With summer in full swing, I decided today to make a few cards that included images of bumblebees.
Supplies (all Stampin' Up!® unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Garden Variety (Unity Stamp Company)
Card stock: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Fun Flowers die, 1-3/8" circle punch, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Frost White shimmer paint, Daffodil Delight stitched grosgrain ribbon, Dimensionals
I love the color combination of yellow and gray, and bumblebees are a perfect fit for that combo. For the background on this card I stamped the bees in Basic Gray and colored them with Daffodil Delight. For a little bit of shimmer I used a small paintbrush to add shimmer paint on the bees' wings. I die cut two flowers for the focal point; I embossed the larger one with polka dots and cut slits in the petals of the smaller one. I stamped and punched out one more bee for the center and adhered the flower to the card front over the Daffodil Delight ribbon.
Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: A Quiet Life
Card stock: Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple, Basic Black
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green
Accessories: Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, 1/8" Basic Black taffeta ribbon, Blender Pen, Frost White shimmer paint, Little Labels punch pack, Dimensionals
To start this card, I stamped the bumblebee and frame image twice on Whisper White card stock. Using a Blender Pen and ink pads, I colored just the frame on the first image and just the bee on the second (I also added shimmer paint on the bee's wings). I trimmed both frames around the outside edge and also cut out the inside of the image with the colored frame.
To add some texture, I embossed the card front with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. Then I wrapped a piece of Basic Black ribbon around the card front and adhered the frame over the ribbon.
Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Adorning Accents Edgelits dies and embossing folders, Little Labels punch pack, Blender Pen, 1/8" Basic Black taffeta ribbon, pearls, color spritzer tool
For this card I used a collage style to stamp the images on Very Vanilla card stock and then spritzed it with the color spritzer tool and Cherry Cobbler marker. I tore the edges of the card stock and inked them with the Crumb Cake ink pad. For visual interest I adhered the stamped card stock to the card front at an angle and then layered a piece of die-cut and embossed Cherry Cobbler along the bottom of the card. I punched three shapes from the Little Labels punch pack out of Basic Black card stock and glued them over the edges of the stamped piece. For the last little details, I added a few pearls and tied a piece of ribbon around the card front.
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