Hi and welcome to Honey Bee Stamps 1st birthday blog hop!!!
Thanks for joining us on our week-long birthday celebration! Today the designers are featuring the brand new stamp set “Happy Everything” with a sweet little kit put together by designer Lisa Cisneros. We have lots planned for you this week and of course lots of prizes! Just leave a comment on our designer’s blogs along your hop for your chance to win!
You should have arrived here from Holly’s Blog, but if not click HERE to start at the beginning!
Here is a photo of the kit we got to work with along with the Happy Everything stamp set:
For my project I wanted to do a little something different with the stamping. Did you know that if you own a foiling machine or laminator, you can actually foil your stamping work?
All you need to do is do your stamping with a very good black ink. Using a stamp positioner like the MISTI tool can really help. If you miss any spots in your stamping be sure to go over it with a marker or a fine tip pen.
Then take your stamped paper and photocopy onto cardstock using a toner based printer or photocopier. Your image is ready for foiling! Note: This should ONLY be for personal use due to copyright, do not share your photocopy images with others.
That is exactly what I did in my project below. You can see the aqua colored foil in the close up photo. I love how it shimmers right along with all the sequins in the shaker card.
I hope my little tip got your creative wheels-a-turnin’! I know that I want to foil ALL THE THINGS now! LOL.
I sure hope you had fun hopping along with us today for Honey Bee Stamps very first birthday blog hop. Make sure you have left a comment below as well as one on every designer’s page and of course the honey bee blog as well. Keep checking back on the Honey Bee Blog all week long for more inspiration and new products…. better yet join the Facebook party HERE for your chance to win lots of awesome prizes.
Welcome to this months Sketch Challenge and Die~Namites Dare!
Every month a new sketch will be introduced….
the sketch can be interpreted as a card, layout or altered piece!
You need to use at least one
You have until the last day of the month to post your creation on your blog,
with mention of the
A random winner will be chosen from eligible participant
for a $25 Gift Certificate to
Here is this month’s sketch…..
Today I’m showing my take on this month’s sketch challenge and dare
! Mine is just a little bit different from the sketch but I am sure you will see how it worked for me. I thought out of the box with this one and decided to incorporate the sketch into a project life title card.
The die I decided to use was an obvious choice given the sketch. I went with the Love Heart
For this particular project I didn’t want the word to show in the project so I overlapped it with the week title by tucking the strip of Glitz patterned paper in the loop of the L. I replaced the flower embellishment with a Glitz designs rhinestone and some enamel dots by My Minds Eye. For the ribbon dare portion I took some black ribbon and silver embroidery floss. I stitched a little arrow onto the ribbon and stapled it to my card using the Tim Holtz Mini Attacher. All of the printed paper used is from the Glitz Designs Wild and Free 6×6 paper pad.
And here it is incorporated into my project life layout.
Here is the right side.
The bottom right card in the photo above was from the digital glitz collection. I used a Ali Edwards 4×6 outline brush on top and the journaling. It’s hard to see from the photo but the upper right card says Movie Date on top of the Glitz designs heart washi tape.
I think everything came together quite nicely. I was a little stuck with this particular week for a while so using the sketch really helped inspire me to get this layout completed!
I am LOVING the new Glitz Designs Wild and Free collection! It’s so bright and colorful with some fun basic patterns that go with everything. Right now you can get this collection and all sorts of fun papercrafting candy at Whimsical Twist for 25% off through September 30th! Use Code AUTUMN25.
Happy Crafting (and Shopping)!