Thursday, October 18, 2012

You Had Me at Buzz...

The Reveal
Hello, PMB friends, this is Michelle here today with a card that showcases the cute bee stamps. I paired it with a quote I altered from Jerry Maguire

The Inspiration
I was looking at all the cute stamps in The Sweet Life set from Fresh Squeezed Stamps. There are so many mini stamps for you to mix and match. I really liked how there are two different bees so that they can face each other. Whenever I try mirroring techniques, the second stamp is always lighter so it is noticeable when they are stamped side by side. I wanted to use the two bees on a romantic card.

The Sweet Life stamp set

The Process
I notched the corners of my white card base with a regular hole punch. I wanted it to match the shape of the stamp stickers in the set, especially if I use one on the envelope.

I typed my sentiment and ran it through my printer. 

I punched out some clouds on scratch paper and glued them randomly on the card front using repositionable adhesive. I dabbed on three colors of blue ink over the entire card front. Then I peeled off the clouds and rubbed off the adhesive. This gave me the blue sky background. 

I stamped the heart and bees on a separate piece of paper. I colored them with Copics and cut them out. I popped them on the card with foam adhesive. I wrapped some black craft wire on my paper piercer and stuck it into the foam adhesive for the curly flight path. If you do not have craft wire, you can use the matching stamp in the set. 

Thanks so much for buzzing by and I'll see you next week!

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  1. What an ADORABLE sentiment and loveeeeeeeeeeee that background and the clouds!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  2. LOVE this....such a darling card!

  3. This is my FAVORITE McClure creation to date! I LOVE this! The sky looks amazing. Great job on this, Michelle.

    1. Thanks so much Becky and you've seen them all. Can't wait for our Halloween crop!

  4. great card, it's so cute ^__^

  5. I love that you created your own background with the clouds. I'm a new follower from 2peas.

  6. Fun card. Love the inking and the cute bees. So cute!

  7. So stinkin' cute!! Love how you notched the corners.

  8. Adorable-I love those little bees!

  9. Aww so cute love how you did the background

  10. This is awesome, Michelle!