Here is my entry for this weeks Global Design Project Sketch Challenge # 326! I have to say this layout is a favorite of mine, the options are endless. I needed a stack of Birthday cards to have on hand and decided this The Honeybee Home Bundle would be perfect.
I don’t usually make multiples of a card design, but when I was done with this card I loved it so much I did just that. In total I made 8 cards on a Cinnamon Cider card base. With The 2021-2022 in colors retiring soon, I have issued myself a challenge to use up all the card stock I have left in those colors. You will be seeing Cinnamon Cider from me a lot over the next few months I have a big stack of it!
The Heart & Home DSP has a fantastic variety of color, I pulled pieces that feature Garden Green and Cinnamon Cider. I cut 2 strips at 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ of the Garden Green leaf paper to add to either side of the Very Vanilla Card Stock; that I cut at 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ and ran through the Hive 3D embossing folder. I added splatter to the embossed paper using my Dark Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blend.
From there I cut a piece of the DSP at 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ that has the bees on it. Reminder: when using directional DSP to double check the direction before gluing it down! I used my bone folder to rough up the edges a bit and rolled the corners, then used the blending brush to add a layer of ink around the edges of the DSP. I added a die cut circle of the Layering Designs Vellum to go along with the sketch, and because it is cute. I used my Stampin’ Seal to adhere the circle to the DSP square. Try to avoid using multipurpose glue on Vellum, it will pucker.
I die cut my background flowers in Pale Papaya and used the blending brush to dab a bit of Cinnamon Cider ink on the flower pieces. The sentiment is stamped in Cinnamon Cider ink and came from the Wildlife Wonder stamp set. I added a piece of the same DSP that I used on the base cut in the opposite direction and layered it under the sentiment. To finish off this card I added a Baker’s Twine bow and 3 of the Calypso Coral Polished dots, the fact that they are clear with a hint of color makes them useful for mixing in with many projects. Honestly until I was typing this post up and looked it up I did not realize they were Calypso Coral!
I hope you enjoyed this card! Let me know by leaving a comment, and if you are in the United States and don’t have a demonstrator I would love to fill the position!