Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Gingersnap Creations Challenge - Use a Line of Stamps

Happy New Year, Everyone!  It's time to kick off the new year with another new challenge at Gingersnap Creations.  This one (GC 133) is easy and oh-so-fun:  Get out your favorite Stamp Set or Line of Stamps and show us your creation!  The sponsor this month is Stampotique Originals, and you will have a chance at a fab prize from them if you link up your project to the GC post.  I decided to use the Jo Capper-Sandon line from Stampotique on my card.  First, I stamped the Large Bee on both scrap cardstock and acetate - used Versamark and black embossing powder on the cardstock one, and black StazOn for the acetate.  I colored the bee and cut out all but the wings.  One the acetate image, I colored the reverse side of the wings with a blue Copic marker, then cut out the wings and attached them to the cardstock bee using Glossy Accents.
After that, I glopped some glossy accents into the center part of the bee that is supposed to be the fuzziest part, and generously poured on some black Fun Flock from Stampendous.  Oh, I love this little bee, LOL!
The background was created with a TCW Mini Chicken Wire Template and Maya Mists in Sunflower Yellow and Fig Magenta.  The Gingersnap Creations overall theme this month is Getting Organized and to use our scraps, so I used a pretty little embossed and watercolored scrap to mat my "Wish" sentiment, also from Stampotique (stamped on a leftover piece from my background).  A big ol' pink flower and an adorable little bee paperclip that I've been hoarding finish it off.  Can't wait to give this one to someone special. :)

18 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card, the background is gorgeous. Tracy x

Sue said...

This is fabulous, I LOVE your bee x

woodandfabric said...

oh my! I love your card! The background is gorgeous but what to say about the bee! It looks like a real one! Wow!
Michelle *Ü*

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Beautiful, vibrant card with wonderful use of those stamps.
Wishes and also a Happy New Year.
Lynne

PetraB said...

Your bee is just perfect, the background stunning.

craftattack said...

This is just lovely! Valerie

Otter Blue said...

Fantastic card! The colors are great and the bee turned out marvelously!

trisha too said...

Those acetate wings--SO fun! A really pretty card, Jean.

:)

Cynthia Schelzig said...

This is B-utiful!! Love the fuzziness of the B..........Happy New Year to you Jean!!

Netty said...

The best bee I've ever seen, genius use of the flocking.......x

Linda R. said...

What an amazing card. That Bee looks amazing. I love how you did this!!

Hugs, Linda

Deb (dcorder) said...

YUM! Love those rich colors.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

It's a wonderful card, the bee looks fantastic.

Lynn Stevens said...

Such a fun card, Love Jo's Bee stamp!
hugs Lynn

A Vintage Chic said...

Good morning, Jean! I'm trying to be a good blogger again & visit my friends...life's been so crazy for so long, it seems!

I love this sweet bee card...I kinda have a thing for bees!

Hope your holidays were wonderful & wishing you a lovely weekend, my friend!

Julie

Sugar Lump Studios said...

so pretty! I love the background you created - it looks like a honeycomb! Hope 2012 brings many blessings your way!

Shar said...

Stunning! Love the great design and the wonderful warmth of the color palette!

Amanda Pinkston said...

Lovely card....and I'm digging that awesome bee! Great work!