Honey Bee Stamps - Happy Birthday with new Stamp Set!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Hello crafty friends! I'm here today with a card using the brand spankin' new stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps, Hand Lettered Alpha! I'm really loving this set. It is such a great font, and it has both lowercase and uppercase letters! There is even a coordinating Hand Lettered Numeric set.

This was a pretty simple card to make. I began by trimming a piece of white watercolor card stock slightly smaller than an A2 size card. Using my fabulous MISTI tool, I was able to line up the letters evenly to create the custom sentiment. I stamped it with VersaMark ink and white heat embossed it. Then, using Mustard Seed, Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean, and a touch of Seedless Preserves Distress Inks, I created the colorful blended background with a foam blending tool. A few flicks of water over the top, and then blotted with a paper towel created the water spot look. The main panel is adhered to the Soft Stone card base.

I hope you enjoyed my project today....I sure had fun playing! Have a great day and hope it involves some crafty time!

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Sneak Peek - Honey Bee Stamps

Friday, March 25, 2016

Happy Friday everyone! It's a special day today because I've got a sneak peek of just some of the new Honey Bee Stamps that are being released very soon! :D

I've created this birthday card using an awesome new sentiment set and a wreath set that has lots of options for different occasions. This is a simple one layer card. The wreath was created by first stamping the light brown wreath, then the dark brown bow. Then, I stamped each cluster of flowers and leaves until the wreath looked full! Pretty simple and easy! There are endless combinations that can be created with the wreath set.
I hope I've inspired you, and hope you can squeeze some crafty time in today!

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Uniko Challenge #30

Friday, March 18, 2016

Hello! Welcome to the March Uniko Challenge. We have another fun challenge this month to spark your creativity...

With Spring & Easter just around the corner, our challenge is to create a Spring or Easter themed card, tag or project.

You can use any products/stamps to enter the challenge, but we do LOVE to see you use your Uniko products. And, if you do use Uniko, there's an extra chance to win a prize.

Email entries welcome, just email a photo of your card to bev@uniko.co.uk and she will add it to the Uniko Flickr gallery and link up!

This month we have another super Guest Designer joining us, Cornelia from Stemple Spass. Be sure to check out her blog!

My card is very simple. The background has patterned papers from Simple Stories. The die cut shape is cut from watercolor paper and the bunny and sentiment is stamped using Archival Black ink. The bunny and small flowers were colored using distress markers and a water brush. The panel is attached with foam tape.

For more inspiration, visit the Uniko blog to see the other designer's projects!!

  • The DT will choose a winner who will get a £20 gift voucher.
  • The DT choose a Top 3 who will each get 50 Loyalty Rewards Points added to their customer account.
  • We will do a random draw for all those who use A UNIKO stamp, and this winner will get 150 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account

You've got plenty of time to play along with this month's challenge. The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 8th April (7:00pm EDT).

Honey Bee Stamps - Happy Day

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Good morning! I'm always in need of masculine cards so I thought I'd create one for today's Honey Bee stamps post.

It's a pretty simple and straightforward card! I started near the top of the card, slightly off center with the green ink, and stamped the leaves (from the Cherish stamp set) repeatedly to start forming a circular pattern. I continued this process, switching out ink colors every so often. The banner was white heat embossed using "HAPPY" from the Wonderland set, and "day" using the Brush Grunge Alpha set! The banner was mounted to the base with foam tape for some dimension.
Thanks for popping in today!

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Uniko Pure Florals-Cosmos Revisit and Blog Hop!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Good morning! I'm so glad you stopped by because it's the Uniko March 2016 Design Team Blog Hop (and giveaway)!!

So, this month we are taking a look back at a previously released product, dusting it off and giving it some love! Here is an image of the whole stamp set, Pure Florals: Cosmos.

I used the single flower stamp and did LOTS of masking! This was actually quite a long process since each one is heat embossed with gold embossing powder (on watercolor paper). I think it was worth it though! I'm really happy with how this one turned out!

After embossing, I used 5 different Distress Ink colors and watercolored each flower with the inks and some water. This is one of my favorite coloring techniques lately...I just LOVE the watercolor look! The sentiment is also gold embossed. The panel was cut slightly smaller than the base.
Hope I've inspired you with this today!

GIVEAWAY ALERT!! Simply comment along the hop to be in the chance of winning this featured set along with an eGift certificate for £10 to spend in store. Or if you win and already own the set an eGift certificate for £15 will be awarded. You have until midnight (GMT) Friday 25th March 2016 to comment and the winner will be announced on Monday 28th March 2016.

Stamps: Uniko Studio - Pure Florals: Cosmos
Cardstock: PTI - Rustic Cream
Specialty Paper: Strathmore Watercolor
Other: Ranger - Princess Gold Embossing Powder; Tim Holtz Distress Markers

Buzzin' By...

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Happy Thursday crafty friends! I've got a card today featuring the Sweet as Honey stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps. I really love this set because there are so many different images, which means SOOO many different possibilities for cards, scrapbook pages, pocket pages, etc!

The bees and sentiment were stamped with Archival black ink, and the bees were colored in using Distress Markers. The honeycomb pattern was stamped on the card base, and the two panels layered over that were die cut with a stitched edge die. I felt that it still needed a little something, so I added the small rainstones in between each bee for some shine and dimension!

I hope you've enjoyed my project today....so glad you stopped by! Happy Crafting!

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Hi Friend - Honey Bee Stamps

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Hello crafty friends! I've got a simple but sweet Honey Bee Stamps card for you today. I started by die cutting a circle out of watercolor paper, and a circle frame out of black and cream striped paper. The flowers, sentiment, and bee are all from the Sweet as Honey stamp set. They were all stamped with Archival black ink. Using distress markers, I colored in the flowers and used a water brush to create a watercolor look. The circle panel is attached to the card base using foam tape for some dimension. The base was sprayed with the Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer Tool using Black Soot.

So glad you stopped by today! I hope I've brought some inspiration to you!

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