Thursday, April 1, 2010

Baby Bees ~

Well, I made it back!  I'm playing along with the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge for the first time.  I, unfortunately, don't own any TE stamps...yet.  I'm not big on the cupcake stamps, from any company.  I'm not really into cupcakes period.  If you were to offer me a cupcake vs. a fresh fruit salad every day of the year, I bet I'd pick the fresh fruit 98% of the time.  I'm crazy...I know!  This sketch is really cool, and I have a new order for baby cards.  I thought I'd give this sketch a shot and knock out a couple cards on the order.  This also qualifies for the Paper Garden Projects challenge to utilize embossing.
I used the Baby Button Bits and Inside and Out Baby sets from PaperTrey Ink for these cards.  I made two of the bee cards hoping to make a few more with a couple of other images from the set. 
Sorry the picture is a bit washed out.  It's late and overcast, so I had to use a different light set up.  The three little panels along the bottom are embossed with the honeycomb image from Honey Bees.  I used buttons with 4 holes and black embroidery floss to somewhat mimic black stripes on the bees.  The wings are stamped on vellum, painted with Opal Shimmerz and popped up on little glue dots folded in half.
I used two stamps from the Inside/Out set for the inside.  It needed a bit more, so I drew a black outline with a scrapbooking pen at a quarter inch border.  
Thanks for taking a little peek!  Dinner is burning on the stove, so I'd better run!! Toodles :o) lyss 


Alison said...

This is so cute! I really love it! But, you don't like cupcakes??? Blasphemy! What if it was a cupcake with fruit on it or in it???

Cathy at Paper Garden Projects said...

This is a lovely card - the wings on the bees are perfect. I love the inside too.

Thanks for playing the Paper Garden Projects challenge!

Rebecca said...

I do love the black outline your drew inside the card. It adds a lot to the finished look! And looks great with the black squares that are on the fton. This is a darling baby card.

Chris said...

these are adorable...and i would pick the cupcake...lolololol

Leigh Ann Baird said...

So pretty! I love this little bee! I would eat the fruit salad and have the cupcake for dessert! said...

So sweet! I finally gave in and picked up this set - I know of so many little ones on the way this summer. Oh, and I will be using the cupcake stamp :>) And I would eat it too!!!