Hello Honey Bee friends! Today I’m sharing my card featuring some of the soon to be available Vintage Love release products! This beautiful release will be available after the “release party” this evening over on Honey Bee’s YouTube channel at 5 pm PST/8 pm EST. Be sure to come and watch–there are always some gift card giveaways!!
Please note: The links I’ve included for the new Vintage Love products I’ve used today will not be valid until the release is “live”, as mentioned above. Once the release is available, you will be able to click the link and view the products.
This card features the gorgeous Lovely Layers: Sweetheart Roses set along with the Vintage Flora background stamp, the Lovely Layouts: Posted dies, Love Is A Rose stamps (for the sentiment) and the Textiles & Texture: Vintage paper pad. As you can see in the photo background, I’ve also used some new Vintage Love wax melts and the Rose Stem Wax Stamper to create a pretty seal for the envelope. Be sure to keep reading as I’ve included a video link below by our favorite Kelley Kohout showing lots more about the new wax seal products, new papers and gems!
First I stamped the Vintage Flora background stamp with light brown ink onto paper from the Textiles & Texture: Vintage paper pad. Then I die cut the piece with a die from the new Lovely Layouts: Posted die set. I set that aside to work on the other card elements.
As this was my first time to use these gorgeous dies, I printed the layering guide to assist me in assembling the flower layers with glue. You will be able to view, and download for printing, this layering guide found in the product description after the release goes live in the Honey Bee shop.
Next I created my perfectly coordinated ribbon by dying it with the same dusty pink ink I used on the flowers. I smooshed the ink pad onto my craft mat, spritzed the ink with a bit of water, and the pressed the ribbon into the ink. You can repeat the steps until you’re happy with it. Then I dried the ribbon with my heat tool by holding it with my reverse tweezers. Be careful to not hold the heat tool too closely to the ribbon so it doesn’t scorch!
I tied the ribbon around the Vintage Flora background panel and added foam tape to the back. I adhered it to a coordinating pink A2 card base.
Next I adhered the Sweetheart Roses to the card front with glue. I chose a sentiment from the Love Is A Rose stamp set and stamped it with black ink. I cut it out with the coordinating die and popped it up with foam tape strips.
Next I used the Vintage Love wax melts and the Rose Stem wax stamper to create the seal. Honey Bee has a wax melting spoon and a wax melting furnace in their shop to create these pretty seals with. I really like to use this silicone mat when making seals as it is extra thick and you can pour the hot wax onto it and set the hot spoon on it to protect your crafting surface.
This was the first time I tried this two-tone seal. I saw someone on Instagram make them this way and have been wanting to try it. Your wax stamper needs to be very warm and then you pour the melted wax from the spoon directly into the rose portion. Having it warm allows you to use a straight edge to scrape of the excess and level it off to just leave wax in the rose. Then melt another color, pour it onto your surface and press the stamper into the wax. Wait a half minute or so and you will have a beautiful two-color seal!
Be sure to check out Kelley’s video to see more of the wax products, paper, and gems! Click this link to view it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Tg_8T42Kmpc
This was such a fun card to make with all of the vintage elements and the wax seal! I hope to “see” you at the release party on Honey Bee’s YouTube channel (5 pm PST / 8 pm EST). Thank you so much for stopping by!