Friday, October 23, 2020

Spellbinder new arrival - Buzzworthy collection!

It's always fun to explore the possibilities of a stamp set! You might have seen some other designers playing with the new Buzzworthy collection from Spellbinders - this is a bee and garden themed collection of stamps and a fun honeycomb stencil! 

The Sweet as Honey stamp set is full of lots of small stamp elements, so I thought a wreath concept would be fun...
To create the wreath, I used the corner of my MISTI, positioning the stamps for each ring of the design, and then rotating the panel in the same corner to repeat the stamping 4 times. 

I used colored pencils to color the panel, brushed a little light ink over the background, then centered one of the small sentiments from the set on a popped up die cut.
For a second card, I stamped the peony image on my panel, then stamped a second image on a clear label sheet. I have the Avery sheets which have a frosted coating on them - a little rubbing alcohol removed that nicely. Contact paper would work as well - even packing tape for a smaller image. I cut the image out from the clear sheet, and laid that peony over my first one as a permanent mask.

For the stenciling and stamping around the image, I just needed to make sure I used water-based ink. I kept a paper towel handy to wipe the excess ink away from the mask, and it kept my peony perfectly white! I'll have to tuck this idea away for a future tutorial, I think!
You can see the shine on the label sheet here... The stamp set is below - it's a beautiful cling set with indexing on the back of each image! I love that about the FSJ sets.

Sweet As Honey cling set

Here's the stencil - a nice fit with this set as well, and so many ways it can be used.
Sweet Honeycomb stencil

Remember that through Oct. 25 all clearance items are an additional 15% off - they have added everything from jewelry to dies, stamps and paper, a gel press, and even machines in there, so go grab a good deal this week!

Hope you're having a good week - I'm feeling quite a bit like myself again (5 weeks post surgery), and trying to find balance in a new normal yet again!

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