Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Hello Summer Release Blog Hop | Honey Bee Stamps


Hello and Welcome to the Honey Bee Stamps - Hello Summer Release Blog Hop - Day Two!  I'm so excited to be a part of this amazing hop.  You should have arrived here from Brenda Noelke's blog.  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the Honey Bee Stamps blog.

You should check out the new release HERE!  It's amazing and filled with summer time fun!  There's also a giveaway at each stop of the hop!  Leave a comment on all the posts and you'll be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to the Honey Bee Stamps store.  The full hop listing is at the bottom of my post.

I have two cards to share with you today:


Beach, Please!  I love this release and had so much fun designing with it.  Both cards start with the Beach Scene A7 Cover Plate:


My first card also includes the Sand Castle Builder and Sea Breeze stamp + coordinating Honey Cuts.  Let's chat about the Beach Scene.  I cut it with 5 different colors.  I built it from the top to the bottom.  I heat embossed the sentiment in gold on vellum and used the coordinating Honey Cuts.  The Sand Castle Builder is so fun.  I actually cut it from an upcycled piece of cardboard from packaging.  The 'front door' has been cut from a Starbucks coffee sleeve for some extra texture.  I distressed the cardboard with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide and colored in the flag with a white paint pen.

My next card is meant to be more of a sunset scenery, using all the same colors for the Beach Scene with the exception of the top coral layer.


I inked up a handful of images from the Hello Summer stamp set.  I used an aqua and coral color theme.  The copics I used:

YR09 | YR16
G20
BG10 | BG11
BG13 | BG15
BG32 | BG34
E41 | E42
N2 | N3

The sentiment has been heat embossed in white.

That's it for me!  Next up is the amazing Bobbi Lemanski!

In case you get lost along the way, here's the complete hop listing for today:

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32 comments:

Mary Holshouser said...

Funtastic cards. Love the sand
castle Beautiful background.
Wish I was sitting in that chair.
thanks for sharing
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Avra Williams said...

Very pretty and calming!

Catherine said...

Love the calm colors :)

Emma S. said...

Great Colors. My fav shades of blue! Makes me want to be on that beach. Great sand castle!

Tannerz said...

Love the cards... But that Sandcastle card.. so cute

Cindy Holmes said...

Your cards are so darling! I really love that sandcastle! That beach background is amazing too!

Jen said...

I’m loving those beach scenes, great idea with the door on the sandcastle, both cards are super cute, TFS!

Ashley Cortez said...

Really beautiful cards but I just love what you did on the slimline card

donna mikasa said...

LOVE the summery beach theme on both cards and that sand castle rocks!!

Ticketgoddess said...

The beach chairs are adorable, love the colors on the cards!!

Toni Kwaiser said...

I love these! So cute!

Jade said...

Fabulous cards. I love both of your cards. The colors are perfection. Thank you for sharing what Copic markers you used.

Mary-Anne V said...

I love the aqua coral combination you have on the slim line card and just the wonderful beach creations.

Kate said...

Love the beach scenes you created.

sharon g said...

The sand castle is just adorable. I love the fun look of this

Sue D said...

Thanks for sharing your cards using the beach scene cover plate. What an awesome and ingenious set. Great job by Honey Bee bringing wonderful new products and beautiful work Amy!!

Lisa Reber said...

Love these! I also ordered the sandcastle die, can't wait to play!

Flo said...

This stamp set is a must have, thanks for the ideas

Isabel Z said...

You make me want it all!

Heike said...

The colors yo used for these cards are so lovely. Very beachy.

I Card Everyone said...

their beachy cover plate is genius! just love your cards - especially that darling slimline! I'd duplicate it to the very last blade of dune grass!
=]

Annette Reed said...

I love these cards. That cover die is fabulous. I think the sandcastle is my favorite item so far, but I haven't seen the whole release yet. I love the way you designed the cards. You showed great versatility in the cover die by doing the slimline card with it. Thanks so much!

Cyndi said...

Beautiful, calming cards. Wish I were there!

Karthikha said...

Awesome scenes by the beach!! Love your choice of colors :)

Amy C. said...

I love the beach themed cards. Wish I could be in that setting right now!

Sue D said...

I like the beach scenes you created and the peaceful colors.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful beach scenes! Love the colors you used. The sandcastle is a favorite of the release!

Unknown said...

Great cards, love how you used it for a slim line card, very creative!!

Tessa Serrano said...

Beautiful work! Thank you for sharing.

karrot22 said...

These cards just put a smile on my face! The beach chairs with the little drinks are my fav.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Such fabulous cards! That sandcastle is fantastic!

Fikreta said...

beautiful cards!