Monday, December 25, 2017

Happy Bee-Day!

Hi, Lois here today wishing you a very Merry Christmas.  I hope you are enjoying your day with family and friends.  I'm happy you took a little time out of this special day to check out my card, which is made with several CottageCutz dies.  The stamp/die combos that were released last spring will be ON SALE right after Christmas, so I thought it would be appropriate to use one of them today.  Be sure to check out the CottageCutz store for the sale.

The focal image of my relatively simple birthday card is Bumblebee Chloe.

To start my card, I stamped Chloe onto some white cardstock . . .

. . . and colored her with Copic markers.  I used a clear Wink of Stella brush on both her wings and the wings of the little bee buzzing around the daisy.

I then die-cut her out using the coordinating framelit die.

I cut out the card base and circle elements as follows:

Card base - heavyweight black 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Patterned paper - 5 1/4" x 4"
Black circle - largest Stitched Scallop circle
White circle - 2nd largest Double-stitched circle

Using Versafine Onyx Black ink, I stamped the sentiment on the patterned paper and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

I then scored the black card base at 4 1/4" and constructed my card, adding a strip of black and white ribbon behind the layered circles.

I adhered three large foam pop dots to the back of my die-cut of Chloe . . .

. . . and placed her in the center of the circle.  And my card was complete.

CottageCutz dies used on my card are;

Don't forget to check out the After Christmas Sale on the CottageCutz website starting tomorrow, December 26.


Pam MacKay said...

Adorable love that sweet image! Merry Christmas 🎄

Janja said...

Very nice card.

SugarShine Designs said...

Lois, your card design is just perfect. The colors and elements work so nicely together. I'm inspired. -Janet

Anja Ž. said...

This card is so lovely. I like your coloring very much.