21 March 2018

Zen Floral Hugs

Hello there, today I have a card to share using the beautiful Zen Floral Stamp Set from Honey Bee Stamps. I purchased this set a while back with this idea in my head and finally, I have actually got around to doing it! :)

I started off by taking a panel of Bristol cardstock (I like the Winsor & Newton one as it is quite a bright white) and prepped the cardstock with an anti-static tool. I stamped the long floral border stamp from the Zen Floral set at the top, using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I also stamped the Hugs stamp below, using the same ink. I applied clear embossing powder and then heat set.
Using rainbow colours of Distress Ink, I blended the colours over the embossed stamped border, overlapping the colours as I went through the rainbow. Once I had finished, I flicked some water on using a paintbrush. I let it sit for about 15 seconds and then picked it up with a paper towel. This gave some interest to the panel, which was then adhered flat to a black A2 card base with ATG. To finish off, I added a few Sparkling Clear sequins using Multi Medium Matte glue.

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I think I bought this set about six months ago! Oh well! I finally got around to using it ;) Please tell me that I am not the only one that does that. Please tell me that you also buy something and do not get around to using it until months later, come on, make me feel better! Haha! Thank you so much for popping by today. Have a great day!


  1. This looks wonderful, I have this set as well and have coloured a couple of panels but they sit there waiting to be finished off. I like this idea with the colour blend, much easier of course and so soft and pretty.

  2. Michelle - Such a clean and simple yet beautiful card!! I think I'll have to try that myself - hope you don't mind me borrowing your idea! Yes, I buy stamps that I love and don't get a chance to use until (much) later - there just aren't enough hours in the day...so you're not alone in that problem(?). ;)

  3. This is lovely! It's so CAS and makes such a huge colorful impact. I also buy stamps and then they sit in a pile until they stop intimidating me and I'm ready to pick them up and use them. ...

  4. Hahaha! You are definitely not the only one who does that. I've had ideas in my head and bought a set and it's taken me nearly a year to make it. It happens. What's important is you used it :) It's gorgeously soft! xxx


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