I'm heading to the OnStage Local event in Richmond, Virginia, this weekend, and I've joined in an organized swap. I needed to make some quick and pretty cards to swap with other stampers and I settled on this design. Isn't the bee adorable?!
I'm really sad that the 2015-2017 In Colors are retiring in June, but I'm looking forward to 5 new colors! I would have used Delightful Dijon on this card, but since I wanted the recipient to be able to use it as an example into the new catalog period, I used So Saffron instead. I haven't used that color in a while, but I think I need to pull it out now that spring is here!
I stamped a sentiment from "Dragonfly Dreams" in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto a 3-3/4" by 5" So Saffron Card Stock panel. I adhered this to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Basic Black mat. Next, I wrapped some Basic Black Baker's Twine three times around the panels and tied on a bow before adhering everything to a So Saffron card base.
I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut a circle of So Saffron and the Layering Circles to cut a scalloped circle of Basic Black. Then I embossed the So Saffron circle with the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I adhered these two circles together with Fast Fuse Adhesive and then attached them to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
I cut a bunch of little bees from Basic Black Card Stock scraps with the bee framelit from the Detailed Dragonfly Framelits dies. I adhered the bee to the circle with a Glue Dot.
For a finishing touch, I added three Basic Rhinestone Embellishments to the card.
I can't wait to see what I get in return for these swaps. I'll be sure to share some with you next week!