First I die cut the Swirling Leaves Pierced A2 Cover Plate from 80# Neenah. I trimmed it to 4" x 5-¼" and adhered it to an A2 card base with foam tape. I love the subtle detail this creates for a background!
Next I pulled out some colored cardstock scraps and die cut (using the new Bitty Buzz Cutter) the Lovely Layers: Wildflowers and the bee from Lovely Layers: Bugs. The Bitty Buzz Cutter is the cute little die cutter I didn't realize I need! It's so convenient to have right by my main crafting space!
I used some Detail Blender Brushes to add Distress Inks and Oxides Inks for shading on the flowers and greenery. I used Mowed Lawn and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink. The Distress Oxide colors are Abandoned Coral and Peacock Feathers. You may be wondering why I used Distress ink and Oxide ink--well, honestly, I didn't even notice that I did until I began writing this post! LOL!
I assembled the flowers by following the layering guide that you can download using the link in the product description. I used Bee Creative glue to adhere the pieces together. I also used the glue and some foam dots to adhere the pieces to my card.
I used my black Copic marker to color in the stripes of the bee. Then I used a black Micron 005 pen to add little fuzzy lines. I die cut the wings from vellum, then added sparkle with a clear glitter pen. I used a small foam dot to adhered the small bee body piece and then more foam dots to pop him up on the card.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!
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