Monday, April 13, 2009
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!!!