Saturday, February 15, 2014

Happy Bee-Day

Here's my card for this week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  I didn't quite stick to the sketch, but I think it's close enough to still count!

Happy Bee-Day-designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps from Clear and Simple Stamps
Instead of using an array of items in two columns along the right side of the light blue panel, I stamped a hexagon image from the Clear and Simple Stamps Hexagons Plus set in gray ink.  Since the hexagons are a single image, I didn't have to worry about lining up a bunch of individual images, which can sometimes be a challenge!

The image made the perfect backdrop for the bee image from the Taglines:  Critters set.  I used foam tape to adhere the bee to give it a little dimension, then added a little piece of a clear crystal flourish extending out from behind the bee as a flight trail.  The "happy bee-day" sentiment is stamped next to the bee in gray ink.  I wrapped some yellow baker's twine around the top of the panel and secured it with a bow.  The finished panel is adhered to a light gray card base.

Materials Used:
Hexagons Plus and Taglines:  Critters stamp sets, You're Such a Gray-cious Host and Perfect Little Black Dress inks, Trendsetter Blue, I Steel Got It, and A Blanc Check cardstock, Copic markers-Y11, Y13,Y15, Y18, B0000 (Clear and Simple Stamps); yellow baker's twine (The Twinery); Dazzling Diamonds (Stampin' Up!); clear crystal flourish (Michaels); foam tape

5 comments:

  1. Cute as can beeeee! Love the blue background! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

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  2. love your Bee ...love the neat way you did the challenge ..so cute

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  3. Such a sweet card Lori! I love that little bee with it's bling!!! Great use of the hexagons! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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