Thursday, February 23, 2017

GDP075 and FMS276 Happy B Day

Happy Thursday, all!  I have a sweet little "bee" card for you today, using the FMS sketch and the GDP prompt:

I was inspired by my friend Colleen when I saw this card, so I pulled out my favorite "bee" stamps and got them inky!  And here we go:

I used a lot of fun things I haven't used for a while....papers from Authentique and SU, stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms, and a retired SU embossing folder!  I embossed the Authentique paper with the Hexagon EF, which gave the already-distressed-looking paper an additional stressing!  I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy and cut a little banner:

and stamped the pussy willows in Delightful Dijon and the bee in Stazon Black, then stamped him again and popped him up after coloring him with some inks and an aquapainter:

I added a couple of hearts and some gold sequins and now I have another card for my stash!

Cassidy brought home this giant elephant and was supposed to decorate it....we opted to use some of the plethora of washi tapes I have in my stash!!  It was a fun, easy way to decorate it, especially since it was the day she hurt her hand! 

Thanks for visiting today!  Be blessed!

Project Details-All Products Stampin' Up! Unless Otherwise Noted
Stamps Sweet Bee (ret Cornish Heritage Farms)
Card stock & Papers     Naturals White, Moonlight DSP (ret), Genuine DSP (Authentique)
 Ink Night of Navy, Delightful Dijon, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede
Accessories Gold Sequins (Verve)
Tools     Big Shot, Hexagon EF (ret), Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, Stitched Shapes Dies, Petite Scallop Circle Dies (Nestabilities)


Colleen Dietrich said...

I'm here reading emails on my phone before getting ready for work, and to my surprise I see your bee card, inspired by my own! LOL Thanks for the shout out, LeAnne. :-) Your card looks terrific as ALL of your cards do. I so enjoy getting them in my inbox. Keep up the parade of beauty!

Doris said...

great post--from a little bee to a huge BEAUTIFUL elephant!

Dawn Tidd said...

Bee-utiful, LeAnne! I love the papers and stamps, perfect pairing along with the hexagon EF! Cassidy's cute elephant was a great way to use that Washi Tape! Both of you had awesome ideas!

Kampin' Karen said...

What Colleen said but adding I love Cassidy's elephant. What a neat way to use all your retired stash on the card and washi tape on Dumbo. Bee blessed today and every day.

JoAnn said...

Great card. Love the color combo. The hexagon EF is perfect with the images.
Cassidy's elephant is so cute.

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, LeAnne! Love the papers and the awesome retired embossing folder you used! Love everything about your card!!! Also love Cassidy's elephant and all the different washi tapes! That was a great choice! TFS and have a nice day!! :)

Darlene Gabriel said...

Oh my, I love those honeycomb hearts;) Such a pretty card. I love all the wonderful DPs you've used on it.
That elephant is great - such a fun way to decorate it.

I Card Everyone said...

Just gorgeous in every way, and detail, LeAnne ... may I ask, are those pussy willows in that set of stamps? just so darling! LOve Cassidy's artwork! way to Washi, C!

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful colors and textures on your Bee card LeAnne! What a great way to decorate Cassidy's elie! She is becoming a beautiful young woman!

Linda Callahan said...

Love this sweet bee card! And what a great way to use that washi!

Lisa Elton said...

My goodness is this ever gorgeous! The gold and navy are so rich and wonderful. Everything flows together perfectly. My favorite part are those sweet honeycomb hearts! Cassidy's elephant looks so cute with it's Washi stripes!!

Karren said...

The popped up elements on your gorgeous card add so much interest, LeAnne! Just fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

jengd said...

Beautiful card! Fantastic idea to do a washi project- it looks great!