It's New Release Day at Paper Sweeties! The new Wish and Bee Happy stamp sets, as well as the coordinating Sweet Cuts die sets are available for purchase now! I used the sweet little bee image from the Bee Happy set for my card today.
I'm still trying to figure out the whole watercolor trend and decided to give it a try on this card, and what the heck, I thought I'd try to turn it into a CAS card at the same time. CAS is definitely not my strong suit! I followed the June Week 1 Viva la Verve sketch, which I turned upside down, but instead of a lot of layers, I just watercolored loose color blocks, then painted black lines between them. The white splatters are acrylic paint. I stamped the bee onto another piece of watercolored paper, added Stickles to the wings, and colored over the stripes with a Black Spica pen. After stamping the Bee Happy sentiment, I made a bow from three strands of Licorice Twine, stuck a couple of leaf pins in, and glued three Cotton Candy sequins to the center of the bow. I sprinkled some Marshmallow sequins over the rest of the card.
I used the same watercolors on the inside of the card, just watered down more, then stamped the leafy stem from the Bee Happy set onto paper that I had watercolored in green, then die cut it with the matching Sweet Cuts die.
Check out the cards the rest of the team made, then head over to Paper Sweeties to get your own Wish and Bee Happy stamps and dies!
Have you played along in this month's Red, White, & Blue inspiration challenge yet? You've still got time to join us, and you just might win a Paper Sweeties Gift Certificate!
Paper Sweeties Inspiration #33 – ‘Red, White & Blue’
And, last, but not least, here's a head's up for what's coming in August. PARTY!!!
Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you again tomorrow!
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge #132: Create Your Own Challenge (A2/Encouragement/Watercolor)