CELEBRATE – Celebrating A Year With Honey Bee Stamps!
Hello my sweet honey bees! It’s Leslie here…
The time has come! You know what they say – time flies when you have craft supplies to play with! 🙂
Today is my last blogging day as part of the Honey Bee Stamps Design Team. Of course I am a little sad, but I prefer to look at this differently and be thankful for the last year that I have spent on this sweet design team. So today, I am sharing a celebration card!
I am celebrating the fact that I have had the pleasure of serving two terms on the HBS team, and that I have had the opportunity to play with so many of their awesome products. I am celebrating that the awesome Melissa helped make it possible for me to go to Creativation in January, where I not only had a blast, but also allowed me to meet so many more wonderful people in this industry. I am celebrating that this year, I was lucky enough to be invited to illustrate stamp sets for the Honey Bee Stamps brand. It still makes me smile so much to see projects made with the stamps that started life as a doodle in my notebook! So, THANK YOU Melissa, to Lisa, Taniesa and EVERY single one of the other wonderful people that work behind the scenes to make this a fabulous craft company. ALSO, thank you to YOU GUYS. For visiting and reading my blog posts, for your comments and love. Thank you for joining me over on my blog to see more of my projects.
Anyway… enough blabbering, let’s get on with the card for today! I hope you like it!
Every one knows that celebrations need balloons, right? YEAH! So I used the balloon dies from the Celebration box die set to cut out some mini masks from post it note paper. Next up I grabbed a few distress inks so I could add some colourful balloons to create a background. I did one at a time, working from the left to the right, and I overlapped them slightly to create more interest.
I was mindful of colours that would work well together – I didn’t want to accidentally create any muddy looking overlaps. I love the soft effect this gives! The round mini blending tool from ranger was perfect for this technique. After I had finished my balloons, I used some of the confetti element stamps from the coordinating Celebration box stamp set, and used the same colours to add some fun confetti to the background.
Next I die cut a rectangle from vellum to layer on top of my card, and then I simply had to add my greeting and a few embellishments. Of course I HAD to use the Celebrate Honey cuts die – it was simply perfect for this occasion! I used it on some self adhesive black foam and carefully stuck it to the front of the vellum. To adhere the vellum to the balloon panel, I used tiny glue dots behind the sentiment, and I also added a few in other places, which I managed to hid with a few pretty sequins.
There we have it!
Thank you for all the fun and creativity over the last year.