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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Wonderful - Iron Off Embossing With A Twist - Honey Bee Stamps August Release

Hi everyone!  Welcome back.  I have some really fun cards to show you today, so we're going to get right to it.  This post is a part of the Honey Bee Stamps August Release Honey Hop.  The new stamps will be available tomorrow, August 26th...get them while you can!  If you want to make sure you see all of the posts, be sure to start at the Honey Bee Blog.  You can also enter to win some prizes.


I created several cards using the Zen Bouquet stamp set, Wonderful die and Sentiment Builder stamp set.  These all pair so beautifully together.  The Zen Bouquet (available tomorrow) was inspired by the ever so popular adult coloring books.  And it would be so much fun to color with your favorite coloring medium.


When I started these projects, I had originally thought I would do some experimenting with the Iron Off Embossing technique and my Copic Airbrush system.  And I discovered the most amazing technique on accident.  My plan was to use the Copic Airbrush system to add color over an embossed image and then use heat to remove the embossing powder, leaving crisp white lines underneath.


I used my Minc in place of an iron (but you could totally use an iron).  When the embossing powder transferred to the scratch paper, I discovered that the transferred image was just as beautiful as the original piece.  Because Copic ink is alcohol based, the ink dried on top of the embossing powder and the color transferred, along with the embossing powder to the scratch paper.


For every piece that I airbrushed, I had the opposite image in a colorful rainbow.  I put both of these pieces to use on my cards.


I'll walk you through this technique in the video tutorial below...and give you some tips and tricks too.  Be sure to check it out!


I tried this technique with vellum as well.  Although the results weren't quite as great as they were with the card stock, I was still left with a very beautiful card front that has a very cool shine to it from the spread of the clear embossing powder on the surface.



I also used the Copic Airbrush system to add color to the back side of embossed piece of vellum.  The result of this was absolutely stunning.


I die cut the wonderful sentiment from black card stock, layered with black craft foam.  This created a lot of dimension on the die cut.  I added a layer of Stick It adhesive between the card stock and foam layers.  I also added a layer of Stick It to the back side of the foam.   This made for some self adhesive, dimensional die cut sentiments.  I covered them in Glossy Accents to bump up the wow factor on these die cut sentiments.


I finished each of the cards off with some gems from the Honey Bee store.


I also created a card with the smaller blooms from the Zen Bouquet stamp set.  I did some simple Copic coloring and a little fussy cutting to create this card.


I used foam adhesive to add some dimension to these pretty little roses.  And I embellished this cluster of flowers with some of the clear dew drops from Honey Bee.


Your next stop on the Honey Hop is Crystal's Blog.  Be sure to head there after you check out the video tutorial below and enter to win one of the two fabulous prize packs!

Giveaway Information

What’s a Honey Hop without some sweet prizes, right? Honey Bee Stamps not only has one awesome prize pack but TWO!! One winner will win the Zen Florals pack (Zen florals, Zen Bouquet, and each of their matching die sets) and a second winner will win our Alpha prize pack! (Color me alpha stamp set, sentiment alpha stamp set, and color me alpha die set). All you have to do to win is comment on the Honey Bee Stamps blog and again at each stop along the hop by Sunday August 28th. Winner will be announced on Monday August 29th at Noon PST.

Watch The Video

You can watch this video in HD on my YouTube channel by clicking HERE.

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76 comments:

  1. These are beautiful- cards and the big stamp. Don't you love when you discover something new by accident?! I have a mini mind that's still in the box. You've inspired me to get it out.

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  2. Beautiful cards, great technique.

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  3. Just as your cards say, they are wonderful!! Those colors are so pleasant and beautiful :)

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  4. wow! such pretty cards :) love them.
    Preeti D.

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  5. what a great surprise! I never really wanted to use my iron for crafting and I do have a mini minc so what a great way to get a fab result.

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  6. Beautiful background for all of your cards, love that 'wonderful' sentiment!

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  7. Not only is that a GORGEOUS stamp, but your cards are just gorgeous Carissa!! TFS

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  8. Very lovely card.love your color blending

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  9. Always love your cards! This was indeed a happy accident! Beautiful!

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  10. wow! such pretty cards :) love them.

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  11. Beautiful projects and such a cool technique!

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  12. Wow--beautiful cards and wonderful technique.

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  13. That is a super cool technique, Thanks for sharing. I love your cards.

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  14. Your cards are always amazing. And the new stamp set is a must! Looove it

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  15. Your cards are always amazing. And the new stamp set is a must! Looove it

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  16. That's an amazing card! Love the zen bouquet!!

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  17. Your cards are truly spectacular! I love the giant zen image and it looks phenomenal set against the blend of colors you created for each card. Bravo!

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  18. Carissa... these are are WOW-MAZING and GORGEOUS!!! Love love love how you create those backgrounds with the new Zen flower set.

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  19. Awww man, Carissa!!! Now I *Have* to get a copic airbrush system. Your such a fab enabler and talented crafter ;) Thank you for sharing your *find* with us ;)

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  20. Beautiful colours n pretty technique

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  21. Beautiful colours n pretty technique

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  22. These cards are so beautiful. I love that you kind of stumbled onto a stunning new technique.

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  23. Thank you for your informative video and brilliantly creative cards. It makes me want to try this technique :-)

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  24. Beautiful cards! I love the techniques you used!

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  25. Gorgeous cards and what a fabulous technique! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Rikki Scott-MorganAugust 25, 2016 at 10:48 AM

    Beautiful cards and what an awesome technique. I will have to get my Minc out and give this a try. Thanks for the inspiration

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  27. Gorgeous cards! Love this pretty Zen Bouquet stamp set and the color variations you chose!

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  28. I love love love! You're so creative. And those colors are wonderful too!

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  29. What a fabulous "Happy Accident" beautiful results from beautiful stamps & a wonderful talent, thank you for sharing your creativity with us.

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  30. So, so pretty! I wish I had more Copics and an airbrush system to do that! :)

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  31. This is just gorgeous! Enjoyed the tutorial as well!

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  32. Such beautiful cards!! Can't wait to try these techniques myself!!

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  33. Wow!!!!! Mistakes can be awesome! Beautiful cards! Love that big stamp!

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  34. Wow!!!!! Mistakes can be awesome! Beautiful cards! Love that big stamp!

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  35. Wow gorgeous flower stamp!! Love all the cards, great way to show off this fab set!!

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  36. Your cards are so beautiful and unique! Love the techniques you used, thx so much for sharing!

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  37. Beautiful Cards...Love the vibrant colors. Thanks for sharing!

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  38. I think you had a "happy accident".
    Love when new techniques are discovered.
    Makes our crafting so much fun.
    Fantastic cards.
    thanks for sharing.

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  39. Your cards are GORGEOUS! I don't have an airbrush system, but I am going to add that to my ever growing wish list. :)

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  40. Beautiful cards!! Love these new stamps and dies!!

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  41. What a cool technique! Thank you for sharing!

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  42. These are absolutely gorgeous! Love the coloring on all of them! <3

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  43. Beautiful cards!! Very creative and very inspirational!!

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  44. Beautiful cards! love how you was able to use the reverse image!

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  45. I really like the new technique you discovered, makes some very pretty images

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  46. Wow! I love all of these cards. The stamps are awesome and the colors are mind-blowing! I love all the florals in this release!

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  47. Oh my I love how you did the floral background. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  48. What lovely cards! I enjoyed watching your video how to make them.

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  49. Wowww you proyect is beautiful!! Love this die cut !!

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  50. Wonderful array of cards! Showcasing the stamp set so beautifully!

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  51. Oh wow! Awesome cards and colours!!!

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  52. How lovely all these
    are! Love the embossing
    and coloring.
    Carla from Utah

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  53. Oh My Gosh, Carissa, I love the new trick of sending the card front through the Mink. I love the look that this process creates. Thanks so much for sharing, and all your cards are fantastic :)

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  54. These are so pretty. I love all of the different background you made using the same stamp. Thanks for the inspiration

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  55. Such a beautifully happy accident!! Love these!!

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  56. Wow! Super cool cards. Accidental discoveries are so much fun. :)

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  57. Wow these cards turned out beautiful. Thanks for sharing your new, stumbled on, technique.

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  58. What an a wounderful card you made.

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  59. Awesome technique thanks for sharing

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  60. Awesome technique thanks for sharing

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  61. Absolutely gorgeous! LOVE this technique and will be giving it a try!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  62. Beautiful!!! Love t he bright colors

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  63. Love this realse. Thanks for sharing. Your flowers is amazing

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  64. What an incredibly happy accident! These cards are gorgeous. Never thought of using my laminator for this technique, but will from now on. So much easier than the iron! Those transfers are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing this and all your talent with us.

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  65. Wonderful cards! Love what you did with gorgeous Zen stamp!

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  66. These are so beautiful! I just love the rainbow-hued ones.

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  67. All of your cards are stunning and I really enjoyed your video, what a great technique you discovered!

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  68. Just became a subscriber, love these cards.

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  69. Just became a subscriber, love these cards.

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