Autumnal Sunshine Sweeties Card by Katrina

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Hello everyone. I hope you are well. Today I am sharing a card using the Honey Bee Stamps set Seasonal Sweeties.


I started by stamping the images of the girl, cat and a handful of leaves on to copic friendly cardstock. I then used my Copic markers to colour the images in.


Next I worked on the background. I had originally planned a galaxy but I was inspired by a YouTube video by Shari Carroll where she made a page for her art journal showing how to make this background and I knew it would fit perfectly.


Distress Oxides

I took a piece of cold pressed watercolour card and attached it to my craft mat using purple tape. I selected Distress inks in autumn colours to use. I tapped the first colour of ink on to an acrylic block then sprayed with water. I then placed the block on to the paper in random areas, twisting the block to move the ink around. I then dried with a heat tool before moving on to the next colour and repeated for each colour, drying between each colour. Once I was happy with how it looked I used a gold watercolour paint and flicked it over the background. I love the effect and was really pleased with how it turned out.



Next I heat embossed a sentiment from the stamp set on to vellum with gold embossing powder. I then trimmed down the background to be slightly smaller than my card base so it left a small white border. I then attached the strip of vellum to the background by folding it around the back and attaching with a tape runner. I then used double sided tape to adhere the background to the base as the watercolour card is quite thick.

I attached the images using a tape runner to complete the card.

I am really pleased with how it turned out. I hope you like it.




Honey Bee Stamps Seasonal Sweeties Stamp and Coordinating Die

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Carved Pumpkin

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Mustard Seed

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Twisted Citron

Versamark Embossing Ink

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock

Canson XL Watercolour Card

Crafters Companion Vellum

Nuvo Classic Gold Embossing Powder

Lawn Fawn Acrylic Block

Tombow Xtreme Tape Runner

Be Creative Scor Tape Double Sided Tape

iCraft Purple Removable Tape

Goodbye Static Anti Static Powder Tool

Cuttlebug Diecutting Machine

Fiskars A4 Paper Trimmer

Gansai Tambi Watercolour Yellow Gold


Heat Tool


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