Honey Bee Stamps Butterfly Thank You

Hi guys, I am excited to share this card with you today that I made for Honey Bee Stamps. I have called it Butterfly Thank You. It’s a good example of how a flash of colouring can really be effective when designing a simple card.

As you are probably aware, Kathy R is running her famous 30 day color challenge for the whole month of March. If, like me you can feel a little intimidated by coloring, how about starting off small like my card. Just putting color to a stamped image can build confidence especially with blending mediums like Copic markers.

This is what I did with this GORGEOUS butterfly stamp and die by Honey Bee Stamps. The set is called Thanks, and it is so versatile. The intricate detail of this butterfly is so pretty. 

To make my card I started off using the Funky Florals stencil by MFT Stamps with some light grey ink. I thought a floral background would work best to give the illusion of butterflies flying over them. I then stamped and colored each butterfly using markers R20, R22, BV00, BV02, G24 and G40 I then positioned them to float above the flowers.

 To finish, I stamped and die cut the Thank You sentiment, also from the HB stamp set and positioned at an angle to compliment the rest of the design.

I hope you will check out the colouring challenge as its not too late to start. Give some simple colouring a go with smaller images and feel the magic!

Well, take care and see you again very soon, Cheryl 🙂


Kind Zen Florals

Hi guys, today I am delighted to be sharing with you some Kind Zen Florals.

As you know by now, the whole team at Honey Bee Stamps is coming together to celebrate the much beloved 30 Day Coloring Challenge hosted by Kathy Racoosin and her blog The Daily Marker!

There seems to be such a warmth and kindness surrounding the Color Challenge and it is the inspiration behind the making of this card. One of my favourite colouring mediums, and probably what I use the most is Copic markers. I did use Copics for today’s card but one of the ideas behind the colouring challenge, is for you to have a go at using many different colouring mediums throughout the month. You will see other mediums being used by my team colleagues each day, so stay tuned.

 I started off by stamping out the large image from the Zen Floral stamp set by Honey Bee Stamps. I also added a smaller image to accent the large one. For the flowers, I alternated between reds and pinks using Copic markers #R20, R22, R35 & R37. For the leaves I used #G24, G40 & G94.

Using the sentiment Kind from the Kindness stamp set also by HBS, I added this at an angle for interest. In the set there are many words to go with the bold words. You could take your pick of what you wanted to write.

To bring the card together, I cut some strips of co-ordinating cardstock and edged off the left side to continue with the bold theme colors.  Then, to finish I added to foam to the back and matted it onto a black card base.

I love the boldness of this card and the way the colors pop.

Why dont you give the challenge a go, its not too late to start 🙂

By for now, Cheryl 🙂


Birthday Blending

Hi guys, I have two cards to share with you today that I have dubbed Birthday Blending.

I fell in love with the Hello Gorgeous stamp set by Honey Bee Stamps because it’s big, it’s lush and it’s so versatile. Recently, I showed it in a haul video and I was ‘itching’ to make something with it. The floral accents in the set lend themselves to be used for colouring, die cutting and embossing. For these cards I went with embossing as I knew I wanted to ink blend the florals. 

Firstly, I heat embossed the image on some white cardstock. Then, I ink blended alternating between two color combos with Ranger’s distress inks. For the blue card, I used Evergreen Bough and Peacock Feathers. For the pink card I used Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry. Spraying some water with the distress sprayer helped give some added interest to the background colors. For the sentiment, I die cut three ‘birthdays’ from the Honey Bee Stamps die set called Celebrate as the size of the sentiment was perfect.

To finish, I added some really pretty floral accents which complimented this stamp set to well and added that extra something, something. Keep an eye out for an up coming video showing how I made these beauties.

Well, it’s been a pleasure chatting with you today, if you want to see how I made them on YouTube see below!

I will look forward to seeing you again next week over at the Honey Bee blog.

By for now

Hugs, Cheryl 🙂

Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge

Hi guys, here is my entry into this week’s Wednesday challenge over at Simon Says Stamp. Its called,   Anything Goes. 

This gave me an opportunity to play with February’s card kit. It is sold out as a package but you can purchase the items individually so don’t worry. Unless I got the kits ahead of time, I would never be able to show you something made from it while it is still in stock. This is because the kits sell out so fast! You can get the coffee cup die here and the stamp set is called Coffee & Tea.

Another product I have been itching to use is the Gansai Tambi Starry Colors.  They are a smaller palette of 6 metallic water based pigment inks, and they are so lush. As the set includes various golds, I thought they would make the perfect backdrop for a coffee themed card.

You will see I die cut the cup twice, one with standard card stock, the other with patterned paper which was in the kit. I popped it on a circle of vellum, which allowed the background to show through. The color pops and goes so well with that golden background look. To finish,  I added a couple of golden hearts and a paper clip both of which were also in the kit. 

Hopefully my card is a lucky winner, fingers crossed!

Have a great weekend folks and see you soon.

Hugs, Cheryl 🙂