Hello Honey Bee friends! Today I’m sharing a thank you card I made using the beautiful new Hello Sweetheart stamps, coordinating Honey Cuts and layering stencils! These are all part of the awesome Sealed With Love release! I used the stencils to color the flowers and then stepped it up a bit by adding shading and depth with a few Copic markers. Keep reading for the details!
First I created my card base and layers. I used the Mod A2 Cover Plate die to dry emboss a piece of A2-sized purple card stock. Just use the die with your rubber embossing mat in the sandwich for your die cutting machine! (TIP: spritz a fine spray of water on your card stock before dry embossing to help eliminate cracks in the paper.) I inked Villainous Potion Distress Oxide around the edges with a Detail Blender brush and added spatters of diluted white gauche. I trimmed a bit around the edges and adhered it to a top-folding A2 card base.
Next I stamped the floral heart onto 80# Neenah with some Bee Creative No-line Coloring ink. The reason I used no-line ink is that I’ve found that when inking Distress Oxides over black ink, it really dulls the black stamped lines. Also, I’ve found that certain black inks will smear a little when ink blending over them. So I left the stamp in my MISTI and re-stamped the image with Intense Black ink after I finished the stenciling. I love the crisp, clear lines from this ink!
I used these Distress Oxides through the layered stencils: Villainous Potion, Rustic Wilderness, Mowed Lawn, Squeezed Lemonade, and Mustard Seed. To be able to easily add shading with the inks, I used sponge daubers. Then I created more dimension to the flowers and leaves with some Copic markers. When you already have your flowers stenciled, this such a quick and easy way to add a bit of Copic coloring! I used these Copic markers: V17, V15, V09, V01, Y19, Y15, Y08, YG17, and YG25.
I stamped the sentiment from the Hello Sweetheart set in Intense Black ink. Next I die cut it with the coordinating Honey Cut. I added some foam tape to the back of the sentiment and heart to pop them up onto the card. For a touch of bling I added a few gems from the new Back To Basics Gem Stickers. I love how there are different sizes of gems in these new sets!!
I really love these coloring, layering stencils! They are really lots of fun to use! I hope you have the Merriest Christmas, if you celebrate; and if not, I’m wishing all the best for you during this season! Thank you so much for stopping by today!