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I’m so excited to have the opportunity to share part of the newest release from Honey Bee Stamps! I literally squealed when I opened my package and saw all the beautiful Under the Sea themed stamps, dies, and embellishments!


The first card I have to share with you was made using the amazing Swimming By Stamp Set! I stamped this beautiful mermaid in Versamark sticky ink and then covered the stamped image in white embossing powder. I didn’t want her facial features in the white embossing powder, so I carefully brushed the powder on her face away with a small paint brush. I then set the powder with a heat tool until all of the powder was smooth. The mermaid was colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then I used a paint brush and clean water to smooth and blend the colored pigment. I hand drew her face on by simply using the watermark ink left behind by the Versamark ink when I originally stamped the image.



The background inside of the shaker portion of the card was created using the new Ocean Borders Background Stamp. I again stamped the background design with Versamark sticky ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. This time I used Distress Inks  and mini ink blenders to blend on a base layer of color. I then smooshed the ink pads onto my work surface and painted on individual swirls and waves with a paint brush. This gave the wave design beautiful variation and texture. The shaker was filled with the new Clear Bubbles Sequin Mix. These sequins and circles make the perfect embellishment for all of the Under the Sea release critters and mermaids. I stamped the greeting “Swimming by To Say” on the acetate of my shaker with black Stazon Ink. This type of ink is perfect to use on the slick surface of your shaker cards!


I couldn’t leave the inside of the card blank….I stamped the “Happy Birthday” greeting that is also included in the Swimming By Stamp Set. I colored and added the mermaid’s sweet little turtle friend and added him along with a few of the Clear Bubbles Sequins.


I also have the privilege of introducing you to the Ocean Bliss Stamp Set! Isn’t this the sweetest little mermaid?  I think she looks so happy and content sitting on her rock. This stamp set includes this beautiful mermaid image as well as greetings that go along with her perfectly!

I had so much fun creating this sunset card. I’ve made and attached a process video with all of the details! I hope you will take the time to check it out;) While you are visiting our YouTube Channel….BEE sure to subscribe! We have many, many new designers with LOTS of BEE-youtiful inspiration.

Make sure you SWIM by each day this week. We will be revealing amazing new products everyday!




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8 responses to “New Release: Day 3 Swimming By & Ocean Bliss”

  1. Pooja says:

    Cool cards 🙂

  2. Tracy A says:

    Beautiful cards. I love the mermaid. The coloring is stunning. Thanks for including the video.

  3. lindsay w says:

    I definitely need the Ocean Border background stamp!

  4. Mary Holshouser says:

    the little turtle card is darling.
    The shaker is beautiful. Love
    the mermaid.
    thanks for sharing.

  5. Mary says:

    Loving this new release! Thanks for sharing such beautiful and inspiring cards!

  6. Roberta S. says:

    I love how colorful these are.

  7. Stephanie Z says:

    A beautiful card with a lovely mermaid and thanks for the tips on creating a wonderful background 🙂

  8. LOVE LOVE these cards, awesome, I am so excited about the Mermaids !!!!