Jar of Love – Honey Bee Stamps & Chibitronics LED

by Lesley Oman on 27 August, 2016

Hey crafty friends,

Its been a busy week for us bees over at Honey Bee Stamps, as we celebrate the new release! We’ve been having a blast playing with the new products, but I wanted to share a project that I made this week using one of the older set, which is actually on special offer this month – Not Too Shabby!

I was listening to the radio one day and that song ‘jar of hearts’ came on, and I was suddenly inspired to create a card using the mason jar from the Not Too Shabby set. I thought it would be fun to combine the hearts with some Chibitronic LEDs so they light up when the button is pressed!

I created the background with some dye inks and a mask cut using my silhouette, then used a circle die with the mama elephant all prettied up die to create a focal panel.

 

I added some ink to the frame and sprayed with some water and perfect pearls to give a shimmer distressed look. Then i stamped the jar, hearts and cute birdies, and coloured them in with copic markers.

Next I carefully cut inside the hearts with a craft knife, so when i built the paper circuit underneath, the  light would only shine out of these holes. Here’s what it looks like when its all lit up! Sweet huh?

I added a strip of card with the ‘full of love’ greeting in the middle, and mounted this unto some coordinating pattern paper, and when I made the LED circuit, I made sure the battery was directly behind the stamped message!

I admit, perhaps this is one of those cards where its not exactly obvious that there is an interactive element, so I would probably need to write a note inside the card to let the recipient know that they can press the greeting- but i think that makes the card even more fun! Who wouldn’t love a surprise like that?

Thanks for stopping by! And don’t forget to snap up this awesome Not Too Shabby set over on the #HoneyBeeStamps shop whilst it is on offer this August!

also,  you are still able to join in the Honey Bee Stamps Blog Hop for a chance to win some sweet prizes in celebration of the new release! Start the Hop by clicking HERE, and have fun! Winners will be picked tomorrow, Sunday 28th August.

ciao!

Lesley

 

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Honey Bee Stamps August Blog Hop!

by Lesley Oman on 25 August, 2016

 

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Good Morning Honey Bees! Welcome to our August release Honey Hop!!!
All this week we have been showing you little sneaks of our awesome new stamp sets and dies! Tomorrow our new release goes live and to celebrate we are showing you some beautiful projects, Today!!!
What’s a Honey Hop without some sweet prizes, right? This time we not only have one awesome prize pack but TWO!! One winner will win our zen florals pack (Zen florals, Zen Bouquet, and each of their matching die sets) and our second winner will win our Alpha prize pack! (Color me alpha stamp set, sentiment alpha stamp set, and color me alpha die set).

All you have to do to win is comment on the Honey Bee Stamps blog and again at each one of our designer’s blogs by Sunday August 28th. Winner will be announced on Monday August 29th at Noon PST.
So Hop along and get ready to BEE inspired!
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In case you get lost, here is the blog hop order
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Honey Bee Stamps Blog 
Carissa 
Crystal 
Stephanie 
Lydia 
Larissa 
Lesley (ME!)
Laura Jane 
Melissa
Taniesa 
Deepti 
Lisa 
Jenny 
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We *might* just have a few other surprises in store this week, so be sure to check in on our facebook page as well as our Instagram!Thanks for hopping with us!

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Hello Crafty Friends! Lesley here! Sharing some photos and a VIDEO too!

Here is my card for today’s Honey Hop! It focuses on the awesome Zen Floral Stamp set, and also features the new Diamond embellishments!

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Just look at the detail in this border stamp set! I adore it!
As soon as I saw the large border stamp in the Zen Florals set, the cute arrangement of flowers and foliage really reminded me of some lace edging, and at that moment I knew that I wanted to recreate a feeling of lace on my card!

So I decided to create a frame around a focal panel, using some liquid platinum embossing powder on some vellum! Here’s the finished card! Be sure to check out the video tutorial below!
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I promise the photos aren’t even half as beautiful as this is in real life – and just look at the detail!

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For the greeting, I used the Prayers Honeycuts with the awesome Sentiment Builder stamp set to create a custom greeting. I decided to stick with the simple colour scheme to create an elegant feel.

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But OH, those diamonds! Just look at how perfect they are! SWOOOOONNNN!

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Be sure to watch this video so you can see me walk you through the whole process, and share some tips and techniques a long the way! It’s also fun to get a better look at some of the great products form HoneyBeeStamps on video!

After making this card, I got swept away and quickly made a co-ordinating card using a different colour scheme! I just couldn’t wait to colour in those flowers!

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I love how this card is the same design, but has a completely different feel! That’s the magic of colour!

This time I stamped in black versa fine ink, with clear embossing powder over the top and then coloured the floral images using a little watercolour paint.

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Did you notice that this time I trimmed down the curly bit on the ‘G’. I just thought it would give a slightly different style to the card!

You guys are going to LOVE this Zen Floral set, and just wait until you see the rest of the amazing stamps!

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SO now its time for you to hop on over to the next Honey Bee on the list which is

the amazing Laura Jane

Have fun my crafty friends!


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Tuesday Throwdown features Honey Bee Stamps – Make It Sparkle!

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