Welcome to my crafty blog, and a very simple card today with this happy little bee from Claritystamp (I know you can’t see his face but he is smiling!). I’ve teamed him with stamps from the ‘happy grunge elements’ set – although I’m with Barbara Gray in that I can only do ‘clean’ grunge! I do like it nice & tidy!
I started with a piece of dark yellow cardstock, which helpfully white on the other side, so cut and folded it to make an A6 card blank. I masked off a 2.5cm (1 inch) panel across the front to give me a guide, and then stamped the hexagon swirl across it in black Archival ink to form a sort of honeycomb pattern. I left a gap and added the little bee from Clarity’s ‘blooming corner & insects’ set.
I then heat embossed the sentiment from the grunge elements set. I originally did it in gold, but there’s wasn’t enough black behind it for it to stand out. Fortunately, I’d used my stamping platform, so I was able to redo it in white.
I used the themes from a couple of blog challenges as the basis for this card. AAA cards have gone for a one inch strip, and I included the optional twist of a coloured card base. I thought the swirls in the little hexagonal stamps also picked up the patterns in the cups & saucers from Inkspirational challenges‘s photo.