Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Bee Thankful

Hello, Crafters.

EXCITING NEWS! Stampin' Blends are now available to order in
 current colours! I'll update you about new colours as soon as possible.

If you don't like fussy cutting, turn away now! LOL! I fell in love 
with this stamp as soon as I saw it! I did wonder how difficult it 
would be to fussy cut it, but didn't give it any serious thought! 
 The first time I stamped the image, it was really crooked, but I decided
 to colour it anyway, and then to fussy cut it! I decided to set up
 my Stamp-a-ma-jig for my second attempt, which was an excellent
 idea, but I do wish I'd bought this stamp as a wood mount. 
That way I could use some acetate and set up a permanent sheet 
for my stamp-a-ma-jig! Never mind, I can still work with this! I decided to
 do some paper-piecing and stamped the image on a sheet from
 the Tropical Escape 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (DSP). 

I fussy cut the letters in four sections, and ignored the leaves and 
the bee, which I coloured in situ. As my design has a white
 background, I toyed with the idea of painting the letters all over
 with just one very pastel colour so I didn't have white on white.
 I decided against this idea and I'm glad I did! I fussy cut the
 bee from my first attempt and adhered him onto the card I was
 working on, which finished the card off nicely. I added two layers 
inside the card but no decoration because I couldn't think what to do!
My mind was racing ahead thinking about what I could do with
 the first image I'd coloured with my Coastal Cabana Marker 
Pen. I fussy cut the letters but I didn't want to adhere them 
onto a piece of plain CS, so I reversed what I did on the first card.
 That is, I chose a design from the Garden Impressions 6" x 6" 
DSP, which goes with Coastal Cabana really well, even though it
 isn't listed on the packet as a co-ordinating colour. The colours that 
are listed are intended as a guide, but it isn't always a definitive list! 

I used Tuxedo Black Stazon Ink to stamp the image on the DSP,
 and then adhered the die cut letters in the correct places. I 
stamped the bee on a piece of Whisper White CS, and fussy
 cut him after I'd coloured him using my Daffodil Delight Market Pen. 
As with my first card, I inserted a layer inside but didn't decorate it,
 because I couldn't think of what to do except strips
of the DSP I'd used  on the front of each card! 
Any ideas what you would have decorated them with?
That's it from me today, so until tomorrow, happy crafting.


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