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Bee-cause I Care

Hi friends! Today I'm popping in to share a card featuring one of the fabulous new sets from the July Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps release.

As soon as I saw the peeks of the Bee Sweet set, I fell in love with that little honeycomb pattern. I couldn't wait to color it up, and this month's inspiration challenge in the SNSS VIP Facebook Group was the perfect starting point.

I stamped the honeycomb and bee image on smooth bristol paper with Versafine Clair ink, then colored with Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush markers and a waterbrush.  I added a little crystal clear lacquer to the wings and sprinkled with glitter for some shimmer.  I then hand trimmed around the images and set them aside while I worked on the background.

I used the same color of markers to color a segment of my gel plate, then spritzed with water and pulled a print.  I then spritzed the gel plate with water again, brayered, and smooshed the outer edges of the card onto the plate repeatedly until I had as much color as I wanted.  Once everything was dry, I embossed with a honeycomb embossing folder, then lightly sanded the raised edges so that the honeycomb print would stand out more.

The sentiment is embossed in white on black, then I layered it all together. A thin black mat and some distressed edges finish things off.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you haven't checked out the new release over at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, you're going to want to go take a peek. I am totally smitten with this month's stamps!

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kiwimeskreations said...

Julee this is a real honey of a card - love your colours and how you have sanded back the embossed background to highlight the design.
Bee safe

Lucy E. said...

I love your colorful bee card! So many details!

JoAnn said...

Such a cute bee card. Love the colors and the sentiment. TFS