Honey Bunches Easel Card

I think this is my favorite card, ever!

The beehive originally came from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs

The image and sentiment came from Meljen’s Designs

The springy bees came from Critters1DC font by Dingbat Crazy

Everything is colored with Crayola pencils and Zig markers.

The honeycomb embossing is a Fiskars Plate run thru my Big Kick.

The globs of “honey” are hot glue dots

to hold up the easel.

The shiny wings are glitter glue.

I used Inkscape to create an outline of the bees and image

which I cut with my Cricut for a “base” layer.

The springs are from a wire-edged ribbon.

I just pulled out the wire, wrapped it around a paint brush,

then hot-glued it between the bees and the “base” layer

on the springy bees

and between the layers of the card base.

Image from Meljen's Designs

That’s it, I think!

When the bees wiggle, it is SO fun!

In real life, this is so super-cute! (-:

I’ll be submitting this one to:

Meljen’s Challenge #17, an Easel Card

Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays, Use any Digital Image

Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenge, Easel Card

Digi Doodle Shop’s Best: Anything Goes

Your Next Stamp: Easel Card

Papertake Weekly Challenge: Cutie Patootie


Red White and Blue Spring Card

Karen's Doodles Butterfly and Bee Spring Card

I would like to enter this

“Spring Up” Card

in the Karen’s Doodles Challenge

“Red White and Blue”

Although not technically “Patriotic” for the 4th of July,

I loved this image and couldn’t resist the color challenge.

I learned a new trick this week to “Pop” digi stamps!

I printed the butterfly twice, cut him out and pop dotted him!

Thank you to Donna Mundinger for the tip on this “trick”

I made the flowers from a tutorial Penny Duncan posted.

Although the flowers aren’t her creation, she posted the link  to the YouTube video tutorial.

I saw this style card (called a “Spring up Card”)  on Splitcoast Stampers.

I still do all my coloring in Colored Pencils, but Copics are absolutely on my wishlist…

For the butterfly’s wings, I just dabbed a little water on the paper and swirled some blue into it.

I was trying for a “swirly” look, and I think I achieved that…

After going back and looking at this post, I realize that when you click on the picture, it brings up a H-U-G-E picture!

Not sure how to fix that, but I’ll try to figure it out!

But, wow, the goofs sure show when it’s enlarged from 5 1/2″ to 8×10!  (-:

I think it looks WAY better in real life and at actual size…