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Welcome to the Honey Bee Stamps 12 Days of Christmas!

We have a FUN 12 days planned for you, our amazing customers. During our 3rd Annual Twelve Days of Christmas event, you will get to see daily inspiration from AMAZING DESIGNERS, receive daily discounts on the products that they used & we will do a drawing from the comments for a winner of one stamp set that the designer used. Winners will be announced on our blog 12/15.

The daily product discount will be available on our website for 24 hours, no coupon code needed. The discount starts at 8:30 am CST today & ends tomorrow 12/9 at 8:30 am. Please be sure to join us daily & comment to be entered to win!

For Day Eight, we are proud to have Jessica Frost-Ballas join us. Here is her amazing project:

Hello!  Jess here from All the Sparkle and I’m so excited to be part of Honey Bee’s 12 Designers of Christmas!  Today I’m sharing a Christmas card using an older stamp set that I just adore as well as a ton of sparkle and shine courtesy of the gorgeous embellishments Honey Bee carries! 😉

To start I stamped the cute snow angel bird from Snow Birds onto white cardstock with versafine and heat-embossed him with clear embossing powder.  I colored him with copic markers to resemble a rose robin, a native bird of Australia.  Mostly I wanted to color a red bird different from a robin or a cardinal so I did a little googling and discovered this pretty bird!  After I finished coloring I die-cut him with the coordinating dies.

Next I stamped the outline of the snow angel stamp onto a white card base with no line beige ink.  I wanted lots of texture in my card so I took a spatula and spread white texture paste around the outline.  I kept my swipes moving away from the center of the image to give it a little movement.  While it was still wet I sprinkled it heavily with ice chips glitter, iridescent tiny bubbles, and young love glitter confetti for tons of sparkle and shine!

While it was drying I stamped the sentiment from Snow Birds onto red and black cardstock with versamark and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder.  I die-cut ‘warm’ with the coordinating die and trimmed the rest of the sentiment to a thin label.  I adhered it to the card and then added my bird with foam mounting tape.  Finally I added a little nuvo crystal glaze around the edge of the bird’s wings and sprinkled it with the same ice chips glitter and young love glitter confetti.  I also added a little nuvo crystal glaze to the bird’s beak for a little shine!  And that’s it!  I love how all the sparkles and dimension from the paste really kick this design up a notch and I hope it inspires you to give your cards a little sparkle! 😉

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a fabulous weekend!

-Jess

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60 responses to “Twelve Days of Christmas – Day Eight Designer: Jessica Frost-Ballas”

  1. Laura says:

    Love
    Your snow bird! Very clever how you made the snow.

  2. Sara Nelson says:

    Soooo adorable!!!

  3. renee milner says:

    What a sweet little bird and card! I like the glittery snow too.

  4. Jessica Kerr says:

    He looks like he’s having a blast!

  5. Amy Cooley says:

    How sweet! This cute little guy made me smile!

  6. Katy Jessup says:

    This is so adorable! Love how you colored the bird!

  7. Kim Teets says:

    Super cute!

  8. Andre M. says:

    Gorgeous glitz and glam on this cutie.

  9. Denise Bryant says:

    Sweet card! I love your snow bird! Pretty coloring and I love the texture of the snow and all the types of glitter! Great effect!

  10. Becca Yahrling says:

    This birdie lover adores this pretty card! Love the added
    sparkle to his wings (wish I could do that to my small parrot –
    at least for the holidays! lol).

  11. Melissa Minelli says:

    Very cute card! I think it’s really creative the way you did the snow. I never think to look up images of creatures for inspiration before I color them. I’m going to try that next time! Thanks for sharing your cute card!

  12. Billie Abalos says:

    Aww, such a sweet card <3

  13. Linda Carson says:

    The use of textured paste is very clever and very creative!

  14. Janis in ID says:

    I totally adore this jubilant snow birdie!!! Beautiful card. Makes me smile all over!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

  15. Sue D says:

    So cute. I like how you colored the bird and made the snow.

  16. So cute! 🙂 Love the glitter in the snow.

  17. Mary Holshouser says:

    So cute. He’s flying for joy – Christmas
    is coming. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  18. Rebecca says:

    Such a cute bird, I really like how you added the snow so he’s making a little snow angel.

  19. Carla Hundley says:

    It’s darling! Love
    the coloring and
    all the sparkle
    you added. And
    I love sugar cookies!
    Carla from Utah

  20. What an adorable card x x

  21. Sue McRae says:

    Your card made me smile with the happy bird playing in the snow! So fun and cute!

  22. Sally Keagle says:

    What a cutie! You do beautiful work, so creative. Happy happy happy.

  23. Isabel Z says:

    You are so talented!

  24. Heather Ferguson says:

    So much fun! Love the snow and that birdie is adorable

  25. MoJo says:

    I’ve only just discovered Honey Bee stamps and I am in love!

  26. Annalisa says:

    ADORABLE! This chubby little bird makes me so happy, and I love the coloring you chose to do. And, of course, the sparkly snow angel is icing on the cake. Thanks for sharing this amazing card with us!

  27. Cathy Lillie says:

    So adorable! I think this is the first time I’m seeing this stamp set. I like how you created the snow angel outline with the texture paste and sparkly embellishments. The bird is so cute!

  28. Kimberly McField says:

    I love the happy little birdie! This is a lovely card.

  29. The birdies in this set are absolutely adorable, and I love Jessica’s design – the sparkle adds to the whole design, too!

  30. Soooo pretty! I love the glitter around him – great idea!!

  31. Super cute birdie Jess! I love all the dimension and glitter you added!

  32. Arianna Barbara says:

    I’m in totally in love for the sweetness!!!

  33. Beth Buss says:

    Such a Ifun little angel.. I like it.

  34. Denise Mlady says:

    So cute! Love all the texture you added to make snow and all the sparkle.

  35. Mel H says:

    What an adorable little bird. I love your card.

  36. Wendy Lambert says:

    I love the glittery look of the snow around the bird! I like the adorable little bird.

  37. Absolutely adorable! I love this so much

  38. Mary-Anne V says:

    Really cute CAS card with the adorable image and fabulously creative snow.

  39. Mary Lehett says:

    What an adorable and sweet card. I am anxiously awaiting opening recent purchases from Honey Bee that I passed on to my husband to wrap for Christmas. He loves it when I do his Christmas shopping for me.

  40. Julie Booker says:

    I just adore this card….

  41. Linnea Sundstrom says:

    luv this! I want to hug him!

  42. chark says:

    cutest card ever!

  43. Tammy L Davis says:

    So cute! LOVE the sparkle!

  44. Helen says:

    This is such a delightful card…love the “snow bird” angel design and the way you created the snow. tfs

  45. Miriam Prantner says:

    Too fun! The sparkly snow is wonderful!

  46. Meghan Kennihan says:

    OH what a cute little bird! Fabulous card!

  47. This is SO CUTE! I love the colors and the beautiful coloring! It puts in a cheerful, joyful mood!

  48. Amy says:

    I need some nuvo crystal glaze, love your design!

  49. BrendaLea Abbott says:

    I adore your snow angel bird and the way you colored him.

  50. Kathy J in Ellicott City says:

    What a great card!

  51. Sheri Kempke says:

    How cute is this bird and love the snow!

  52. Sharon Dolan says:

    Cute bird. I got a chuckle that you were looking for a real red bird, not the usual ones. I too have done that! Great snow tip. Thanks

  53. Dee Earnshaw says:

    Awww isn’t this the sweet ??? love it:)

  54. Tracy Moloney says:

    PURE MAGIC!
    WOW – this is such a DELIGHTFUL card, the bird is SUPER CUTE and the design JOYOUS with the SPARKLE – LOVE IT ALL!
    THANK YOU for sharing and INSPIRING … I can’t wait to add some sparkling dimension around some images real soon 🙂

  55. Teresa Doyle says:

    Awwwww, a snow angel bird, how precious. I love the sparkle around him in the snow Jess, so sweet. A great card.

  56. Tracy Lustick says:

    So clever , I never would have thought of it !

  57. Amber Scholtz says:

    These little birdies are so cute. I have birds come to my feeders everyday. This set would be great to help document that.

  58. Marisela Delgado says:

    Cute card

  59. Dana Parker says:

    All the cards are just wonderful!! I wish I could do as good.