Hi there! The Honey Bee Stamps Holiday Cheer release is now available for pre-order, and I’m super excited to have designed a new holiday floral stamp set: Pretty Poinsettias! This new release has so many absolutely stunning new “country Christmas” products, from gorgeous plaid cover plates to snow globe dies to two amazing new truck sets to a fabulous new holiday floral set designed by yours truly! I have a project to share with you today using my new set using the Karin Metallic Brush Marker Pro and some black watercolor paper, so let’s get started with the details!
For this non-traditional card, I began by stamping the images from Pretty Poinsettias on some black watercolor paper using white pigment ink. I was super excited to see how well the white pigment ink disappeared beneath the metallic Karin markers. This bouquet was stamped really quickly, too, because there was little to no masking involved! The metallic markers covered up the overlapped images so well.
Next, I used the Metallic Karin Brushmarker Pro to add color to the images. Not my usual meticulous coloring, but it was certainly fun to try something different. I did add a layer of white gouache to the poinsettia to make sure that I could get some depth on those large flower petals. After the gouache had dried, I laid down some of the purple metallic Karin ink on the petals, then pulled the color out with a damp paintbrush.
Once the painting/coloring was finished, I heat embossed a greeting from Pretty Poinsettias on some vellum using silver embossing powder. I trimmed down the colored panel and added some strips of matte silver foil on either side, then mounted the vellum sentiment strips on the colored panel, folding the edges over the sides and hiding some of the adhesive on the back of the solid cardstock portion, adhering the rest with tiny dots of adhesive. Finally, I adhered the colored section to an A2 lavender card front using foam adhesive.
For my second project, I used the Pretty Poinsettias with my new Holbein gouache to create this super vibrant patterned background panel. I stamped the images again using white pigment ink, then had some fun playing around with the gouache to create this super vibrant, almost velvety patterned panel. Once I’d finished adding color to the images, I used my white gel pen and T-square to add a rectangular frame around the edges.
I adhered the sentiments to the card front using foam adhesive, finally adding a few Moonlight gems to add some sparkle and extra texture to the card front.
Well, that’s all for today’s projects. I have loooots more to show you, but this is just a little taste! Due to some shipping delays (dangit, Covid, quit messing with our crafty purchases!), the new release will be shipping on or around November 2, 2020. The team is going to be having an inspiration week November 2-6, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for lots of gorgeous inspiration on Instagram, the Honey Bee Blog, and YouTube channel!
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!