July 11, 2015
Flowers and bees- one my parents love and one they fear.
My mom and dad actually transport their flowers each year from their snowbird home in Florida up to Pittsburgh each summer. They seriously have the same flowers growing all year long in two different states! But one thing they steer way clear of is BEES! My dad is extremely allergic and has almost died twice from stings. The only bee he can come near is me!We made this cute little 4″ x 4″ card at our Demo Meeting
with my upline Linda Heller a couple of weeks ago:
I fell in LOVE with the simplicity of Linda’s design but wanted to make it into an A2 size card so… if you remember my heart edged card a few posts ago…I used the same concept and stepped it up with a black border on the front and some DSP on the side. I just cut off 1 1/4″ off of the right edge of the front of the 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ landscape card.
The stamped front panel is a 3 3/4″ square bordered by a 4″ black square. The (retired) DSP measures 1 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ bordered by a 2″ x 4″ rectangle.
Before you stamp the lower doodle line, you mask a space where the sentiment will be stamped. Just cut a piece of washi tape the size of your sentiment, place it on the lower part of your front panel, and stamp over it with the doodle line.
On this particular card panel that is a 3 3/4″ square, you will stamp a perfectly centered square if you line up the doodle line on your SU Grid Paper. Line up the bottom edge of your panel anywhere on a grid line so that it lines up on the bottom and both sides vertically as well. Just stamp the doodle line one 1/4″ square up from the bottom edge and leave one 1/4″ square blank on both sides. It is like you are letting the doodle line fill in the imaginary line from one side to the other side 1/4″ up from the bottom.
See this photo:
Turn the card and finish all four sides to form the square. Be careful when you remove the mask later because the ink will be wet. After you remove the washi mask, you add the sentiment (like HELLO) in the space left by the mask – easy peasy! The doodles and the sentiment come from the SU Tin of Cards stamp set. I added by bee trail by hand using myBasic Black SU Write Markers .
This card pleaded with me NOT to embellish it so all I did was add some Crystal Effects to the bee and the middle of the flower to add a little sumthin’ sumthin’.
I put the sentiment on the inside with a little butterfly so a message could be written on the side with the DSP.
Take a look-see at the SU Garden in Bloom stamp set- so many neat two-step stamping can be done with this photopolymer stamp set!