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Monday, April 13, 2009

Buzzin' Sketch



Good Monday Morning Peeps! Hope you all had a great weekend and a blessed Easter!

Today's card is made with Jen's Sketch for you to Try.

I have to say that this was a hard one for me. I started and trashed at least two other cards. I just couldn't get anything to look right. As I was sitting at my desk frustrated last night I spotted this cute little bee set picking out from under a stack on my shelf. It seemed to be trying to get my attention. I thought, "That bee might be cute in the squares." So I grabbed it up and went to work.

I stamped each bee image twice on some PTI cardstock and colored them in with my blender pen and some more mustard and blush blossom and also some bashful blue on the wings.

I wasn't sure how I was going to place the bees or make a sentiment, of which I can't seem to make a card with out having one on the front, work on my card.

I used the 1-1.4 inch square punch to punch out the bees and then mounted them onto a piece of basic black card stock that i punched out with my square scallop punch. I had four mounted like that when I thought about putting the sentiment like it appears now on the card. I used my black marker to color just the words I wanted and stamped them onto the white and mounted like the bees.

The base of the card is basic black followed by whisper white and then some more mustard DS paper. I also used black and more DS paper fro the center strip. I used the lace edge punch on the side, which is not visible at all, well maybe just slightly at the top and bottom.

I found some scrap black satin ribbon in my stash, not sure where it came from, and tied it around the card. made a bow and added a 'flocked' brad to the center. I added black brads to the corners after using the ticket corner punch and pierced all around the edge with my piercing tool and mat pack. I added some stickles to the wings after the card was completley put together.

I have to say this certainly is not a 'favorite' card, but still cute, I think.

The inside buzz:




Well, that is all for today, thanks so much for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!!

Vicki

15 comments:

Debbie McPherson said...

I love the card! I may have to case the card, I really like the bees. I also got you an ink pad!

Tammy said...

Love the layout and how you used the background paper.
Inside touch is great!

ktpope said...

I love the bees. The card came out really cute. I might have to get this set.
TFS! Kim

Martha said...

so cute, awesome card.

Jaspere said...

I love, love that sketch and those adorable little bees. Nicely done'

Jackie said...

This is really cute Vicki! Love that sketch...may have to see if I can work it in this week!!

carol h said...

Another cutie. love the bees. I really NEED to get that set. Love the way you added to the inside of the card, also. Very nice touch, I think. TFS

Ann said...

Super cute! I love this little bee set with the squares. Love that you decorated the inside, too.

Joanne Travis said...

I just love these bees!! This is a wonderful layout for the small images. Bee-utiful!

Rhonda Langley said...

Love how you decorated the inside of the card also. I love the bees!

Sara said...

how stinkin cute, there's those bees again-i love them

Dawn Easton said...

So super cute Vicki!!! I almost used this set for the sketch too! GMTA?! Ended up using a different stamp set though for a challenge later this week ;)

Angi said...

This is soooo cute!

jen del muro (iheart2stamp.com) said...

this is so cute! thanks for playing!

Kathleen said...

How cute! I love how you made this card.