I have been making so many Fall and Winter type cards lately, that I decided that I wasn't ready to let go of Summer just yet. So, out came this cute dollar stamp set from Studio G. I decided to use the Bee and the "What's Up?" sentiment. I used designer paper from K&Co.'s "Mira" collection. I love this paper collection! The colors are so vibrant really pop! I used a gold colored paper for the background of the card, and cut a strip for along the top of the card with a coordinating gold and orange patterned paper. I cut a square out of another coordinating patterned lime colored paper and stamped the bee in black ink with Adirondack Pitch Black. I stamped the bee image again this time on Paper Trey white cardstock. I colored the bee with Prismacolor Pencils, blending the colors with Odorless Mineral Spirits and a Blending Stump. I then cut out just the body of the bee and then popped him up using American Crafts Dimensionals over top the stamped bee image. I matted the bee image with Paper Trey white cardstock sponging the edges generously with Stampin Up!'s Almost Apricot ink. I dot and line doodled around the white mat edges using a Sakura Black Gel Pen. Additionally, I dot doodled around the same mat closer to the bee image using a Bic Orange Fine Tip Marker. I line doodled around the bee image with the Sakura Black Gel Pen. I popped up the bee image on the white mat using the Dimensionals again.
The sentiment was stamped with Stazon Black Ink onto a solid gold colored piece of cardstock. I then punched the sentiment out using the large Stampin' Up! Oval Punch. I used the same punch to make another oval, this time in a coordinating orange solid piece of cardstock. I dot doodled around just the edges of the gold oval with the Sakura gel pen, as well as line doodled around the orange oval. I glued the gold oval over the orange oval, and popped that up with Dimensionals, as well. I embellished the sentiment using a yellow paper flower from Jolee's Boutique, punching the center and anchoring it with a black mini brad.
Additional embellishment on this is a felt stitched flower that I glued a black round metal dot from Colorbok in the center, and the grosgrain orange dotted ribbon is from an Offray Microspool.
I wonder what friend will receive this? Hmmm....