Saturday, May 30, 2020

What's Buzzin' Cousin?

Today was my third and last challenge design for Bugaboo Stamps as their Surprise Guest Designer this month. I am so happy to have been asked to do this because I love Bugaboo Stamps (and my long-time blog readers know this, lol).  The challenge for this week is a 1-2-3 Recipe: 1 Ribbon, 2 Flowers, 3 Layers.

Here's my card. I printed out, colored it with my ProMarkers and fussy cut this adorable Bugaboo Bee 03 image. I cut a 6x6 DCWV card stock card base in sunny yellow and used papers from Pink Paislee's Queen Bee collection.

I used the current sketch over at Stick It Down, created by the multi-talented Leslie Turner, who is also my awesome Love to Craft Challenge Blog design team boss! Ever since I realized she was creating these sketches, I've been using them and they've helped me make some great cards!

I stretched this one in PSE to 6x6 but I did keep the focal element as a circle.

I edge-distressed the base papers and laid down my brown satin ribbon with edging before adhering to my card base. The flowery paper didn't have any green in it, but I colored some of the leaves green with a ProMarker since my focal image had some green. I used a Spellbinders Scalloped Circle die to cut the focal mat for my image and then added a red Prima mulberry flower and then dotted the flower centers with a Viva Decor Black Pearl Pen. I cut two strips of paper scraps with flag ends for my sentiment laid out with yellow Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type alpha stickers.

Inside of my card, I placed my poem I wrote in PSE to my cousin, die cut with a Quickutz Revolution Hexagon die. This card really is for my cousin...well, my cousin's hubby, so he is my cousin by marriage. And he LOVES getting cards from me.
Here's a close-up in case you want to read my poem. Hahaha, I love doing this, but only for people I know will appreciate it and not make fun of me!

Here's the back where I used more of the Pink Paislee papers and my custom siggie stamp die cut with smaller Hexagon dies.

I offset the sentiment strips a bit to be able to see both and also highlight the sentiment.

I just love this adorable bee and how he is interacting with the lady bug. I do not have any children to make cards for anymore, so I get excited when I can use an image like this for a grown-up.

I brushed his wing and his antenna balls with some yellow Wink of Stella. It's really hard to show it in a photo, but here is one where you can almost make out the shimmer.

So, 1 Ribbon + 2 Flowers + 3 Paper Layers = My Card! You are welcome to play along! Thanks again to Bugaboo and Thank YOU for visiting and stay well and safe!

1.   Stick It Down May Card Sketch -- Sketch shown above
2.   AAA Birthday Cards Game #13: Thing with Wings
3.   Sisterhood of Crafters: Favorite Technique -- I have too many favorite techniques, heehee, but I do love to COLOR very much and I also love to layer up the patterned paper, so those are two of my faves..
4.   Passion for ProMarkers Week 544: It's a Summer Thing -- I colored my focal image with ProMarkers.
5.   I Love ProMarkers #411: AG + Opt. Circles -- I have played the option with my image on a large scalloped circle.
6.   TTCRD 5/26-6/1: AAG
7.   Scrapping4Fun #167: Animals / Flowers -- Bee, Ladybug, Flowers  

8.   Creative Artiste Challenge 60: AAG -- As per your What is MM?, I have used paper, alcohol ink markers, mulberry flowers, ribbon, Viva Decor paint pen and brushed on glitter glue.
9.   Paper Funday #17: AG + Opt. Mom's Day -- I have not played the option.
10. Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #TTT066 Featured Designer LeAnne: Diagonal Lower Left to Upper Right (Tan/Cream, Circle, Die Cut)
11. Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 20: AG with Colouring -- I coloured my focal image with ProMarkers.
12. Crafty Creations #409: AAG
13. Outlawz Festive Fridays 5/29-6/11: Birthday theme


Jane said...

Adorable bee, love it! Great use of paper layers too. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Super duper card. I love love this bee. Brown and yellow go so nice together. You really outdid yourself on your last guest designer post.

Darlene said...

This is just fabulous and yes I love that sketch ... you used it very well!! I didn't realize Leslie was doing this either! Thanks for the heads up ... I love using a sketch so I'll be checking out hers right away! Great job on this cute little bee coloring too! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Please stop in for a visit!

LeAnne said...

What a cute little buzzy bee, and an awesome sketch to boot! Thanks for playing with my Tic Tac Toe grid this week!

Leslie said...

OMG, what an adorable card, my friend! So stinkin' cute I can't stand it! And thank you so much for the wonderful compliments... you're pretty talented yourself! So glad you're feeling better and feeling like crafting again! Hugs!

Leslie said...

Back with my DT hat on, still loving this adorable image and awesome design! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Stick It Down May Card Sketch challenge! We appreciate you joining us!
Leslie, SID Card Team
Love To Scrap 2

Elaine Stark said...

So very cute. Thanks for joining Passion for Promarkers. Elaine

Vickie Y said...

Adorable image and card! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Alyson Mayo said...

I'm not familiar withe this company but that image is so cute. Love your colour scheme as everything works so well together :)

Melanie Hungerford said...

Very cute image, and goes so well with the background papers. I really like the sentiment on the front, and that you even wrote the poem inside! Great card! Thank you for sharing at Paper Funday Challenges.


MJ's Kraze said...

Such a great card. I love the color combo and how you decorated the card's inside. Thanks for playing along at Stick It Down.
Mandi, card DT

Judy McKay said...

Very cute image and nicely designed. Thank you for joining us at Through the craft Room Door this week. Judy DT

Cards By MI said...

Cute image. Thanks for playing along with us over at PFP this week.
Love n hugs

Monica Maier said...

SUch a stinkin' cute card, love the image! Thanks for playing along with us this month at Stick it Down!
Monica- card DT

Renate said...

beautiful card, very cute
Thank you for joining us for Scrapping4fun Challenges
Renate DT

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Super adorable; love all the layers and the cute image!
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Rachelle DT

Furrbster said...

Such a cutie,

Thanks for playing along at I Love Promarkers,

Hugz Tinz


Another wonderful creation!
Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations Challenge.

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Your sweet little bee is adorable and I love how you made a co-ordinating honeycomb shaped insert inside too - these little details really make a card. Thanks for playing with us over at TicTacToe this week! said...

Adorable, your little bee and ladybug are sooo sweet. You have done a wonderful job with your different papers and patterns, and the little ribbon brings it all together. Thank you for joining us at Stick It Down--Sharon DT

Dawn Frost said...

Hi Aimeslee I LOVE your card! Thanks for joining Colour Crazy Challenges, good luck! Dawn DT