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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Sweet Birthday Wishes

Hi there everybody.  I saw that Less is More have a challenge this week with the title Sweet Things so I found my Sheena Douglass stamp of a bee which is part of the Floral Fantasy set which I have had for quite a while, and which unfortunately I don't think is available at the moment.  I also used a Tim Holtz honeycomb stencil, as I thought that the link being honey would work for the theme.


This is a one layer theme so I stencilled the honeycomb on to the middle of the  6" square card using a NBUS set of Brushos whuch I finally took the plunge and bought recently.  I used the Yellow for this.  I was quite pleased with the result and after it was dry I stamped the bee using Black Archival Ink and then heat embossed it using WOW Clear Embossing Powder.  I then coloured it with my Lyra Aqua Brush Markers.

I finished it with a sentiment again using the Archival Black.  This proved to be more difficult than anticipated.  I wanted the word 'sweet' but I didn't like either of the sentiments with it in so I decided to mask the other words off and stamp it using my Misti stamping tool.  The only problem was that I had to stamp it several times and each time I had to put a fresh mask over the other words.  I did eventually manage it but I did notice that there were one or two tiny bits of ink which looked a little messy.  I managed to scratch them away with my pokey tool and then I used an eraser to smooth it out.   I thought the ink was dry but it must have been very slightly damp and the ink smudged a little to leave the background looking a little grey.  I decided to go with it anyway as I liked the rest of the card, but I don't think I will be trying this again as it took twice as long to fix it as it did to make the rest of the card...lol.

I have a new follower to introduce called Mia and you will find her blog here.  She is interested in all sorts of crafts, so if you haven't seen her blog before do go and visit her.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I'll be back soon.







I am also entering the following challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Emboss It.
Penny Black and More June Challenge - Anything Goes.



22 comments:

  1. A beautifully elegant creation Pat and ell done on cracking open those Broshos but be warned they area addictive. Many thanks for sharing with us at penny Black and More July challenge.

    B x

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  2. Love your card Pat and you've coloured your bee beautifully so much detail on it....

    Anne

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  3. Love seeing all your 'technique' posts Pat! Your Brusho background pattern looks fabulous and that 'jewelled' bee is amazing! Thank you so much for popping by my blog and taking the time to comment - even though you knew I was away and unable to return the compliment, you are very kind - it was a lift for me after the disaster I cam home to, too read such lovely comments, it brightened my day!!Have a wonderful day my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  4. Sweet birthday card, Pat. Good job with the Brusho background. It highlights the bee beautifully. I struggle with powder inks. And I didn't even notice the grey behind the sentiment. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More.

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous Pat, I love the bee theme and it's such a pretty image, beautifully designed too, Kate x

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  6. A great card Pat, I like the stenciled background and that amazing bee.
    Jean x

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  7. It's a lovely card, Pat.

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  8. Terrific card...love that detailed bee...so pretty. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

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  9. another great card Pat..love the stenciled bkg...I sure wish I had more time to craft...my little daycare kiddos keep me so hopping I run out of time and energy.
    have a great wknd.
    xx Karen

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  10. Love the yellow brusho's with the stencil and well done on taking the plunge with them x Fabulous one layer card and great perseverance with the sentiment x

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  11. Oh my! That background with the brushos is absolutely gorgeous Pat. The added interest of the speckles of colour really makes the honeycomb come to life. That is a wonderful bee too. A gorgeous card. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx

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  12. Delightful make .. BEE-ootiful!

    Happy Saturday

    Kathyk

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  13. This is so pretty Pat! I love that awesome bee and your honeycomb inking - wow! :) Hugs, Autumn

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  14. Love you Bee card and honeycomb arty background is brilliant.
    luv
    Debby

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  15. Lovely card, Pat. The stencilled background is perfect for the amazing bee. xx

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  16. You have a kanack with those Brushos, Pat, considering this was your first time using them! The coloring you achieved for your honeycomb is excellent - perfectly honey-colored!! And your bee is colored so well, it looks bejeweled! Fortunately, the bee and honeycomb take center stage so the boo-boo isn't even noticeable, but, boy, have I been there, done that! Hugs, Darnell

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  17. Aren't Brushos fun to play with??!! You did a great job with your first time, Pat. Love the beautiful honeycomb background and your sweet bee. Great job on fixing the sentiment. I know it was frustrating, but your card turned out beautifully, so well worth it. xx

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  18. LOVE the look of this superb card Pat.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  19. This is a really lovely card Pat. It,s a super bee and I really like your stencilled background. The yellow brushos looks very pretty. Barbxx

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  20. Beautiful card, love the bee stamp - very classy.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

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  21. Well done on your win in the Penny Black and More challenge! 😀 xx

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  22. Yey!!!...Congratulations on the marvelous win over at Penny Black with this amazing card x

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