Good morning! Today marks the start of the new Honey Bee Stamps release for August, 2018! The Bee Bold Release has something for everyone…. fantastic dies, adorable critters, beautiful flowers… you’re going to love it! The entire new release will be available this Friday, August 3, but we have lots of sneak peeks to tease you with all week long! For today’s sneak peeks, I am showcasing some fun new shape dies and a lovely new sentiment set: Scalloped A2 Rectangles and Enjoy Stamp and Die set, both introduced today. Let’s get started with all of the details!
I wanted those beautiful new dies to be the star of my project today, so I kept things relatively simple. I love all of the little extra details that Melissa includes in her die designs, including the stippled edges on the word die sets and the stitching on the nested shape dies. These Scalloped A2 Rectangle dies have that darling stitching, which I think just adds that little extra sweetness of detail for which Honey Bee is known. I started by die cutting the largest of the A2 Scalloped Rectangle dies, then masking off the edges, just past that stitching detail, using some painter’s tape. I then used Distress Oxide inks in shades of Shaded Lilac, Worn Lipstick, and Tattered Rose to blend a beautiful, dusty desert sunset ombre down the card front. (What a mouthful of a description!) I love peeling away masking paper or painter’s tape; it’s like magic when you see those crisp edges appear.
I wanted the dies to be the star today, so I kept the rest of the project fairly simple. I used the new Enjoy die to create a dimensional die cut by cutting three “enjoys” from white card stock, then adhering them together using liquid adhesive. I stamped the “just for you” from the coordinating Enjoy stamp set onto a strip of white paper. I adhered everything in the bottom corner of the blended scalloped rectangle panel. That bright white pops so prettily on the colorful blended panel.
The final step was to add some beautiful Cupcake Rhinestones to the card front.
Be sure to check out the Honey Bee Stamps Blog to find out all of the details on these products (as well as the other products introduced today)! And definitely come back tomorrow, because we have even more inspiration for you. SO many cute items in this release!
Thanks for stopping by. Have a marvelous day!