunny from Hare Mail stamp set. I used a sentiment from the Hoppy Greeting to finish off the Frames & Flags Die Set.

Would you like to win the “Hoppy Greetings” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Farhana Sarker (me!)
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha VanArnhem
Amanda Wilcox

Newtons Nook Designs

Newton’s Nook Designs February Release – Day 1 – Spring Roundabout, Basketweave and Bunny Tails Stencils

Happy Monday! It’s reveal week over at Newton’s Nook Designs and I’m so excited to share a ton of inspiration with you this week! Today we are showcasing the Spring Roundabout (works with Circle Frames & Banner Trio Dies)  & Basketweave and Bunny Tails Stencils. Here’s how I was inspired!

For my first card I used the Spring Roundabout stamp set to create a shaker card, along with the Basketweave Stencil.

I started by heat embossing the roundabout image with white embossing powder onto heat resistant acetate. Then I used some pattern paper along with the largest two circles from the Circle Frames to create a ‘frame’ for the shaker, I glued it to the acetate, added foam tape and filled it with some sequins that match the pattern paper. Lastly, before adhering the shaker part directly to the card base, I dry embossed the Basketweave Stencil to the kraft card base.

For my second card, I heat embossed the bunny stencil onto some white card stock with white embossing powder. (I just smooshed my ink pad onto the paper with the stencil attached to it.) Then I ink blended (using distress oxides) in a little pastel rainbow, make sure to buff your cardstock after ink blending so the embossing pops! Lastly I added a sentiment from the Spring Roundabout stamp set on to a banner die cut using the Banner Trio Dies.

Would you like to win the “Spring Roundabout” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Tina Herbeck
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Maria Russell
Farhana Sarker (me!)
Tatiana Trafimovich
Samantha VanArnhem
Amanda Wilcox

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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

BRI Mood Board, Butterfly Reflections Ink

Valentines Shaker Card | Butterfly Reflections Ink

Whoa! It’s been a LONG week! Lots on cards made, lots to share in the coming week so be sure to check back here or on Instagram! Today’s card is inspired by the Butterfly Reflections Ink Mood Board.

I made a pair of quick Valentines day cards, NO coloring! You still have time to make these 🙂

Head over to Butterfly Reflections Ink for more details and links to products I used to make this card!

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