Hi there! Today, I’m so excited to be taking part in Day 2 of the Honey Bee Stamps 4th BEE-day Blog Hop! I am so darn excited for Melissa and this milestone. `You should have arrived here from JoAnn Danchik’s blog, and your next stop is Jessica Frost-Ballas’s blog. I have been crafting like a busy little bee, so much so that I needed to do two blog posts to show everything (you can view yesterday’s post here), so let’s get started with the details! This is a long one with lots of pictures, so get comfy!
For my first project, I used the beautiful new Fluttering By stamp set and dies. I did some loose watercoloring to create a rainbow background using my Daniel Smith paints, then heat embossed several of the butterflies from Fluttering By on to some heavyweight vellum using silver sparkle embossing powder, then die cut them with the coordinating dies.
I also stamped a greeting from Fluttering By onto some dark purple card stock using more of the silver sparkle embossing powder, then adhered it to the rainbow card front using foam tape. I arranged the vellum butterflies in a little cascade down the front using strong tape, then added a few bits of sparkly confetti to help complete the cascading effect!
This next project uses the adorable new Paper Piecing Pickup dies. I die cut the individual pieces from solid colored card stock, then added some shading using my Copic markers. I also die cut one of the new Polygon Stitched dies from white card stock, stamped and embossed a sentiment from Missing You, then masked around the edges. I used blending brushes and some purple, blue, and green inks to create a “sky” and “grass.”
I also stamped and die cut the second section of the sentiment from Missing You. (The sentiments in that stamp set are so poignant and meaningful. Love!) I layered all of the die cut pieces on an A2 panel of white card stock using foam tape.
My last card today features the absolutely darling new Oh My Whiskers and Purrrfect Sentiments stamp sets. I began by stamping the darling little kittens-in-a-boot image using waterproof black ink onto some watercolor paper, then used my Daniel Smith paints to watercolor the image, adding a blue halo around the outside.
I stamped the greeting from Purrrfect Sentiments onto some red card stock to coordinate with the red Hunter boot from which the kitties were peeking and white embossed it, then used the Purrrfect Sentiments dies to die cut it out. (I love the clean look you get from die cutting around the sentiments!) I mounted the greeting on the card front using foam tape.
Well, that’s all for my projects today! I hope you’re enjoying the hop… so many fantastic new products available with this release, and the inspiration from all of the Honey Bee Design Team and the fantastic guests has just been mind-blowing! Now, for today’s Blog Hop, Honey Bee Stamps is giving away a Spring Fling Prize Pack: Spring Peony stamp and dies, Spring Fling paper, Spring Fling enamel dots, and the Radiant Background Stencil. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on the blog hop stops. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win!
Your next stop on the hop is my fabulous and talented friend Jessica Frost-Ballas. (You can also check the Honey Bee Blog if you get lost!) Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous weekend!
Joy Jarvis says
Adorable cards! I love the watercolor with the vellum butterflies.
Kelsey Thomas says
Ginger Williams says
Great card! I love truck and the coloring which highlights behind it! I
SHARI CZERWINSKI says
Fantastic coloring, and love that watercolor background!
Jackie S says
Great cards. Love that Honeybee has dies for sentiments. Makes them really stand out
Sherri Little says
Love your backgrounds! It makes the HB products stand out!
Andre M. says
Fab coloring on the cards you’ve shared today.
Sharon Gullikson says
Whoever drew those kitties did an amazing job. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH. I also really like your backgrounds. They add so much to the cards.
Mary Holshouser says
I love the glittery butterflies on
the vellum. The little red
truck is fantastic. Great cards.
thanks for sharing
Love all three. Very nice coloring.
Cynthia Cole says
Love your cards especially those vellum butterflies!
barbara lassiter says
These are all super, but the vellum butterfly card is my fave.
Kenia Lancaster says
Beautiful creations! I am such a fan of the cute little kitties!
Patty Eifert says
Wow! Wonderful cards! I really like that first one with the vellum butterflies!
Glenda Thorne says
Loving those vellum butterflies and each and everyone of your cards. Thanks for sharing.
Sonja Verhey says
That truck is too cool
Kristine Boydstun says
The vellum butterflies on the watercolor is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!
Sheri D says
Wonderful cards. I love the truck one!
Billie Sue Woolley says
All your cards are great. The silver embossing of the butterflies is beautiful
Jeannean Marshall says
So much awesomeness in the release! Your cards are great and my favorite is the kitties!
Wow! Fabulous cards and colouring!!!
Sheri Kempke says
Very cute cards–love the kitty in the boot! Also think the sentiments on the truck are terrific. Way to go Honey Bee!
Kelly Parker Designs says
Love your cards!
Surekha Galagoda says
Amazing card and coloring. Love the whole release. happy 4th birtghday Honey Bee. Keep fluttering making the crafters around teh world happy.
Wow some great cards
Silvia Galloni says
I love this.
Super fun cards!
Your cards are beautiful !
These are all such sweet and pretty cards!
Cheryl Rigney says
Absolutely fabulous cards!! I love the silver embossing on vellum, the shading on the pickup, and those kitties are so stinkin’ cute!!
I love your cards!!
Love the butterflies on vellum stamped in silver; so pretty against the bright, lovely colors. That truck is just plain awesome. But those kitties in a boot image, with flowers, just steals my heart.
Cathy A. says
Love all of your cards, especially the one with the embossed butterflies!
Marisela Delgado says
Denise Bryant says
Awesome cards! Love the pretty butterflies! The truck is justfabulous, and the kitties are adorable!
Michelle McClellan says
Love how you embossed the butterflies? And the red truck and red boot are so cute! Love them!
Dayle S. says
Love your cards! Especially the water colored one with the butterflies!
Karriane Goodwill says
Love Love Love the card with the pickup. My husband’s favorite vehicle is a vintage 1930’s pickup and this fits him right down to the toes. I will definitely be adding this to my wish list.
Thanks for sharing.
Judy Markowitz says
Wow your projects are really beautiful!!!! All the projects in the hop have been phenomenal!!!
Meghan Kennihan says
Your backgrounds are absolutely stunning! I love the butterfly one!
Joni A says
Beautiful cards!!! I really love them all…the colors and the time it must have taken to create them…just wow!!! TFS
Gilda McCain says
Your cards are wonderful. Love the vellum butterflies.
Trudy Barker says
Your cards are absolutely bee-utiful.
Ashley Ebben says
That butterfly card is so so gorgeous! Amazing!!
Gorgeous cards! the pearls are perfect with the butterflies!
Patt H. says
I love those beautiful butterflies & the gorgeous background! The kitties are “purrfect”& the sentiment saying on the cute truck card is one we all can use in our stash.
Fab cards, love the vellum butterflies especially. Congrats Honey Bee on your 4th Birthday.
Wonderful cards with perfect sentiments.
Ronda Scroggins says
You do so well with your backgrounds! I think my favorite is the truck with the sky and grass. The goodbye saying is fantastic!
Subhashini Swaminathan says
Swooning over the water colored BG! Love the embossed butterflies!!
Nancy May says
Super sweet! I especially love the red rain boot!
Lori Kobular says
What a great new release and the cards you made are awesome! The vellum butterflies are terrific!
susie sonnier says
All 3 cards are awesome, love the vellum butterflies
Mirella Rogan says
Beautiful cards, Emily, I love them all! So versatile in style, but all simply fantastic!
Jean Marmo says
A lovely collection of cards!
Rosemary D says
your cards are amazing!
DJ Doss says
Love your cards. The vellum butterflies are stunning and the kitties are adorable.
Cyndi Morris says
All your cards are beautiful. Those gorgeous butterflies and amazing. This is such a wonderful release.
Anita Sorensen says
Beautiful watercoloring, ink blending and coloring.
Geri S says
Puurfect cards! I truly love HB and all the amazing designers. You do such a terrific job! Wishing many more Happy Beedays to come!
Dee Earnshaw says
love your amazing colorful cards – thanks for the ideas:)
Kit L says
The kitten in a boot card is a adorable.
Catherine Scott says
Those polygon dies are so cool. I really like all your cards!
Tanya S says
Thank goodness you didn’t ask to pick a favorite ! They’re all fabulous
Sue D says
Wonderful variety of cards. Love the first one with the butterflies.
jessica kerr says
Oooo the embossed butterflies are beautiful and silver is a great choice for the fanciness
Jennifer Petersen says
Wonderful cards! I love the butterflies on the vellum – beautiful!
Kirsty Lim says
Wonderful and Beautiful!!!!
Leanne S says
Lisa Byers says
Wonderful cards Emily!! The butterfly card is so beautiful. I love the pickup truck, my husband would love that. The kitties are adorable!! Your watercoloring is so awesome!!
Denise Mlady says
Beautiful cards! These butterflies are my favorite thing from the release. The way you colored the kitties is so cute.
Karthikha Balasubramanian says
Fantastic cards!! Love your coloring! 🙂
Liz Ford says
Love the silver embossed butterflies and the loose water-coloring! So fun. Also that red truck is really making me think that I should get that set for future projects! I love how you used it with the hexagon die! So cool!!!! The kitties in the wellies is also super cute and I like how you put your sentiment on red cardstock! To compliment the wellies! Super fun! Great examples of this fun release!!!!
Cheryl Stauffer says
Excellent and creative cards, Emily
Brenda Turner says
Nice touch with the vellum butterflies, and those kittens are adorable!
Kathleen Dippner says
Love all your cards. The vellum butterflies are beautiful.
Amy Cooley says
All three of your cards are very pretty! I especially love the embossed butterflies.
Loved the kitties – red card stock is great tie in to the red boot.
Love your kitty card, it is adorable!
Love the adorable kitty card!