Saturday, February 15, 2014

DD90 Black Tie Spring- A Fun Shape with a Bee :-)

Hi Stampers! 

This week’s DD90 “Black Tie Week” Dynamic Duo Challengecombines Daffodil Delight with Basic Black and the dessert option is a shaped/fun fold card.  Plus, I used six punches for the SUO90 Challenge that is still on for another week (seven if you count the corner rounder in the Envelope Punch Board :-))  This also was created with the LOVEFEST2014B Lovey Dovey Challenge at Splitcoaststampers in mind :-)

I have mentioned in the past that my husband and I collect antique honey dishes and one of the criteria that we generally seek is a bee on the dish.  Whenever I see black and yellow together, I think of those honey dishes so I knew that I would have to incorporate a little bee somewhere on my card :-).

Again, I hope that you will find the time to stop by and check out the rest of the Dynamic Duos Design Team projects and create one of your own using this week’s colors - we would love to have you join us!!

To create this card:

Repeatedly stamp the elements using Basic Black Classic Ink onto two pieces of the new Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Loosely fill in the flowers using the Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker and the Chalk Marker for the centers (for the tag piece only).  Stamp the bee on the tag as well, leaving room for the treatment at the top of the tag. 

Use the Big Shot™ with the largest Floral Frame Collection Framelit™ and cut out the card base (fold the Whisper White cardstock in half and make sure that the fold remains within the framelit™ so it would not be cut).  

Also cut out a piece of the stamped Watercolor Wonder DSP (created in the step above without the Chalk Marker centers) with the same size framelit™ and adhere to the card base.  Add a scrap piece of Basic Black cardstock along the fold of the card, trimming the edges from behind as needed.

Cut the stamped DSP into a 2” strip and create the tag shape using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  Cut another tag from Basic Black cardstock and round the corners on both using the Envelope Punch Board.  Mount the Basic Black Scallop tag behind the DSP tag (I cut mine in half so the edges would show a bit at the top and bottom).

I used scraps for the next few steps- layer a piece of embossed Basic Black cardstock over the tag and trim to fit (previously embossed with the Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder- hard to see in the picture), add the stamped/punched sentiment (used the Hexagon Punch for the banner), the Basic Black leaves (from the Bird Builder Punch) and Daffodil Delight rolled flowers (see my previous posts on the rolled flowers using the 1 ¼” and 1 ½” Scallop Circle Punches).  Add the string of Pearls to cover the seam of the embossed layer.

Create the paper bow from another piece of embossed Basic Black cardstock (again, this one was embossed with the Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder).  I used the Large Oval Punch to create the loops and cut the tails with the Hexagon Punch.  Add the bow at the top of the tag, adhere the Large Pearl in the center.

Punch an embossed piece of Whisper White cardstock using the 2 ½” Circle Punch and a 2 ½” Circle from Basic Black cardstock- cut both in half, add the Basic Black layer behind the Whisper White and adhere to the card (the tag will cover the split). 

Add the completed tag using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.  Use a Stampin’ Write Basic Black marker to color the edges of the die cut frame and lightly sponge Daffodil Delight Classic Ink to finish off the card. 

Stamp Sets:  Springtime Hello
Ink: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight,  Stampin’ Write Marker- Basic Black; Chalk Marker
Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Watercolor Wonder DSP
Accessories: Big Shot™, Square Lattice and Honeycomb Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders, Floral Frames Collection Framelits™, Punches- Large Oval, Hexagon, 1 ¼” and 1 ½” Scallop Circle, 2 ½” Circle, Scallop Tag Punch, Bird Builder, Envelope Punch Board, Pearls, Sponge Dauber

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope you can join in the fun with our DD90 Dynamic Duos “BlackTie” Challenge!


Tenia Nelson said...


Angel Johns said...

This is so fun and beautiful!! I love your bee and he fits in perfectly!! You did a great job!!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Wow! This card is stunning. Love the fold and all the elements.

Annette Elliott said...

Wow, Julie! This is amazing! You always have so many wonderful details. Love this!

canadian_liner said...

Wow--you have been a busy crafter this weekend--love every card!
This one is a breath of spring, indeed. Love the clever flower shape and the sunny yellow bee panel.

Greta said...

Truly a work of art!

Brenda L. said...

This is gorgeous!! Do you mind if I pin it?

Julie Gearinger said...

Thanks Everyone for your sweet comments! Brenda L. , I would be honored if you pinned my card :-) Thanks again- hugs to all!

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