Today I’m sharing a card of a greedy bear trying to steal some honey from the hard-working bees! I thought Mama Elephant “FBA-Bear” dies would pair perfectly with Hello Bluebird “Bee Happy” stamp set 🙂
First, I stamped the bees on some Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx black ink. I colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and fussy cut them. I added Wink Of Stella to the wings and some highlights with a white gel pen. I also used Glossy Accents on the glasses of one of the bees.
Next, I used Mama Elephant dies to die cut the bear. I used Canson Mi-Teintes paper for the body, kraft cardstock for the muzzle, and pink cardstock for the ears. For the paws I used “FBA-Monkey” dies.
For the cloudy background, I inked a piece of Bristol paper using Salty Ocean Distress ink and MFT “Cloud” stencil. Next, I blended Wild Honey Distress Ink and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Ink on a Bristol paper panel and used a die from Lawn Fawn “Stitched Oval Stackables” dies to cut a window. Then, I stamped the hexagons using the same Spiced Marmalade ink. The sentiment was white heat embossed on a thin stripe of black cardstock.
Last, I assembled everything. I adhered the cloudy panel to a card base and the hive panel to that, using foam tape. I glued the bear tucking him behind the oval window. I added Glossy Accents to his eyes and nose and, once it was dried, added some highlights with a white gel pen. I adhered the sentiment and the bees to the card using glue and foam tape.
I think this card turned out pretty well and I think it’s really cute! I hope you like it too!!
Today I’m sharing a card using my first Hello Bluebird stamp set. I wanted these bees since the first I saw them and eventually added them to my collection. I love them!! And I think this stamp set is so versatile, with cute critters, beautiful flowers, and geometric shapes.
First, I stamped the images on Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx black ink and colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Next, I fussy cut everything. I blended Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar Distress Inks on the background panel and then splattered some water and dried it with a paper towel after a few seconds. Next, I spritzed some Perfect Pearls mixed with water and also added some flicks of Salty Ocean and Worn Lipstick. I stamped the sentiment “just bee-cause” using Lawn Fawn Fish Tank ink.
I used Lawn Fawn “Slide On Over” dies to make the slider mechanism for me little bee. I used foam tape to adhere the panel to a card base, using a cent coin and a little piece of double foam tape to make my bee fly through the slider track. Then, I added a white frame die cut using Mama Elephant “Madison Avenue” dies. Next, I glued the flowers to the background, tucking them behind the frame. As a final touch, I added Glossy Accents to the honey jar and Wink of Stella to the wings.
I love how this turned out! I hope you like it too! Here you have a short video of the bee flying from flower to flower 🙂
Today I’m sharing a card featuring Mama Elephant “Little Fairy Agenda” stamps and dies. These fairies are the cutest and I think they look wonderful on a pop-up box card!!
I stamped the images on Fabriano Artistico hot pressed watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx black ink. I also used some images from Mama Elephant “Sun and Moon” stamp set, I think the greenery of that set pairs wonderfully with the fairies. Next, I colored the images with Faber Castell Polychromos color pencils. I really enjoy coloring with pencils and I must say I gave this paper a try because I read somewhere that it is a good choice for color pencils and I love it! Anyway, I have to practice more, especially hair coloring, because I’m not super happy with the result.
I used Lawn Fawn “Scalloped Box Card Pop-up” dies on a piece of Lawn Fawn pattern paper form “Let’s Polka in the Meadow” collection and on a piece of Canson Mi-Teintes paper to decorate the inside of the flaps. For the grass I used Lawn Fawn “Grassy Hillside Borders” and “Grassy Border” dies on some light green cardstock, blending Twisted Citron Distress Ink on the lower edge to give it some more depth. Then, I adhered these pieces to the inside panels and formed the box.
Once the box is formed, I glued all the greenery and the fairies. I used a thin strip of acetate to make some of the fairies fly, I put some of them on the grass, some others on top of the greenery… I love this part of the process! Last, I stamped the sentiment from Mama Elephant “Tandem Extras” on a white panel using Lawn Fawn Sage Leaf ink and added the little fairy with the magic wand. Although it’s not noticeable in the pictures, all the fairies have Wink of Stella in their wings 🙂
I hope you like this card!! Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!!