Hi there! Today, Colorado Craft Company is hosting a blog hop to celebrate their new Kris Lauren release! You should have arrived here from Daniel West, and your next stop is Jasleen Kaur. These darling new stamps are so fun to work with, and the amount of detail with these images is just lovely! I chose to create a watercolored project using the new Honey Jar stamps and dies, with lots of rich gold embellishments. Let’s get started with the details!
I began by heat embossing several images from Honey Jar on some hot press watercolor paper using gold embossing powder. For the honey jar, I first added some masking fluid on the lower portion of the jar to create some highlights and reflections. Then, after it had dried, I used my Holbein watercolors to add lots of color to the flowers, honey jar, and “sweet” fairy. I removed the masking fluid and to reveal some crisp, shiny highlights!
On the card base, I first heat randomly embossed a few of the hexagons included in the Honey Jar stamp set on a hot press A2 card base using some more gold embossing powder. I taped the embossed card base down to my watercolor board, then thoroughly wet the card base with clean water. I dropped some diluted color on the wet card base, using the same shades used to watercolor the images, but very diluted versions. Once it had dried, I splattered some gold watercolor to create an artistic background.
I die cut the finished watercolored images using the coordinating dies, then arranged them on the watercolored card front. I adhered the images with foam adhesive. For the greeting, I heat embossed a greeting from Honey Jar using some more gold embossing powder, then fussy cut them using sharp scissors and adhered them to the card front using a double layer of foam tape for lots of dimension. Finally, I adhered a smattering of matte gold pearls for one final element of golden embellishment.
Well, that’s all for my project today! Now for some fun giveaway information!
One stamp set to be given to each winner from each hop stop. Colorado Craft Company will pick the winners and include them in an email, as well as the blog post. Be sure to be on the email list or be looking at the Blog on the website to see if you were a winner! Commenters have until August 18th at midnight mountain time to enter.
CCC is also giving away a COMPLETE BUNDLE to ONE winner who uses your favorite creator’s SAS link to buy from us. Each shopper will get one entry per order. In a nutshell: if you feel so inclined to shop using one of my affiliate links, you will be entered to win a complete bundle of the new release! Click HERE to shop with my affiliate link and be entered to win!
Your next stop on the hop is Jasleen Kaur. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
Delightful card, Emily! Looks like my honey jar – half empty! Love the bits of honeycomb details.
Jenny McGee says
So pretty. Love all the details in your card.
Joyce Gilbert says
So many the possibilities with this stamp set
Lynn Milewski says
Your card is beautiful.
Maria Petkash says
So lovely! That little fairy is the sweetest!
Meghan Kennihan says
I love this fairy and gorgeous coloring! Love the gold!
Becky H says
Love the bee fairy.
Oh my goodness! Your cards are so different and I love them. The netting on top just pops. The jar half full. I wish I had a creative mind like you. Thanks for all the opportunities with these stamps.
Terry Davies says
The stamp set is so cute and the cards are great
Deb Metzger says
Love how you colored the honey jar half full!
Beth Speakman says
Di Di W says
Beautiful card! All the details are wonderful.
Great card, love how the honey jar shines.
Roblyn Henry says
Your honey jar is so perfect – thanks for sharing your technique!
Felisha Halwick says
I love fairies! This such a cute set!
OMG! Such sweet cards.
R Brammell says
Lovely cards and great idea to use masking fluid- this may be my excuse to try it!!!
Holley Downs says
I just love your card using this great set…the possibilities are endless.
Gayle Chrvala says
Such a fun new set and love your card.
Amy Solovay says
Thanks for the head’s up on this new release. LOVE the card you made with it — so pretty!
Angie L says
I always look forward to seeing what you have done Emily. I love this card. Can’t make up my mind if the fairy is shocked the jar is half empty, or if she is looking guilty! Love it.
Geri S says
This bee the sweetest release hive seen! Fairy lovely!
This is just the sweetest card. I cannot wait to shop this release!
Julie Skarsvog says
Love the watercolors. So pretty
Carrie Sheridan says
I love the look of embossing and need to use that more in my cards! Thanks for the inspiration!
Yvonne Boucher says
Love your cards
Alexandra Y says
Absolutely stunning! The gold is so pretty!
Lori K. says
She is darling! What a fun watercolor piece – I’m in love with her wings!! Thank you for sharing such a gorgeous design!
Marjolein Verleg says
till now this is my most favorite card! I sure gonne try to make some embossed stamped cards, after I see this. Very stunning
Marjolein Verleg says
Well I gonna shop now with your link, for this is my favorite card!
Carol Wortman says
Really love the examples. I thought that one image was a drip of honey, but now see it is a string tie. This set really does scream for the shiney honey in the sun embossing glow. Darling card.
Angela Hayes Hall says
Awesome card, love the honey jar
Vickie Davis says
Such a great card! Love it!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Gorgeous card! I love all the gold embossing!
love the way you colored the jar as only half full
Talitha Wright says
This card is so cute. I think this little fairie has been sampling that honey.
Carol L McCready says
Very cute card. I love the honey jar half full.
Denise Bryant says
I love the Honey Jar set! Beautiful card! Love the way you colored the images!
Bonnie Lynn says
Love your sweet honey jar. Your watercoloring creates a vintage feel.
Lori Podolsky says
What a truly marvelous card you’ve created, Emily! Love the Big and Bold release. Thank you for sharing.
Sharon Gullikson says
Oh my gosh, this is so perfect. I LOVE everything you included, and how you colored them. Great job.
Barbara Whiying says
Very cute card, I love the colors and I really like the jar. This is a cute release.
Jeanne Beam says
Such a sweet card! Thanks for sharing.
Marisela Delgado says
So sweet! See what I did there? 😂😂
Elise Sosa says
Kathy Raker says
Adorable card, beautiful coloring. Oh, to Bee so talented. Thanks for sharing.
Cathy Thomas says
You can never have too much honey, cute cards!
Donna Walls says
A very lovely card and the gold embossing adds the perfect touch!
Twana Griffin says
Your card is very beautiful and sweet. The little fairy is just adorable.
Sue D says
So sweet. I like the colors and embossing.
Janelle L says
Talitha Wright says
A pretty, pretty card! Very elegant.
tina Z says
The honey jar is so sweet!
Bev Williams @bees_paper_cuts says
So sweet what you’ve done with this fun set. 🙂
Bo Gilmore says
Hi Emily, this card is beautiful. The embossing powder is so pretty. I also love the background and your idea for wetting the card to dilute the color. The gold spatter and gems are a great accent. Thank you for sharing your card. Bye
Donna Degale-Kalloo says