Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Honey Bee Stamps Autumn Afternoon Release Blog Hop


Hi peeps! Welcome to day 1 of Honey Bee Stamps Autumn Afternoon blog hop. I am super excited for this release as here are so many gorgeous and fun sets to share.

One of my favorite from this release is the gorgeous Harvest Bloom designed by my dear friend, Emily Midgett.

Here on my 1st card, I went with bright colors. I stamped and heat embossed the image and then watercolor them. Trim the panel and adhere to card base. For sentiment, I die cut the word hugs from Simple Sentiments Eyelet three times and layered them. Finished by stamping and heat embossing the word Sending You from Kisses set.

I also want to share a couple of the cards for this release that I have shared on Instagram. I've been sharing more cards there then on the blog. You can find me on Instagram HERE.

You can see how much I love the Harvest Blooms since I made a card for the sneak peek and for the hop.

This card below was so much fun to make. I combine 5  sets from this release on this card. I used Slimline Sentiments Blanket dies, Little Red Wagon dies, Nuts About You stamp & dies set, Itty Bitty Leaves dies & Let’s Hang Out stamp & dies set. Yay, me! Hah.... Sorry, I have to pat myself on the back, since it's very rare where I used so many sets in 1 card.

GIVEAWAY!!! A new release party is not complete without giveaway, right? We are offering a $25 Gift Card for each day as a giveaway. You must hop & comment to be entered to win. 

Here's a complete list of today's hop participants:
Honey Bee Stamp
Jessica Frost Ballas
Bobby Lemanksi
Jenny Hall
Brenda Noelke
Mindy Eggen
Julianne Foyil
Ilda Dias
Vera Yates <-- you are here
Kelly Martin

Thank you for joining our hop. Hope you enjoy all the inspirations and thank you for all your support for Honey Bee. Have a blessed day all.

Friday, September 4, 2020

The Ton Slimline Die Release


Hi all and welcome to The Ton Slimline Die release party. The Ton is releasing 14 Slimline Dies and 1 stamp with coordinating die. Seriously, when I received my package it felt like Christmas. So many cool & fund dies!!

When I saw the sneak peek of the dies, this one below, the Slimline Candy Cane Stripe Coverplate Die totally caught my attention & I just had to use it first.

I know right away that I want to pair it with the recently released Poinsettia Wishes and Berry Branches. I stamped the Poinsettia with Soft Garden and Bright Fern. The leaves were stamped with Crystal Pewter & Smoky Quartz. In case you're wondering why they looks greenish gray it's because apparently I didn't clear my stamp good enough & still have a bit of green on it when I stamped the gray inks. I decided to keep them since the color looks unique enough. Hah! Why waste it, right?

Then I decided to soften the overall design by adding the outline Poinsettia & candle from an oldie but goodie set called Fresh Cut Poinsettia. For the berry I stamped the branch with Aspen Cocoa and the berries with Coralline & Lipstick Red

I also used a metallic watercolor to add some shimmer & sparkle to the Poinsettias. I am a bit obsessed in playing with metallic watercolor lately. To finish the card, I used sentiment from Easy Expressions Holiday.

I was so into playing with the dies, that I decided to make another card. This time I used the Slimline Star Coverplate Dies.

I ink blended Soft Garden, Lemon Drop and Azurite for the background and run it through the dies. Next, I used one of the Slimline Nested Pierced Dies to trim the star panel and adhere it to  the card base.

At first I was going to pair it with some flowers, but then I feel the background is busy enough that I should keep the rest simple. So, I decided to play with several of The Ton alphabets set. I used Floral Alphas, Skinny Alphas Coverplate dies & Modern Alphas Coverplate dies. Finished the card by adding some mix dew drops.

I know slim card is trending right now. Are you into slim card, too? I used to make long card every now & then, but usually at smaller size (3.5" x 7"). These cards above are slightly longer. It is fun though trying out different sizes.

Well peeps, that's all from me today. For more inspiration for this release, please check out what the team has created. Thank you so much for stopping by here. Have a wonderful weekend all!!

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

Thinking of You Always

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