Honeybee Home - Ink Stamp Share
Hello and welcome to another Ink Stamp Share Blog Hop where this time, we are sharing projects we are currently working on.
I have a pile of new stamp sets from the upcoming January - June mini catalogue that I was able to pre order that have been sitting on my desk for a couple of weeks now - this is the first chance I have had to play with them. I decided to use a stamp set called Honeybee Home, coordinating dies and and the brand new Hive 3D embossing folder.
The Honeybee Home bundle belongs to a suite of products called Heart & Home. I love the line drawn floral images and the mix of handwritten and typed fonts. The dies in this suite are so pretty and can be used in many different ways - I can't wait to share more projects with them over the coming months!
Here is my project:
I made this card with a colleague in mind; a lovely lady called Vivian who is moving on to new and exciting challenges in the New Year.
The colours I used:
You will need:
21 cm x 14.5 cm Basic White Thick (BWT) - scored at 10.5 cm
9.5 cm x 13.5 cm DSP
1cm strips of DSP
8.5 cm x 12.5 cm Vellum
Piece of BWT for stamping and die cutting
The stamping, die cutting and colouring:
I used Memento ink to stamp a flower stem, a bee (there are three to choose from in this set!) and the sentiment. I then coloured with Stampin' Blends.
The stitched edge circle has been die cut using the Picture This die - first time I have used this die (shame on me).
Something rather clever happens when you emboss vellum! The Hive 3D embossing folder creates this stunning background with a single pass through a die cutting machine. I chose to use the debossed side for my project.
Adhere the DSP panel to the card front using Tombow. Adhere vellum using the tip below! I then adhered the bee and the sentiment with dimensionals and carefully lifted the vellum to add a little more Tombow to further adhere the vellum.
Adhering vellum can be tricky as adhesive usually shows through. I positioned my flower stem, adhering with dimensionals. I then applied Tombow on the back of the vellum behind the flowers.
The inside and envelope:
I used a simple 1cm strip of DSP along the bottom of the inside and along the front of the envelope. I also stamped a bee on the envelope flap but forgot to take a photo.
I used a Pool Party Stampin' Blend (light) to add a little colour to the wings of the bee. You can also see on the photo below how stunning the embossed vellum looks.
As a finishing touch I added some rhinestones for a little sparkle.
My project was still missing a little something so I used some of the open weave Fresh Freesia ribbon - cut in half to tie a little double bow that has been adhered with a mini glue dot.
The completed project:
A fairly simple card but one I know will appeal to Vivian. Making cards to suit the recipient is the main reason I started paper crafting many, many years ago.
Next up is Cheryl Taylor - I can't wait to see what is on her desk!
Thanks for hopping along with us, don't forget to leave us comments to let us know what you think of our projects!
If you need to order any supplies, simply use my “shop with me” button or click on the catalogue links on the right. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you.
If you would like a copy of either of the current Annual Catalogue let me know and I will pop one in the post for you. If you prefer, you can view an online version by clicking the link to the right of this post. Also, the January- June mini catalogue will be available very soon along with the latest Sale-A-Bration brochure - if you would like a copy of either catalogue, let me know!
These are items I used for my project that are available from the 4th January 2022.
Honeybee Home (157943) £21
Honeybee Blooms Dies (157951) £26
Honeybee Home Bundle (157952) £42.25 = 10% bundle discount
Hive 3D Embossing Folder (157955) £8.25
Heart & Home Designer Series Paper (157928) £10.75
Frayed Ribbon (158138) £7.00