Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Embossed Background with Dies

Hello friends & welcome to another Heartfelt Wednesday inspiration post
Today is the new release day and we have a super cute collection this month:

Sweet as Honey!



Life is busy and can “bee” overwhelming at times…and it’s in the middle of that chaos that you need to get “busy as a bee” with your creative side and refresh your soul with some fun and lighthearted art from the heart! The “bee-autiful” thing about creating art from the heart is that



whether you’re needing to send “bee-lated” birthday greetings, remind someone to “bee-lieve” in themselves, or simply let someone know you’ll “bee” thinking about them, you’ve not only accomplished your act of kindness through remembering and touching the hearts of friends and loved ones with your creative projects, but you’ve refreshed your soul and refocused your heart as well! Join us in spreading joy and “bee-autiful” creations with the new Sweet as Honey Collection by Heartfelt Creations! “Swarming” with stunning illustrations of whimsical honey bees, charming hives and “bee-autious” garden scenes, this fun and lighthearted collection is ideal for creating projects for a multitude of occasions and is sure to capture the hearts of the young and the young at heart! A bright and happy hued paper collection will fill your soul with rays of warm sunshine yellows, bright sky blues and rich golden honey colors, while boasting captivating honeycomb patterns, happy hexagons, delightful polka dots, perfect plaids and dreamy florals! An assembling of three “bee-coming” cling stamp sets, along with coordinating dies provide endless inspirations with a “bee-autiful” colony of honey bee maidens, whimsical hives and sweet sentiments ideal for pairing with honeycomb die cuts! So, now that you know what all the “buzz” is about, join us in “bee-ing” Sweet as Honey and sharing “bee-autiful” art from the heart wherever you go!




How many of you think about the die's potential before buying a die???
For me buying dies is an investment and I would like to buy a die that can be used in more ways than one. This way I can get more use form them and won't feel guilty for splurging on them hehehe...


So if you are like me then I hope this post helps you to look at your dies in a different way and get more uses out of them. How many of you think about the die's potential before buying a die???
For me buying dies is an investment and I would like to buy a die that can be used in more ways than one. This way I can get more use form them and won't feel guilty for splurging on them hehehe...

So if you think in the same direction then I hope this post helps you to look at your dies in a different way and get more uses out of them.



I have used the honeycomb die to emboss the background for this card. This is a very simple way to get more use out of your dies and get a completely different look. The technique is great to add a subtle texture to the background without overpowering the focal image...

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I just loved this Honey Bee Maiden and had to make a card with her in focus so I kept the card very simple. I loved watercoloring her using Gansai Tambi Watercolors. I also added drops of 3-D Crystal Lacquer to her eyes which is not very clear in this photograph but looks amazing in real life.


Keep reading if you want a step-by-step tutorial on how to create this card and the complete supply list...
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Heartfelt Creations Products: 

HCPC-3829 Honey Bee Maidens Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3831 Sweet as Honey Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-7120 Fleur Border Basics Die
HCD1-7183 Honey Bee Maidens Die
HCD1-7185 Sweet as Honey Die
HCPP3-452 12 x 12 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White
HCPP1-438-1 Paper Pack of 10 - Black
RACP468 Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black
3D1844 3-D Crystal Lacquer
HCDA2-450 Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30
173842 Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
D110305 Stamp Mat Pad
359848 Spellbinders Tool N' One
31510 Funnel Tray
411231 5pc. Acrylic Block Set
532423-KIT Sizzix Vagabond 2 With Solo Wafer-Thin Die Adapter
159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles
D120601 Darice Adhesive Foam Strips

Other Products:

Mowed Lawn Distress ink, Gansai Tambi Watercolors, Paint brushes, Spellbinders Tan Embossing MatCanson watercolor cardstock and pearls.

Instructions:

Use the die from  Sweet as Honey Die along with Spellbinders Tan Embossing Mat to emboss 5" x 3 3/4" white cardstock. Adhere it on a slightly larger piece of black cardstock and adhere this down on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" white cardbase using  Darice Adhesive Foam Strips. Die cut a piece of white cardstock using the die from Fleur Border Basics Die. Ink the top edge lightly using Stack and Store Daubers and Mowed Lawn Distress ink. Stamp the sentiment from Sweet as Honey Cling Stamp Set on the left side of this die cut as shown using Jet Black Archival Ink . Trim it to 5" and adhere to the card front as shown using  Darice Adhesive Foam Strips.

Stamp the image from Honey Bee Maidens Cling Stamp Set on a piece of watercolor cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink and die cut it using matching die from Honey Bee Maidens Die. Color it using Gansai Tambi Watercolors. Adhere it to the card front  using  Darice Adhesive Foam StripsAdd drops of 3-D Crystal Lacquer to the Honey Bee Maiden's eyes. Add some pearls to add finishing touches.



Are you looking for more ways to use your dies??? If your answer is yes then click on the link below: 
Borders from Frame dies with Honey Bee Maiden

Hope you like this technique and give it a try...

Thank you for visiting today... :)
Nupur
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5 comments :

  1. Wow...gorgeous card Nupur! I love how you used the die to emboss your background and your coloring is amazing!

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  2. Nupur, I love the elegant simplicity of this card. just love it. X

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  3. Gorgeous! So creative as well!

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