Hello friends, and welcome back to my blog! I hope that you are all doing well and staying healthy. My family is continuing to stay healthy, and I am very thankful for that. Today I have a card to share from Digi Doodle Studios featuring the new adorable BUMBLE GARDEN PAIRABLES, and one of the cute papers from the BUMBLE BUZZ Digi Doodles 6x6 paper pack.
I had it in mind to use this hexagon background from this Background Bundle made by Bird's Cards, and to make it into a shaker. Bird has LOADS of freebie cut files available on her site for any occasion you can think of, so it's definitely worthwhile to check it out! I sized the background to be 5.25" square to fit nicely onto a 5.5" square black card base. I cut the background 4 times from Accent
Opaque 100 lb. white, and twice from the colored print outs I did on 65 lb. cardstock. I adhered all the white layers together (painstakingly, I might add) using Bearly Art glue. After doing so, I realized that this WASN'T going to make the best shaker, so I grabbed a pair of Tim Holtz scissors and cut out the innards before adhering the last 2 layers of the background and the acetate. Boy let me tell ya, if you don't have a pair of these scissors, I HIGHLY recommend them! I had no problems whatsoever cutting thru those layers of cardstock, and my hand never got sore while cutting!
Anyway, then I dug out the sequins and blends that I wanted to add to my shaker. I used gold and iridescent sequins from my stash, and I picked out many different pieces from the Bee Creative blend from the Sparkle Blends Shop. This blend has sold out, but Amber has many other pretty blends in her shop to choose from! Here is a pic of one of the fabulous little gold bees in this mix:
It doesn't show as gold in the pic but trust me it is! I closed up the shaker using the black with yellow polka dots paper from the paper pack. In the above picture, you can also see that I made the hexagon background match the polka dots exactly, by using the eye dropper tool in Silhouette Studio. Just another fantastic thing about using digital products! 😊 Now, about these adorable bees...
I colored them with alcohol markers, trying my best to match the polka dot paper and the hexagon background. This was as close as I could get with the markers I have, and I think it works just fine. I added clear Wink of Stella to their wings for some subtle shimmer. The hive was colored with the same yellows, and white gel pen highlights were added. The tree branch comes from a Miss Kate Cuttables file (I think), but I am unsure which one. I really must learn to write everything down! The cute sentiment is one of several included with the Pairables set, and I cut it from the same printer-colored paper as the background. The DT twist for this month is to add pearls or gems, so I chose to add a pearl to each corner of the card. Oh yes, I adhered the branch down flat to the card front, while the other images and the sentiment are popped up on foam tape. I added two layers of foam tape to the hive.
A view from above:
Up close and personal with the stars of the card:
CHN Patterned Paper: ATG using patterned paper
Love to Craft #66: ATG (4/8)
Mix it Up #57: ATG (5/8)
Besties International: ATG (1/3)
Craft Rocket #89: Sparkle/Bling
Color It, Create It, Show it Off: ATG with coloring (1/3)
Crafts Galore Encore: ATG (1/3)
Critter Crazy #59: ATG featuring a critter (1/5)
The Paper Funday #38: ATG (1/4)
Gem of a Craft Challenge #3: ATG (1/2)
Word Art Wednesday #529- #530: ATG (1/5)
Cardz 4 Gals #165: Make it Sparkle
Double Trouble #102: SomeThing, AnyThing, EveryThing w/optional twist to not make a standard A2 card (mine is 5.5" square)
TTCRD: ATG (1/2)
Creative Fingers #224: ATG (1/3)
As You Like It: True Love or Fabulous Friendships -- I have a few friends that are always very supportive and encouraging, so this card will BEE for one of them!
Polkadoodles #6: ATG (1/2)
Digi Choosday #5: ATG (1/2)
Colour Crazy #5: ATG with coloring (1/2)
Crafty Catz #581: ATG (1/3)
The Outlawz Monday Greetings: Add Some Sparkle
Thanks again for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you to get creative today, if you haven't already that is! Please don't forget to pop on over to the Digi Doodle Studios challenge blog to join in the LOVE and/or FRIENDSHIP challenge for this month...it's a short month, so you best get crackin'! Until next time friends,
💗 Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless! 💗