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Rubber Art Stamping & Card Making.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

One Layer Bee card

 Another card on the CAS theme- this time using a hexagon shaped mask, and Bees instead of butterflies.
 The mask was cut from copy paper using a hexagon Nestie, and repostionable tape runner on the back to hold it in place.

 I used Distress Inks to sponge with, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade.
 One thing worth noting here, I worked on a Pearl card base, and the ink does not dry as fast as on other cardstock. It is easier to dab the ink on with a sponge, then do any blending with a clean sponge, rather than trying to do it the normal way, it just spreads too far.
You can see how much excess ink blotted off after I'd finished sponging.
At this point, I just stamped the Water Droplets stamp in Spiced Marmalade over the mask, and put it aside to dry for a while.

When it was dry enough, I added the Bee stamps, in Versafine Vintage Sepia.
The large Bee is a Judikins stamp, which used to be wood mounted. The two smaller ones are both by Aspects of Design, from The Stampman.
 Finally I added some colour to the Bee bodies with Distress Markers, using Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed in dots, and blending them with Squeezed Lemonade.
The quote was also stamped in Versafine Sepia. How long the ink stays wet on this type of card is worth remembering when doing the rest of the stamping- its very easy to smudge parts of the design. I had to tidy up one Bees wings because I forgot.
 I am going to enter this into this weeks 'Less is More' challenge, as the brief is to use masking or stencils.

 Card base
 Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Wild honey.
Water Droplets stamp, Designs by Ryn
Versafine Vintage Sepia inkpad
 Bee stamps- the Judikins one is still about, both from Judikins, and on E-bay. Looks like the Aspects of Design ones are discontinued though.


gardenpinks said...

That raindrops stamp is very effective as drops of nectar/honey. Fabulous effect. Love that quote too.
Lynn xx

Winnie said...

So pretty! Love the way you added the texture to the hexigon for the honeycomb look. Looks nice and yummy. The sentiment is just perfect for this card too!

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shaz, nice tutorial! Really nice subtle effect using Water Droplets. Also like how you used the white space to make the composition. Nice card!

Anne said...

Shaz what a bee-eautiful creation!
Thanks for taking the Less is More Challenge this week
(Guest commenter LIM)

Mary said...

Shaz, what a great work of art and your description on how you did it...wonderful. Thanks for that. I wonder if you could use photo paper? As for my glass mat, I've yet to cut on it....I do like how it looks though, and nothing feels better than glass. Easy to clean all the glue mess I seem to make.