Pink & Main – Happy Bee-day!

Welcome, welcome crafty friends! I’m so glad you’re here today. I’m over on the Pink & Main blog sharing this adorable bee themed birthday card. You all know that I love to get inky and messy so today’s card is not unusual for me at all and I just love how it turned out!

I planned my layout a bit in advance by laying the stamps on the plain white scalloped die cut to see how they would fit together. I liked it so I stamped and colored everything with copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut everything out and set it all aside while I worked on the background.

Originally I cut a smaller rectangle from colored cardstock and used the second die in the Dotted Cover dies set to cut the polka dots. The texture was not working for me at all. It was too much and distracting from the images. So I went back to square one and thought I’d start with inking. I taped off the edges and used distress oxide in salvaged patina and dried marigold randomly on the panel. I spritzed that with water and flicked ink of both colors all over. Now, I was getting somewhere! But it needed something else. So I layered the Rainbow Fun stencil over top and spread Glossy Gel through it.

I love it so much! So, then I added all my images with foam squares, heat embossed a sentiment and cut it with a circle die and popped the whole thing up on a white card base.

For finishing touches I added black glaze pen to the bees’ eyes, nose, hands and feet. Then I used stardust stickles on the wings and glossy accents on the sun. Eeeep! Isn’t is so cute?!?

Products used today:
Sweeter Than Honey stamps and dies (Stamp of the Month)
Dotted Cover dies
Layered Circle dies
Rainbow Fun stencil
Glossy gel
Magic Anti-static Brush
Watermark & Embossing Ink
Embossing Powder – frosting
Foam tape
Distress Oxide – salvaged patina and dried marigold
Glossy accents
Stickles – stardust

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

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