Saturday, April 28, 2018

My First Attempt At An Eclipse Card with Honey Bee


Happy Saturday!  So happy you could stop by today!  I've been working on this one for a couple days (not whole days.. just my mornings before work).  I've got two firsts today... first Eclipse style card and first time coloring on kraft and I've gotta tell you, I love both!

I recently got this pretty Zen Floral stamp set during the birthday celebration over at Honey Bee.  I LOVE it!  The border at the top is all one stamp, but I used some of the separate flowers to create the cluster at the bottom.  I will tell you, I do not care for masking so I made a few mistakes because I rushed through it, but in the end I was happy with how it turned out.


I started by cutting out the hugs part of my sentiment from the Kraft Paper.  Because I had to build my cluster, I wanted to be sure I had the flowers where I wanted them and that they'd overlap my die cut.  Then I used some removable adhesive and put all of the pieces back together so that I could stamp over the hugs diecut and have it be seemless.  I stamped all of my images in Versamark and heat embossed in white.  Once that was done I colored it all in with my Prisma colored pencils.  Then, on these eclipse cards the sentiment is meant to be subtle, but since mine was part of the complete sentiment, to make it stand out just a bit, I decided to remove it before I splattered and dotted with some acrylic paint and then some Nuvo Drops.  I cut 5 or 6 of the hugs word out so that I could stack them easily to pop up rather than trying to fit popup tape and it really makes for a nice, chipboard feeling piece.  Then I attached the hugs back to the card in the space it belonged and again, to make it stand out a bit I applied some liquid glass again to bring a little attention to the word.  I used a small layer, let it dry and then applied another.  (I love my liquid glass, but there are some color formulations that will change color a bit when it's applied... see the rose on the end of the word-I'm not worried about it, but wanted to let you know)


Then I finished my sentiment with a couple stamps from a couple different sets in my stash... white embossing on black.. you know I love it.  Popped it up and added a few sequins.

This is one beautiful stamp set and I'll be using it a lot to add some pretty floral detail to many cards.  I have another one to play with too and I'll share that soon.  For this card, I'm entering it into the Honey Bee Buzzworthy Challenge for April to create a birthday card!  You do need to have Honey Bee products bee the feature on your card, but you can use other products (for instance, I didn't have any birthday sentiments, so I built mine from some other sets) and you could win a $15 gift certificate to the shop!  I guess I know what I need next!


10 comments:

~amy~ said...

LOVE how this turned out...awesome design and love all the texture!

Denise Phil 4:13 said...

This is a beautiful card... The colors are awesome!!

craftychook said...

Your card is beautiful, full of creativity, I love the way you explain in detail your steps to create,easy to understand, thanks, you have inspired me to do one of these cards now, thank you & keep up your lovely displays of your passion xx

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

This is absolutely fantastic! I adore the white on kraft embossing with the colored flowers and die cut inlay. Stunning details and design! Hugs, Autumn

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! WOW!! LOVING the colors and the techniques you used!!!!!!

jeanchaneyaz said...

You did so well with the eclipse that I didn't even see it at first! That's amazing, and I've got to try that myself. Also, your coloring on Kraft is so beautiful!

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is gorgeous! I only have made a couple myself so this is a good reminder to me to try it again.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Lisa! Your eclipse card turned out beautifully! I think I only tried this once, a few years ago, but I didn't know the name of this technique, so thank you. Must try it again! Your colouring on kraft is gorgeous!

Scrapper69 said...

WOW! So PRETTY & I LOVE the COLORS!! Gorgeous Eclipse card! I've never made one... another thing to add too my list!!! LOL :)

Theresa

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful floral card, love how you die cut the hugs.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
luv
Debby