I have a thing for bees. While I was studying Communication Design at University, one of my units required us to select an animal that would be the subject for all the projects. I illustrated a few hundred bees over 3 months and learnt many facts about these fantastic 6 legged creatures.
I found a new respect for them and as soon as I saw Queen Bee stamp set in the Mini Catalogue, I had to buy it! And I am not alone as it is currently unavailable in Australia and New Zealand because it has been so popular. Stock is coming.
Today, I am sharing my bee cards with some of my friends from One Stamp At A Time design team. The theme is “Fuzzy Buzzy Friends” you might already be on the hop or this is your first stop, just make sure you keep on hopping at the bottom of this post.
Some of you might remember when Stampin’ Up! has My Digital Studio (MDS), I was a design team for the MDS with Stampin’ Up! towards the end of the product. I loved having the chance to create hybrid cards and projects. I sometimes still use my computer to design a greeting and print it out. That is what I did on this card and even the next card I am showing today.
Stampin’ Up! totally missed an opportunity to get creative with the greetings and think BEE-yond (get me).
I have blended Daffodil Delight ink using Stampin’ Up! Blending Brushes. They blend so well, I started on the outside of my Basic White cardstock working in little circles. Even when it looks like no yellow was remaining, I still kept blending into the center as a tiny amount of colour was transferring.
Over the top of the blending I added pops of words and splatter of ink.
Inside the card, I added my own words. I also print on Basic White A4 Cardstock, I still add stamping and elements from the front of the card. In this case the small bee that I just added a little yellow to using Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker.
It is a sponging or blending technique as it has lines across the card, creating a grid where you stamp images in.
I am excited to see what the others in the team have created.