Good morning! Today is the second day of the huge blog hop to help celebrate Honey Bee Stamps turning 3!! We’ve had some marvelous guests to help us celebrate, and today we have even more inspiration for you using the massive amount of beautiful stamps and dies that are now available for purchase! You should have arrived here from Carol Hintermeier and your next stop is Galina Fillipenko. (Or you can start here if you want to begin at the beginning!) I have two projects to show you today, so let’s get started with the details! Be sure to read all the way to the bottom, because there might be some giveaway information that you won’t want to miss! 😉
First up: My Tribe. I recently spent a crafty weekend with some utterly fantastic crafters (including Honey Bee’s owner and artist, Melissa Hewitt! How lucky am I!?), and this stamp set describes that group SO perfectly. It’s like kismet to be able to use this stamp set two days after that wonderful meeting of the minds. I know that little teepee is just precious, but I was particularly enamored of the dreamcatcher included in the stamp set. I wanted to create a dreamy, ethereal feel for this project, so I started by creating my background using the “smoosh” technique with Distress Oxides. Basically, I tapped some Oxide Inks onto my craft mat, spritzed them with water and gold shimmer spritz, then pressed my watercolor paper down onto the color. I dried it with my heat tool and repeated the process a few more times (because the Oxides layer so beautifully without becoming a muddy mess!).
While my background was drying, I used the My Tribe dies to cut some shapes from vellum, then heat embossed them using Platinum embossing powder, along with a greeting from the My Tribe stamp set. I arranged them all on my now-dried card base and adhered them with a combination of dimensional and liquid adhesive. The final touch was to add some of the beautiful Cupcake jewels for some sparkle.
For my next project, I couldn’t resist using those stunning Spring Blossoms again, this time with some no-line watercoloring. I purchased some Tombow markers this past weekend…. how have I never tried these before?! I used them to watercolor these beautiful blooms, and let me say… I’m in looooove. I started by doing some stamping and masking using Spring Blossoms to create a pretty corner bouquet on some Arches Cold Press watercolor paper using very pale gray ink. I then used Tombow markers to do some watercoloring. SO pretty. I think these might replace my Zig markers. (Gasp!)
After I had finished watercoloring my pretty flowers, I stamped Small Gang onto some heavy weight vellum using Versamark and Platinum embossing powder. I trimmed the vellum panel down, then adhered it to my watercolored panel using tiny dots of adhesive.
Well, that’s all for me today! Here’s the full hop list:
Emily Midgett <— you are here
Kelley & Emily K.
Now, for some seriously important information: the GIVEAWAY DETAILS! Honeybee is generously giving away two $50 shopping sprees to the Honey Bee Stamps store, as well as four winners for the Bee Organized Prize Packs! All you need to do to be entered is leave some love on each stop on the hop. Easy peasy! Winners will be announced here on May 5, 2018. Thanks for stopping by today, and enjoy the rest of the fabulous inspiration on the hop!
Kelsey Thomas says
That second card you shared is so pretty! 🙂 I love it!
Both cards are so fabulous. I love the watercolor background on the first one… and your no line coloring on the second is amazing!
Betty Sue says
I love your take on the both cards of these stamp sets! Thanks for sharing!
I like the background on the first card and the use of vellum on the second one.
Kim Hover says
Your background on both cards are beautiful, I’m just getting into watercolor and having a blast. Your color combos are awesome, I’m still making mud most of the time. Lol
Emily, love them both…so pretty!
Lisa A creations says
Beautiful cards! Loving the gold heat embossing.
Cynthia Cole says
Both cards are great and love the platinum embossing on vellum!
Ohh Ohh.. Dont let Zig hear you :). Yes, I love Tombows as well. Lovely colors and so smooth. Lovely cards.
Lori Rasmussen-Murray says
I love how the smoosh technique worked on your first card. Very pretty.
Amy Cooley says
I love the soft and dreamy look of these watercolors. I also like your use of vellum. These new sets are so pretty.
Kelli Horger says
Wow! That flower card is a real stunner!!! Love it.
Wow! Wow! Wow! Your cards are simply stunning! And your colouring totally gorgeous!!!
Both are so pretty
Stanlee Runner says
Your cards are so different and both are amazing. I can’t decide which is my favorite. Thanks for the inspiration.
Amy H says
I’m so ready for Spring and your floral card gives off that same vibe. Love it, thx
Sonya Moreau says
Loved that no line coloring!!
Tracy Brown says
Very pretty card. Like your use of the vellum. I need to use that more in my own card making.
Pam Sertich says
Those flowers are breathtaking. Not to mention that gang saying. I have to have it
Becca Yahrling says
Your coloring is so beautiful. Love the no line technique, which you have mastered. Love the gold embossing.
Yvonne Bongle says
I love your water color paintings especially the really small gang card. Thank you for sharing.
Joy Meadows says
Love these cards! Tombow markers are great for coloring and you did a wonderful job with them.
Amante del Papel says
My goodness your cards are so beautiful!!! I love them!!!!
Cassie L says
Love the my tribe card…but when I got down to the Spring Blossoms card, i was totally like WOW…that’s stunning! I may need to get some Tom Bow makers…I started with Zig Real Brush Pens, so not sure if i could cheat on them…Lol
Jan Arnold says
Fantastic cards. Your watercoloring is beautiful! I don’t think I can wait for the tribal set! The more cards I see made from it, the more I think it needs to be in my collection! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!
auntie em says
Love the watercolours and the embossing for the sentiments really makes them pop,. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely ideas! 🙂
Very pretty! Would not have thought to put the flowers with the “gang” stamp.
Becky Turinic says
Your cards are beautiful!
Anita Hansdatter says
beautiful , love the cards
F. Andre says
Beautiful. I just love the color palette on the first card. Your florals are so lovely.
Ilda Dias says
Stunning and gorgeous both of them!
Love your use of the vellum on top of the flowers, with the “gang” saying. Very pretty.
Becky Sutton says
I love the watercolor background on your first card. Great job on both of them!
Jen Petersen says
Pat Holcomb says
A creative cohort in love with Oxides – love your background. Who would have guessed the My Tribal sets would look so good with the Oxides.
Mindy Eggen says
wow! i never would have guessed Tombow markers could look that gorgeous! great work!
Debbie B says
Those flowers are just gorgeous. And I love what you’ve done with the vellum on both cards; that’s a really classy look. Thanks for sharing with us!
Susan Pezza says
Love your cards, they are so pretty! Thanks for sharing!!
Cathy Lillie says
Great cards! The dream catcher is so pretty on the vellum, and I love the platinum embossing on both cards. Your no-line coloring is gorgeous and really brings the flowers to life!
Your distress technique really did give that ethereal quality you were looking for and the floral watercolor card…to die for!
Jeannie F says
Love both cards. The background colors on the first card go so well with the dream catcher.
Love the soft background on the tribe card. The flower card is lovely.
Your two cards are beautiful ! The colors are fantastic.
I love these cards. The tribe stamp set is one of my favorite from this release -I love how you have used and stamped on vellum for both cards. Thank you so much for the inspiration 😀
I love the way you used the vellum in both cards. I still haven’t braved the embossing-powder-on-vellum thing. I am not sure why, just sure I will ruin everything. Maybe this is the boost I need to try it. It’s a lovely accent. Thank you. I also love the depth of color on your flowers.
One of these days I’m going to have ro try working with vellum and just stop being intimidated. You did sich a beautiful job with both the flower corner background and the abstract watercolor background. Thank you for sharing.
Jen f says
Absolutely gorgeous! How much I love your tribe card!
Very pretty cards! Thanks for sharing.
Robin Kuppens says
I don’t know which card I like more! They’re both gorgeous
Patty Eifert says
Lovely cards & colors!!
Really pretty cards! Sounds like you had a good time with the “gang”.
barbara lassiter says
I love both cards for the beautiful designs and colors. 🙂
Erica B says
love the spring blossom Card! Gorgeous
Denise Bryant says
Pretty color combos! Love the Spring Blossoms set!
Karthikha Uday says
Beautiful creations 🙂 So pretty!
Kathy Ferguson says
Beautiful cards. I love the sentiment you used. Thanks for sharing.
Absolutely gorgeous cards!
I love the stamping on vellum in your second card and the artsy background on the first one. So beautiful
woow second one is my favourite!!!
Alicia Lutman says
what gorgeous colors and such a dreamy feel!
I like both cards, but that 2nd card is absolutely stunning!
Love your watercolouring!!
Sabrina Radican says
Both cards are very pretty!!!
Teresa Doyle says
Great work on both of your cards Emily and you did an amazing job on the Spring Blossoms with the Zigs. (Another medium I am trying to master…LOL)
Love your beautiful cards!
Diane Zalusky says
Cute cards. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
Kim S says
I love, love, love your floral card. Thanks for sharing.
Amy Vitriani says
Gorgeous cards! I love the beautiful background on your first!
Absolutely beautiful cards!
Lindar C says
Your cards are amazing!! I love the watercolor panel, and those flowers! Would love a video!
Dee Earnshaw says
your cards are just beautiful !!
Mary Holshouser says
Love the dream catcher.
the vellum over the flowers is
a great idea.
thanks for sharing some wonderful
Very pretty cards, I especially like the backgrounds!
Great cards. Thanks for sharing your creativity.
Kirsty Vittetoe says
Love these! Beautifully done! Thanks for the inspiration!
Mirella Rogan says
Wow what amazing cards these are! I love the font of the sentiments from the Tribe set, and your second floral card is so wonderful!
Both cards are beautiful! I really love your watercoloring. TFS
I love the way your used the watercolors.
Jeanne Beam says
Both cards are really awesome. Love the background with the Distress Oxide inks and the watercoloring in the floral card. Thanks for sharing…
Dana M says
Stunning cards! Beautiful background and water colored flowers. Love the softness of the vellum.
Kari Mano says
Love both cards! The my tribe card is so chic and cool and the flower is just lovely. thanks for sharing
Sue D says
Pretty floral and I like the embossing on vellum on your tribe card.
Juana Lubian says
Love your floral card the most! So pretty!
Joy Baldwin says
Beautiful water coloring. I love the look.
isabel z says
I love blog hops and Honey Bee stamps because they inspire me to create!
Julie Booker says
I love your use of vellum on the cards. It makes your gorgeous watercolouring stand out even more. Thanks for the inspiration.
Melissa Miller says
Beautiful cards, Emily!! As soon as I saw your floral small gang card on Instagram, I went straight to the Honey Bee store and placed my order. LOL
Helen LeBrett says
your painting of the flowers is just gorgeous!!! Love, Love it!!!
Monica W says
Love the watercoloring, absolutely beautiful! And, I am in love with this release.
Hege-Annie Simonsen says
Wonderful cards! That tribe stamp set has found its way into my heart, in particular! ❤
Both cards are wonderful! Thanks for sharing your ideas!
Terrie D. says
Your cards are beautiful!
Marjorie DUMONTIER says
Your both cards are so amazing !!
The vellum is really stepping things up a notch on these cards! Thanks for sharing. (: my birthday is at the end of the month so send some good luck my way 🙂
Andrea H says
Certainly is a dreamy backgrounds i love it. Your colouribg on both cards is subline. TFS. Xxx
Iris M Soscia says
So pretty – love the embossing and the water coloring.
Jennifer Carroll says
Fab cards…love them both.
Leanne S says
Beautifully watercolored card!
Susan Ann Standish says
I fell in love with your 2nd card! Just amazing and really stands out!