Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Honeycomb….a Break from Christmas Cards

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I’m happy to say  I’m DONE with my Christmas cards! All  but one have been sent out…yippee! I do love making them, but I’m thankful for the breather!

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Another great Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast today! I decided to flip mine vertically.

I used 4 of the new December releases from Our Daily Bread designs, Little Things, Daisy, Simple Things (the bees), and Honeycomb Background!

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I stamped the Daisy & bees on Kraft and colored with  Prismacolor pencils blending with baby oil. After coloring the flowers, and using my stamp positioner, I over-stamped the image. (meaning I stamped over the top of the colored image… this helps define the lines lost from coloring over with pencil and makes it POP!) Each bee was cut out, cutting off legs and antenna (they didn’t feel a thing!), then when I got ready to place them… I stamped the bee (giving me the legs etc) and popped a match over top!

I stamped the Honeycomb Background onto Kraft also with  Versamark and Distress Scattered Straw. (although the Distress inks stay wetter longer and can be embossed, I wanted to make sure I had enough moisture there to catch the clear embossing powder…since it was such a large area… hence the Versamark too!)

After embossing, I sponged with more Distress inks….Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw and Wild Honey.

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The DP is Vanity Fair by My Mind’s Eye, border punch by Fiskars.


There’s a chill in the air… hope you’re warm and toasty where ever you may be!

Thanks for stopping!



- dlm. said...

Absolutely beautiful, Dawn! You've got so many wonderful details on your card...from the colouring, to the embossed honey-comb. Just beautiful! ( BTW, I laughed when I read about you cutting the legs and antenna off of the bees...).

I also wanted to tell you how much I love your holiday blog banner. Well Done!

Sherry said...

Dawn, that is one GORGEOUS card!!! can't wait till I can afford to get that set!

jkreucher said...

Beautiful! A breath of spring in the beginning of winter! love it!

Sandee said...

So gorgeous Dawn!!!