Honey Bee Stamps Guest Post: making stamp accessories the star of the show

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This month I was invited to create a card for the Honey Bee Stamps blog, and I’m also sharing it here on my blog today! The card I am featuring takes one little stamp accessory from a large set (Mae the Mouse) and turns it into the focal point for the design. I love this idea because I think it can help you stretch your stamp sets!

I have been asked how I’ve been able to jump into the card world so fast and create cards that look fairly decent. My answer, aside from having the right basic tools? Design.

Just as in scrapbooking, design in cardmaking matters and it can actually make the process easier, too! Here I’m using simple repetition of a single element across the space to create movement and connection. I threw in a rainbow color scheme to punch up a very clean and simple card project. Plus, it gave me a simple image to practice coloring with my Copic markers. I am still very much a novice and find I’m still a bit intimidated by them every time I sit down to color. But I’m learning, and it’s a fun process!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! Be sure to check out Honey Bee Stamps for some truly darling and versatile stamp and die collections!

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5 Comments on “Honey Bee Stamps Guest Post: making stamp accessories the star of the show”

  1. #1
    carol ann

    So, so cute! Gotta bust out my stamp sets and pull some smaller images to try this. Love the repetition and color scheme palette you chose. I’m seeing people use a white jelly roll pen to add highlights. I’d love to try that as well – I never think about highlights!

    1. #1.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Oh that would be cute, too! I have one of those pens. I never think of the tiny details!

  2. #2
    Terrie D.

    What a pretty card! I love how you repeated the candy image. I will have to try this kind of design with small stamped images that I have. Thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. #3
    Leanne in Cali

    I love this! Thanks for sharing your video. I always think of big things to color and I’m not great at it, so I like the ideas you share of smaller images as I need to practice. Fun card!!

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