Hello Honey Bee friends! Are you loving the new Autumn Splendor release as much as I am? There are so many gorgeous new products, there’s something for everyone! For my cards today, I used the awesome new Sweet Stacks Honey Cuts. I love these die sets–something I didn’t have and are perfect for creating all the layers! I also created one stenciled panel with the beautiful Scatter Leaves Background stencil set to use for both cards! Read on for the details.
First I created my stenciled panel using the beautiful Scattered Leaves stencil set. This set has two stencils, one with the background leaves and another with the detailed leaves. I absolutely love stenciling, inking and adding texture pastes–so many possibilities! To keep the stencils in place, I sprayed the back of both with Pixie Spray. I used my Background Blender Brushes to add spots of Distress Oxides through the background stencil. I used Fossilized Amber, Fired Brick and Mowed Lawn. Then I positioned the detailed stencil and blended the same inks through the stencil.
When I finished inking through the detailed stencil, I left it in place and spread some glossy, transparent texture paste through the stencil. I removed the stencil and washed it and my tools right away and set the panel aside to dry.
For the first card I created the fun-sized mini slimline card base and card front layers. I scored a 6″ x 6″ piece of white card stock at 3″. Then I used the Sweet Stacks: Mini Slimline Honey Cuts to die cut the bottom two layers. After the stenciled panel was dry, I used the next two smaller Sweet Stacks to die cut it and some vellum. Next I adhered the layers to my card base, except the vellum.
Then I stamped the sentiments from the Thinking of You Big Time stamp set onto white card stock with Fired Brick Distress Oxide ink. I left the stamps and paper in my MISTI, and then stamped them again, over the first stamping, with Versamark clear ink. I sprinkled on some clear embossing powder and heat set them. I used the coordinating Honey Cut to die cut the stamped “big hugs” and also three more times from white card stock. I adhered all the layers together with Bee Creative glue. After I trimmed the other sentiment with my paper trimmer. I added a thin foam strip to the back.
Next I inked up some scrap white card stock with Fired Brick, Mowed Lawn and Fossilized Amber Oxides and die cut a few flower pieces with the Itty Bitty Fall Flowers Honey Cuts. I adhered these and the sentiment to the vellum with Bee Creative glue. Now I could add small pieces of foam tape to the back of the vellum so it won’t show through and added it to my card.
I love the new Mini Slimline Envelope Honey Cuts! This die set makes the perfect envelope for all of your mini slimline cards! It also has two flap options–one with rounded corners and another with notched corners. I die cut the envelope pieces from Neenah Desert Storm. Then I used the detailed Scattered Leaves stencil to ink just around the edges of the envelope front piece, leaving the center open for the address. I used a Blender Brush and Ground Espresso Distress Oxide. Then I assembled the pieces by adding Bee Creative glue to the flaps–so easy!!
My next card uses the remaining portion of my stenciled background. Its 6″ x 6″ size allows you to stencil one background for at least two cards!
This is an A2 card that I first die cut the golden layer with the largest of the Sweet Stacks: Rectangles die. I love all of the Sweet Stacks!! Then I used the next largest die to die cut some white card stock. I dry embossed it with the background Scattered Leaves stencil by running it through my die cutting machine with a rubber embossing mat. Then I smooshed a bit of my Distress Oxide inks onto my craft mat, spritzed water into them, and added spatters with a paint brush.
Next I used the Sweet Stacks: Circles to die cut three circles from my stenciled background piece. I also die cut some scrap card stock that I inked up with the above mentioned Distress Oxides. I adhered the solid color circles with Bee Creative glue and popped up the others with foam squares.
Next I stamped the sentiments from the Praying Big Time stamp set with Intense Black ink. I die cut the large sentiment with the coordinating Honey Cut and die cut it three more times from white card stock. I adhered the layers together with Bee Creative glue, added foam tape to the back of both sentiments to adhere them to the card.
Oh, this photo also gives you a peek at a couple of the fabulous envelopes in the Halloween Harvest A2 Envelope pack! They are all so pretty! Well, I sure hope you’ve found some fun inspiration on different ways to use these wonderful new products! Thank you so much for stopping by!