Friday, February 6, 2009

A Honey of a Card




I ordered the Stampin' Up! set " Just Buzzin By" back in January and every since then I have not been able to make a card using the flower stamp in the set that I liked enough to post on my blog. But, last night after sitting at my desk and staring into space for awhile I finally thought of a design for a card using the flower! For this card I used SU's Choco Chip, and So Saffron c/s. I colored the flowers with markers and an aquapainter. And I cut the flowers, and bee out with my trusty cutterbee's. The ribbon is SU's Choco Chip wide grosgrain. Now, for my favorite part of the card....the background! I may be the only person on earth that feels this way but I LOVE Fiskars texture plates! I ordered the Fiskars "Flair" collection off of Joann's this week for 40% off. I received 6 plates with 12 different designs and the adorable honeycomb was included in the set. I think it is the perfect background for the bee set! I used my Cuttlebug and used the following sandwich:

Bottom to Top:

A Plate

Fiskars Plate

Card Stock lightly misted with water

Wizard tan mat

C plate

I have had great success with the plates with this combo.

I am looking forward to the beautiful weather we are going to have this weekend and I hope it is nice wherever you are to! Thank you for visiting my blog today!

11 comments:

jacque4u2c said...

I am going to have to try that snaring off into space trick! It really worked for you. This is so darn cute!

Sharon said...

I noticed the embossed background right away!!!! I'm happy you mentioned the embossing sandwich for the Fiskars plate. I just might need to pick some up now!! :-) Quite the cute card!

Michelle said...

OMG! You could not have chosen a better plate! Perfect!! Great card and I love the flowers! I have got to get this set!!

Paula said...

I love,love, love this card! It's gorgeous! The colors, the ribbon, those beautifully cut flowers, that embossed background...beautiful! I've never used the Fiskars plates. I noticed that the new SU! catalog has texture plates. Are these like the Fiskars ones? Great job, Veronica!

Kelly Schelske said...

That looks awesome! ! Thanks for the stack info for the Fiskars plate!!

Vicki said...

adorable card!!!

Sara said...

How cute, I love that little bee, he's too cute

Jaspere said...

This is so sweet!!

Joanne Travis said...

I LOVE this set and your card is fantastic!

Jackie said...

This is too cute! fab job...tfs!!!

Brenda said...

What a cute card! I love how you used the dimensionals to make the images pop.