Happy Monday, my busy little bees!
Oh what a busy few days we have had in our hive this weekend… we have been simply buzzing about the new release! If you haven’t had a chance to see whats new, be sure to fly by the shop to see some awesome new stamps and dies! You will love them!
For today’s card though, I am using one of my old favourites – the Country Wreath set, to make this fresh, floral card, where the beautiful stamped images frame the die cut greeting.
This card involved a lot of masking and fussy cutting, but I think the effort is very much worth the final result! First I masked a strip of the card using washi tape, then stamped on either side of the tape using the Country Wreath stamps in dye based ink. I built up the effect of layers by masking each flower that I stamped, before stamping other flowers and foliage around it.
To add dimension to the card, I raised up the inner panel ( cut using a rectangular die) and added a layer of craft foam and pink cardstock underneath. It’s hard to see the pink layer when you look head on, but from the side I think it really makes the pink flowers pop!
I used a die to cut out the word thanks from the same pink cardstock several times, and stuck them on top of each other to create the feel of a nice sturdy chipboard product. To give a lovely shine, I then embossed it with some clear embossing powder and finished the card with some teeny tiny adhesive pearls.
Why not take a look at this video of me walking through exactly how I made the card. <3
AND WAIT, there is more good news! Firstly, if you like the look of the card, but aren’t keen on fussy cutting, you could check out the Country Blooms stamp set. This set would give you a similar effect in a fraction of the time. And the other great news…. the Country Wreath set now comes with co-ordinating dies! SWOOON!! I have placed by order already, and cannot wait for them to get here!
Thanks for stopping by, and before I go, don’t forget that everyone that places an order will get an exclusive free gift in their package… – but the offer finishes today, so hurry, hurry over to shop and give your self a little sweet treat! I would thoroughly recommend the Sentiment Builder stamp set, which has a WHOPPING 95 stamps, that will let you make a plethora of greetings. Here’s a sneak peek of a card I made using the Sentiment Builder set mixed with Beautiful Life… to see the full card, hop on over to the HoneyBeeStamps Instagram page!
Have a great day!