Saturday, February 01, 2020

Bee My Valentine (new die)

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday day edition of the Blog. 

We have a new release of Spring dies, and they are in the online store and 25% off for a limited time. There are 27 new dies in the release and each one is cuter than the next. They will be perfect for your Easter and Spring card making. The DT will be showing more samples in the weeks to come.  Today, I am featuring the new Busy Bee die. I made a Valentine card with it.

So let's get started with some details on how I created this card.

Design Steps:

I started off by choosing my designer paper. I decided to stick with traditional Valentine colors for this card and I wanted some heart paper. I found this one in my collection that I thought would work. The hearts are small enough and once I added my die cut hearts it wouldn't overpower the image.

Red Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Designer Paper Layer: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"

Next, I cut the bee image in normal bee colors- black and yellow. I used vellum for the wings and sponged them with tumbled glass distress inks.
The large red heart is from the Be My Valentine Puppies and the white heart from the Stitched Heart set.

I wanted a "punny" sentiment for my card. I had this "bee happy" stamp. So I masked off the happy word and with the help of my stamp-a-ma-jig I stamped just the "bee" word in the corner of my heart with black ink. To make it stand out I stamped in black onyx ink and then embossed with a black embossing powder.
To finish off my sentiment, I used just the "my valentine" phrase from the Be My Valentine Puppies die and cut in black cardstock. When I started card assembly I decided to recut this phrase in a shiny black foil to make it stand out like the stamped sentiment.
I also cut a 1 1/2" wide strip of black cardstock and embossed it with a heart folder. Just wanted to get some other color on the card besides the red and white.

I am now ready to start card assembly.  I attached the black embossed strip to the designer paper with double sided tape. For the red heart I used dimensional adhesive and the white heart is attached with double sided tape. This photo shows the strip cut at 1" but it wasn't wide enough when I started card assembly.
Next, I added the bee using dimensional adhesive. The "my valentine" phrase is attached with Ranger multi medium matte. My camera wasn't cooperating on this photo. The "bee" word is embossed but it looks light and faded in this photo. IRL it's a solid black. 
To finish off my card. I added the image panel to the red card base and then scattered a few red hearts for added interest.

Well, that's it for me for this post. See you next Saturday.

dies I used to create card:


Pam MacKay said...

Super cute little bee perfect for your Valentine!

Sukie said...

Adorable card! The little bee is perfect for Valentine's cards!

Jeanne said...

Adorable valentine!!!

Janja said...

What a wonderful card with a cute bee.