It’s Blog Hop Day 1 and you’re at Bobbi Lemanski’s blog!
Y’all! It’s Fall at Honey Bee Stamps. Melissa and team’s latest release is all about Autumn Blessings. I feel very blessed to be part of the Honey Bee team. I get to design and create with all its wonderful stamping products. Today is no exception. I’m excited to tell you its been INSPIRATION WEEK all week on the Honey Bee Stamps blog and today we’re doing a Blog Hop with a chance for prizes. Two people will win a prize pack worth $50 on each blog hop day, Friday, 8/30 and Saturday, 8/31. That means you have four chances to win $50 by commenting on each blog, each day. Also, don’t forget to check out all the new sets and designs on the Honey Bee Stamp blog. All week long the entire design team has been sharing ideas using the new fall release, Autumn Blessings. Let’s get hoppin’ with my card for the blog hop today. There’s a link to the next blog at the end, too.
My card uses the new Fall Bouquets die set along with the Grateful Each Day stamp set. These two sets pair so well together. I’ll be sharing another card using this same combination of sets, but with a whole different look on the Honey Bee blog on Sunday, 9/1. Watch for that soon! Today’s card also features that fabulous Cottage Window Die that I’ve used a few times already. It’s the perfect sized window for my cards. I grew up working in my mom’s floral shop so this card was right up my alley. 🙂
This card comes with a lot of texture and interest. First the pumpkin has been raised using black craft foam under for a nice solid dimension. Next, all of the flowers from this die set layer together to create beautiful works of art. I also added some Liquid Pearls in black to the centers of some of the flowers for more texture and appeal. (You can find Mercury in the store which would work, too.) The background for the front card panel is made of two patterns papers. The top is a stripe pattern paper from The Bee’s Knees 6″ X 6″ paper pad and the bottom portion is a wood-look paper from The Great Outdoors 6″ X 6″ paper pad. I added some “aging” to the bottom wood paper using my Copics in browns for more dimension.While both papers subtle, they offer a layer of texture to this card.
What’s fun about this window is that there is vellum inside it for the glass panes and you can look right inside the card to see the beautiful Grateful Each Day phrase inside. I’ll show the inside in just a bit. The vellum gives it a realistic feel and captures your attention – soft on the outside and bold on the inside.
I also wanted to share how I made those dried lotus pods and fall sticks in the bouquet. The lotus pods were made by simply using one of the flower center dies in the new die set and circle die cutting around it. I also fussy cut a few curves in the outer circles to make them less perfect, like a dried pod and added a smaller black piece of cardstock behind the open circles of the pod. I think this looks pretty cool and is another way to get an element for your fall bouquets. The sticks in the bouquets are from the Haunted House Add-On die set (also new in this release). I cut up the tree to make sticks for my arrangement. They don’t look “creepy” in this bouquet!
Here’s a look at the inside of the card. You can see the verse that shows through from the window and then I added some pumpkins in the lower part using the stamp set, Pumpkin Patch, another set also part of this release. I wanted the inside to be more balanced so by adding the pumpkins there’s a little extra surprise inside!
Just another look at the card today. Thanks for stopping by. Make sure to visit the Honey Bee blog everyday this week for inspiration. On Friday and Saturday, 8/30 and 8/31, there’s the blog hops, too. Remember, two -$50 prize packs are up for grabs – each day. Leave a comment on each blog you visit for a chance to win. 🙂
NEXT BLOG TO VISIT: Jill Hawkins
Check out the entire hop here!
Honey Bee Stamps
Bobbi Lemanski (you are here!)
Jill Hawkins (go here next!)
Alba Castejon (our friend Alba is sharing her project for today’s hop on her Instagram account!)
Thanks for stopping by today. I’m blessed to be your crafty friend!
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So much beautiful inspiration in your card! The colors are amazing and now I want to make a card with a vellum window!!
You should that this weekend! 🙂 Have a wonderful, long weekend!
Wow. What a truly stunning card you crafted for this super fun hop! I hope that you have a great weekend~!
Have a great weekend, too, Christine!
I love your pumpkin’s colour. But of course the other details are amazong too. ?
Thank you. Copic YR’s are great for pumpkins!
Oh man, your shading looks wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!! What a great card. I would like to have a table centerpiece that looks like this.
We used to make fall centerpieces like this one in my parent’s flower shop!
That’s gorgeous! It makes me think of warm apple cider and the scent of fireplaces in the air. I can’t wait for Autumn weather.
I totally get that! Fall is in the air. 🙂
All that dimension is just awesome and wonderful. Such a gorgeous card!
This card is truly stunning!
I love these pumpkins! What gorgeous fall cards! I love the dies and colors and everything!
I am liking that window die and the fall stamps are so beautifu!
Beautiful with the pumpkins and flowers and the window in the background.
Wow, very elegant and beautiful! You’ve included so many amazing details.
Awesome colors and textures! Love this beautiful fall arrangement!
Your experience and talent from working in the flower shop, definitely show on you gorgeous card.
Great fall release! Awesome creation! I especially love how you layered the pumpkin and flowers!
Absolutely amazing products and release! Adorable cards, beautiful colours and great inspiration.
You’ve created the perfall fall card, warm and inviting. Your coloring is stunning. Happy long weekend.
Both cards so different, and both magnificent! But wow, that pumpkin bouquet is simply perfection, and I love the window with the sentiment behind it!
This is gorgeous! I just love the floral arrangement. Thanks for sharing the top on the lotus pods. They are a great and realistic touch. The inside is also beautifully done. Great idea to put vellum in the window. You are very creative.
This is just GORGEOUS! When I first saw it on Instagram I thought “wow!”. I love it!!! ❤❤❤
Ooh, this autumn still life arrangement is so beautiful and colorful!
Wow! Gorgeous fall cards! 🙂
Beautiful card! I love the fall colors.
Your coloring and card are gorgeous, and what a lovely sentiment!
A gorgeous card, Bobbi! I love all the wonderful detail you have included in this very special card! A great way to show off the new release! Thanks so much for sharing the wonderful inspiration!
Wow, this card is wow. It was very artistically done with all of the added coloring.
You have created a stunning card.
YOU ARE SUCH A TALENTED ARTIST.
Wow!! Stunning fall card! I may have to have that set!!
What an amazing release–so glad you were part of it.
That pumpkin is gorgeous!
Wow!! Amazing work of art!!
Love the window and putting the pumpkin
in front was a great idea. Wonderful
card. thanks for sharing
I love this hop for it gives me the chance to see how each artist used the Honey Bee products to creates such beautiful cards.
The amazing detail ion the first card is incredible. Thanks for sharing.
Beautiful Autumn colors!!@!
Amazing card, love the pretty fall colours. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.
Wow! Gorgeous cards! Beautiful design and colors on your first card!
Really cute projects on this hop! I loved all your color choices and designs too! Thanks for all your hard work and inspiration! On with the hop now!
Oh I really like how you put the branches into your gourd and sunflower card!!! That is truly spectacular and really thinking outside of the floral arrangement! My mom used to do that too; what a great memory, Thanks for the inspiration and the fond memory of my MOM! Also, I like how you did a peek-a-boo window to see the inside of the card thru the window via the vellum on the front of the card. What a fantastic idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I just love the window die with the pumpkin and floral in front of it. Great job.
Gorgeous card! I love the rich fall colors you used wit that beautiful sentiment!
Beautiful use of color on this. I love it!
Just love the colors, very beautiful.