Honey Bee Stamps 'Tis the Season to Sparkle Blog Hop

Hey there, my crafty friends!

Thanks for hopping on over to my blog today!

We are on Day 2 of a 2-day blog hop to showcase the newest Honey Bee Stamps release - Season to Sparkle! You can find the entire new release here.

So many great products to love on this release, so let's get right to it!

I created this card today with only a few products, and it came together really quickly, so I hope you'll give it a try.

I started out by placing the Stacked Pines Background Stencil over a piece of Neenah White cardstock, and then used Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles, and Black Soot Distress Oxide Inks and an ink blending brush to create the trees. I splattered them with water for a little bit of fun texture and then I heat set the trees with my heat tool. I then cut the trees out and set them aside to work on my background.

The new Log Cabin patterned paper stack from this release has some awesome wood-patterned paper in it, but because the pattern is really subtle, it can easily work for a night sky backdrop! So I used my white pigment ink and blended some ink from bottom to top (heavier on the bottom) and then I took some white gouache paint, mixed it with a little bit of water, and flicked it on to an A2-sized panel that I cut down from the original 6 x 6 inch piece.

I then glued my ink blended trees on to my night sky panel (after the gouache had dried) and decided to use a sentiment from the Christmas Blessings stamp set for my focal sentiment. I stamped it out on to the same Neenah white cardstock, colored the leaves with a copic marker, and then used the matching dies to cut out the sentiment before gluing it down to my finished card panel.

After my scene panel was all complete, I glued it down on to a cut and scored 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base to finish off my card!

Thanks again for joining the fun on the blog hop today!

Keep hopping along to each person's blog and leave a comment at each stop for a chance to win a $30 gift card!

The next stop on the hop is the wonderful Angelica Conrad.

Happy Holiday Crafting!


Your next stop on the blog hop is Angelica Conrad! If you get lost along the way, head back to the Honey Bee Stamps blog to get on track!