Watercolor Fall Splendor
Hello Honey Bee friends! Carol here today and let me tell you, it’s still super hot where I am, but I’m getting in the mood for fall with this stunning new Autumn Blessings release! If you haven’t seen all of the amazing new stamps, dies, and stencils from from this release, you really should check it out in the Honey Bee shop! There is something for everyone!
I stamped the pumpkins, leaves and acorns onto some watercolor paper in Versafine Onyx Black ink. I used my MISTI to stamp twice to make sure I had good coverage on the watercolor paper. I heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. I then used just about every watercolor medium I had that was in fall colors! LOL! I used a few Daniel Smith colors, several Distress Inks, a few Tombows and Zig Clean Color Brush Markers. I just kept adding different shades of oranges, yellows, golds, greens, and browns until I was happy. It was really so fun to just play with the colors! I used the coordinating Pumpkin Patch Honey Cuts to die cut everything.
For the background, I die cut watercolor paper with the largest Double Stitched Ovals Honey Cut. Keeping the cut paper in the die so there would be a white border, I used the NEW Honey Bee Stamps Background Blender Brushes to blend on some Distress Oxides inks in Fossilized Amber and Mowed Lawn. Let me tell you, these brushes are a game changer to achieve smooth ink blending!! I also added a few splatters of watered down Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide.
The sentiment is from the Fall set stamped in Versafine and trimmed. I blended Carved Pumpkin, Fossilized Amber, and Mustard Seed Oxides onto some scratch Neenah Solar White to fit the Fall Honey Cut and die cut it out. I also cut it from some black cardstock, adhering it slightly offset behind the ink blended one.
I arranged and adhered everything with liquid glue and 3D foam squares to the background oval. For my card base, I used the largest Scallop Ovals Honey Cuts to die cut two pieces from some orange cardstock. I scored the back piece about ½” from the top and added some adhesive above the scored line to create a hinge for opening the card. Finally, I added some sparkle to the fall die cut and topped it off with Glossy Accents–love the dimension that gives it!
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my card today! There has been so many amazing creations from the design team for this release! Be sure to follow Honey Bee Stamps here on the blog, or over on Instagram @honeybeestamps, so you won’t miss upcoming projects that are sure to be awesome! I’ll see you again here in a couple weeks and next week on my Instagram @c.ann.h. Stay crafty!