Hi friends! Welcome to Day 6 of our June New Release Spotlight Hops!
This release week has been so much fun, thanks for hopping along with us! Today is the final day of our spotlight hops and today's theme is Diva's Choice. Always a favorite, this is the day we all get to choose which set or sets to use and have some fun. So grab a cup of your favorite beverage and settle in for one more fabulous first look at our newly released stamps & dies. I'm the first stop along today's hop and today's prize is a doozy... the ENTIRE release!!! So be sure to leave a little shout out as you hop about to be entered in our prize drawing!
For the background, I started by stamping the honeycomb pattern all over the crumb cake panel, connecting the pieces in parts and leaving a few openings here and there. Next I cut a honeycomb die cut using The Buzz Die Set and used this as a stencil to add some modeling paste to the centers of the honeycombs randomly across the panel. While the modeling paste was drying, I pulled out some book paper and created a little scroll by rolling each end down and gluing, leaving enough room to stamp the sentiment I wanted to use from Sparkly Dreams. I spread on a bit of gesso over the book paper and once it dried I stamped the Lincoln quote in archival black.
Next I stamped the large bee and two small bees on cream cardstock. The large bee is cut with the coordinating die from The Buzz Die Set and I fussy cut the two smaller bees. I colored them, then added a bit of glossy glaze to the large bee and set aside to dry. Then I moved back to my honeycomb panel, where the modeling paste was mostly dry (I'm so impatient). I sponged on fossilized amber and then sponged vintage photo and gather twigs ink randomly all over the panel, distressing the edges.
I then glued the scroll down to the honeycomb panel and used some Stamper's Big Brush pens to add shading and dimension to the scroll. I stamped a honeycomb with fossilized amber on cream, then sponged all around with fossilized amber and cut with the coordinating die. I layered this under my big glossy bee, then added the two little bees and finished off by distressing the crumb cake card base.
That's a wrap for me! Thanks so much for taking the time to hop along with me this week. I've thoroughly enjoyed every comment and am so grateful for the opportunity to share my stamps and my cards with you. If you're interested, I have a simple masculine just-in-time for Father's Day card on the Verve Blog today, too. Have a fantastic weekend!
Next up on the hop is the fabulous Stacey!
Stamps: The Buzz, Sparkly Dreams (Verve Stamps)
Paper: crumb cake, cream, book paper
Ink: fossilized amber, vintage photo, gathered twigs distress, black archival (Ranger), stampers big brush pens (Faber-Castell)
Accessories: The Buzz Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE),paper distresser, glossy glaze, gesso, modeling paste, glitter