Thursday, July 22, 2021

Bee You

Hello friends and welcome back!  Today I'm sharing a fun little card that I made for LeAnne's fun CAS challenge over at the Paper Players.

I received a free gift with purchase from the Colorado Craft Company that I have been dying to use and this is the perfect opportunity.

That ever-so-cute bee landing on the flower is an Anita Jeram illustration and so fun and easy to color using my Copic markers.  After coloring, it was cut down with an Essential Arches die, then I lined it up in my Misti to stamp to get good placement of the sentiment.  The next size larger arch die was used to cut a piece of white cardstock then I colored around the edges with one of the markers used to color the flower so it could be all nice and matchy-matchy, because I didn't have any colored cardstock closed enough in color.

I fiddled around for what seemed like ages, trying to decide on the placement of the main image.  I landed on the idea of a trimmed down embossed panel that looks like a honeycomb, wrapped it with some Baker's Twine and added it to the white card base with thin foam squares.  I ended up preferring the lower corner placement of the main image, so I added it to the card, also with thin foam squares.  I love CAS but I also love a wee bit of dimension as well.  Lastly, the wings of the bee were painted with an aqua shimmer pen for a little sparkle. 

Thanks for taking time to visit, I appreciate it!  Take care and enjoy the coming weekend!


Stamps:  Bee You (Anita Jeram for CCC)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Clair Nocturne
Other:  Essential Arches dies (Ellen Hutson), Hexagon embossing folder (ret. SU), pink Baker's Twine (EH)
Copics:  YR24, Y15, 13, 11, C2, RV69, 19, 55, 52, YG67, 17, 05, 03, BG000, 0000


Nancy said...

I saw this card at TPP and had to come over and get all the details. This is so wonderful Stef! The honeycomb EF really tied the entire card together. Your coloring is fab as always! Thanks for playing along we all love your work!

Ida said...

Very pretty. Love the colors you used, so cheery.

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

This is so cute Stef! I love the pops of pink and the subtle geometric honeycomb background (this would be a great card for the Addicted to CAS challenge this week too!) Lovely to see you in the Paper Players gallery as always!

LeAnne said...

This is just adorable! First, how lucky you were to receive this is so sweet! I love Anita's artwork! Second, the simple layout and pretty colors really make it pop! I love how you custom-colored your mat too! Clever! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players for my CAS bee challenge!

Claire Broadwater said...

Stef, this is CAS perfection! I love that gorgeous pink flower to add a pop of color to all that white! Your bee looks so real, too! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week!