Saturday, May 28, 2011

Bee Well!

Sharing a cute get well card today for a friend who recently took a tumble (thankfully, she's fine now).  Sue raises bees, so now whenever my sisters and I see anything with bees, we immediately think of her, so of course, her card had to have a bee on it!

The Details:
  • SU! Barely Banana card stock was embossed using TH Damask texture fade.  The edges were distressed with the TH paper distresser, then Wild Honey Distress Ink (how appropriate!) was applied on the edges and raised areas with a foam blending tool to bring out the pattern.  A speckle background was stamped near the edges in SU! Chocolate Chip ink.
  • The "Get Well Soon" sentiment was stamped directly on the embossed paper, which made me nervous, but a light touch did the trick and it stamped very well...whew!
  • The bee image was stamped in SU! Chocolate Chip, then colored in with Distress Inks and a fairly dry water pen (so as not to bleed the Chocolate Chip ink too much).  To give the bee a little more accent and dimension, a layer of Glossy accents was added just to the body.

: PTI card stock ‘Kraft’; SU! card stock ‘Barely Banana’, ‘More Mustard’, ‘Naturals White’
Stamps: SU! 'A Quiet Life', 'Warmest Regards', 'Itty Bitty Backgrounds'
Inks: SU! Chocolate Chip; Distress Ink ‘Wild Honey’, ‘Crushed Olive’, ‘Tattered Rose’
Embellishments: PTI rustic button twine; ribbon, button; Glossy Accents
Tools: TH Damask texture fade; Texture Boutique; TH paper distresser; scallop decorative scissors; glue dots


  1. Love your card and the glossy accents, great touch.

  2. Great card and very appropriate! Good idea about the Glossy Accents. Always forget to use that!


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