Sharing today for Honey Bee Stamps! I needed a day just to “play” in the stamp room and I thought I should pull out this new Framed: Anenomes stamp set. It is a gorgeous image and one that can be colored with so many mediums. I chose a very loose watercolor look with Distress Ink.
I stamped the image using Versamark Ink onto Tim Holtz Heavystock paper. It is made for distress ink techniques. For each color, I simply “smooshed” the ink from a mini pad onto a small clear block then added water with a paint brush. I took the block direct to paper to apply the color. Using a small block help you keep a little more control on where the color goes but still leaves it loose. If you need a bit more color in a specific place, you can add it with a paint brush. This is a layering process so leave time to allow drying to happen in between adding colors or additional ink.
Because I love the look of pale anemones, I made the leaves and the background bold and kept the flowers in muted tones of Tattered Rose and Antique Linen. For the sentiment, I stamped and heat embossed it onto more of the Heavystock paper. Then I colored it with the Chipped Sapphire in the same way as I did the flower except I made sure there was a bit more solid coverage as a base.
I hope you enjoy this card! Let me know if this makes sense or if you would rather see a video on how to create this look. Thanks so much for dropping in today!
I started with this gorgeous print from the Team Tie Dye Paper Pack by Honey Bee Stamps. The coloring fit the sketch perfectly! While I could have just added a sentiment, I thought it might be nice to add a little more interest. So I pulled out the pretty new Wildflowers Stamp Set and added some of the stems and leaves, and of course bees! The My Favorite Flower Stamp Set had the perfect sentiment. I added a few Funfetti Gems to finish this pretty one layer card.
Thanks for stopping in today! I hope you enjoy this inspiration and will hop over to join the FMS team this week. See you soon!
The Bicycle Builder Honey Cuts were the starting place for me. I cut white card stock and did some Copic Marker coloring to create a bit of interest and shading. This is super fun to do but you could use color card stock or distress ink too. I stamped the little packages from Riding By and colored them to add into the basket and chose this sweet sentiment with its coordinating die.
The script print and the ombré pink are both papers from the Summer Stems Paper Pack and I added the road by using the Horizon Slimline Borders Honey Cuts. I added a few of the gems from the Summer Stems pack because, well, who doesn’t love bling?!
So glad you stopped in today. I hope you will join us for the Release Party tonight and then the shopping links open! Thanks so much for joining me all week. See you tomorrow for the latest from Freshly Made Sketches.
Welcome to the Honey Bee Stamps Summer Stems Release Sneak Peeks! Today is day three of our peeks at the new release and, as usual, you will be totally wow’d by all the amazing sets.
For today I have nothing but cuteness for you. I am sharing the new Smitten Kittens Stamp Set and Smitten Kitten Honey Cuts. (These affiliate links will not be live until the release opens for sale on June 15th after the Release Party on IG and FB at 8p CT.)
I do love a cute cat stamp set and this one is one of the sweetest I have seen in a while. Love all the kitty choices and markings! I will admit that all the fun little accessory choices really sealed the deal for me. I used my two ‘muses’ to create this card. Kate is my calico and she, truthfully, is NOT a fan of her sister. I added a couple of extra stripes on her tail with my Copic safe marker to better match her but this was actually a pretty good version of her. My kitty Meg is a gray tuxedo so again, this little one was easy to turn make match. I added a tiny stripe on the tail to match the one on Meg’s.
To create my scene, I first started out with a little bit of masking and put Meg in a comfy bed. Totally accurate in my house! She would also have all of the toys hoarded around her so I chose a few for that (toy mice are her absolute favorite). In real life, Kate would be looking at her sister in disgust but we are working in happy pretend cat world so I put the smiling Kate by Meg. I added run (with masking) to ground the scene just a little more. The sentiment was added as a joke (my boys helped me choose it) given the kitties’ relationship, but I sure makes for a nice card to send. It is from the Sweet Sunflowers Stamp Set. Finally, I chose this great olive gingham paper from the new Summer Stems Paper Pack. Another absolute winner with so many pretty designs.
So glad you stopped in today. Don’t forget that tomorrow is release day but we have some more to show you in the morning first followed by the evening release party.
This Miss You Big Time set really is big. But the right size of big, if that makes sense. With my son’s recent graduation, he needed some thank you cards for teachers and gifts given. This set went into full employment! I pulled out the Team Tie Dye paper pack and handed it to him. He chose the patterns he liked for the cards and I got to work. I stamped the big ‘thank you’ over and over and then cut it out with the dies. They line up easily and perfectly every time! The add-on smaller words are fabulous and their are so many choices. This self-confessed sentiment hoarder is pretty excited.
So glad you stopped in today. Back tomorrow for day three of the peeks!
The Let’s Get Crafty set is full of our favorite items like paint brushes and palettes, sewing items, glue and paint plus the fun things I chose here. I LOVE the pens! This seemed so fresh and new to me and I loved just coloring them in pretty colors with my Copics.
After coloring, I chose the Crafty Buzzword set and dies. I cut the big sentiment from white and black card stock and then the add ons were stamped in Versarmark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I thought the Quilted A2 Cover Plate gave just the right texture behind all the fun elements.
So glad you stopped in today. Back tomorrow for day two of the peeks! Hope you have a great start to your weekend!
Please bear with me…today is the day. Graduation day for my oldest. I’m so excited for him and yet it feels so bittersweet. Naturally, all that I’m working on right now seems to be directly related to graduation but I’m hoping it will provide a bit of inspiration for you.
I’m the sketch designer for Freshly Made Sketches this week. I chose a sketch based on some cards I had in my head. I even mostly stuck to my own sketch! *smile*
These are more cards that my son asked for to give to his friends. I tried to keep them simple but still special. I guess you have gathered that the school colors are red and white. I used some metallic paper from my stash (it has a matte finish and I cannot remember the name).
I used the Block Alphabet SugarCut Dies from SugarPea Designs to cut the word and then used the negative panel too. A little planning and lining up makes it easy to get two cards for one cut. The little cap is from the Cap and Gown Stamp set and coordinating Honey Cuts by Honey Bee Stamps.
I used some patterned paper from my stash as a base and the red print from the Love Letters Paper Pack by Honey Bee Stamps. The whole card is 7″ x 3.5″.
Wish me luck today that I don’t totally embarrass my son as a blubbering mess. The only saving grace is that I know I’ll be in good company with other parents. Thanks for stopping in today. Hope you will play along with my sketch this week.
Sorry for a bit of silence over the last couple of weeks. Despite my denial and trying to stop time, it is upon me. Graduation of my oldest! Oh my, this mom’s heart is struggling. I’m prouder than I can put into words. This kid is amazing and is going to change the world. But the transition is coming. He is ready, I am not. But this week, the celebration begins.
In the ultimate compliment, my son asked me to make some cards for his close friends. This is one of my designs for him. I used the Cap and Gown Stamp Set from Honey Bee Stamps as my starting point. The school colors are red and white so that was easily decided. I stamped one of the caps and the diploma from the set and did some Copic Marker coloring. The coordinating Honey Cuts dies make it easy to cut the elements out.
Let’s face it, this sentiment is more appropriate than ever this year. My senior and his friends have conquered all the pandemic “hassles” along with the normal ones. Again, the Honey Cuts allow for cutting out the sentiment and layering. The red paper is one of the patterned prints from the Love Letters Paper Pad. The grid print is from the Birthday Bash Paper Pad.
I’m excited for the next week. I’m also terrified. But my son is extraordinary and he is ready. Thanks so much for stopping in today. See you soon!
Today is another wonderful Wednesday at Freshly Made Sketches! Our amazing Judy Rozema is the sketch designer and this is a classic you are sure to enjoy using.
I’m going to confess that I was a bit pressed for time on this so I kept it pretty straight to sketch. I went with products from Honey Bee Stamps because, well, that was what was on my desk. I had this scrap left from my print in the Team Tie Dye paper pad and added a flag cut to the end. Then, using the smaller of the two stencils, I texture embossed using the Layering Balloons stencil.
Bitty Buzzwords came to the rescue for the sentiment. I cut the “birthday” word from black card stock and some vellum and then added the stamped word from the coordinating stamp set. I thought it needed a little something extra so I put the banner on the angle a little and added a clip from my stash.
Thanks for dropping in today! Hope you have a great week and I’ll see you tomorrow for a project I created for SugarPea Designs.
Welcome to the Let’s Celebrate Sneak Peeks from Honey Bee Stamps. And truly, it is something to celebrate! The release will go live TONIGHT after the release party on IG and FB that starts at 8p Central. Come join us for the release party and then join the celebration!
Let’s face it, when your company is names Honey Bee Stamps, you make the cutest bees and honey possible! I was just insanely excited to get this Just BEEcause stamp set and coordinating Honey Cuts. There are SOOOO many elements and ways to use the set. Details galore! I stamped the images in the new Intense Black Ink. Then I colored the images with Copic Markers.
Once I had all the elements colored, I started playing with my layout. I used the new Honey Comb Dies to create the layering honeycombs. These are super cool dies because they both cut out the coordinating stamp images or can combine to cut this little trio of honeycombs. I added a sentiment from the Just BEEcause set directly to the base and then added all the elements.
Finally, I added a touch of sparkle with some Wink of Stella on the bees wings. I had such fun playing with the possibilities of this set and I’m quite certain you’ll be seeing more of it from me.
Thanks for joining me for these sneak peeks. I hope you will join in on the IG or FB party. I would be grateful if you would consider shopping with me via my links in this post. See you soon!
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