Hi there! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I have been trying to hone my drawing skills, and as a result have been designing stamps for Honey Bee Stamps! My most recent set is called Paradise Blooms, a large 6×8 tropical floral set, perfect for coloring! I’ve done some no-line Copic coloring and some watercoloring for today’s projects, as well as some fun die-cutting techniques in a pretty watermelon color scheme, so let’s get started with the details!
This card set is a two-fer; I created both card bases using one set of die cuts from the Hexagon Thin Frames dies and the Pineapple Lattice Cover Plate. I first die cut the Pineapple Lattice Cover Plate from some Ballet Slipper cardstock, then die cut a hexagon from the lower right hand corner using the Hexagon Solid Stack dies. I also die cut the Hexagon Thin Frames from some Clover cardstock. These die cut pieces would form my card bases for both cards.
For this first card, I watercolored a variety of the blooms from Paradise Blooms using Karin markers. I stamped them first on Hahnemühle watercolor paper using waterproof black ink, then watercolored them in a pretty peachy-pink, jade green, and deep coral color scheme with the Karin (AZ|SSS) markers. I die cut the watercolored images using the coordinating Honey Cuts.
I adhered the cover plate die cut to an A2 Honeysuckle card base, adding the Clover frame over the edge of the hexagonal die cut area. I arranged the Paradise Blooms die cuts in a cluster over the frame and adhered them using foam adhesive. I then added a black die cut “thanks” from the Slimline Sentiments Eyelet die set, finally adding some iridescent white gems for sparkle.
For my second project, I used some leftover no-line Copic-colored floral die cuts from the Paradise Blooms set. When I’m stressed or just wanting to color, but don’t necessarily have the time to sit down and make a full card from start to finish, I like to stamp a bunch of images and then color them, so that when I do have the time or the inspiration for a card layout strikes, I have my images ready to go and can just pop everything together! These Copic-colored flowers were leftover from these projects and were just waiting for the right layout! I adhered the die cut Pineapple Lattice Cover Plate to the Clover Hexagon Thin Frames, then popped it up on a Honeysuckle card base.
I arranged the Paradise Blooms stamps in a little cluster, then adhered them with foam adhesive. I also added another black die cut from the Slimline Sentiments Eyelet die set, finally adding some more iridescent white jewels for sparkle.
Well, that’s all for these cards today! It is so exciting to see my drawings come to life as stamps, so that they can be used over and over again with different mediums, color schemes, and techniques!! Thank you so much for reading, and stay well, friends!