Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Bugaboo Stamps Spring Stuff Bee

I had so much fun making this Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps sketch challenge card!

I always find card layouts with more than one focal point to be challenging and fun.  When I first saw this sketch I went looking through my Paper Smooches stamp sets but didn't find anything quite right, then Bugaboo Stamps popped into my head.  I was on their design team at one time and have lots of their cute digital images!  Using a digital image was nice because I can make it any size I want after deciding which one to use.  I chose this little bee from Bugaboo's Spring Stuff collection because it's cute and would be simple to color multiple times.  

I cut the bees out with a Spellbinders square die before I colored them.  I usually live dangerously and color first, cut last.  I matted the bees with Astrobrights Eclipse Black and the yellow panel is Astrobrights Galaxy Gold that I wrapped with a Black organdy ribbon and set aside.  My sentiment is from Hambo Stamps and is perfect for my card, I'm so happy I have it - I'm out of ink in my Ink Jet printer... After stamping the sentiment I put the Mohawk Bright White panel through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing folder rounded the corners and attached it to the Eclipse Black card body, then assembled my card.

The bees are colored with Copic markers:

Y13, Y15, Y17
T3, T5, T7, R21
BG0000, BG000, B01

I'm off to color more cute bees, I printed six of them too large for this sketch so you'll probably being seeing more bees in the future!  I did order some new embossing folders from E Bay that should go with them too.

Bee sure to check out our Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown challenge that starts today, I don't have a card ready yet...

Thanks for visiting my blog today -

Celebrate The Occasion - Spring Is In The Air
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Cheryl First said...

That is one of my favorite digi bees, and I love this on the sketch you used!

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your card. What a great take on the sketch.

Jo said...

This is an adorable card. So bright and springy. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD. The new issue will be out soon.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Don't you just love it when the perfect idea pops into your head....and this is ut! CAS is really IN right now.

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a fabulous card! Love your great coloring on the cute images. Thank you so much for joining us at Make It Monday this week.... ^_^

Adrian said...

Cute! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

Unknown said...

Love those bee-triplets, this card really has a feeling of spring. Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again.
Anna xxx

kenli said...

So beautiful! I love your coloring!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Card Mania Challendges.

Sandi said...

This is adorable Jan! Love your style!
Thanks for playing with us this week at TTCRD

Ani said...

Very cute card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Card Mania! Good luck and hope to see you again playing in our challenges very soon! Hugs, Ani

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

Love the black & yellow with the sweet bumblebee's, adorable card! Thanks for sharing your creation with us @ CTO for our "Spring is in the Air" Challenge :)