Friday, April 19, 2019

Honey Bee Stamps - Happy BEEday release Blog Hop


Hello Honey Bee fans! Welcome to the Happy BEEday release Blog Hop - Day 1
  If you have been hopping in order, you should have arrived from Carol's blog.  
Your next stop will be Lydia's blog.  

--->Make sure to leave a comment all along the hop for a chance 
to win Rainbow Wishes Prize Pack which includes:

Rainbow Wishes stamp and dies, Rainbow Wishes paper pack, gem stickers, 
Rainbow Wishes enamel dots & Rainbow Wishes Stencil


All the new products from the Happy BEEday release are now available in the Honey Bee Stamps Shop
This release offers something for everyone. Start making your wish list!


I'm sharing a card today that features some beautiful butterfly images from the Fluttering By stamp set.  I've used a special technique to color these butterflies.  I simply started with some glossy card stock and four different colors of Distress Oxide inks (pictured below).


I used the ink smooshing technique to complete cover these two glossy card stock panels.  For the panel on the left, I applied more layers for a very saturated look.  As you can see both panels look muted and a bit cloudy.  To brighten up the colors, I rubbed on some Distress Micro Glaze over the entire surface of both panels.  This significantly intensifies the smooshed ink colors and reveals all the layers. 


Next I stamped and white heat embossed the butterfly images from Fluttering By right onto the inked panels.  I wanted to use several of the butterflies on my card so I decided to go with an A6 sized card base.  To decorate the front of the card, I used the Diamond Patterns stencil and some Milled Lavender Distress Oxide ink.  I added the butterflies to the card front with dimensional foam squares leaving spaces for the greeting.  


I custom built the greeting using sentiment stamps from the Fluttering By set and the Happy Birthday stamp set.  I then used dies from the Happy Birthday Honey Cuts to cut out the word "birthday" from gold glitter paper along with the white card stock shadow.  And finally for a little extra embellishment, I added some Bright Gold Nuvo Crystal drops.  

Day One Hop Line Up

LeAnne West <-----you are here

67 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this technique!

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  2. Lovely layout on this delightful card. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  3. I love how you created the butterflies! Thanks for the idea!

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  4. love the paper you created for the butterflies

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  5. So glad you showed us how to make the butterflies. I am going to try that today because I love it.

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  6. So pretty!! Love how you made the butterflies with your backgrounds!

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  7. I love making pretty panels like you did with the distress oxides and using them to die cut. Especially butterflies. They always come out so pretty! Your card is gorgeous.

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  8. Your ink combinations are beautiful and I learned a bit about the Distress Glaze. Thank you!

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  9. Lovely card! Those butterflies are beautiful!

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  10. Beautiful cards! I love your distress oxide backgrounds!

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  11. Your card is super beautiful love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. What pretty butterflies. I really love your color choices. TFS!

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  13. Gorgeous, I am always a sucker for butterflies, so you had me there already, on the choice of your stamp set ;-)

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  14. So pretty, the distress oxide backgrounds are gorgeous.

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  15. Such a beautiful card from the background to the butterflies. I love this butterfly set.

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  16. Love your beautiful butterflies.

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  17. I love your backgrounds!! So beautiful, I use the Micro Glaze too. I think it does brighten up the Distress Oxide a lot. The butterflies are fabulous!!

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  18. One of my favorite techniques. Great cards!

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  19. GORGEOUS Butterflies and what a cool technique!!!

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  20. Oh my!!! I'm totally in love for your wonderful card!!! Your colouring technique is simply amazing!!!

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  21. Love the butterflies! They are so full of hope!

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  22. The butterflies are fantastic.
    Wonderful card. thanks for
    sharing txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. Beautiful work! I do love those butterflies!

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  24. I definitely need to do more smooshing-your cards are super cute!!

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  25. You are so talented! I love your pretty card!

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  26. I never win anything from these hops but you guys have the most amazing cards bee truly inspired

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  27. I have got to try your "ink smooshing" technique.

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  28. Just love how you have made those beautiful butterflies!!

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  29. Beautifully created (and hand crafted) background for the butterflies! The smooshing technique works really well; especially with the glaze atop them. The glitter paper in gold is the perfect compliment! Love your card!

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  30. Those butterflies are just gorgeous!

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  31. I looooove this technique and I use it often to color flowers. Your card is absolutely gorgeous.

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  32. Great backgrounds with your inks! I love how you used that to create your butterflies! It is a super bright cheery card!

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  33. Gorgeous card. Love all the colors!

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  34. Dear
    I want to learn the technique. The backgrounds are fab.love it all

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  35. Those butterflies are gorgeous!

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  36. Love your only panels! Beautiful.

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  37. So pretty! Thank you for sharing the tip about Micro Glaze over the Distress Oxides!!

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  38. Marisela Delgado said: Beautiful cards mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  39. Seriously, just OMG! Wow! Your projects are absolutely fantastic! Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us!

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  40. Will have to try the glaze now; love the color combinations!

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  41. Gorgeous!!! Love all those colors together!!! Thank you for showing us your technique!!!
    hugs,
    joni

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  42. The butterflies are so beautiful! I'm going to have to try the Distress Glaze. Lovely card!

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  43. I love how you coloured the butterflies. Such a bright colourful cards

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  44. I really like the technique you used to make the butterflies.

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  45. BEautiful - love the use of the oxides!

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  46. Pretty colors and I like the sparkle.

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  47. love these cards - great technique:)

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  48. The colors on the butterflies are lovely. No two are the same and adds a lot of interest.

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  49. Your butterflies are stunning

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  50. Beautiful butterflies! Thanks for sharing the technique with us :)

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  51. Love the background you made for the butterflies! Absolutely beautiful!

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  52. Great way to create your butterflies. They came out beautiful.

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  53. This is such a neat technique to achieve those great colors! Love the butterflies.

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  54. Nice use of the oxides for those pretty backgrounds to cut the butterflies from!

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