Friday, April 24, 2020

Fun Friday - Honey Bee Bundle (#153792)

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Today’s purpose for making cards...
My purpose for making my cards today is for my team members.  Each month, I like to send each of my team one of my handmade cards to thank them for their 
support and hard work!
Do you have a team with Stampin' Up!  Do you work with a team of coworkers, volunteers?  Wouldn't a handmade card be a nice gesture to give?!

Today we are going to paint with acrylic blocks.  I know it sounds bizarre, but it was a lot of fun!

Today's Video...

Part 1

Part 2

The Cards...

Card 1
I tried doing this technique with plain old Very Vanilla cardstock and wanted to see if the paper would warp too badly.  It worked fine, however, you will see from the next cards on watercolour paper, I prefer the intensity of the watercolour paper.

It works best to have a Foam Pierce Mat under your paper.  Using daubers, dab on different colours of ink onto a clear acrylic block.  Mist it with water using the Stampin' Spritzer, flip it over and place it on your piece of paper.  Push down on your block and allow the paint to ooze all over the paper.

The colour combo I used for this card was Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Crushed Curry.  The stamping was done in Memento Black.  I went over the flower portions with Wink of Stella to add some shimmer.

To make the envelope and card insert, I used those same daubers and just made circles with them randomly in a corner.  I then stamped the flower image in Memento Black ink.

Card 2
For this card, I used watercolour paper, instead of plain cardstock.  I love the intensity of the colours!  I used the same colours as Card 1.

For the envelope flap, I used the embossed bee as a mask or template.  I sponged the three colours over top of the bee.

Card 3
I used the same colours as the last two cards.  I inked up a piece of watercolour paper and cut out the honeycomb die from it.  I saved all the little pieces from the holes.  I then cut the honeycomb from Pool Party paper and threw away all the little pieces, but kept the frame.

I glued the Pool Party honeycomb onto the black cardstock and glued the little hexagons into the empty holes.  It is easier to put glue onto the hole in the black cardstock, than it is to put glue on the little hexagon.

I cut the multicolored hexagon in half and tucked it under the black circle.

I sprayed Wink of Stella all over the card.

Card 4
The colours that I used for this card are Real Red, Pacific Point and Seaside Spray.  I used the long rectangular block for this piece.  I like how the red mixed with the blues to make some purple spots.

I used my dauber to ink over top of a honeycomb shape to create some fun honeycomb pieces in the background and on the envelope.

The bees were created on Wednesday's LIVE!  If you missed it, go back and have a look at that fun technique!

Card 5
On Pinterest, I had seen others using reinkers on the acrylic blocks.  For this card, I decided to try that instead.  It didn't work for me as some of the inks were thicker than others and didn't move with the water.  I ended up with a BRIGHT mess!

I went back to my former method of applying ink to the block using daubers.  Way less messy!

For this card, I used Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo and Rococo Rose.

I used the Stamparatus to stamp the image in Melon Mambo, considering that it was being stamped onto bumpy watercolour paper.

Card 6
For the last card, I wanted to use the bee hive as a rainbow!

I decided to ink the block, straight with the Seaside Spray ink pad.  I misted it with the water and stamped it right onto the watercolour paper.

For the rainbow, I used daubers to dab on the three ink colours in the arch shape.  The colours I used were Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight.  I stamped this onto Whisper White cardstock and cut it out with the die.

I wanted more definition between the colours, so I added some dashed lines to look like stitching, inbetween the colours.

I hope you enjoyed learning this neat technique.  Give it a try and see what amazing backgrounds you can come up with!

See something you like?
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