Good morning! I have three more cards to share with you using my latest stamp sets from Honey Bee Stamps. I’m not going to lie; I am super proud of these sets. I’m so grateful to Melissa from Honey Bee Stamps for her support and giving me the chance to design stamp sets. I hope you’ll indulge me in sharing a few more projects!
I shared this video yesterday showing me watercoloring the new Harvest Blooms background using Karin markers; today’s projects feature the same concept: watercolor the entire 6×6 stamped panel, then cut it into sections to create two cards from one panel! I used Daniel Smith watercolors to create a pretty plum, rose, lavender, and pinky-coral color combination for this card set, so let’s get started with the details!
For this first project, I trimmed a thin rectangular panel from the watercolored Harvest Blooms panel, then backed it with a slightly wider strip of metallic, dark gold cardstock. I then created a tone-on-tone textured panel using the Garden Lattice cover plate die and two pieces of deep plum cardstock. I mounted the floral/gold strip on the textured background, orienting everything to the right hand side of the card front.
Next, I die cut some concentric circles using some more plum cardstock and the Circle Thin Frames dies, adhering it over the watercolored strip using foam adhesive. I die cut a greeting using the Thinking of You Honey Cuts die set. The final touch was to add some sparkling gems.
For my second project, I used the remainder of the watercolored Harvest Blooms panel as the background, pairing it with the new Slimline Sentiments: Blanket dies to allow the background to really shine. I trimmed the watercolored panel down just a tad to add a plum mat. I also used my trimmer to create a very thin pink metallic frame.
I added the greeting from Slimline Sentiments: Blanket cut from some more deep plum cardstock, adhering it to the card front with Honey Bee’s Precision Glue and adding some crystal glaze to the top to add a little textural difference, which helps the sentiment stand out more. The final touch was some more sparkling jewels!
For my final project (for a few days, at least), I wanted to combine the new Darling Dahlias with the very first set that I illustrated: Everything Wonderful. The scale of these two sets works perfectly together, and the slimline card base provides a nicely sized canvas to fit all of these larger blooms!
I started by heat embossing several images from Darling Dahlias and Everything Wonderful onto some watercolor paper using gold embossing powder. I then used my Daniel Smith watercolors in a feminine autumnal palette of rose, deep orange, plum, and dark lavender.
After I’d finished watercoloring, I die cut the images using Darling Dahlias Honey Cuts and Everything Wonderful Honey Cuts. I also die cut the new Slimline Sentiments: Blanket from some white linen cardstock, then added some washi tape around the edges as a mask and stamped the new Farmhouse Check background using some tan ink.
I mounted the blanket die cut on a white linen slimline card base using foam adhesive, then mounted the floral spray on the card front. I created an extra long bouquet by cutting the Everything Wonderful floral spray in half and hiding the cut edges behind the large dahlia die cut. I added a greeting from the new Autumn Buzzword Die and Stamp set, finally finishing the entire project off with some more jewels!
Well, that’s all of my projects for the Honey Bee Stamps Autumn Afternoon release. I hope you’re loving these new sets as much as I do. Thank you all so much for the kind and supportive comments about my newest collaboration sets. It truly means the world to me to read your sweet words! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!