Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Buzzin By with a Birthday Hi

Well, so far so good, my computer 'Charlie', is holding up with one drive and isn't making any funny noises today. He's gotta hold on a few more days, hopefully by Saturday he'll be fully restored! In the event you don't hear from me, you'll know Charlie is kaput! Onto more fun things... this set, Just Buzzin By is just so cute - I love the little faces on these bees :) Started with a So Saffron base, layered with Choc Chip and then my ever so cool honeycombs :) A piece of bubble wrap was inked up using my Summer Sun ink and then pressed down onto a piece of Glossy White cardstock - voila' honeycombs :) - you may need to click on the photo to enlarge in order to see the honeycombs. Their sweet hive was inked in Choc Chip craft ink and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I highlighted my hive using my Blender Pen and some Close to Cocoa Ink. TIP: Kreate a pool of ink (by squeezing the center of a closed pad together, you'll kreate a little pool of ink on the cover when opened) either on the inside cover of your pad or use the plastic lid of one of your stamp sets or any piece of plastic. Hint: If you have a Marker, you can use that as well to scribble some ink onto the plastic. Then use your blender to dab into your ink and use to highlight or color your images. Easy clean up too, just take a tissue to wipe off your plastic and although your Blender Pen may appear stained, scribble off on a piece of scrap paper until no color appears on your scrap and you are ready to pick up another color with your blender. Easy peazy!
My hive wasn't completed until I covered it all with Crystal Effects. My little bees were inked in Basic Black and stamped onto Whisper White. Colored them with Blush Blossom, Barely Banana and YoYo Yellow and then used my 1-1/4" Circle Punch to pop them out. Dazzled them up a bit with little Crystal Effects and some snazzy glitter. Also sponged the edges with some more Summer Sun and layered them on a Choc Chip 1-3/8" Circle. Inked up a portion of the sentiment in Choc Chip Craft ink and again embossed with Clear EP. A Choc Chip Grosgrain ribbon, complete with a yellow Circle Fire Rhinestone Brad, finishes off the outside.
But wait it continues on the inside... Another bee, inked in Choc Chip Craft and embossed in Clear EP, hangs out overlooking the sentiment from Loads of Love Accessories. A portion of the sentiment was masked off and again inked in Choc Chip Craft and embossed in Clear EP. Finally the little flower was inked in Versamark and randomly stamped. I then took my white Stampin Pastels and highlighted some of the petals as well as my little bees wings. Phew! What a card :) Time well spent I think! Let me know your thoughts, leave me a comment below.
For now, go kreate :)


Lynn said...

Your card is darling! I wish I had gotten this set cause this is so cute! Your coloring looks great and I love the glittery wings on the little bees!

Anonymous said...

I love the detail to the inside of the card! It makes even more special and adorable! K2:)

Kris said...

Very, Very cute. I have such a hard time using this set!

I can't quite figure out how to use it considering I am not the best at coloring.

Tiffany said...

Adorable Kim! I love how you cut out all the little bees on circles. How clever!

Mary Fish said...

Fabulous coloring. I love your addition of Crystal Effects to the hive. The interior is equally darling. Hugs, Mary