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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hi Friends! How's your week going? I'm still coming down from my all-girl-weekend-high with the Savannah Stampers. Several of us got together for the entire weekend to stamp and just generally have a fun time! And, we weren't disappointed--it was amazing! I used to think stamping with others was overrated. Not anymore. :)

Now, on to my card...
It's time for release week at Flourishes, and to kick things off, they are having a color challenge: two shades of blue with a splash of yellow. You can see the beautiful inspiration photo here. For this card, using Copics, I colored a stamp from the Bee My Honey stamp set, cut it with a circle die, popped it up onto an Ironwork Accents die, and matted it with a layer of burlap, cut with a larger circle die. To keep the edges from fraying, I put a bead of Tombow glue around the edge of the burlap circle, on the back side. It never did dry completely, remaining tacky, but since I was gluing it to the card anyway, that didn't matter.

Here's a closer look at the image and the layers behind it. The embellie on the bow was originally clear. I colored it with a Copic marker.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment, a few bees, and on the main personalization layer, I stamped a honeycomb background. 

This card is pretty self-explanatory, but if you have any questions about it, just leave me a comment or an email message and I'll get back to you.

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of your week!

I'll be entering this in the following challenge:

Stamps: Bee My Honey, Honeycomb (Flourishes)
Paper: Sweet Nectar (K&Co); The Basics (The Paper Studio) 
Ink: Copics; Memento; Distress
Dies: Ironwork Accents, Hexagons, Std Circles Lg (Spellbinders); Banner Stacklets 1 (Taylored Expressions)
Accessories: Honeycomb embossing folder (Sizzix); rhinestones; burlap; ribbon; Stickles; foam dots; sewing thread
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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Maria said...

Fabulous card, Cheryl! Such a great backbround with honeycomb embossing and gingham paper! Sweet image with bees colored so pretty! Love that beautiful bow, too! Hope you're having a great week, hugs!

Leslie Miller said...

Every time I visit here I'm just smitten with your beautiful cards! Such wonderful detail in the design of this one. Love the little banner tab at the top, as well as your stitching, piercing, and your use of the burlap. Great job with the colors. Absolutely perfect backgrounds to go with the cute beehive image. Love!

ChristineCreations said...

This is SO lovely Cheryl! What great "honey" elements with the embossing, hexagons and the honeycomb stamp. I just pulled this stamp out the other day intending on using it soon! Beautiful card inside and out :)

Thanks so much for playing along with us at Flourishes!

dpkennedy said...

Very pretty! Love the honeycomb background and the burlap circle-great textures! Thanks for playing with Flourishes!

Stacy Morgan said...

Sounds like a weekend away with the girls that I NEED! hee hee This is just charming. Adore the stitching, great honeycomb textures and great creation. Thanks for playing in Flourishes COlor Challenge.

Julie Koerber said...

Cheryl, this is stunning! I love the outside of the card and to thing you did so much to make the inside look just as artsy? I am so bad at that -- you've inspired me!!! Thanks for joining in the Flourishes fun!

Silke Ledlow said...

Such a happy Spring card...love how you used the challenge colors! Hugs ~S~

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so very PRETTY!~

Heather Jensen said...

You did such a beautiful job with this stamp set. The honey comb embossed background looks great. :)

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous coloring and such a pretty layout of the card, neat sentiment banner, like how it is stitched on, lovely inside as well!!