Thursday, December 29, 2016

Bee Happy

The countdown is on for the new Occasions catalogue and the Stampin' Up sale of the year - Sale-a-bration.  Only 1 week to go.
Today I thought I would show you what can be done when you mix the "old" with the "new.  The card actually came about by accident. 
One of my clients asked me to show her how to work with the "Timeless Texture" stamp set as every time she used it the card front looked like a "black blob".
One thing about this stamp set - it doesn't matter where you stamp the images the outcome is usually gorgeous, but a word of caution - don't use really dark colours - and use two or three generation stamping if you do.

So, out came a piece of Whisper White cardstock, some Basic Gray ink, and the stamp set.  I sat down beside my client and went to work.  Numerous times I put the stamp in her hand and had her do the stamping.  The results were not perfect, but in the end it did not matter. She loved the end result, but after she left I felt the card needed something. Here is what the finished card looked like.

I needed a large sentiment, and found it in the new Occasions stamp set "Happy Celebrations" The word "Happy" was just what I needed.  It was stamped with Black Memento ink in the middle of the art piece.  Now the art piece looked pretty monochromatic- it needed a pop of colour.  The bee from "Dragonfly Dreams" was the answer.  So it was stamped with Black Memento just above the "y" and coloured with a Crushed Curry marker for the body, and Soft Sky for the wings.  The Crushed Curry marker was also used to colour in parts of the sentiment. Clear Wink of Stella glimmer was applied to the bee wings; Gold wink of Stella to the body and parts of the sentiment.

To finish the card, some 3/8" gold metallic ribbon (SAB) and bow were adhered to the card front just under the sentiment

This art piece was adhered to a Crushed Curry card front.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Timeless Texture, Dragonfly Dreams, Happy Celebration
Inks: Black Memento, Basic Gray, Crushed Curry marker, Soft Sky marker
Papers: Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Accessories: 3/8" gold metallic ribbon, Clear Wink of Stella glimmer brush, Gold wink of Stella glimmer brush

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