Hi there! Today, I am hopping along with some super talented ladies celebrating the Honey Bee Stamps Bee Mine release! You should have arrived here from Antonia, and your next stop is Brenda! I have four cards to share with you today using products that were released yesterday, so let’s get started with the details!
My first project combined the darling Up, Up, and Away and the Mountain Z-fold Card Dies. I began by stamping the large balloon from Up, Up, and Away using Fadeout Ink onto some watercolor paper, then used Prima watercolors to add some color to the balloon and the heart garland. I also watercolored a sky background onto a panel of A2 watercolor paper.
Next, I die cut the cloud portion of the background from the Mountain Z-fold Card Dies using some heavyweight vellum. I added the trees (cut from turquoise cardstock) to the bottom, as well as a glittery cloud cut from the new Large Clouds dies. I added a greeting from the new Blown Away stamp set. I adhered the finished vellum card front to the sky backdrop using some super strong adhesive, creating a super unique card with lots of fun details!
For my second card, I watercolored another balloon from the Up, Up, and Away set, as well as a few clouds, and die cut them using the coordinating Honey Cuts. I also die cut some vellum clouds using the Large Clouds dies. I did some light ink blending on an A2 aqua panel to add a bit more dimension to the background.
For the greeting, I heat embossed this sentiment from the Blown Away stamp set using The Bee’s Knees Embossing Powder Trio. I added the die cuts to the blended card front using dimensional foam adhesive. The final touch was to add a few gems for some more sparkle!
For my next project, I used the fabulous new Fluttering Hearts Cover Plate dies to create a sparkly and shiny background! I die cut the pierced cover plate from some hot pink foil and die cut the heart cut plate from some super sparkly white glitter cardstock.
Next, I used the new Kisses Stamps and Honey Cuts to add the greeting. I white embossed the greeting on some strips of navy blue cardstock, and die cut the greeting from some vellum and more navy blue cardstock. I popped the greeting up using some foam adhesive for lots of dimension.
For my last project today, I used the new Pierced XOXO heart dies to create a shaker card. I die cut the heart from an A2 panel of navy blue cardstock, then backed it with acetate. I also used the new Fluttering Hearts Stencil to add some white hearts to a pink background with blending brushes and some white pigment ink.
I filled the shaker with some leftover sparkly white heart die cuts from the Fluttering Hearts Cover Plate and some sequins. Finally, I added a greeting using the Kisses Stamps and Honey Cuts.
To celebrate this newest release, we are offering TWO $25 gift cards to the Honey Bee Stamps Store, one from Day One and one from the Day Two comments. In order to be entered to win, all you need to do is hop along with us and comment on each blog. Winners will be announced on the Honey Bee Stamps Blog.
Your next stop is Brenda! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a marvelous day!
Lisa Byers says
I love your colorful balloon! The colors are gorgeous and are all my favorites! The shaker card is beautiful!! You always amaze me with your talent!!
Amy Cooley says
Gorgeous variety of cards! I think this a fabulous release from Honey Bee.
Such a delightful set of cards–what creativity! tfs
Sharon Gullikson says
I like the dimension on the hot air balloon card. And the other cards are pretty. The foil looks great.
AWWHH beautiful creations, I especially love the purple & blue hot air balloon!
Meghan Kennihan says
I love the way you did the vellum clouds and the inside! The heart die is awesome!!!!!!!!!!
Karthikha Uday says
Oh wow! I love those vellum clouds and the awesome hot air balloon cards! The heart ones are sweet 🙂
Cynthia O. says
Beautiful inspiration, Emily! Love the soft colors of the balloon and sky.
Dana W says
Amazing cards!! Love the first balloon one the best!!
Beautiful, vibrant color and creativity!
Mary Holshouser says
Great idea to use the heart DP as the
background for the shaker card.
the shading on the hot air balloon
is wonderful. Great cards.
thanks for sharing
Wendi J says
Such beautiful colors and coloring on the balloons. Gorgeous.
Billie Abalos says
Love, love, love that heart stencil card! Gorgious!
Crystal Mclennan says
Love the shaker and the shiny hearts!
BECCA YAHRLING says
Love your coloring of both balloons, and especially the colors of the first oe. And yay for a fun shaker, too!!
Teri Spracklin says
Oh my goodness, the balloon colouring is PERFECT! Soooo pretty!!
Mirella Rogan says
Gorgeous, Emily, the balloons are AMAZING!
Brenda Simpson says
Wonderful cards! The shading on the hot air balloons makes them feel so light and airy! I like the banner of hearts across the hot air balloon which makes it feel like you’re sending love along the way!
Catherine L says
Beautiful cards! I love the colors you used on the hot air balloon.
Denise Bryant says
Beautiful cards! I love the hot air balloons and the way you colored them! Love the pretty shaker card also!
That shaker card really catches my eye!
Sue D says
Fabulous cards. Love the hot air balloons.
Gayle B says
wonderful cards…your coloring on the balloon cards is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Holly Flores says
Oh WOW, Gorgeous cards! Love how you used the vellum on the first two cards! Thanks for the wonderful inspirations!
Patt H. says
Gorgeous cards, Emily![ love those colorful balloons but my favorite is the awesome fluttering hearts card. Love that die!
nancy f says
Awesome release and cards!
Jo Malicoat says
Love all of your cards, but the one using the cover plate is absolutely stunning!
Kim Lennie says
Your cards are absolutely lovely. The colors on the balloon cards are stunning.
Amy S says
OMG you cards are beautiful!! I love your color choices and all the details you put into each design.
Amy S says
Your hot air balloon card is awesome!! The colors are so soft and beautiful.
DJ Doss says
These cards are so pretty. i especially love the hot air balloon and the gorgeous cloud interior. I have never thought of treating the inside that way. You’ve definitely inspired me. TFS.
Stacey Kowbel says
Fantastic cards! I love the balloons and those hot pink hearts are fabulous!
So much inspiration! Really like the coloring on the balloons and the sparkle on the 3rd heart card.
Isabel Z says
You have showcased these beautifully
Great cards! I really love the hot air balloon!
Lynne G says
All three of these cards are wonderful!
Tanya Sarnowski says
these are all wonderful. The air balloon is stunning . I just love the color combo
Cynthia Cole says
Your projects are so adorable!
Catherine S. says
I love the color pallete you used and your watercoloring is so pretty!
Marisela Delgado says
Such beautiful cards and colors.
Lauryne Cunningham says
Great cards! I love the foiled hearts and the dimension on the balloon card!
So beautiful cards, love the hot air balloon cards, great watercoloring.
Subhashini S says
Such a lovely card, great use of vellum for clouds
Georgina Bancroft says
Oh my goodness, I said I was going to curb my craft stash but my resolve is dwindling after seeing your cards ❤️
Joan M Walker says
Great Cards. The colors are awesome!!