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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.

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 12/5 at 8:30 am. Please be sure to join us daily & comment to be entered to win!

For Day Four, we are proud to have Kelly Latevola join us. Here is her amazing project:

Hello Crafters!

I’m so excited to be participating in the 12 Days of Christmas! I think it’s such a wonderful way to get inspiration and say thank you to YOU!

For today’s card I couldn’t help but be drawn to the Rejoice Stamp set with it’s beautiful floral bouquet and gorgeous script fonts. They floral image and “Joy to the World” sentiment are actually one stamp but if you use the dies you can cut them out separately and switch up the layout. I really like having the versatility that offers.

I used Fade Out ink to stamp my floral bouquet twice on watercolor paper. I wanted a more elegant look and I find that’s usually what I get if I do no line watercoloring. I chose to use Daniel Smith Watercolors but you can use any watercoloring medium from Distress Ink to watercolor pencils. The technique will work the same for all of them!

I used a #2 round brush since the sections are a bit smaller but you use whatever you’re comfortable with. I don’t watercolor often enough to be super comfy with larger brushes. I like to lay down a line of color where I want it to be the darkest then I get my brush wet, blot off the base of the brush, and pull the color out with the damp brush. Once I have the color pulled out I go back in and add more color to the areas I’d like to be darker.

I painted the Poinsettia Quinacridone Rose and the Roses Quinacridone Gold.  I also like to drop in another color when I’m painting flowers to add some interest.  I mixed both colors together to create a pretty coralish color and I used that on both flowers. I didn’t add it to every petal just one here and there to switch up the look. I did the same with the leaves adding some yellow or some teal to change the look.

It’s easier to see what I mean in the video below

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdyXzEsS32E]

Once they were done I cut them out using the matching dies along with the sentiment. I stamped it in a dark teal color to compliment the leaves. Since die cutting let’s me use them in whichever way I want I completely changed the orientation so it framed the sentiment above and below. I added a bit of clear Wink of Stella after I adhered them to my card base with foam tape. Be careful adding your Wink of Stella as it can reactivate your watercolor. I don’t swipe mine on, I just dab it.

Thank you guys so much for joining me!

If you missed the previous designers make sure you check them out. They have created wonderful projects for you to get inspiration from!


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98 responses to “Twelve Days of Christmas – Day Four Designer: Kelly Latevola”

  1. Laura says:

    Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing how you watercolor, I always have a hard time with it.

  2. Arianna Barbara says:

    Beautiful colouring Kelly!!! Great card!!!

  3. Linda Carson says:

    Beautiful coloring! I need to try your watercoloring technique!

  4. Sue D says:

    Beautiful. I like the no line watercoloring.

  5. Denise Bryant says:

    Lovely floral bouquet design with gorgeous watercoloring! Beautiful card!

  6. Such a gorgeous card, Kelly, I love your colouring!

  7. Melissa Minelli says:

    Beautiful watercoloring! I aspire to have mine look so beautiful one day. Thank you for sharing such a gorgeous card!

  8. Wow what a beautiful card and your colouring is gorgeous x x

  9. Billie Abalos says:

    Your card is beautiful! Love the array of colors used.

  10. Patricia Ceccacci says:

    Your card is beautiful. I can not watercolor with a brush…I am a watercolor pencil user and love to color flowers. Your shading is awesome, I try to work on shading and learn more to color.

  11. Carrie Erickson says:

    Beautiful card and water coloring as usual!

  12. Karen L Wall says:

    Beautiful cards! I’m a new subscriber and love what you do. I’ve learned a lot from you and your copic coloring. Have a great day and thanks for sharing.

  13. Amy Cooley says:

    These flowers have come to life with your beautiful coloring!

  14. Glennis Trotman says:

    Beautiful card

  15. Karen Carlson says:

    Beautiful set. Love the card!

  16. joyce mcintosh says:

    What a beautiful card. I just love the stamp set. It’s a must have.

  17. Terri Brandt says:

    Love this set

  18. Wendy Lambert says:

    Just gorgeous water coloring. It’s something I am just learning and I love the look of it. Beautiful card!

  19. Susan Rawlings says:

    Lovely card as always love to watch you work. Love the stamp can’t wait to try it

  20. Teddi Whitney says:

    Stunning stamp set, win win with dies.

  21. Becca Yahrling says:

    Always awed and amazed at Kelly’s coloring. This is so pretty.

  22. Beautiful watercoloring! 🙂

  23. Kimberly McField says:

    Beautiful card! The design is also pretty versatile, as you could use it for birthdays or other events. Lovely!

  24. Jessica Hudler says:

    That’s a beautiful card and the stamp set looks so fun to color in various mediums…Colored pencils, Arteza Real Brush Pens or Zigs, Copics.

  25. Annalisa says:

    Another amazing day of inspiration. I always look forward to Kelly’s cards, and this one is a stunner. I love that you and peanut can craft together, even if it does mean he sits on your brushes and steals your stamps. 😀 Thanks for being such a bright, inspiring presence in the crafty community. (By the way, well done on getting quinacridone out correctly!)

  26. Denise Mlady says:

    This card is so beautiful and I love the colors you used to watercolor the flowers! I think the floral stamp could be used for any occasion so the set is very versatile.

  27. Janis in ID says:

    LOVE the scripty sentiment and the beautiful florals!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  28. Sally Keagle says:

    So gorgeous, you are very talented and creative!

  29. Katherine Herbert says:

    So pretty!

  30. Sara Nelson says:

    Beautiful water coloring!

  31. Carla Hundley says:

    How lovely and
    great way to use
    the dies.
    Carla from Utah

  32. Kim Hover says:

    Love your style Kelly. Thanks for another beautiful card and sharing your experience with us. ❤

  33. Tracey Landt says:

    Beautiful card Kelly! What a versatile stamp set. This spray of flowers could be used for any occasion, another fabulous Honey Bee idea!
    Thank you for sharing 💕💖

  34. Chris S. says:

    This is a beautiful stamp. Kelly’s card is awesome.

  35. Daphne says:

    This card is stunning! I absolutely love all the details in the flowers and the dies to boot are perfect! Thank you!

  36. Dawn Turpin says:

    Love this stamp. Kelly’s water coloring is beautiful!

  37. Sondra Hammond says:

    Gorgeous water coloring!! And the stamp set is awesome!! Love the idea of the dies allowing you to cut things out separately!! TFS!

  38. Venetta Martin says:

    Very beautiful card. I am new to card making so I am learning sooo much and getting awesome ideas!!

  39. David Bromley says:

    Lovely watercolouring! Also, I love the font used in the stamp.

  40. Linda Hopton says:

    Kelly you are amazing! You make watercoloring look so easy and your card is stunning!!

  41. Kim says:

    I love this card. Great job Kelly! And I just received my Black Friday order from Honey Bee! TY for the added goodies. Love everything!

  42. Debbie F. says:

    What a great stamp set! Love the sentiments and love the way you colored it. Thanks, Kelly!

  43. Toni McClure says:

    I am absolutely in love with this set! The watercolor method lends a warmth yet soft effect.
    Since watercolors are my personal favorite and the fluid design of this stamp set makes me want to create cards now, I am inspired and motivated. Thank you for a great card with an incredible design. I love it beyond.

  44. Linda Carson says:

    Really delightful and beautifully colored!

  45. Toni McClure says:

    I am inspired and excited by this stamp. Love the floral with the soft Arch and the watercolors make it so beautiful that I want to paint one now!

  46. What a great card! So pretty.

  47. Carol Lovett says:

    Beautiful card as always, you are such an inspiration. I have bought several types of water color inks but have been to afraid to try them out. Every time I see you use watercolors it makes me want to try. Someday it will happen. I am a copic gal and it’s hard to give that up.

  48. Cheryl Robertson says:

    Beautiful card as always Kelly. I love this stamp. You can do so much with it, I think.

  49. Stacey says:

    Love these stamps!

  50. Stacey says:

    Love these stamps! These are fun!

  51. Debra Stevens says:

    I’m learning,too, Kelly! I’v had alcohol markers for a year, and with muy bff’s encouragement, I’m learning watercolor. Your lessons are so appreciated! Thanks!

  52. Linda Carreira says:

    I LOVE this stamp set! Its so versatile. Kelly did a great job using it to make a gorgeous card.

  53. Michelle Sauve says:

    Beautiful card, I love how versatile this stamp set is, it can be used all year around

  54. Angela Restad says:

    Beautiful card, I love your watercolouring!

  55. Linda says:

    Love Kelly’s work and this one is no exception!

  56. Teresa Doyle says:

    This is such a beautiful set and Kelly has done an amazing job water colouring it. I love it when I can learn something more about w/c’ing just by watching one of these videos. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  57. Kathryn Eddy says:

    Kelly’s card is beautiful. I love this stamp set, too.

  58. Emily M. says:

    Beautiful card and water coloring!

  59. Robin Ridpath says:

    Great card! Great designer! I love watching Kelly’s videos. I always get great tips and some laughs as a bonus 🙂

  60. Rhonda Miller says:

    Pretty card.

  61. Amy Williams says:

    Wow! What a gorgeous card. Love the no-line water coloring of those gorgeous florals. Very classy.

  62. renee milner says:

    A lovely and cheerful card–your watercoloring is terrific!

  63. Sue McRae says:

    Absolutely gorgeous water coloring!

  64. Rebecca says:

    What a beautiful card. I really love the painted flowers.

  65. Debbie Br says:

    Lovely floral stamp set!

  66. Marsha Loyer says:

    Great tip on Wink of Stella with water color. It makes perfect sense!

  67. Carol says:

    I just love Kelly’s card. So talented. I love the inspiration.

  68. Mari Garcia says:

    I love this stamp and absolutely love this company. I love everything Melissa stands for and will continue to support her. The water coloring is beautiful

  69. Caren C. says:


  70. Sue Symens says:

    So very pretty Kelly!

  71. Marisela Delgado says:

    Such a beautiful card! Love those pretty colors.

  72. Love this! And so excited for the ability to think outside the box with the dies and stamps!

  73. Cathy Lillie says:

    Your watercoloring is fantastic, Kelly! I love the color of the poinsettias and the teal leaves. The card turned out beautifully! As for Christmas trees, I like multi-colored lights and all the decorations we’ve collected over the years on a green tree. I can’t even imagine a black tree.

  74. BrendaLea Abbott says:

    Great coloring on this awesome card Kelly!

  75. Isabel Zito says:

    You are so talented.

  76. Michelle Chapman says:

    First off…sorry my mom Toni posted twice. She was so inspired by Kelly’s water coloring that she felt compelled to post on a blog for the first time EVER! Lol. She of course was confused..didn’t know what URL was, didn’t think it posted…hence submitted again. Haha. Anyways, we love all of Kelly’s inspiration and did a beautiful job with this lovely set.

  77. Andre M. says:

    This is a lovely set and your arrangement and coloring enhances its loveliness.

  78. Kim Teets says:

    Kelly is one of my favorite YouTubers! Always enjoy watching her videos. 🙂

  79. Mary Holshouser says:

    Beautiful bouquets of flowers.
    I look forward to Christmas and
    getting my poinsettia plant.
    thanks for sharing

  80. MoJo says:

    What a beautiful card! This would be perfect for Easter as well.

  81. Absolutely GORGEOUS! Your coloring is amazing!

  82. I enjoy your videos immensely! I love to watch you paint and color and your stories are always interesting. Thanks for the inspiration! Your card turned out awesome!

  83. Julie Booker says:

    Your watercolouring is beautiful as always. This is such a pretty floral stamp and so versatile

  84. Linnea Sundstrom says:

    I really need to try that fade-out ink. such a pretty result!

  85. Miriam Prantner says:

    Love that gorgeous painting!

  86. chark says:

    beautiful as always!

  87. Meghan Kennihan says:

    Just amazing coloring and I love the sentiment in the middle!

  88. This is SO pretty! Love the colors and the beautiful design!

  89. Tammy L Davis says:

    Beautiful! I would love this as a birthday card also!

  90. Mary-Anne V says:

    What an absolutely stunning card I love the painting and I love the design.

  91. Kathy J in Ellicott City says:

    What a beautiful card!

  92. Sharon Dolan says:

    Cute card!

  93. Dee Earnshaw says:

    wow fantastic coloring – thanks for the little tips!!

  94. Sheri Kempke says:

    What a gorgeous card–I love your video’s Kelly, and your story telling! Your coloring is always awesome, I’ve learned lots from you, thank!

  95. Tracy Lustick says:

    Kelly even with a paint brush you amaze , nice job !

  96. Tracy Moloney says:

    DELIGHTFUL card Kelly!
    LOVE your BEAUTIFUL floral panels, FABULOUS colouring and ELEGANT design!
    THANK YOU for sharing your video of wonderful watercolouring 🙂

  97. Marisela Delgado says: