I thank the Lord Jesus Christ for the talent He has bestowed on all of us!
I have been artistic all of my life and love experimenting with different mediums and techniques. This blog is my creative outlet to share my passion for cardmaking and papercrafting!
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To create this card:
Use the Big Shot™ to emboss
a piece of a piece of Soft Suede DSP and a piece of So Saffron cardstock with
the Honeycomb Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder. Lightly sand the DSP to soften up the fibers
and hand cut a few of the hexagons and them randomly onto the embossed background.
FYI- I had both of these background pieces
already pre-embossed/sanded in my scraps- love when that happens :-)
First attempt- decided to step it up- see next image :-)
Sponge additional Soft
Suede Classic Ink over the background panel and mount onto Soft Suede cardstock
and again onto Sahara Sand cardstock (sponging additional Soft Suede ink to “antique”
the Sahara Sand base).
Stamp the bee image from
Nature’s Pace onto Sahara Sand cardstock and color using Stampin’ Write markers
in So Saffron, Sahara Sand and Soft Suede (add the White Gel Pen highlights at
the end to highlight some of the flowers/bee wings). Use the Sponge Dauber with Soft Suede Classic
Ink to lightly sponge around the oval.
Use the Big Shot™ with the
Ovals Collection Framelits™ to cut out the bee image and also cut two
additional ovals from the same size framelit for the layers behind the stamped
image. Add the Modern Label “ends” with
the Pearl accents.
Added Script background and Rolled Flowers to Step It Up :-)
Create the vertical banner
strip using Sahara Sand Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the 1 3/8” Square Punch
(to create the banner points). Mount
onto Soft Suede cardstock and adhere to the card per the sketch.
Mount the focal image onto the banner strip, add the sentiment and ½” Soft Suede Taffeta triple ribbon bow to finish off the card.
For my first attempt card, I left the DSP blank and did not have the rolled flowers on the card but felt that the card needed something at the top to balance it out, so I decided to "Step It Up" :-)
So I took this one carefully apart and stamped the script background stamp from French Foliage in Soft Suede randomly over the banner and bee image. I also added the So Saffron rolled flowers (fyi- they are very easy to make..punch regular circles or in this case scallop circles and hand cut a spiral towards the center of the circle and then hand roll :-) Here is a great tutorial for the rolled flowers).
focal image onto the banner strip, add the sentiment and ½” Soft Suede Taffeta
triple ribbon bow to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Nature’s
Pace, French Foliage, Teeny Tiny Wishes