Thursday, June 7, 2018

Honey Bee Stamps - Under the Sea Gang

Hello crafty friends!  Today I'm sharing a card that features a mix of some of my all time favorite Honey Bee stamps from last year with a sentiment stamp from the newest release. The mermaid collection of stamps that was released last summer are some of my very favorites ever from Honey Bee Stamps.  I just love those whimsical mermaid images with all their under the sea friends.  I've paired my images from Swimming By and Under the Sea with the new Small Gang stamp from the spring release.

I originally intended this card to be completely one layer but decided to add the mermaid with foam adhesive so she'd stand out a bit more.  All the fish and sea critters are stamped directly onto the background which I did first.  Then colored them with Copics.  Then masked off the images and ink blended the background on using Blueprint Sketch and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Inks.  Before taking off the masks and stamping the sentiment, I splattered this panel with some clean water to add a bit of distressing and then with white paint to add the look of tiny bubbles.

I had left an open area in the center to stamp the sentiment.  The Small Gang stamp is a one piece 3 x 4" stamp so no guess work with alignment of the words.  Just ink and stamp.  It's a nice bold sentiment and I love the mix of fonts.  Next I added the mermaid - she's also colored with Copics and fussy cut.  When I stamped the mermaid image, I manipulated the stamp so her tail would have more of a curve upward.  This way when I added her to the card, the tail could be nestled nicely under the word "gang".  For some finishing touches I randomly added a few Clear Iris sequins and dots of Nuvo Jewel Drops in Sea Breeze.  I adhered the finished panel on to a top folding A6 card base.  

Thank you so much for swimming by! Have a Fintastic day!!

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