Hello friends! It's been a few weeks since my last Clean + Simple post and what crazy times we're experiencing with the Covid-19 Pandemic! I'm hoping you are healthy and safe and finding ways to stay happy and entertained while you're practicing social distancing.
I have been spending oodles of time with my stamping supplies. It's really helping me to manage my stress and gives me relief from worry and concern. I'm so grateful for it!! I hope that stamping is bringing you everything you need right now.
I wanted to share a card I made this morning using the Honey Bee Bundle (#153792) from Stampin' Up! This bundle is a product from the Spring Mini Catalog, page 30. You can watch a video of how I created this card HERE, or keep reading for a close up of the card I made on camera, plus the more elaborate card I showed at the end of the video. This bundle is on the new Retirement List so it will NOT be transitioning to the new Annual Stampin' Up! catalog which debutes June 3rd. If you decide you want this bundle, plan to purchase by May 15th, after that it's while supplies last through the end of May, and then it's gone.
So for the clean & simple card, I started with a base card of Whisper White Thick. I die cut a honeycomb from Daffodil Delight card stock and glued it to the base card using Mono Multi liquid glue. I then stamped and die cut a large bee using Memento Black ink and attached that to the honeycomb with foam dimensional adhesive to pop it up off the surface. I stamped the sentiment and attached the sentiment strip using foam adhesive as well. The finishing touch was to add 3 metallic gold pearls to the card front---one on the bee, one on the sentiment strip and one above the bee, to create that visual triangle. Such a sweet, simple card, but interesting too with the textures and layers.
For this more elaborate card above, I used a Daffodil Delight base card and ink pad to stamp a tone-on-tone with one of the flower images from the stamp set. This created a nice background on the card base. I cut a large, scalloped rectangle from the Stitched so Sweetly dies and used that panel as the layer to build my scene. I stamped a tone-on-tone bee hive and die cut it out. Attached it to the base card with dimensional foam adhesive and then stamped a large bee, die cut it, and then added it to the top of the hive with more dimensional adhesive. I stamped the sentiment in Momento Black ink just below the bee scene and added the whole panel to the base card. The finishing touch was to add one small faceted gold gem to the center of the bee's body. This adds lovely sparkle and shine!
I also decorated the envelopes for both cards by stamping the flower image all over the flap of the envelopes in Daffodil Delight ink, and added a black bee to the front of the envelope to tie it all together. Why not decorate the envelopes while everything is out and handy!!
I hope you enjoyed the cards for today! I had such fun making them! If you have any questions or care to share your thoughts in the comments, please do!!
To get your hands on this bundle before it's gone, you are welcomed to SHOP HERE.
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