Chin Up, Buttercup - Honey Bee Stamps for Butterfly Reflections Ink

by - October 31, 2018

Hello there, inkers! It's Ashlea and I'm back today with this absolutely wonderful Chin Up Buttercup stamp set by HoneyBee Stamps. Don't get me wrong, I love fall. Pumpkin Spice anything is my jam. Hold on...pumpkin spice jam?! I feel like I'm on to something. Anyway, where was I? Ah, yes. I love fall, but sometimes you need to add a little sunshine and this the the perfect set for that. I love that there are two different sentiments to stamp, "Chin Up Buttercup" and "Hey Buttercup" with the beautiful lettering of the word buttercup. This is also a perfect set to color, watercolor, whatever your crafty heart desires! Let's get into how I created this card.

To begin, I stamped each flower onto a stack of 4 full sticky back post-it notes and cut them out as close to the lines as possible to use as masks for my stamping. If you're unfamiliar with masking, it basically allows you to give the illusion of stamped images in front of and behind one another. In this instance, once my first flower was stamped I put one of my post-it note masks over it and then continued to stamp and mask until I got the scene of flowers you see here. Notice how, because of the masking, they appear to be intertwined with one another. some in front and some behind. I love the depth masking can achieve and I use it often in my cards.

Once everything was masked off, I used Catherine Pooler ink in It's A Boy to blend a bit of an ombre look to the lower portion of the card just behind the flowers. I wanted to keep the card simple but interesting and I thought the blue would pair well with the yellow that I knew I'd color the flowers. Of course, since these are buttercups, I colored them in yellow using Copic Markers in Y17, Y15, and Y13. For the stems and leaves I used YG67, YG25, and YG03. I then stamped the word Buttercup in Versafine Onyx Black ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder to give it some dimension and to keep it very bold since it overlapped one of the flowers. To accompany the word Buttercup and make a full sentiment, I used Chin Up and stamped it in Sauna ink by Catherine Pooler. To finish off the card, I decided to add some Nuvo Jewel drops in Sea Breeze. I adhered the 4" x 5 1/4" card front to an A2 sized card base with foam tape and that was that!

I hope that you've enjoyed learning a little bit about how I created this card. This is has shot straight to one of my most favorites. I love the simplicity of the design and the fact that it is SO fun to color. Have a fantastic week and I'll see you again very soon!

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