Oxide Ink Card for Challenge Up Your Life

Hello friends!

I am back with my second post as a Guest Designer for Challenge Up Your Life (CUYL) today with a colorful Distress Oxide Ink card featuring Simon Says Stamp and other brands’ products! πŸ™‚


Theme #106 is:

“CASE the DT”

CASE stands for “Copy and Selectively Edit” here. It basically means that you pick a project from the Design Team and get inspired by it – whether by the design, the technique, the colors or anything else. In your post you mention which crafter and project inspired you.

I CASEd a card from my friend & DT member Maike of Maikreations. When I saw it I immediately fell in love with the vibrant colors she used!


challenge color inspiration by maikreations


oxide ink card with simon says stamp

For the background I used the following Distress Oxide Inks (from top to bottom) and a strip of masking paper:

  • Picked Raspberry
  • Abandoned Coral
  • Wild Honey
  • Salty Ocean
  • Tumbled Glass

The reflection on the water is made with a stencil from Honey Bee Stamps and Distress Stain in Gold / Tarnished Brass. I blended that on with a mini blending tool. Then I added a die cut sailboat and a sentiment, both from Simon Says Stamp (there is a full supply list down below).

Thanks again to the girls from Challenge Up Your Life for having me as a Guest Designer! I am already curious to see which cards they picked as their inspiration!

I am gonna be back later today with my third post as Winnie & Walter’s Leading Lady! πŸ™‚

Rosali β™₯

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Stamps & dies:

Simon Says Stamp – Sailboat Wafer Die
Simon Says Stamp – One With Nature Stamp Set
Honey Bee Stamps – Double Stitched Rectangle Dies
Lawn Fawn – Sentiment Banner Dies


Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) – 110 lb and 80 lb
Black & White Patterned Paper (sorry, don’t know which brand)
Masking Paper


Ranger / Tim Holtz – Distress Oxide Inks: Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Wild Honey, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass
Versafine – Onyx Black Pigment Ink (sentiment)

Other Supplies:

Ranger / Tim Holtz – Distress Stain: Tarnished Brass
Honey Bee Stamps – Ocean Builder Stencil Set
Washi Tape (Sail)
Glitter Enamel Dots
3M – Foam Tape


Honey Bee Zen Bouquet with WOW Embossing Rose Glintz (Blog Hop & Giveaway)

Hello and welcome to my blog!!

As some of you might already know, I am guest designer for WOW Embossing this month and today I am joining the WOW Design Team for a collaboration blog hop with Honey Bee Stamps! Yay! As I am also a DT Alumni of Honey Bee Stamps I am especially happy to be part of the blog hop with them today. πŸ™‚

If you are hopping along, you should have come from Riikka Kovasin. Your next stop is gonna be Vera Yates. We all hope this collaboration inspires you all!


Ever since I got the Rose Glintz Embossing Powder from WOW and made a swatch with it I couldn’t wait to use it on a card. It has such a wonderful rose gold color and beautiful shine when the light catches it! And I already had the perfect image in mind to use with it – HoneyBee Stamps’ Zen Bouquet! I have seen photos of it being used on cards with just stamping (no coloring) and it looked gorgeous! So I thought heat embossing without coloring would definetely work as well and I have to say, I really like how it came out! In fact, I liked it so much that I couldn’t stop experimenting and creating and ended up making a whole bunch of cards! Take a look yourself:

HoneyBee Stamps Heat Embossed Zen Bouquet Cards 1

HoneyBee Stamps Heat Embossed Zen Bouquet Cards 2

I started with heat embossing the Zen Bouquet in Rose Glintz on colored cardstock and had a specific look in mind – but I had forgotten that this embossing powder is not entirely opaque. WOW has a line of opaque powders as well, but this is not one of them – my bad. πŸ˜‰ So, for example on the teal cardstock the Rose Glintz ended up looking a bit darker and less rose than I thought. I still liked the look and beautiful metallic shine of the powder on the colored cardstocks but nonetheless I went ahead and embossed the Zen Bouquet again on Neenah solar white cardstock for that rose gold tone. Since the bouquet is a reeeally big image I could get two card panels out of one round of stamping & heat embossing and ended up with a couple of background pieces for cards after all!

To put my cards together I used several different Honey Bee Stamps sentiment dies (you’ll find a full list of supplies down below). For the kindness-themed cards I heat embossed the kind / kindness die cuts with WOW Metalline Greengage (soft green) and Metalline Himalayan Musk (dark violet) embossing powders. I pressed the Embossing Ink Pad directly onto the die cut pieces and picked them up with my tweezers to then heat emboss them.

The only card where I felt like it needed some coloring was the lilac one. I wanted to tie in the white from the cardbase so that the heat embossed image wouldn’t get lost. Therefore I took my white Luminance Colored Pencil and added a few highlights to the flower bouquet.


HoneyBee Stamps Heat Embossed Zen Bouquet Cards 4

HoneyBee Stamps Heat Embossed Zen Bouquet Cards 3

HoneyBee Stamps Heat Embossed Zen Bouquet Cards 6



Bibi Cameron
Brenda Noelke
Carol Hintermeier
Galina Filippenko
Ilda Dias
Kaja Vezensek
Jaine Drake
Jo Herbert
Julie Hickey
Lisa Cisneros
Melissa Bickford
Riikka Kovasin
Rosali B. (THAT’S ME! πŸ™‚ )
Vera Yates
Olga Lukaseviciene


Honey Bee Stamps
WOW! Embossing

If you get lost along the way, head back over to the WOW! Embossing Powder / Honey Bee Stamps blog for the complete listings of designers joining in the hop.


Are you ready for some awesome giveaways? Each Company is giving away:

  • WOW! Embossing Powder – Any 6 powders from your choosing along with a WOW carry case to store you powders safely in
  • Honeybee Stamps – $50 gift Card

The only think you need to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on each of the design team members blog hop! The Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on ALL THE POSTS of this blog hop by EST on 14th June 2018 and will be announced on the companies’ blog on 15th June 2018.

I would love to hear how you like the heat embossed Zen Bouquet cards with no coloring! Have you already used stamped outline images like this?

Have an amazing day! β™₯

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Stamps & dies:

Honey Bee Stamps – Zen Bouquet Stamp Set
Honey Bee Stamps – A2 Double Stitched Frames Honey Cuts dies
Honey Bee Stamps – Kindness Honey Cuts dies
Honey Bee Stamps – Kindness Stamp Set
Honey Bee Stamps – Large Thanks Honey Cuts dies
Honey Bee Stamps – Wonderful Honey Cuts dies

Heat embossing supplies:

WOW! – Heat Tool
WOW! – Premium Embossing Craft Mat
WOW! – Clear Embossing Ink Pad
WOW! – Rose Glintz Embossing Powder
WOW! – Metalline Greengage Regular Embossing Powder
WOW! – Metalline Himalayan Musk Regular Embossing Powder


Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) – 110 lb and 80 lb Cardstock
Lawn Fawn – Pine Needle Twist Paper
Colored Cardstocks (mint green, lilac, peach, dark blue)

Other supplies:

Lawn Fawn – Dye Ink Pads
White Colored Pencil (Caran d’Ache – Luminance Pencils)


Honey Bee Stamps – Poolside Dew Drops Mix
Honey Bee Stamps – Pear Tree | Tiny Leaves Sequins
Honey Bee Stamps – Sticky Back Rhinestones|Crystal AB