Sunday, May 3, 2009

bee happy

This week's featured stamper over on SCS is Sparkle.  She has a great gallery and I chose this card on the left to case.  I pulled out one of the cute little bees from the last High Hopes release and some Cosmo Cricket patterned paper to play along.  I stamped the middle panel with a background stamp from the last release as well. The sentiment is from Papertrey's Honey Bees set.  I changed the following:
  • stamped image and theme
  • patterned papers and colors
  • changed middle panel from embossed panel to stamped panel
  • added stitching
  • added some layers and an extra flower embellishment by the sentiment

I added some angel wings Shimmerz to my bee's wings to make them nice and sparkly, but you can't see it in the first photo.  I also sponged antique linen distress ink along the edges of my patterned papers, cardstocks, and image panel.

I have been asked in the past what copic markers I used to color images, but I rarely color the images and create the card the same day I post it.  Luckily, today I remembered to snap a photo of the markers I used to color this little bee image.  Sorry, I don't know the name of this bee image and can't find it on the High Hopes site.  I'll have to email Tina and ask her about it.

Hope you are having a great Sunday!


Stamps: bee image, sm. honey pot, chicken wire/honeycomb background (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Honey Bees (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: white, kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Honey Pie (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: tuxedo black (Momento), dark chocolate (Papertrey Ink), antique linen distress (Ranger)
Accents: flowers (Prima Marketing), buttons
Tools: copic markers, sponge, sewing machine, rectangle nestability die (Spellbinders), word window punch (SU), embroidery floss (DMC), angel wings (Shimmerz)


Ann said...

I love those sparkly bee wings, and that dp is cute, too! Such a sweet card!

Heather P. said...

Beeee-utiful! :) What a super sweet card, Niki... Love that shimmer!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Adorable bee....and I think you've officially pushed me over the edge. I keep seeing this DP and I *need* to look online for it! :)

Elizabeth S. said...

Niki, This so adorable!! I love those the background paper and how you made it look like the inside of a beehive and of course those glitter wings.

Jodi said...

I LOVE this Niki! Everything you create makes me smile!! You are SO super creative and talented!!! TFS!

Danni said...

This is so adorable!

Christine Riley said...

What an adorable card! Love the layout and the papers are gorgeous!
Hugs, Christine :)

moni said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and fab paper! Hugs, Moni

Gail Hermann said...

Another awesome card Niki!!! I love how you made the wings sparkle. I think I will have to get some of the Shimmerz now....thanks alot....LOL!!!
Gail :-)

Dawn Easton said...

Ack! This card totally made me's so CUTE!

Tracey said...

An adorable card!!

Crissy said...

This is so pretty Niki! I love your use of the honeycomb and I love the shimmer on the wings! Your colors are just so warm and inviting! What a beauty of a card, girl!!!

Kelly S said...

So sweet Niki!

Lacey Stephens said...

This is so adorable. I love the shimmery pretty!