Under The Sea with Honey Bee Blog Hop

Good Morning Crafty Friends!
Swim along with our New Release
Under The Sea with Honey Bee!

Everything is available for purchase today in our shop HERE.
So let's Shellabrate with some splashingly sweet prizes!!  We will have TWO winners that will each receive a $50 gift certificate to purchase new goodies in the Honey Bee Stamps Store.
All you have to do to win is comment here on each one of our designer’s blog and on the
Honey Bee Stamps blog by Sunday, July 16th. 
Winners will be announced on Monday, July 17th at Noon PST.

So swim along and get ready to SEA some inspiration!

For my first project I used the Zen Ocean stamp set to create this fun Distress Ink watercolor card. I also used the Hugs Honey Cut layered die to cut my title. I popped the title up with some foam tape. Coloring this Zen Ocean image was so relaxing, just like Adult coloring books. The details are amazing on this nearly 6" circle stamp. The possibilities are endless using this as a background stamp for all your summer crafting projects.


 For my second card I created this multi layered card using the A7 double stitched frame dies for my background and the Ocean Bliss stamp set.  For this card I created the background and colored the image with the amazing Distress Oxide inks ( also available in the Honey Bee shop ) The background is made with broken china, cracked pistachio and faded jeans. If you have not tried these beautiful inks, you should.  This mermaid in this set is so lovely.
 

For my last card I used a combination of both stamp sets. Again they are Ocean Bliss, with this lovely Mermaid sitting on a rock and the Zen Ocean set, this time using several of the individual stamps included with the Large background stamp to create a 3 panel card. I colored all these images with the Distress Oxide inks.  I love the soft colors of these inks when applied like watercolors. I used the Sending you Sentiments to create my card title.  Melissa has created so many fun title sets to mix and match with all of the amazing Honey Bee stamps. 


The wonderful line-up of our new Design Team is as follows:
Alanna Moses  
Alexandra Stapleton
Amy Rysavy
Angel Rivera
Bibi Cameron
Brenda Noelke
Carrie Bryant <<< You are here
EK Gorman << up next
Emily Midgett
Galina Fillippenko
Hussena Calcuttawala
Jo Herbert
Kaja Vezensek
Kelley Kohout
Lisa Cisneros
Melissa Bickford
Melissa Chipperfield
Nichol Spohr
Patricia Lara
Taniesa Vlasak
Tracy Freeman
Vera Wirianta Yates
Yulianna Neginskaya

Thank you all so much for joining us in celebrating our New Release this month. We love our customers and appreciate the continued support!!





Hello Succulents


Hello!  Today I would like to share with you my latest card created using the "Hello Gorgeous" stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps.  along with the Honey cut dies that match the set. This is one of my favorite sets from the latest release.  So many possibilities with this fun stamp set.



Succulents are the hot trend right now.  When first looking at this set I see beautiful floral clusters and pretty wood rounds.  But if you happen to color these florals in shades of green they look just like succulents.



When creating this card I heat embossed my images using "Hot Chocolate" nuvo embossing powder by Tonic Studios.  I love the raised outline that an embossed image creates for easy coloring. I colored my images with Zig Clean color brush pens.





After I colored all my images I used the Honey Cuts steel rule dies to cut out my images.  I like to shadow my images with a bit of color as I do not care for the white border created with the dies.


I Cut out the Hello sentiment using the matching die set and attached it using 3D foam squares adhesives.

I hope my project helps you think outside the box when using your stamp sets.

Until next time!



Country Blooms Watercolor layout

Hi today I am sharing a Watercolor mini Pocket page layout using the Country Blooms stamp and steel dies set from HoneyBeeStamps

Working with matching dies and stamps are so awesome.  It is really a time saver when creating. Especially if you do not like fussy cutting. 


The Country Blooms set is full of beautiful flowers that you can color in so many different ways to suit the season or match any project you are working on.  

I colored my project with a combo of watercolor paint and glitter gel pens for some sparkle and contrast. 



 I like to first lay down some lighter shades of watercolor to create my pallet.  I also purposely color outside the lines of the stamped image so that when I use the steel dies to cut out my flowers I do not have a white edge. 

The dies perfectly line up around the edge of the flowers.


I accented my flowers using some Nuvo Drops.   This is a fairly new product by Tonic that you can use to create your own enamel dots. 

 Every layout needs a journal card. By lightly adding a bit of watercolor to the edge of the grid card then layering it onto a watercolor background, this journal card is perfect for my layout. 

My completed layout.


Be sure to hop over to the HoneyBeeStamps shop and check out the new matching dies for all current stamp sets in stock now. 

Happy Scrappin'

More Red, White and Blue

 Hello! Summer is full of family, friends and BBQ's.  So with that in mind I have been creating some fun project life style pocket cards to go into my family album.   Here are a few of my latest creations. 



 I hope you find some inspiration in my Red, White and Blue creations.  Over at the HoneyBeeStamps blog 
We are hosting a challenge, come play along with us, you may win a prize! 

Happy Scrappin'
Carrie 

 

Happy Red, White and Blue Week

Hello Crafty friend... this week is a celebration of the Red, White and Blue. 

Over at HoneyBeeStamps we are hosting a fun challenge for this week. 

THE CHALLENGE
We would love to challenge our customers, friends & crafty kids to play along with us. Share your creations on the Honey Bee Stamps Website, Honey Bee Stamps Facebook Page or on Instagram using the hashtag #HBSChallenge so that we can see everything you create!  We challenge you to share anything crafty (cards, scrapbook pages, mixed media). While we love to see you use Honey Bee Stamp products, they are not required to participate. 



Here's a look at a Mini PL layout I created for this challenge. 
 For these two cards I used the County Wreath stamp set.  I colored my flowers with my Spectrum Noir color pencils, adding a bit of white gel pen to highlight some parts. I fussy cut the flowers and attached them to the wreath above ( some are attached with 3D foam squares ) I created my title USA with the New "Hand lettered Alpha" set and I pulled out some of my other HoneyBee stamps for the Celebrate and the.  I love mixing and matching up all the fun words in the different HoneyBee stamps to create custom titles for my cards.

So pull out some of your fun Red, White and Blue supplies and join the challenge. 

Stop by later in the week, I will be sharing some more PL cards I created using this fun color pallet. 

Happy Scrappin'
Carrie  

Color my World mini layout

Today I am sharing my latest mini PL layout using the "Color My World" stamp set from the Honey Bee Stamps newest release.  This set is inspired by the adult color book trend you see everywhere. It is perfect for creating fun cards, scrapbook projects and mixed media art.  

 In creating these cards I heat embossed the flowers with fine black embossing powder.  I then fussy cut the flowers attaching some to my cards with 3D foam squares. I also added a touch of white gel ink to the flowers for a bit of "pop".   To accent my cards I used the fun Birthday Bash sequin confetti mix now available in the Honey Bee shop.



 On these two cards I created faux flair buttons by adding an glittered epoxy circle sticker 
over the embossed flower.



Here is a look at the "Color my World" stamp set I used to create this layout.   

Thanks for stopping by today. 
Happy Scrappin'

Father's Day card

Hello Today I am here to share a Father's Day card I created with the newly released stamp sets by Honey Bee Stamps.


I combined 3 sets to complete this card. 
Country Wreath - I heat embossed the wreath and then fussy cut it out. I attached it using 3D foam tape for dimension.
Happy Everything- The HAPPY and Day are from this set.
and Hand Lettered Alpha - The word FATHER'S was stamped with this set.  This fun Alpha set is perfect for personalizing all your handmade cards and projects it also has a matching numeric set.


Father's day is quickly approaching so grab your favorite Honey Bee Stamps and get to creating your own personalized cards for all the Dad's in your life.