Hello crafty friends!
Thank you so much for all your amazing feedback and wonderful comments regarding the new release – there really has been such a BUZZ, it’s so exciting! Talking about exciting…I was OVER-THE-MOON-EXCITED when I heard that Honey Bee Stamps were bringing out matching dies for their stamp sets – the Honey Cuts range!
One of the reasons I adore the Beautiful Life stamp set so much is because of the brush lettering style stamps, and as soon as the Honeycuts were available, I filled my cart and bought a some of these gorgeous must-have word dies.
And so todays card, although clean and simple in style, is really brought to life by the Fabulous honey cuts die which is the main focal point of the card! So…let me walk you through the card for today!
I have made todays card on some watercolour cardstock, which I first cut out using a rectangular die. Next I used some Kuretake watercolours and a paintbrush to carefully dab on a blob of paint. I then held the cardstock at an angle so i could control the speed that the drip ran down the cardstock. If it got a bit stuck, I carefully added a drop of water to the paint drop so it had a little more weight to pull it down! I did this for all five colours, but I did let each one dry before moving on to the next one.
For the greeting I used the fabulous die, cut four times in black cardstock and stuck one of top of the other to give the illusion of a chipboard piece. I love the dimension this gives. Then I paired this up with some stamps from the ultimate stamp set when it comes to making your own greeting – the Sentiment Builder! Once this panel was all stamped and my die attached, I mounted it onto a piece of black cardstock on top of a notecard!
Next up – the finishing touches! Firstly, I used the Color My World stamp set to stamp five cute little paint brushes, which i fussy cut and stuck to the bottom of each paint dribble. Oh, but you can of course use the coordinating Color My World HoneyCuts dies either. I decided to stagger the paint brushes to give the card a little touch of whimsy, trimming off any bits that were overhanging the edge.
Lastly… a few embellishments. I didn’t want anything to distract from the colour palate so I decided to add some of the HoneyBeeStamps Embellishments – the Diamonds Dew Drops. THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFUL!! Just look at them!! LOOK …
Although its a clean and simple kind of card, I think that it really does pack a punch – the bold black and white colours contrast against the pop of vibrant colours in an interesting way I think. What do you think, crafty bees?
Thanks for joining me today, and please come back tomorrow to see what treat Lydia has in store for us!