Birthday Bees

After a month or so of not being able to squeeze in stamping time, I made 7 cards yesterday! I’m still in shock! I’ll spread them out a bit over the week, but all of them are for challenges, so I’d like to post to make the deadlines.

This card is probably my favorite of the whole bunch!

by Karen @ carefree creations - Birthday Queen

I created this card for two challenges. First, a “trend” challenge at SplitCoast to use stencils – Clean & Simple #239.

I don’t have any stencils, so I made one. I used a die to cut heavy plastic; I chose a die that I figured I’d like to use over and over as a stencil.

Once I cut the stencil, I knew I wanted to use it to make a honeycomb background using spritzing.

Of course next I had to figure out a layout. I found a perfect Fall-to-Layout sketch at Clean & Simple Stamping (#256).

I didn’t have a sentiment that was big an bold enough to accomplish what I had in mind, but thankfully it was easy to do with dies.

There is a tiny square gem in the crown – oh and I painted the crown with H2Os to give it some sparkle and shine.

Thanks for taking a peek!

You Rule
Stamps: Honey Bees (PTI); Hats Off (Lawn Fawn);
Ink/Card Stock: Summer Sunrise, White, Harvest Gold, Dark Chocolate (PTI);
Other: Wonderful Words “you” die (PTI); Typewriter Lower alpha die (Memory Box); H2Os; Honey Bee dies (PTI); Cover Plate Hexagon die (PTI);
Technique: masking, stencil, sponging, spritzing;

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