Thursday, January 31, 2013
It's the Bee's Knees!
Also, a couple of weeks ago we were stuck with thick, unyielding fog for over a week. I love the gray, I love the rain, I even love occasional fog. But a solid week of not being able to see past the back fence? I didn't love that. Nope, not at all.
So, my mind has been (you'll pardon the pun) a-buzz with thoughts of spring. That was the inspiration, more than anything, for this card. I used only one set and that was Blockheads Honey Bees set. I started with a pale yellowish gold cardstock for the honey comb. I stamped it with Versamark embossing ink, then sprinkled it with an off white embossing powder. I did the same for the flowers on the base cardstock, then heat set them both.
I used a pale yellow marker to color in the combs just to give it a little more definition, then mounted it on a slightly darker shade of gold cardstock. I stamped the sentiment on plain white cardstock using Broken China Distress Ink, cut them out and glued them onto the honey comb.
I then glued the completed honey comb section to the already prepared blue cardstock. Then added in the bee, using StazOn Jet Black ink. I colored in the bee with a yellow marker and gave his wings a bit of bling with Stickles (Diamond).
That's all there was to it! I'm so proud of myself for having my Valentine's card all set to go. Usually I'm the one handing over a card, saying, "Careful! The glue's not dry yet. I love you!"