Ok, so something unusual is happening today… there are several reasons why but I wont bore you with them, but today I am live blogging. I usually schedule my blog posts, and often work several weeks ahead…. but I didn’t get my Global Design Project project made yesterday like I had planned, so I have been busy in my crafty office this morning instead, and rather than use this card as my Thursday blog post, I decided to get it out to you today. So, happy Tuesday!
This weeks Global Design Project Challenge is a themed challenge… I really struggle with these! I checked the GDP before I left work yesterday morning (I have FINALLY finished my month long rotation of night shifts! YAY!) and spent my hour long drive home trying to think of stamp sets in my stash with Winged Creatures in! My initial thought was of the Butterflies dies, and although they are beautiful, I just wasn’t feeling them this week. Then I thought about using the Picture Perfect stamp set, and that beautiful humming bird…. but then there was this little niggle in my brain that said… “I’m sure there is a bee stamp in Garden In Bloom”…. but whilst driving I couldn’t check! The second I got home, and got my coat off I was in my crafty office pulling out stamp sets with Winged Creatures, and yes… there is a Bee stamp in Garden In Bloom!
The longest task in making this card was fussy cutting that Bee! he is so cute, but those antennae were really fiddly! My top tip when fussy cutting little pieces like my Bee friend here is to run your Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker around the edge of the piece once you have cut it… this way you can’t see any messy edges, or tell that I couldn’t get into some of the corners!
The honeycomb boarder is created using the Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (try saying that 6 times fast!) and I ran a Basic Black ink pad across the surface of the folder before inserting my Delightful Dijon card stock to get the black lines on the final piece. I then fussy cut the hexagons too, and cut of a few random pieces, this embossing folder is so much fun!
I finished the card with a little spritz of black, just to add a little touch of grunge, and to cover the fact that I managed to smudge the sentiment with my clumsy fingers!
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