Blog Hop for Honey Bee Stamps July Release

Friday, July 14, 2017

Good Morning Crafty Friends!
Swim along with our New Release - Under The Sea with Honey Bee!
Everything is available for purchase today in our shop HERE.

So let's Shellabrate with some splashingly sweet prizes!!  We will have TWO winners that will each receive a $50 gift certificate to purchase new goodies in the Honey Bee Stamps Store.

All you have to do to win is comment here on the Honey Bee Stamps blog and again at each one of our designer’s blog by Sunday, July 16th. Winners will be announced on Monday, July 17th at Noon PST.



I am super excited to be hopping along today with all the Honey Bee Stamps designers and I have two cards to share with you today using some of these fun new stamps. For my first card, I am using the super cute Swimming By stamp set.

I first started by stamping my mermaid onto my card panel. I then stamped her again onto some masking paper. I applied the mask over my stamped mermaid and then did some ink blending with my Distress Inks. I then colored the mermaid with my Copic markers and then stamped the sentiments. I thought the card needed just a bit of something else so I stamped the cute fish image a few times - this is from the Under the Sea stamp set.



For my second card, I started by using my Ken Oliver Color Burst Powders to make a fun background. This was the first time I've used these and I had so much fun. I used various shades of blue to mimic ocean water.

I then stamped the mermaid from the Under the Sea stamp set with Black Staz-on ink onto my acetate sheet. I also stamped the sentiment from the Swimming By stamp set.

I made my shaker frame by die cutting the largest two dies from the A2 Double Stitched Frames. I added some of the Ice Chips Glitter and the Clear Iris Sequins Mix, both from Honey Bee Stamps ,and the new Desert Oasis Sand into my shaker card.



And here is the inside of the card.


So swim along and get ready to SEA some inspiration!
The next stop on the hop is the fabulous Alexandra Stapleton. If you get lost along the way, I have a full blog hop listing at the bottom of this post.  You can also go to the Honey Bee Stamps blog for a complete listing.


Thank you all so much for joining us in celebrating our New Release this month. We love our customers and appreciate the continued support!!




***Affiliate links used for some products at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support in running this blog***


Alanna Moses    YOU ARE HERE

126 comments :

Melanie r said...

Your artwork and ideas are really beautiful

Shamirrah Clyburn said...

I have never used the color burst but after seeing these wonderful cards i may have to invest....great cards

Jeanne said...

Two great cards here, Alanna. I really like the colors you chose and that mermaid image is so sweet. Fun, fun, fun! :) Hugs!

Nancy Reynolds said...

Your cards are beautiful.

sweet art designs said...

Both cards are beautiful, and I love the technique you used for card 2-I am so going to have to try this

Amy Vitriani said...

Adorable cards!! I love the shaker card with the background stamping ❤️ These mermaids are so cute!!

Roberta said...

Wow & double Wow!! I ❤️ both cards. The 2nd one is my favorite. Thank you for sharing. C

Michele K. Henderson said...

These are some really fun mermaid cards! Perfect for summer, and really colorful too!

Taniesa Vlasak said...

Beautiful job! I love the dreamy ocean background <3 LOVE!

Francine D said...

Love the colorburst and the background. Super cute cards.

Jessica said...

I am really digging the first mermaid's hair. So cool looking!

Charity Hotrum said...

Love the shaker. Card!

Kaypossum said...

I love the underwater stamps and cards. Beautiful colors!

Catherine said...

I really love your backgrounds, they're so saturated and beautiful!

Dee Earnshaw said...

amazing looking cards and gorgeous backgrounds - thanks for sharing your talents with us:)

Angharad Jayne Locke said...

Love how you used the color burst. I need to add those on my list to buy. Great cards and techniques.

Sharon Lopez said...

Both cards are beautiful and unique. How you used them is creative and very mermaidy.

Aridan Fashions said...

The shaker card effect and colors are truly lovely!

Erika Crawford said...

Really love the cards and the vibrant colors.

Peggy Bonovа said...

Lovely underwater scenes! Thank you for sharing the inspiration!

Stephanie Savidge said...

Such cute cards. Like how the second one is mostly dark...different. Thanks for sharing!

Maryjo Monterosso said...

What beautiful fun cards. Love you color choices and the image is just adorable. Thanks for sharing.

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my!!! I'm totally in love for your stunning cards!!!

Karen D said...

they are so very cute, I just love the little mermaids!

Elise Smith said...

The ocean backgrounds are stunning! And I love the first mermaid's colorful hair :)

Laurie Brou said...

Love the colors and the mermaid on this card.

Kari Lightfoot said...

Love the color burst background

Valentina B said...

Wonderful creations! I really like the first one with bright colours :) But the second idea with a shaker is brilliant.

Nanci Wilson said...

Loving all your cards...they are amazing! :)

Twinels said...

Love to win these adorable stamps

Peggysue Turner said...

Both cards are nice but that second card is quite striking!

Ericka Strange said...

Great cards! I love the these mermaids so pretty and fun. The backgrounds are so pretty. Great job!

Tracy A said...

Gorgeous cards. The colors are amazing.

Jessica C. said...

Great cards, thanks for sharing!

candace1221 said...

Adorable! Love mermaids

dligon said...

so pretty and colorful

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful projects. Love how you colored her hair on the first card. TFS

Enchanted Paperie said...

So pretty love that mermaid hair!! Too cute

Julie M said...

Very cute. I especially like the shaker card.

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your cards are Amazing! The mermaids are beautiful and I love the sea backgrounds.

Karen Gerek said...

Fantastic inspiration cards. Love your coloring.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the cards.
The coloring on the first
is fun. The second
with the shaker is
different but great.
Having the mermaid
inside too is a good idea.
thanks for sharing.

Lorna C said...

Beautiful cards! Love the shaker and the colours, stunning!

Stephanie said...

Both your cards are lovely! Love the colors :)

momvarden said...

So cute!

Helen Budz said...

Lovely cards whose colors capture the theme of this release so well. Especially love what you did with the contents of your "shaker"--so authentic looking. TFS

Sally Ann Bird said...

Super cute and adorable cards and stamps!

Lana McHatten said...

Sweet mermaids! Love your cards!

Anonymous said...

Wow. Just Wow. Stunning cards!

Brenda Cannova said...

Wow. Just Wow. Stunning!

Ellen Cooper said...

I really love your cards. my favorite is the shaker card. The Color Burst background is fab!

Vonmariedesign said...

Wow both cards are gorgeous, beautiful backgrounds!! I love your shaker card!!

JEWELZ said...

Love your use of oxide colors!

Tracey Landt said...

Loveley card, thank you for sharing!

cindybearj said...

What cute cards. I love mermaids and I love the one stamped inside!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the tricolored hair on the first one. This is a gorgeous release. TFS

Lisa Stewart said...

Love the shaker card.

Linda said...

so beautiful

Mamaz said...

I've never tried Ken Olivers product but I love the look it gave of the sea. Beautiful design!

Natalie Godfrey said...

Such pretty cards. Great job!
natgodfrey4@gmail.com

Jess said...

Beautiful cards love the water color

Heather said...

Beautiful cards - love the shaker card!

Jodi C. said...

These are both fabulous! Love all of your beautiful art! Thanks for the ideas and inspiration 💜❤️💛💚!

Joyful Imperfections said...

I love the shaker card! It reminds me of buried treasure!

Janelle said...

Wow! Wonderful colors. The 2nd card actually feels like I'm underwater!

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

These are such lovely cards !!
Hugs&Blessings,
Mayra

sagehaven said...

Such different takes on a similar theme! I'm drawn to the shaker card because of the moody colours - very reminiscent of actually being underwater!

Renee VanEpps said...

LOVE the cards, especially your beautiful watercoloring that compliments the images so nicely! Would love to play with these stamps for hours ;)

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty cards! Love that sweet mermaid! The shaker card is so fun!

Rema said...

Hi Alanna. Love your cards, so colorful!

Cati Ballard said...

Great job! Beautiful and creative use of the new release! Love your cards!

Izzy Scrap said...

Amazing cards ! Gorgeous use of the color burst ! Love the shaker card ! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win !

Michele Swanberg said...

I love these mermaids! Such pretty cards!

Stefanie White said...

Great cards. Those color bursts are super cool!

Regina said...

WOW! Your cards are truly amazing!!

Cheri said...

Beautiful colors, and I LOVE the shaker card. So cute!

Kathy Schoening said...

This release was mer-made for me. I love your cards.
Thanks.

Evelyn vasquez said...

Fell in love with the mermaid hair color.

Claudia Nieto said...

I love mermaids! Don't know what it is. But love them. And unicorns too. Love your card.

bev p said...

WOW! the shaker is so bold, but just beautiful! (Note to self: don't be afraid to go bold with color!) Thanks so much. I love how the shaker elements complement the colors.

Teresa Doyle said...

OH ALANNA!!! These are AWW-mazing! Love the shaker card, SO pretty!

Julie B said...

That background is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Erica Brusca said...

Beautiful background! Love your cards and who doesn't love mermaids!

Vivian Foo said...

Love your background & colors.

Diane M said...

Great new release and beautiful cards.

Cynthia Cole said...

Both cards are wonderful!

Sue LD said...

Beautiful underwater mermaid scenes you created.

Lagene said...

Great Release! AWESOME CARDS I especially love the shaker card with Ken Oliver Color Burst background!

Deborah Kaye said...

Wonderful cards. The backgrounds for your mermaids are lovely. That mermaid! She's sweet!

Streetscrapper said...

The colours of your cards in creating the "SEA" are stunning. So beautiful!

Sherry Dobner said...

Love your cards! I would love to win the gift certificate!

Mrsfish02 said...

Your sweet cards are definitely "sea" worthy... this release has some real gems. Swimming along...

StampinwithAloha said...

Beautiful cards! The shaker is different but pretty cool.

Debra Baron said...

Love the Ken Oliver intense color.

For The Love Of Paper said...

Very nice cards. Love your ink blending.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards, love mermaids, collect them so I am in LOVE with this release. Love the colors you used. Tracey Magner

Pam N said...

Great card!

Janice said...

Your backgrounds are stunning! Love the sweet cards.

The Red Haired Lass said...

Love your color choices, this release is fantastic!

Jessica said...

Beautiful cards!

Keely said...

What great backgrounds! Love the details!

Suz said...

Great cards. Love the mermaids.

D.Ann C said...

She's darling and I love the way you did the sea!

Jiaying said...

Love the Ken Oliver background! And both cards are beautiful!

Lisa said...

I like how you used sequins for a shimmery "rock" effect, and how you stamped the inside.

Barb H. said...

Really beautiful cards

Stampin_melissa said...

Beautiful artwork! The first is my favorite, you colored her purple!

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

Oh my gosh ! What a colorful work you've done here !! Very nice.

Lisa said...

Oh my what gorgeous cards! The first... it's good to see the mermaids are keeping current with the splash of color in her hair.. but seriously beautiful... and that color splash background! And the mermaid on the acetate... brilliant!

Angela said...

Wow! Both of these cards are terrific! I love the background you created for the first card with the Color Burst Powders!

Hannah said...

So beautiful! Love the mermaid inside the card especially!

Mirella said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration, I love these mermaids!

Jan said...

Oh my goodness...that shaker card! Fabulous job!!!

Amy Seigler said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the backgrounds you created for both. You did a fabulous job showcasing the mermaid. Awesome!!

Dana said...

Wow!!! Amazing backgrounds for both cards!!

Sandra Alese said...

Very pretty cards. Love the colors.

Elvira said...

Loved the shaker card and loved the use of the sand in it!

Walter Silva said...

Cute card!

Lady Joyful said...

Great cards. I especially like the first one! Those mermaids are really sweet.

Terri Stiefel said...

Love the mermaid stamp! She looks so happy! I had never heard of the color burst ink from Ken Oliver! Will have to look into that! Thank you for sharing!

Jeanne Beam said...

Awesome cards, love the mermaid. Thanks for sharing...

Susan said...

lovely cards, I really like the shaker.
Susan

Diane Bolton said...

Love mermaids. Love shaker cards. Beautiful cards.

Karen Richardson said...

Beautiful!

Sandy Small said...

Great cards, the new mermaid stamps are pretty swimmin!

Celeste Goff said...

What beautiful cards!!!

Made With Love By The Dutch Lady Designs