Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Bee Happy - CTD495

 Good morning!  It’s time for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge. This week we have the colors navy, burgundy and gold.
 For my card, I used the Flora and Fauna stamp set, Bee Kind. I love the happy little bees and illustrated flowers that come in this set. I could have made this card into a shaker card but decide to leave it simple and just go with a shadow box open window. To create my card, I die cut a piece of watercolor paper using a hexagon die and stamped my images and sentiment in black Palette ink. Next I used the hexagon die that was smaller than the one I originally used and I lined it up and die cut my stamped panel again creating a frame. After that, I did some watercoloring to my images, (leaving the stamped images on my frame piece black and white). On my watercolored piece, I also stamped the honeycomb image in harvest gold ink three times and sponged some of that color along all the edges. To add some dimension, I stamped the larger bee onto watercolor paper, watercolored it and die cut it using a small hexagon then added it to the panel with foam tape. I die cut a piece of enchanted evening cardstock using the hexagon die, then glued on the white frame then added foam tape to the backside and adhered it to a white card base then adhered the watercolored hexagon flat to the card right inside. To a touch of sparkle, I added some Icicle Stickles to the large bee wings and some tiny yellow rhinestones to five of the flowers.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams' blog links below OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Rachel Avarado - May Guest Designer

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Flora and Fauna BEE KIND Clear Stamp Set 20164

Memory Box STUDIO HEXAGON LAYERS Open Studio Craft Die 30073

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