Hello everyone! I'm really excited to be a Guest Designer for Honey Bee Stamps today!
I received their new Hooray stamps and dies as well as their Celebration Box and dies not too long ago - and combined all of them to make this card:
I heat embossed the balloons from the Celebration Box stamp set onto white card stock with detail white embossing powder, then sponged several of the new Distress Oxide inks over them. After I was done sponging the ink I sprayed them all with water, let the inks react then wicked it all away with a paper towel.
I did the same method for the box - sponged ink onto the card stock, sprayed with water then pressed with a paper towel. I then used the dies from the Celebration Box set to create the box and the flaps (LOVE that those are included in the set - just makes for a fun element). I also used the coordinating balloon dies to die cut all the balloons.
I attached white thread to all the balloons and slipped all the ends of the threads "inside" the box via the nifty slit the die cuts in it - so they all look like they're floating out of the open box.
The sentiment was die cut from white card stock, with the "bubble" portion being cut from vellum.
I finished off the inside of the card by adding some more balloons (this time stamping the strings with black ink), and stamping a sentiment from the Hooray stamp set. I used all the same Distress Oxide inks to ink up the word 'birthday' before stamping it inside the card and that was it!
To see how this card came together check out my video below:
Or watch directly on YouTube HERE <------click!
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Now for the GIVEAWAY info! Honey Bee has generously offered a $25 gift card to their shop for me to give away to one of you! All you need to do is follow the steps in the Rafflecopter widget below to be entered in to win! Thank you Honey Bee for the gift and thanks to all of YOU for visiting me here in my corner of the interwebs! I really appreciate it :) :) :)
CONGRATS to Rhonda M!! I've forwarded on your name and e-mail address to Honey Bee Stamps for them to e-mail you the gift certificate. Thank you all for taking the time to enter the giveaway and to leave such sweet comments! ((((hugs))))