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Crop & Create Fall 2022 – Honey Bee Stamps

I finally worked on this mini class (#5 in the event schedule) last weekend at my craft group – I heat embossed the images beforehand and did the stencil colouring at my group. The cards look so much prettier in real life than the project photos in the instructions looked. I wanted to try something different as well, so I used some Masking Magic to cover the stamped image before ink blending with Concord & 9th Aqua ink, then colouring with Altenew inks (I think I used Rubellite and Magenta for the flowers). Sadly some of the ink on the making paper bled onto the background, but I’ll just pretend that was intentional and adds to the shading towards the flowers 😉

Things I enjoyed:

  • Learning that changing the orientation of the stamp has a big impact on the overall design – I’d never think of splitting the stamp horizontally and stamping top and bottom edges.
  • I loved having stencils to colour those flowers and leaves and the etched markings on the stencils made it super easy to line up, especially as the stencils are transparent.
  • I loved the idea of creating your own coloured cardstock for the red sentiment – it’s a technique I’ve used before, but had forgotten all about it – it was a good reminder.

Magnolia on blue

Such a beautiful die set from Honey Bee – I decided it was perfect for the TGIF colour challenge this week.

Supplies used:

  • Lovely layers magnolia dies from Honey Bee Stamps
  • Floral embossing folder from Spellbinders
  • All together occasions sentiment stampfrom Taylored Expressions
  • Cardstock from Stampin’ Up! – Blueberry Bushel, Bubble Bath, and Parakeet Party, with corresponding inks to add shading and layers of the magnolia petals (two layers used bubble bath cardstock and two layers used just ink on white cardstock)
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Day 4 of my virgin product challenge

I forgot to post this card on the weekend – but oh boy it makes me chuckle … as soon as I saw this sentiment by I knew I wanted to use a stocking stamp or die with it.

Lots of firsts with this card – the tartan paper, the sentiment stamp and the fireplace stencil. The Mama Elephant stamp was from a class at Crop & Create Delivered – it’s actually a crumpled up tissue, but I thought it’d work perfectly as lumps of coal … it worked out so much better than I expected! I just love this whole card so very much!!

Supplies used:

  • Fireplace stencil by Honey Bee Stamps
  • Stockings die by Stampin’ Up!
  • Red and white velvet specialty papers by Stampin’ Up! (I ink blended the white paper with green ink for the stocking cuff)
  • Feel Better stamp and die set by Mama Elephant
  • Naughty and Nice stamp by
  • Jolly Christmas paper by Memory Box
Class projects, Crop & Create Delivered

Crop & Create Delivered – Honey Bee Stamps

Last but not least – our final class of the weekend event, with Mari Clarke and Honey Bee Stamps. I’d only ever made one shaker card prior to this, and that wasn’t very long ago. I’m now a lot more confident making them, and I really love these cards. Once again, it goes to show how simple designs can be so effective and will have totally different looks just by changing out the papers and colours used – I’m looking forward to making more. I own a couple of Honey Bee products already, but this has really expanded my collection beautifully as I own nothing like these dies from any other companies.

Some things I loved about this class:

  • Some really fun and versatile dies in layering sizes that are super useful not just for shakers.
  • The fun collection of papers we got to choose from – I never thought of using patterned paper with sentiment dies 💙
  • The awesome shadow layer sentiment dies – I need to buy more of these, they’re amazing.
  • I’ve only ever made one shaker card before so this helped give me more ideas and built my confidence.
  • I really love sentiments that have the option of matching stamps or dies for the word – love love love it.

The inks I used were Gina K Designs Dusty Rose, Sweet Corn and Powder Blue.