Hi there! I’m so excited to be sharing some of my projects created with the new Honey Bee Stamps Vintage Holiday release! It’s a giant release filled with an abundance of new products in such a wide variety of styles that you are sure to find several things that you love! I wish I’d had time to make more projects, but three will have to do for today. Let’s get started with the details! (Affiliate links used where possible. Thank you for your support!)
This first card features the absolutely stunning new Fancy Flakes cover plate die set. The detail in each individual die is amazing in it’s own right, but together… serious wow-factor. I began by die cutting the base layer die from some pale aqua cardstock, then ran it through my die cut machine again using the pierced layer. The detail, the grace…. it’s just incredible. I backed the detailed die cut layer with some white glitter cardstock.
For the die cut greeting, I used the new Noel Honey Cuts from some heavyweight vellum and the same icy blue cardstock, adhering them together with liquid adhesive.
I added the remainder of the greeting using the new Inside Holiday Sentiments stamp set. I stamped the greeting on the same icy blue cardstock using some gray pigment ink, then covered it with pearlescent white embossing powder and heated it to create a pearlescent charcoal. I prefer this pearly charcoal to black embossing on a light, bright card like this one. It is a bit lighter and less stark contrast than the black might be. I popped up the sentiment pieces on the card front using foam adhesive. So much dimension, so many textures on this card… simple, but elegant!
My next two cards are an homage to cheery, bright red juxtaposed with crisp white and black. I don’t use red very much throughout the year, but at Christmas, I can’t seem to help myself from using vibrant red and bright white. The vintage feel throughout the release is modernized a bit with the crisp, bright colors . It’s amazing what a difference color choices make on your cards! These same cards would have a completely different feel on Kraft paper.
My first card features the beautiful new Merry Mail stamps and coordinating Honey Cuts. I began by stamping several of the images on some white cardstock using the Honey Bee Stamps Intense Black, which is Copic-friendly. I used my Copic markers to color the images in a red, white, green, and cool gray color scheme.
Once I had finished coloring all of the images, I die cut a frame from the Hexagon Solid Stack dies from some coordinating cherry red cardstock. I also stamped a greeting from the Tag You’re It: Holidays stamp set on a small rectangle of white cardstock, again using black ink.
For the card base, I used the beautiful new Falling Snow Background stamp. I used Honey Bee’s Embossing Ink and some holographic glitter to create a beautifully sparkling, subtle background, on which I adhered the die cuts and sentiment using foam adhesive. The final touch was to add a few sparkling gems from the Unicorn Rhinestone pack.
My final project features the fabulous new Sleigh Bells Ring stamp set. This set features an amazing vintage sleigh, stamped in several layers of solid and detail, as well as various accoutrements to decorate it! I began by stamping the main part of the sleigh using some colorful shades of cherry red and darker maroon red ink for the woodgrain. I also stamped several of the accompanying images using the Intense Black ink from Honey Bee. I colored the outline images using some coordinating shades of Copic markers, adding in a touch of bright green for the foliage. I die cut the finished images using the coordinating Honey Cuts.
I die cut the “Christmas” die cut layers using the new Bitty Buzzwords Holidays from some white cardstock, with the top layer cut from some silver glitter paper. I stamped the other part of the greeting from the Bitty Buzzwords: Holiday Stamps on a strip of white cardstock.
I used the Fancy Flakes Pierced Layer to add some subtle texture to the white background, then adhered all of the die cut pieces and sentiment pieces using a mixture of foam and liquid adhesive. The final touch was a few more gemstones from the Unicorn Rhinestone pack.
Well, that’s all for today’s projects! I highly encourage you to check out the entire Vintage Holiday release. It’s absolutely smashing. I could easily buy my weight in holiday stamps and dies each year… and this is one of my most favorite releases that Honey Bee has ever done. I hope you will take a peek and find something that you like!