Friday, September 1, 2017

hopping with Honey Bee Stamps!

Today we getting together with our sweet friends at Honey Bee Stamps to hop around and celebrate the release of the United We Flourish Sending Sunshine Stamp & Die Combo by Honey Bee.

I've been having a blast with this set, including creating these cards that I'm calling the "summer sunrise" trio...

These cards take my love of Glossy Accents and Nuvo Drops to a whole new place! Making glossy, layered die cut words is already one of my very favorite things but now I'm excited to use Accents & Nuvo Drops with my stencils too. Here's what I did...

The first step is to mask off a section to apply ink to. I used Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral and Wild Honey Distress Inks.
Tack stencil over inked panel.
Apply a gloss medium like Nuvo Drops Morning Dew or Glossy Accents.
Smooth medium with a squeegee. 
A few things to note...Distress Oxides are water-reactive so the gloss medium will effect the ink. Work quickly and apply to smaller areas. 

To complete my card, I "built" sentiments with the UWF Sending Sunshine set. I layered 3 sunshine die cuts, applied Oxide ink and topped with Glossy Accents.


Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop is Miss Carolyn's blog and make sure to swing by the Classroom at some point because there are PRIZES (gift certificates to EH baby)!

Have a great day! XO!
Carly

supplies:
UWF Sending Sunshine
Honey Bee Sunburst Layering Stencils
Distress Oxide Inks Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral & Wild Honey
Glossy Accents

37 comments:

Christy Q said...

Wow, wow!! This is just amazing! I love the effect that you added with the Nuvo drops - who would have thought that you could use them that way? I love the beautiful background you created too. I think I must get the Distress Oxides now because I've resisted for so long...

Quick question, did you have trouble removing the Nuvo drops from the stencil once you were done? I imagine that you would have to work quickly and clean the stencil before it dried up. Or did you have to clean up in between applications?

Tracy A said...

Absolutely beautiful. Your design is wonderful and your color choice is perfect. I love these cards.

Taniesa Vlasak said...

I think that you are officially the ink blending QUEEN!! This is just stunning my friend, I am totally copying you on this one.... with the sunshine products AND other fun stencils too! You are so stinkin talented <3

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards!!! Thanks for this step by step post!!!

Anila Dk said...

This is so pretty... Lovely Use of nuvo drops... Must try with my Glossy accents

Kelley Kohout (pronounced Cahoot) said...

Wow Carly!!! Great ideas....I'm totally copying you!

Michelle Griffin said...

Wow.. this is an amazing card...

Sue McRae said...

Love these vivid and happy cards and your fun technique!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the streaked look of the colors.
Fantastic background.
thanks for sharing.

Sue LD said...

Love how you created these colorful cards.

Sabrina said...

Fabulous cards!!!

Scraplea 1 said...

Fun cards! Love the colors of the sun bursts. Thanks for sharing!!

lisamom said...

So colorful! Love it!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are wonderful.

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

The layers of Nuvo drops : such a brilliant idea (no pun intended !!). Beautiful cards !!! Really appreciate the bright colors.

Teresa Doyle said...

A great trio of cards Carly. Love how you did the rainbow just on one edge, really stunning effect.

Lisa Smith said...

Oh my gosh I love how beautiful those rays turned out!!! Fabulous, just fabulous!

Barbara said...

I love this....Thanks for the inspiration.

MJ said...

Beautiful cards. Love how you did the rays!

Lauri Bacalzo said...

I just love the beautiful bright colors you used.
Thanks for sharing!

Eileen Robertson said...

Such a beautiful card and a fun technique! Love it!

Joan B said...

So awesome!! gorgeous

Sharon Tate said...

These cards are gorgeous and I love the vibrant use of colour, just fab.

Late Blooming said...

What a unique way to use gloss. Thanks for sharing your idea.

Keely said...

Absolutely love the technique you used on the rays!

Cyndi Morris said...

Beautiful card. I love the technique -- very unique.

Elise Smith said...

Beautiful! I love the vibrant colors! Thanks for sharing your squeegee technique :)

Kathy H said...

Your inking is lovely!

Lea Lawson said...

Those sunrays are amazing!! LOVE the bold colors! ♥

Angela Walters said...

Wow! I love the addition of the glossy accents or nuvo drops to the distress oxide ink blended panel. It is just gorgeous! All of your cards look wonderful!!

Huntress said...

Loving these cards with the colors you chose. So oretty!

D.Ann C said...

SUCH a cool technique! I'm definitely going to try it one day... thanks for the inspiration!

Maryam said...

Love your brilliant idea.. so unique and cheerful card ..love this sentement and dieut

I Card Everyone said...

Carly Wow just WOW these are so cool... adding it to my 'gotta try' list! LOve the finished cards... way to SHINE in your very own way... always perfect!
=]

Denise Bryant said...

Yummy colors and textures! Beautiful card! Love the stencil!

Ann said...

Beautiful rays and love how you used the glossy accents.

Patt H. said...

Thanks for sharing how you created this gorgeous card! I love it!