Hello, everyone. We took off last week here at Doodlebugs to allow ourselves time to process everything that's been happening here in our city, our state, our country and our world. I personally am finding it hard to keep my head above water but have found some comfort in being able to continue in my global health research support position, make masks and send out happy mail. I'd love to hear what you've been doing during this time to cope.
Speaking of happy mail, these cards certainly brings a smile to my face.
For the first, I used a piece of Honey Bee Birthday Bash 6x6 paper for the background--you thought I used Distress Oxides maybe? I then diecut the Honey Bee Flower Petal Cover Plate in white.
I left the diecut in the die and applied dots of Gina K glue to each flower. I then pressed the Honey Bee ombre paper onto that, using the back of my mousepad (or the insert from a MISTI; anything with give will do). Once the glue had dried, I carefully removed the die and remaining diecut.
I used the Honey Bee Flower Builder Background Stencil and Distress Oxide Mustard Seed to add centers to the daisies. I was so excited to discover that the HB cover plates and stencils work together so you can mix and match however you want!
Next I stamped the MFT Hanging With My Gnomies image and colored it with Copics. He's so so cute! I diecut image using a circle die and an MFT scalloped circle frame. The final touch was stamping the sentiment onto a Lawn Fawn Simple Wavy Banner.
The next card uses the same Honey Bee Flower Petal Cover Plate die but the flower outline part leftover from the above card.
Before gluing it down to the card base, I used the Honey Bee Flower Builder Background stencil again to add multicolor flower centers with Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed.
On top of that I added the Mama Elephant Big Scripty Hello and an embossed MFT Essential Sentiment. Super easy and colorfully fun.
I'll be back with you on Thursday this week with another way to use the Honey Bee stencil. In the meantime, if you'd like to check out my other creations, you can visit my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, my Instagram, or my Pinterest Board.
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