Honey Bee Stamps Autumn Afternoon Release Blog Hop - Day 1

Hello, Everyone!

I'm so happy to be sharing some inspiration with you from the newest Honey Bee Stamps release - Autumn Afternoon.

This release is full of all things Fall - which is my favorite season!

Today I have a card to share with you that uses the adorable Let's Hang Out stamp set



I began by cutting down a white piece of cardstock to 4 x 5.25 inches. Using a piece of blue painter's tape, I masked off the bottom third of the card. I used my ink blending tool and applied Distress Oxide inks in Peacock Feathers, Chipped Sapphire, and Black Soot to create the night sky.

I then switched the position of the mask and masked off the top two thirds of the cardstock. I applied Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss, and Black Soot to create the grass portion of the card. 

I flicked water on to the entire panel to create the look of texture, and I also flicked white acryllic paint on to the top portion of the card to look like stars. 



After stamping out several images in black ink on to white cardstock, I colored them with my copic markers and then used the matching die set to cut them out. 

I arranged them into this little scene and then adhered them down with liquid glue. 

I stamped a sentiment on to a white piece of cardstock and trimmed it down. After gluing it down to a yellow cardstock matte, I adhered the finished sentiment piece down to the card and finished off the card by applying dry adhesive to the back of my panel and adhering it down to a cut and scored 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base.




There is so much inspiration to find today on the hop! Stop by each blog on the hop and leave a comment for a chance to win a $25 gift card!

Here is the complete blog hop list:


Honey Bee Stamps
Jessica Frost Ballas
Bobbi Lemanksi
Jenny Hall
Brenda Noelke
Mindy Eggen
Julianne Foyil
Ilda Dias
Vera Yates
Kelly Martin - you are here!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and spending some time with me! Don't forget to check out the entire new release here and happy hopping!




Heffy Friends Blog Hop!

Welcome, crafty friends!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and participating in this fun blog hop to showcase the most recent Heffy Doodle release!

Today I'm sharing a card that just makes me smile - and it was really easy to create, so let's get right to it!



I began by stamping several images from the You Go, Gull stamp set and then colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:

Seagulls - W1, W3, YR16, YR68

Clouds - B000

Parchment Paper - E53, E55

Bottle - E33, Y13, Y11, T1

Log - E33, E13, E25

I also used the coordinating die set to cut out the images and then set them aside while I constructed the background. 

I used the Breaking Waves border dies and three different colors of Heffy Doodle Cardstock and then sponged some Tumbled Glass, Broken China, and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide inks to create a little dimension on the edge of the waves.


I arranged all my die cut images and glued them down using liquid adhesive. I then stamped the sentiment on to the parchment paper image in black ink to finish off the card.

Thank you so much for joining this hop and helping us celebrate a new release! You will find all the details for the blog hop below.

Hop along to each blog listed below and leave a comment for a chance to win a £50 gift certificate to the Heffy Doodle store. A winner will be randomly chosen and announced on the Heffy Doodle blog on Tuesday, August 25th.

Hero Arts and Honey Bee Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop





Welcome, friends!

Thanks so much for setting aside a few minutes in your day to stop by and join the fun we're having with the Hero Arts company in showcasing a fabulous new collaboration set with Honey Bee Stamps!

This stamp set is part of a special line that Hero Arts is creating with other companies in the crafting industry. You can read all about the program here, and it's all about coming together with other crafty friends to show unity in the industry!

So let's get to today's card!



I used some of the heart images from the You Are Amazing stamp set and stamped them with various dye inks on to white cardstock. I trimmed that piece down to a smaller size and also trimmed down a piece of colored cardstock from my scrap pile. After adhering the patterned piece on to the solid piece (slightly offset), I set it aside and went to work on the rest of the card.


I stamped the large heart and hand image from the set on to white cardstock and then fussy cut it out and glued foam on to the back of it before adhering it down to the patterned paper panel that I created.



I used a background die from Hero Arts to create the light blue background and glued it down to a cut and scored 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base. After mounting the finished patterned paper panel on to the card, I stamped out a sentiment, trimmed it down, and then glued it down to the card.

Hero Arts and Honey Bee Stamps will give away TWO $50 shopping sprees during this hop - one to the Hero Arts store, and one to Honey Bee Stamps! Winners will be drawn from the comments left across the hop - comment on more blogs for more chances to win! Enter by Wednesday, July 15th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winners will be announced on the Hero Arts and Honey Bee Stamps blogs the following week.


Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Kelly