Friday, February 24, 2012

CPS 253 - Beelated birthday wishes

Here is a card I made using a sketch from Card Positioning Systems, and a color challenge from Color Throwdown. Here are the four colors:

And here is the sketch:
I stretched the sketch to change the orientation of my card. I used an adorable digital stamp (FREE!) from Paper Smooches, and I paired it with one of their sentiment stamps from the Word Salad set. Now, the actual stamp spells belated properly, but I wanted to play off the bee theme, so I did some creative masking to change it to "beelated". I also stamped the words in a row instead of stacked, as they are on the stamp. You can see the stamp below:
And now for the paper yummies:

I have a whole pack of this cute bee patterned paper from American Crafts + Dear Lizzy, and I thought it would make the perfect background for this card, as well as a cute pattern for paper-piecing the bee. I left his little wings un-adhered, so I could raise them and make them dimensional. I used Glossy Accents on his eyes, and that's the only part I'm not completely satisfied with. For some reason, the eyes have TONS of bubble in them. I never shake my Glossy Accents, so I'm not sure why that happened. Oh well. Here's a close-up of my lil bee and his wings:
I am playing along here:
Crafty Emma's Store "Spots & Dots" challenge
Crafty Catz "I spy something beginning with B" challenge: bees, blue, birthday, bow
Paper Crafting Journey "Make it cute" challenge
Paper Pretties PWC194: use die cuts or punches challenge
Paper Sundaes birthday challenge
Simon Says Stamp "Use 3 different papers" challenge
The Sisterhood of Crafters "Getting digi with it" challenge

Thanks for looking!

Supplies: cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white), The Paper Company (blue, gray); patterned paper: American Crafts (orange is the back side); stamps: Paper Smooches; ink: Tsukineko; dies: Nestabilities by Spellbinders; die cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provocraft; ribbon: American Crafts; Glossy Accents: Ranger; white pen: Signo Uniball; mini stapler: Ranger; corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers

12 comments:

  1. What a great card, fab design and made me smile, thanks for joining us at CES this week, karen

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  2. This is super adorable!! Love the penned stitching, and the papers are great!! Thanks for playing along with CPS sketch 253!!

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  3. So cute - hope you'll link up with me at 52 Card Pickup!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/02/52-card-pickup-week-8.html

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  4. Fantastic! Great paper piecing! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘USING DIGIS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  5. What a sweet card! Love the cute fish, the paper-piecing on it... great design.

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  6. Great card and thanks for joining us with our i spy this week at Crafty Catz

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  7. Oh my goodness, your card is the cutest!! Love these Paper Smooches stamps and you have used them perfectly!! Such a great idea to leave the tail loose. Fantastic work!!
    Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
    xoxo, Christine

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  8. How cute! Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

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  9. Hi Kimberly
    A fabulous card,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

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  10. Georgeous card, cute image.
    Thank you for joining us at PCJ for our Make it Cute challenge.
    Good luck in the draw!
    Zahreen
    xxx

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  11. Really cute :) You are one talented lady! Lots of fabulous projects :)

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