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Wed 22

Bumblebee Daydreams and Honeycomb Remnant
by Jean Okimoto


Let's celebrate summer with the Bumblebee Daydreams stamp and die sets and the new Honeycomb Remnant today.   Hi - Jean Okimoto here - mixing and matching old and new again.  The stems and florets  from the Long Stem Lavender set  create the bright green foliage  for the flower trio.  You can dry-emboss the new Honeycomb Remnant instead of cutting it for the perfect garden-themed background.  

There are so many great designs in our Spring and May releases - hope summer stays around long enough for me to use all of them before we get started on fall and holiday projects!

Paint watercolor paper with Peerless Watercolors, dry it, then stamp the flowers from Bumblebee Daydreams with VersaFine Onyx Black.  Emboss it with detail clear powder.  Diecut the flowers.  Move some of the colors around with a waterbrush to create shadows and variations.  

Attach adhesive label paper (or a sticker sheet) to green cardstock and cut Long Stem Lavender.  It adds a bit of dimension without having to glue the layers together.  

Make a top-folded A-2 card of textured natural cardstock.  Dry-emboss it with the Honeycomb Remnant - use the embossing mat and plates required for your machine.  Attach the flowers and foliage - use foamdots for the yellow flower.

Stamp and emboss Seeds of Happiness on yellow cardstock.  Cut it with the Stitched Square Layer.  Attach green sequins.


Thanks for visiting...hope you love the Bumblebee Daydreams stamp and die sets as much a I do.    There are so many ways to use this versatile combo...I'm not done yet!  See you again this evening with another summer garden design.






Please explain how you dry-embossed the honeycomb background instead of cutting it, and also whether you used any special cardstock or other supplies. Thank you.

Love the texture from dry embossing--perfect background for the bright flowers!

Beautifully done, love the colors for the flowers!

Hi Ann - Here's how I dry-embossed with my teal Grand Calibur - layer the supplies in this order: gray base plate, die face-up, cardstock face-down, rubber embossing mat, light pink embossing plate. The rubber mat keeps the die from cutting the cardstock and the light pink plate replaces the white cutting plate. Textured cardstock and watercolor paper are great for dry-embossing. I used 80# Neenah Classic Natural White Laid cardstock for the embossed card here.
Other diecut machines use a similar process - with a rubber embossing mat and different plates.

Thanks Donna - machine embossing is so much better than the old stylus+lightbox technique. I'm always inspired by YOUR beautiful watercolors!

Thanks Conniecrafter...watercolor/stamp/diecut a whole bunch of flowers - they'll always be ready for your next card!

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