So with that in mind, I needed a quick and easy design to work from and the sketch at this week's Fab Friday challenge blog was just the ticket! I decided to use the "Baby Bumblebee" stamp because I love it and because it retires on June 2nd--and it's a big ol' stamp that would fit well with this quick design.
I inked up the stamp in Baked Brown Sugar (also retiring--and probably sold out by now) and then used a baby wipe to omit the sentiment. I stamped the image onto a piece of Whisper White card stock and cut it out with an Oval Framelit. I adhered this to a Hello Honey oval cut from the next size Oval Framelit.
I used a Coastal Cabana card base (also retiring) and embossed it with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder (NOT retiring!!) and added a strip of Lullaby designer series paper (you guessed it: retiring). I added the oval assembly to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
Next I stamped just the sentiment onto a strip of Whisper White card stock. I flagged the end with the Banner Punch. I adhered this to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. The part of the baby bumblebee that also stamped on the strip is hidden behind the ovals.
Finally, I threaded a piece of Coastal Cabana Thick Baker's Twine (retiring) through a Whisper White Designer Button and adhered it to the card with a Stampin' Dimensional. PRO TIP: I adhered the button to the card before tying the bow. This stabilizes the button, making it easier to tie the bow.
Really, this card came together in about 20 minutes. Despite the hecticity that is my life, I relish the creative oasis--even when I have to squeeze it in!