Hi there! Honey Bee Stamps has been sharing sneak peeks for the last few days, and now the Autumn Splendor release is available! This release is packed with autumnal goodies, with so many different styles there is sure to be something for everyone. I have two projects featuring some beautiful new fall florals, so let’s get started with the details!
My first card features the new Bold Botanicals and Thinking of You Big Time. I began by stamping a little meadow of wildflowers on a white card base using Distress Oxide inks in shades of Iced Spruce, Picked Raspberry, Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold, and Seedless Preserves. I also stamped a few extra blooms on a spare piece of card stock and cut them out using the coordinating Honey Cuts.
I stamped the greeting from Thinking of You Big Time on white cardstock using Seedless Preserves ink, then die cut it with the coordinating Honey Cuts. I also die cut a vellum Stacking Art Deco Labels, which helps to soften the busy, colorful background and allow the sentiment to stand out a bit better.
I arranged the greeting and single blooms on the vellum label piece, then added some foam adhesive to the back (to help hide the adhesive so that it doesn’t show through the vellum). The final touch was to add some Moonlight jewels to add some sparkle!
My second card features the new Garden Harvest Florals. Confession: it bugs me a lot to have the white edge on a die cut layered on a colored card base. I get around this by coloring images on the same shade of colored cardstock using colored pencils! I stamped the images from Garden Harvest Florals on some pale pumpkin colored cardstock using some ink in a very similar shade, then used my Caran d’Ache colored pencils to do some no-line coloring.
I die cut the colored images using the coordinating Honey Cuts, then turned my attention to the card base. To add a bit of a ground for my images so that they weren’t just floating in midair, so I used a blending brush to do some light blending along the bottom right edge of the card base. Blending on colored cardstock is such a quick and easy way to add some subtle interest and texture to your background! The saturated color of the cardstock makes adding some light blending that much easier.
I arranged the watering can, flowers, foliage, and little pumpkin on the blended card base, then adhered them using both liquid and foam adhesive for lots of dimension. I die cut the “autumn” from the Autumn Honey Cuts from some plum cardstock, then heat embossed the “blessings” from the Autumn stamp set on a strip of the same plum cardstock using silver embossing powder. The final touch was to add some gems for sparkle!
Well, that’s all for my projects today. I hope you will go take a peek at the Autumn Splendor release. There are so many stunning new products for you to feast your eyes upon! Thanks so much for stopping by, andn have a marvelous day!