Monday, July 6, 2020

Honey Bee Stamps Hello Summer Blog Hop


Hello and welcome friends! I am so excited to be participating in the Honey Bee Stamps Hello Summer Blog Hop! I'm sharing 4 projects with you today using some of the fabulous new products that are now available for purchase! They're packed with all of the summery goodness you can stand! 

My first two cards use the new Flippin' Fabulous stamp set which is so much fun! Each image has a coordinating die included in the Flippin' Fabulous Honey Cuts collection! I love when sentiments have coordinating dies because it makes more options for design layouts.

As you can see, both cards are almost identical in layout, with just a few tweaks. My background was created using Tumbled Glass and Scattered Straw Distress Oxide inks to create a beachy feel. I spritzed the panel with Shimmer Spray and also some ink splatter over the sand portion for extra "grains"! LOL!

The flip flops are so much fun...they are large in size so they make a real impact as a focal point. I colored all of the images with Copic markers. The shells have some Nuvo Crystal Glaze over them and some coarse crystal glitter for some added shine and detail.

I love making summer birthday cards so I chose to use this particular sentiment for both cards. The sentiments included in this set are so much fun...I can't wait to use them again!

Another reason why I like that the sentiments have die cuts is because I find it difficult to get a good impression with black ink onto Distress Oxide ink. These die cut sentiments are the perfect solution!

I added a little bit of added detail to the flip flops by adding the orange stripes at the bottom. I love fun and cute flip flops for the summer!

I added the shadow detail to these as well as some white polka dots with a white gel pen. Each card also has a trio of sparkling clear sequins for added sparkle.

I added a die cut sentiment to the inside of both cards to keep up with the theme. I like adding a little something to the inside  for added detail as well.

My next two projects use the fun new Luau stamp set. I don't have any images like this so it was such a fun set to add to my collection! I had a lot of fun coloring the different tiki masks and other images.

Once again, I created some ink blended background using Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide inks. As you can see, I chose to use the blue at the top for the stacked tiki card and the yellow at the top for the Sunshine card. It just seemed to make the most sense!

I heat embossed this particular sentiment, which is from the new Wish You Were Here stamp set, in white onto black cardstock and then die cut it using the coordinating Wish You Were Here Honeycuts. I love the white against the black!

I used the line stamps and the solid stamps to create the pots. The foliage is stamped in Lucky Clover Distress Oxide Ink and the pots are stamped in Picked Raspberry.

I added the different images to the card using foam squares for dimension. I also added some sparkling clear sequins for added sparkle.

I'm not sure if Tiki Totems are a thing, but they are now! ha ha! I thought it would be fun to stack a few of the masks on top of each other for a whimsical look!

I chose bright, fun colors that matched the theme of the card and the feel of the background.

Once I had all of the images colored, I die cut them using the Luau Honey Cuts and added them to the card with foam squares.

The sentiment is stamped in black and added to the top of the totem using additional foam squares.

I had so much fun on all of these projects! Here is the list of the other designers on the hop!
 Enjoy and thanks for fluttering by!

64 comments:

Mary Kay Ross said...

Your cards are fabulous! They are so bright and cheerful! I love them all!

Bernadette said...

Love those flip flops! The tiki masks are different and you make them come alive with your colors!

Stephanie Clapper said...

Totally perfect summery stamps. I live in flip flops during our Florida summers and would love to have some as pretty as yours! Including the sequins! 😎

Toni Kwaiser said...

Awesome cards! Love the bright colors. Now on to the beach!

Lisa Reber said...

Love all these bright tropical colors! Very summery indeed!

Andre M. said...

Fun tropical vibe on all your cards, thanks for the inspiration.

Rachelle said...

Love the bright colors on your cards.

Carol H. said...

Awesome cards Kelly! Love the bright colors of the tiki cards!

Karthikha said...

I love all these tropical creations!! So refreshing :)

Sara N said...

Your coloring is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Emma S. said...

Great Cards, love anything you do. I really need a vacation after this release. Aloha!

Mirella said...

Wonderful card designs and colours, well done, and thanks for the inspiration!

Sue D said...

Your cards are flippin' fabulous--perfect for summer.

Avra Williams said...

your cards are flippin' awesome! I love your bright colors!

Sweet Sarah said...

Gonna have to get that flip flop die set! So stinkin cute!

Becca Yahrling said...

Love, love, love these bright & cheerful designs. So fun!

Monica S said...

Love your colorful cards!! These flip flops are adorable..take me to the beach...please.

Elydrith Aguilar said...

These designs put a smile on my face! Love them!

msmonica said...

Love your cards, especially the one with the background made from the images. Too cute.

Cindy Holmes said...

Your cards are so gorgeous! I really love all of the layering and how bright and colorful each of your cards are too!

Cyndi said...

Beautiful cards. That Luau set is so fun. I have nothing like it -- it's definitely going on my wish list.

Maureen Reiss said...

Super Fun and CUTE!!!!

Catherine said...

Your coloring is amazing! Cute cards :)

Jade said...

Your cards are fabulous!!! The colors are wonderful.

Amy C. said...

Fun tropical themed cards! I think the flip flops are my favorite. I definitely live in them during the summer!

Dawn Hansen said...

Love your cards! Great use of the tiki heads!

Trish said...

I can't decide which set I love more! You did a great job showcasing them!

Patty said...

Oh My!! You sure cooked up some fun summer/luau goodness with these cards! I think the flip-flop cards are my favorite!!

DorothyA said...

Can't go to the islands this year, so Honey Bee Stamps and you are bringing them to me. Thank you! Brings back happy memories and fun times in the future!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow your cards are amazing.They make me smile just seeing all these fun images so beautifully placed.

KraftiKathi said...

Super creative. Absolutely love the flip flops. I was anxiously awaiting the availability. Now to decide my to get list.

Debbie said...

your cards are great! love all the bright beautiful colors. makes me smile and can't we all use a big smile these days :)

Denise said...

AMAZING! Love this release!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Girl, seriously, your cards are always spectacular! Just gorgeous! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Zlatka said...

These cards are so cute!

Jen said...

Wow love all your cards, that Flippin Fabulous sentiment is freaking awesome! TFS!

Lee said...

I adore those flip flops!! Great cards!

Isabel Z said...

I LOVE every single one!

Ashley Cortez said...

Love the colors on these cards very beautiful

Dawn said...

Really enjoyed all the color on your cards...so joyful...

MadeByMeghanK said...

How fun are the flip flops! Great colors and love the tikis too!

Cynthia Evanoff said...

Kelly, I see your beautiful work all over card sites. It is time for me to finally tell you how much joy they bring to me. They also encourage me to create myself. Your cards seem to provide just the right amount of lovely freshness we all need.

Unknown said...

Vibrant and gorgeous, those flip flops are my favorite.

Sue D said...

Fun, fun, fun!! Your “flip flop” cards are absolutely the best!

Lotte Jessen said...

Love the bright colours. Beautiful cards 😍

Dana Benedict said...

Flip flops are on my feet everyday. This set is in my cart.

Julie W said...

Wow- you were busy! I love the bright colors you chose-- very summery--and how by just some tweaks or a few different elements, you created similar, but still customized cards. Thano for sharing your creative talents. Stay safe!

Heike said...

All of the cards are amazing! Really love the flip flop cards.

ocean-dreamer said...

Great colors! I love the flip flops!

simiti said...

These cards are wonderful and so full of fun !

Mary Holshouser said...

Fun group of cards.
Love the drops of water on the
flip-flops. thanks for sharing
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Tessa Serrano said...

Beautiful work! I love both of your creations. Thank you for sharing.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fabulous cards! I love how fun your designs are!

craftingaplannedlife@gmail.com said...

Another set of cute flip flop cards. All of these tropical cards from this great release make me wish I could go on an island vacation!!! I feel a tiki hut over the water would be so relaxing!!!

Anonymous said...

Ready for a summer vacation! Adorable cards.
SueB

Kate said...

Love the little ink blended scenes you created with the Tiki sets.

Iris Esther López said...

Fantastic cards!

sharon g said...

The luau stamps are incredible. I NEED these. SO adorable.

Lilac Dreams Studio said...

Your cards are adorable. I’m so loving this release. Thanks for sharing ❤️✨✨

Reelstampfreek said...

These cards are FLIPPIN’ FABULOUS 💗💗💗

Annette Reed said...

These are fabulous! I love the fun images and vibrant colors.

Kathy Dippner said...

Super fun cards! I love the vibrant colors you used for the coloring and the backgrounds.

Denise Bryant said...

Such fun summer cards! Really loving those cute flip flops!

karrot22 said...

Wonderful cards, but those flip flops are the star of all of them.