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 the Honey Bee Stamps blog and again at each one of our designer’s blog by Sunday, July 16th. Winners will be announced on Monday, July 17th at Noon PST.
For today’s blog hop, I have created two different cards with these absolutely fabulous new products. Aren’t they marvelous!? Mermaids are SO hot right now, and the talented designers at HoneyBee have come up with some gorgeous stamps. And, those dies!! SO creative. I can’t wait to play more with them.
My first card uses the beautiful Ocean Bliss stamp set. This sweet little mermaid just screams calm, don’t you think? My color palette was inspired by the beautiful Coral Shell sequins from this release. I started by heat embossing the pretty girl from Ocean Bliss and the border stamp from Ocean Borders using some rose gold embossing powder. I colored them all with my Zig markers and damp paintbrush, then fussy cut the mermaid (I didn’t have the coordinating dies yet). I added a pretty peachy halo above the Ocean Borders, to create a sunset and to coordinate with my strawberry blond mermaid.
To create my card, I trimmed a panel of sea green glitter paper down to cover the bottom portion of my watercolored waves, then trimmed a strip of “scales” from a DCWV stack… the embossed pattern totally reminded me of a mermaid’s tail! I adhered them to the card front with dimensional adhesive, then created a sentiment from Mermaid Song and adhered it with liquid adhesive. The final step was to scatter some pretty iridescent sequins on the card front.
For my second card today, I paired the absolutely darling new Message In A Bottle stamp set with the beautiful wave background stamp from Ocean Borders. I stamped the bottle outline onto some heavy weight vellum, then heat embossed it with silver pearl embossing powder to create a very subtle outline, and finally die cut it with the coordinating dies. I wrapped some jute twine around the neck of the bottle to add some texture. I also stamped the scroll and cork onto some watercolor paper using Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder, then watercolored with my Daniel Smith watercolors.
For the beautiful background, I heat embossed the fabulous background from Ocean Borders onto some watercolor paper with the same silver pearl embossing powder used on the bottle, then used the “wet-on-wet” watercolor technique to drop color in from my Daniel Smith watercolor palette. Basically, I taped my panel to my work surface, then wet the entire surface very heavily, then dropped the blues and teals in with my wet paintbrush, allowing them to bloom and get themselves in all of the nooks and crannies of the heat embossing.
I stamped the greeting from Message In A Bottle onto strips of card stock, then heat embossed the “message” directly onto the vellum bottle with some black sparkle embossing powder. I cut a slit in the opening of the bottle to slide the cork in, adhered the scroll of parchment behind the heat embossed message, and popped the whole bottle up using dimensional adhesive. I added three strips of teal foil card stock to ground the bottle, then scattered a few more iridescent sequins across my card front. I mounted the watercolored panel to an A2 panel of blue shimmer paper.
Well, that’s all I have for you today, but the rest of the Design Team has some wonderful projects in store for you, as well! Don’t forget that there are two $50 Honey Bee shopping sprees up for grabs… all you have to do is comment on the Honey Bee blog post and each of the designer’s posts!
So swim along and get ready to SEA some inspiration!
Here’s the lineup:
Emily Midgett<—- you are here!
Thank you all so much for joining us in celebrating our New Release this month. We love our customers and appreciate the continued support!!
Have a marvelous weekend, friends, and happy hopping!!
Shamirrah Clyburn says
These cards have such zen. Looks so relaxing. I love them
myrna sweet says
Lovely colour choices.
Nancy R. says
Really beautiful cards. I love how this release has lots of components to compliment each other.. so you dont have to get them all (at one time).
Dee Earnshaw says
Wow your cards re so creative – thanks for sharing:)
Charity Hotrum says
Love the way you colored the ocean waves!
Amy Vitriani says
Fantastic cards!!! This is such an adorable release. I really love how you heat embossed your mermaid and waves in rose gold!! It’s just a brilliant idea 😊
I love the underwater stamps and cards. Beautiful colors!
Sharon Lopez says
Love your choice of color !
Another beautiful mermaid. The waves are simply gorgeous too!
The message in a bottle is definitely a hit!
Very cute. Love the colors of your first card.
Oh my!!! I’m totally in love for your stunning cards!!!
Elise Smith says
Beautiful cards! I love the colorful waves 🙂
Your cards are great….especially love all the colors you used. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Valentina B says
Very beautiful cards! I like that you used a little bit different colour combo for the mermaide. Greate choice. 🙂 And I love the second one with a bottle in a velum paper. Smart idea! 😉
Sharon E Walton says
Bottles are so cute
Karen D says
I love the color palette on mermaid card, it is so cool! I also love the colors on the message in the bottle card.
One of the great things about an under the sea card, you can use such gorgeous blues. Great job!
Tracy A says
Beautiful cards. I especially love the message in a bottle one.
Donna Ligon says
both of your stamps are amazing!
Like the message in a bottle!
JESSICA C says
Teresa Godines says
Love the gold embossing around the waves. Stunning card. TFS
Mary Holshouser says
Love that blue background on the second
card. Amazing. The green glitter and
the waves on the first are great.
thanks for sharing.
Lorna C says
Your cards are stunning as usual!! That wave stamp set is out of this world!
Elizabeth Bonill says
Sally A Bird says
Really cute! Love the stamps and card!
These are delightful cards. Each so beautifully colored and designed. Thanks for sharing them.
Ellen Cooper says
Great cards! I loved how you created your bottle for “Message in a Bottle.”
Sue H. says
love your cards. Honey Bee stamps and dies are very different from other stamp lines. They are always so creative and different and the new release is no exception.
Brenda Cannova says
Really beautiful cards!
I really like mermaids and this is just gorgeous! TFS
Beautiful cards, I love the vellum bottle and gorgeous background in your message in a bottle card.
Tracey Landt says
Thank you for sharing your ideas. These cards are gorgeous!
I love your use of the ocean borders stamp! Your mermaid is so bright and happy!
WOW! Awesome job on your background. Love the colors.
Beautiful cards loving your coloring
Jodi C. says
I 💜💛❤️💙 Both of your cards!!. Message in a Bottle is fabulous, and I just had to have Ocean Bliss and I love what you did with it….so beautiful!!!! Thank You!!!!
Mayra Duran says
These are soo WONDERFUL !!
love your message in a bottle card!
Denise Bryant says
Beautiful cards! I love the border design and mermaid on your 1st card! Gorgeous background on your second card with that awesome bottle! Wonderful coloring on your cards too!
Rema DeLeeuw says
The colors and textures are STUNNING
Wow! The shading on your mermaid’s tail combined with the embossing – just stunningly realistic scales to my eyes! And how did you creat the rock she’s sitting by on? The shading on that is a sign of someone that really knows how to use their copies if that’s what you used … plus I love the Art Deco look of the ocean waves behind your mermaid … just an amazing piece of art overall!
Roberta S. says
Wow! the detailing of the gold in the mermaid and the waves. Love your color choices.
The first card is so different from all other cards and I love it!
Kathy S says
This release was mer-made for me. I love your cards.
Karen Gerek says
I am “in love” with card #1! It is utterly exquisite!
Love the message in a bottle and adding that extra little touch of jute around the neck is really sweet!
Teresa Doyle says
WOW Emily, such great cards! You ladies are ROCKIN’ Honey Bees sets! ♥ THAT!
Vivian Foo says
Love your background & colors.
Julie B says
Gorgeous cards! So creative! Love this release!
Cynthia Cole says
Such sweet cards!
Great Release! AWESOME CARDs, I especially love Mermaid card!
Catherine Scott says
I love that ocean borders stamp! Pretty cards 🙂
Wow! Love these stamp sets and both these cards, but your Message in a Bottle card is my favorite! Love the background.
Pam N says
Love the shine you brought to your card
The Red Haired Lass says
Your cards are so different from the others on the hop (swim), they are really lovely. The first card is like a sunset with those colors, I love it!
Deborah Kaye says
Both of your cards are lovely. I really like how you colored the ocean border/stamp.
Sue LD says
Very pretty. I like the wave border on the first one and the vellum bottle and background on the second.
Barb H. says
Love the cards…especially the message in the bottle card.
Beautiful cards. Live the gold embossed details on the mermaid tail.
D.Ann C says
How cool to emboss her in rose gold! Love the background for the message in a bottle, too!
Melissa B. says
Gorgeous! I love the colors, especially the mermaid card!
Love your pair of cards! Cleaver use of the message in the bottle set!
Stephanie Z says
Love the bottle card plus your mermaid is beautiful 🙂
Lisa Bzibziak says
My oh my! The mermaid and ocean waves embossed in rose gold… sooooo beautiful! And LOVE how you used the background stamp in the second… also beautiful!
Angela W says
I love the colors you chose for both of your cards! They both look peaceful and so attractive! Beautiful job on both!
Hannah Y says
You create the prettiest cards! Soo beautiful. Thank you so much.
Mirella ROGAN says
Fun cards and designs, thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!
Wow ! These are two wonderful cards with a great unique coloring job !!
Jan T says
Lovely job! Just LOVE that message in a bottle stamp!
Such a different colour pallet but do love it
Sandra Colebank says
Lady Joyful says
Beautiful cards. I love the softness of them.
Jeanne Beam says
Such awesome cards. Thanks for sharing…
Susan E Guzy says
LOVE that message in a bottle card.
Maryjo L Monterosso says
So beautiful and such soft color choices. Thanks for sharing.
Love mermaids. Beautiful cards.
Dana W says
Amazing cards!! Just love them!!
Heather Robinson says
Beautiful layouts with the cards!
Celeste Goff says
What fabulous cards! I especially love the message in a bottle card and all of the beautiful detail you added to that card!