Saturday, February 24, 2018

Honey Bee Cheerful Love Blog Hop



Hi peeps! Welcome to day 2 of Honey Bee  Stamps Cheerful Love Blog Hop! 

We're celebrating Honey Bee Stamps Cheerful Love Release that are now available in the store and to celebrate the new release, we are having a two day blog hop called Cheerful Love. So please hop along with us both days to be inspired! In case you missed day 1, you can check it out HERE.

Of course, we have fun giveaway, too. Be sure to visit each blog & leave a comment to be entered to win!!! We will be giving away two $30 gift cards to the Honey Bee Stamps store, one from each day. The winners will be posted on our blog Tuesday, February 27th.

Let's get on with my card, shall we? I just love, love this cutie patootie platypus. Mind you, I love stuff animals and one of my favorite back from when I was in junior high was a white platypus. So, when I saw this Penny Platypus, it sure brings back lots of memories and I enjoy playing with this set.




For the background I made my own background by mixing some alcohol inks and swipe them back and forth. Pretty color combo, right? I used Tim Holtz alcohol ink in Amethyst, Sail Boat Blue, Turquoise and Citrus with silver mixative. 

Then I stamp, die cut and color the platypus and adhere it to the card base with pop dots. Then stamp the sentiment from Ridiculously Happy set. At first, I was going to leave the card the way it is, but then I remember this awesome bling, bling called Wedding Ring Rhinestone that I haven't get to try. So, naturally I had to use it since I think it compliment the card perfectly.

I am also entering this card to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge of making your own background.




In case you're wondering why my platypus look slightly different than on the set, that's because I make his eye larger and I draw a soft line underneath his eyes. I think the little doodle make him look more like my platypus that I used to have. :)

Well peeps, that's all from me today. You have quite a few blog to hop to, so grab your cup of your favorite drink & enjoy the hop. Here's the complete list of today's hop participant. Thank you for stopping by here and enjoy your weekend!! Cheers...

you are here -->Vera Yates <-- you are here

75 comments:

~amy~ said...

Vera, this is ADORABLE!!!!!

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my! It's totally cute!!!

Avra Williams said...

I love the coloring on this one!

Nikki said...

This is so adorable! Love the background.

Oliev said...

Yummy background, cute card:-)

Debra Rumpza said...

So cute... and that sentiment is so great!

Fikreta said...

its so cute!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the white platypus.
He really pops off the page
and is darling.
thanks for sharing.
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Sue D said...

Love the background and the slight changes to the platypus.

Teresa Selby said...

Love your platypus! He is so cute! (shss don't tell him that) LOL. You made an awesome card! Love the animal ones that you all do. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

Ilda Dias said...

I love how you colored the platypus! And, that background is just beautiful Vera!

Becky_477 said...

What a beautiful, sweet little card!

Susie Sonnier said...

What a great Honey Bee release. So many items on my ""list" of must haves.

Emily Davis said...

How did you make the background? I need details.
Maybe a video.
That is awesome.

Cynthia Cole said...

Love your platypus card and that sweet sentiment!

Nancy Frustaci said...

Such and adorable card, love the background

Dana Norris said...

I love the platypus! Your card and the background is beautiful.

Cheri said...

Cute platypus card! I like how you did his eyes, too - he's darling!

Dee Earnshaw said...

such a sweet card - love the way you made the background

Kari V. said...

Eep! I love the platypus in white! So cute!

Karen Gerek said...

Vera, as soon as I saw your card, I went, "awwww" and then I read your story about having a stuffed Penny when you were younger. I love that! When I saw the set the very first time, it took me back to when I was in 7th or 8th grade and had to do a report and I chose a platypus. I even made one out of felt and did all hand stitching on it. This is DEFINITELY a set I have to have.

Denise Ward said...

What a sweet card!! The dear little platypus with this heartwarming message would make anyone smile and feel loved!!!

Kerys said...

This card is just adorable. I love th color of th platypus- completely different from everyone else. And the sentiment is just too cute. Thank you so much for the inspiration x

Nancy Dempsey said...

Such a sweet card and wonderful memories!

Foxy said...

Great idea to embellish the eyes!

Kelsey Thomas said...

I am in love with that platypus! It is just so adorable. :)

Holly Melanson said...
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Holly Melanson said...

Vera, this is awesome! I love your swiped bg, it makes it look like your platypus is enjoying a swim, especially with those rhinestone bubbles!

Cynthia said...

This background caught my eye right away!

Jennifer said...

What a cutie! I love your fresh take on color choices!!!

Robin Platt said...

Super cute card with an awesome background.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

You will be cheering someone up with this adorable card!

D.Ann C said...

I love that ridiculously happy sentiment and the adorable platypus, too!

sentsue said...

Beautiful shading on Penny.

Linda S. said...

What a beautiful and clever background. I love the extra eye details you added to his eyes. Also love the dot, dot, dot coloring on the Platapus.

Lucille Manos said...

He's so cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kathy Ferguson said...

Your card is adorable. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

Cheriese said...

That platypus is adorable!

Jill Rauenhorst said...

Love the background!

McStamper said...

What an adorable card. Love your beautiful background.

StarSpry said...

Your card is so adorable! I love the platypus :)

Lee said...

Love the new releases! Great card!!

Denise Bryant said...

Such a sweet card! Love the sentiment and that adorable platypus!

Annalisa Young said...

I love your color palette here! She really does look like a child's favorite stuffed animal. Heck, an adult's favorite stuffed animal! I'd snuggle with that in a heartbeat. And never has a sentiment more accurately described the card itself. Ridiculously happy, indeed! Thanks so much for sharing.

Jeanne Beam said...

Love your adorable card. Thanks for sharing....

Amy C. said...

Love this critter and the pretty blue background.

Angie Linton said...

He's so cute in white. Adorable platypus and love the background with him. Adorable card.

Teresa Doyle said...

This is super cute Vera and your background looks fabulous. I L♥VE the colours! Well done!

Margery C said...

Sweet platypus card. Love your coloring of the background which highlighted the white platypus.

Tanja said...

Great card, I love the background!

Mirella said...

This is such an adorable card, your colouring is great, and that background is simply amazing!

Lorraine Turner said...

Vera,

I absolutely love your card, I am sure that it will do well in the SSS card challenge for the background too. I haven't tried alcohol and inks yet but I am itching to do so. I adore the Honey Bee stamp critter images, they are so, so cute and the size is incredible that they do make everyone who sees them go 'awww'. Any recipient of a card with a Honey Bee image is sure to love it.

Thank you for sharing your talents once again with us crafters. :O)

Cornelia Fulmore said...

Very cute Platypus card. I love the washy background.

Patti H. said...

Adorable Platypus! Love your swiped background & how the extra eye attention makes them stand out more.

Lori said...

Super cute card!

Paula Desmarais said...

Such a sweet card Vera, Thanks so much for sharing :)

Kimberly Bennett said...

Beautiful background! Love love love the white platypus! Amazing design!

Andrea Hastilow said...

Your cuddly platypus must have been very very cute if he looked like your picture. Loving your background with the swipes of inks, very arctic looking. Thanks for a great design.

Embley Veronica said...

I love your coloring of the platypus (those little dots are such a cool addition) along with your alterations around the eyes (so much cuter that way. :)) Thanks for sharing!

FD91354 said...

Love this card and Love the change to the eyes!

Brandi R said...

This is so cute! Love your platypus and that gorgeous background. GREAT colors

Celeste Goff said...

Oh, this is just too stinking cute!

Shelly said...

Aww...this is sooo sweet!

Lagene said...

The platypus is too CUTE! Love your background!!!

Virginia Lu said...

Darling card! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Make Your Own Background” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

Cathy Lillie said...

I love that you made the platypus your own by changing its eyes! It is so cute! The background you created with the alcohol inks is gorgeous! Fantastic colors!

Linda M said...

Wonderful card! Love the white platypus against that gorgeous background!

Shawninaz said...

Love the background and the way you adjusted the face to match your memories!

Lindarub 25 said...

Cute card love the background and the platypus.

phlower said...

Totally adorable card — love your cute little platypus and that beautiful background! Great job!

Annette Gordon said...

Awe. So cute!!! Such a great background really made that platytpus pop!

Karthikha said...

Such a sweet and cute card! :)

Anushree Vaish said...

Adorable card.... Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Amante del Papel said...

Your card looks adorable!

jenn shurkus said...

beautiful card :) Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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