Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Missing You Friend! | Honey Bee Stamps

 Happy Wednesday my friends!  How many friends do you need to send a "missing you" card to?  If you're like me, that would be a lot!  My card today is just what we need!  I've used Honey Bee Stamps beautiful Pretty Postage stamp set and coordinating Honey Cuts for this quick and easy card.  Except for the time it took to color the image, this card came together in a snap!  Read on for the details!

I began by creating my card base.  I used the new Quatrefoil A2 Cover Plate Base die to cut the purple paper from the Playful Pastels 6x6 paper pad.  There are so many gorgeous papers in this paper pad!  Then I used the Quatrefoil Cover Plate Top to die cut some 80# white card stock.  I adhered the layers together with Bee Creative glue and adhered the panel to a top-folding A2 card base.

Next I stamped the Pretty Postage image with Copic safe ink and colored it with my Copic markers.  I colored the flowers with these Copic markers:  RV25, RV14, RV13, RV21, and RV10.  For the leaves I used YG67, YG25, YG03, G28, G07, and G09.  The envelope liner is colored with Y15, Y13, Y11, Y00 and the shadows on the white envelope are C03, C01, and C00.  When I finished I thought the yellow was a bit too bright.  So I was brave (Haha!) and added shadows around all of the leaves and flowers that are over the liner with C2, C0, and C00.  I know it still looks bright, but the yellow is definitely toned down from what it was!  I used the coordinating Honey Cut to die cut it out.

I decided that I wanted all of the white edges around the image to blend in more with the background paper.  So I found a few Copic markers that coordinated nicely with the paper.  Those markers are V25, V22, and V20.  When I finished the shading, I used a #10 and #05 white gel pen to add white dots to the background and to the flower centers.

I stamped the sentiments, that are also in the Pretty Postage set, with black ink.  I die cut the sentiments with the coordinating Honey Cuts.  I added foam tape to the back of them and adhered the pieces to the card front.  I added just a few bits of bling from the Playful Pastels Gem Stickers.

This card was so fun to make!  I will be using the A2 Quatrefoil Cover Plate dies a lot--I think they are so beautiful!!!  Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Stay crafty!


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful, such terrific colors too! Love that die plate!


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