Friday, February 6, 2009

So Happy We BEE Friends

I know some of you are familiar with Scrappinbee from the Cricut message board, well I did this card with her in mind. She loves bees like I love ladybugs!! I kept looking at the bee's on Walk In My Garden wondering what I could do with them. It took me several days to get what was in my head out on the paper. I had the most difficulty getting the papers to look right.

After I got done with the card I wasn't happy with it...not at all. I tossed them to the side and went to bed. The next morning when I looked at them....I LIKED THEM!! I think we all do that sometimes.

I used Walk In My Garden for the bees and the flowers. The patterned paper is from last years DCWV spring stack. I used my Purple Cows Cutter with the deckle blade for the cuts on the mat and strips. The sentiment is computer generated. I used the Stampin UP scallop punch, the EK Success 1.5" circle and 1.25" circle punches. I added a bee stamp to the inside of the card for a little decoration. My neighbor Naomi liked this one so much she kept one for herself to give to a friend of hers.

Here is a close up shot of the bees and flowers. I used Mica cardstock for the bees bodies and pearlescent vellum for the wings. And I doodled, and doodled and doodled some more!! I had the flowers cut out in white but the looked kinda lost so I used a Stampin Up marker to give them some color, but left some of the white to peek through. You can click on the picture if you want to see the details better.