Sunday, March 16, 2014

Love Birds...I mean Bees!

Hello!

It's a rainy day here, and what better way to spend it than make a card!  Of course I had to play along with Case Study again this week, with Joni being the muse!  I also wanted to try a technique that I learned over at PS Virtual Smooches a while ago.  Have you seen the videos Savannah and Emily do for this site - nothing short of AH-MAZING I tell you!  The technique I used today is to use a stamp to create a frame.  It took me a few tries to get a non-wonky oval, but in the end it turned out pretty evenly (just don't look under the banner - it may or may not be covering up some severe wonkiness there - ha ha!).  I'm going to enter this into the PS Sparks Challenge for this week as well - it's an Anything Goes!

Here's the card:


With wedding season approaching, I thought I would make a wedding card to add to my stash.  I went with love bees!  Just fussy cut them out and coloured their wings in blue.  Added glossy accents to kick it up a notch!  That heart in the middle of the two bees is just some white enamel that I shaped into a heart.  To create the oval, I just traced an oval with pencil and then tried to somewhat evenly space the flowers around it.  Background is distress inks.  Added the "forever" die cut and that's it!

Here's the inspiration card from Joni:




Hope you're having a good weekend and sneaking in a little crafty time!  Thank you SO much for stopping by!
Shannon

20 comments:

  1. oh my goodness, how darling!!! I adore the mr & mrs bee. :)

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  2. Adorbs, like TOTES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. That is SOOOOO cute!! Those little bees are adorable! Love the flower frame and the super cool background! And you just painted that little white heart with enamel?.... Looks perfect to me!!

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  4. ...what lives under the banner, stays under the banner!

    Awesome floral frame that is the perfect pairing for two sweet bumble bees, who can have a sip of nectar from the blossoms when they get a bit thirsty! The glossed up wings look great! The "forever" die really, REALLY pops against that amazing inked background!

    Definitely will make a new Mrs & Mr smile when they open this card!

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  5. Geri's comment has me laughing - she's right! I see nothing but sweet oval-ovalness with your frame! Okay - back to the beginning: eeeee...what a fantabulously sweet wedding card! The bumbly bees are adorable with their wedding-resplendent glossy wings, and the flowery frame they're nestled inside: perfect pairing. Banner and forever die: yes, yes and yes! Now that background...swooning over how 'couple-suitable' it is. Whoever the happy couple is, they will LOVE x LOVE this, as do I! You've totally rocked Joni's inspiration card...totally!! Weekend stories to share - will do so soon! Hugs~c

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  6. Okay, wow, you nailed this totally, Chuchee! I expect to see you in the winner's gallery!! I tried with these bold colors and it was a muddy mess, so I am in awe!! The design, too, with those sweet love bees, handmade enamel heart and perfect die, is fabulous!! Have a wonderful week! Hugs Darnell

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  7. SUPER CUTE Shannon!!! You rocked this challenge :) Love this!!!

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  8. Oh Shannon, this is so cute and a fabulous take on the challenge.

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  9. LOVE BEES?? I love it! Love the gloss on their wings and the wonderful ink distressing! Great CASE of Joni's card!

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  10. Yes the wedding season is coming up!! And I love your background! Love the vibrant colours!

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  11. I love your bees! And the background is pretty!

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  12. Love your card! The bees are adorable, that background color is amazing and your little flower frame is so cute.

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  13. FYI--- your card was featured on the Paper Smooches Facebook page! HOOOOOORAY:) It was also featured for the VSFF! That's because YOU ROCK!


    THANKS for leaving some love on my blog while I was away! You've made my day! LOVE ya <3

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  14. SUPER cute, and I do hope you will get more crafty time, though I do not mind if you dont come to me for comments, I KNOW you are popping in from time to time, so do what you gotta do, and I totally understand. I cant pop round like I like, and I know my fave peeps understand!!! HUGZ to you girl!!!!

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  15. This is gorgeous! I adore that luscious inky background! Wonderful card!

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  16. You are sooooo awesome - and I can't wait to have proper email access (seriously, what is up with that!! Grrr....) to write you a proper note! Missing my Shannon chats more than you can imagine!! Mega massive and in massive mega numbers, hugs to you!! Miss you!!! `C

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  17. That card front is genius! Heart so much the watercolor look. I really want to be done with this remodel so I can get back to crafting. TFS!

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  18. Beautiful background!!! I love the jewel-tone colors!

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