Its been a few days since I've posted. I was away for the weekend in Nashville, TN with some friends. It was a nice weekend that I enjoyed spending time with a couple of long time friends and getting to know some new friends. Here's a few fun photos:
Downtown on Broadway Street.
All lit up at night. There were horse drawn carriages everywhere.
At the loft getting ready to go out for dinner. It was a short trip. I have never been to Nashville so I was happy to have spent a few days getting to see some sights and enjoy great company.
But, now I'm back and eager to share a darling little honey bee card with you. I made this card using the stamp set, "Shooting Star" from the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog 2016-2017. It also has a unique fold in the middle of the card. This fold is called the "easel card" fold. I made a quick tutorial for you. But, first, here is the sweet honeybee card... this is a photo of the card, closed.
The stamp set also coordinates with the "Sliding Star" Framelits dies. I couldn't resist using the "Fruit Stand" designer series paper on this card. It fits the theme perfectly. The polka dotted paper is from the "Pop of Pink" designer paper package. I thought it needed some polka dots for sure.
This photo showcases the beautiful gold metalic doily and the "Wink of Stella" gold and clear brushes that I used on the wings and the stripes. Where did that teenie tiny flower come from? Its from the "Tree Builder" punch. Its the perfect size right next to the bee hive.
This is the card opened... the middle section folds up, to form an "easel" and to reveal the greeting.. "You're sweet as can bee." The tiny punched flowers hold the easel in place.
Here's a view of the easel card from the side:
Isn't is just darling? I love the colors and the cute little bee. I made this card for a swap that I'm in and I can't wait to mail it to the recipients.
Now, I'll share a quick tutorial on how I made this "Easel Card."
This is what I used:
Cardstock sizes: The print didn't come out as clear in this photo. Just to confirm: the designer paper strips are 1 1/8" x 4", the black cardstock is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4", the polka dot paper is 2 3/4" x 2", the whisper white cardstock is 8" x 2 3/4", scored at 2" and 4". The circle is punched with the 2" circle punch.
Glue the two Fruit Stand designer strips to each side of the basic black postcard piece. Then attach the scored whisper white cardstock in between the two strips.
Next, attach the polka dotted panels to the front of the scored whisper white cardstock.
Next, attach the gold metalic doily- making sure to only apply adhesive to the bottom end of the doily.
Attach the bee, hive and flower. I used a glue dot for the flowers and a dimensional to attach the bee. I colored the bee and hive with markers. I used so saffron, delightful dijon and pumpkin pie on the hive and basic black and delightful dijon on the bee.
Don't forget the stamp the greeting and add flowers on the inside.
Here's a trio showing the card opened and closed:
I hope you give this unique card fold a try. Its a darling easel card and pretty simple to create.
I appreciate you visiting today- "You're as sweet as can bee." Thanks a "honey" bunch!
Until the next time...
Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!