Hey everyone, I'm so happy you stopped by today! We have something incredibly special in store for you from Darkroom Door & Art Journey! For five days the design team members for both companies are bringing you a blog hop that will blow-your-mind!!
Welcome to the Art Journey and Darkroom Door blog hop! All 23 members of the Darkroom Door and Art Journey design teams have joined together to bring you a 5 day creative extravaganza! Each artist will inspire you with a project using stamps from both of these fabulous companies.
I think this stamp is so completely darling, I knew I was going to break out the embossing folders and distress inks for my project.
I created the background first for my card using by embossing a white panel piece of cardstock with Tim Holtz's "Honeycomb" texture fade. Next I colored the embossed honeycomb using "Squeezed Lemonade" and "Wild Honey" distressing inks and using a blending tool. After achieving the color I wanted, I roughened up the edges with an edge distresser, then "rolled" some of the edges up. Next, I distressed the edges further with Vintage Photo distressing ink. When it was all completed, I pressed Versamark onto the colored panel, sprinkled with clear embossing powder, and embossed using a heat tool.
To create the honeybee...
Start first by stamping the honeybee using jet black archival ink onto a white panel, then cut the image out. Next, color in the image with "squeezed lemonade" distressing ink using a water brush. Once the image is dry, press onto Versamark, sprinkle with embossing powder, and heat set. For the transparent wings. Re-ink the stamp with black "Staz-On" ink and stamp image onto a piece of transparency. Cut out the image with scissors and cut the wings from the bee. Adhere the transparent wings onto the honeybee using a teeny dab of hot glue and hold the wing in place till the glue sets. Do the same for the other wing.
To finish the card, adhere a small, white cardstock doily to the center of the card, adhere honeybee using 3-D glue dots to the center of the doily. Next, using hot glue, adhere a piece of black ric-rac across the bottom of the card, followed by a die-cutted quilters batting flower, and paper flowers. Adhere a flower to the top corner of the card as well. Stitch the metal sentiment to the card using black DMC floss, securing in the back. Then finally, adhere the entire card front to a pre-scored white cardstock card that measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, using 3-D glue dots.
I hope you enjoyed my project today, and from here, I'd like to invite you to click over to:
She will have an amazing project for you to enjoy!
Thank you so much for stopping by here today, have a wonderful week!!