5/26/2016

CardMaker & Reverse Confetti Blog Hop & Giveaway

     Welcome to the  CardMaker and Reverse Confetti blog hop and giveaway!

 
      Those of you familiar with my work know that I love finding new and unexpected ways to use my stamps. Today's post is no different. I used 'The Buzz' stamps and matching dies from Reverse Confetti to create my two cards.
     For my first card, instead of using the hive as one might expect, I used it to add detail along the edge of my tag. I heat-embossed it in black then colored it in with a yellow alcohol marker.
     The bees are also heat-embossed and colored in with alcohol markers. I added foam tape behind the big bee, the sentiment tag and the little bee on the right.
     For my second card, I used the bee's wings to create flowers.  
 
     I began by stamping the large bee stamp several times on pink and yellow cardstock. I cut the pieces apart as shown here. I did later stamp the bee on green cardstock to use to attach the stem. I thought it looked better in green, but yellow, as in this photo, works too.
     Next, I arranged the petals into a flower shape and adhered them to each other. My pink flower has five sets of wings. My yellow flower has two sets of wings.
     I set aside the bee's bodies to use as balloons on another card.
 
     I used the same card base on both cards to show how versatile this stamp collection is. As you can see, I was able to really stretch this stamp set to get a completely different look.
 
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     Thanks so much for hopping with us today. Your next stop is Amy Rohl .
 
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     Make sure stop in at all the participating blogs today. We love hearing from you. And, don't forget the giveaway at Reverse Confetti
     If you get lost or find a broken link, pop back over to CardMaker and you'll find a complete list of the hops.
 
     Have fun hopping, Pamela
 
Materials used:
 
   stamps & dies-  The Buzz (Reverse Confetti)
 
   cardstock-         card base (DCWV CM-002-00008)
                               yellow, pink, green (the Paper Studio 449769)
 
   ink-                    black dye (Memories Direct)
                             dragonfly black pigment (ColorBox)
 
   powder-             clear embossing powder (JoAnn Essentials)
 
   markers-            alcohol markers (Spectrum Noir, CT3, IG6, IG8)

26 comments:

~amy~ said...

So pretty! Love both of your cards!

Brooke said...

So creative! Lovely cards!

Lisa said...

Very cool!! What a great idea this was and so pretty!

My Kraft Kloset said...

I just love the versatility and creativity you stretched from bee's to flowers! And can't wait to see the leftover bee's turned into balloons too. Very creative! Great colors and designs! ~Kim K.

Carisa said...

Ok, I seriously love how you stretched these stamps - my favorite is the little detailing you added to the tag with the bee hive - it created such an awesome graphic element!

Diane Jaquay said...

Love these cards, so fresh and pretty!!

Ericka Strange said...

Fun card and I love how you used the wings to make a flower great idea!

cghundley said...

Pretty cards
and marvelous
ways to use
the stamps!
Carla from Utah

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty textures and colors on your fun cards! Love the creative flower!

Amy Sheffer said...

Awesome cards! Love your creative use of the bee stamps!

Lisa Silver said...

So creative! That's a great idea to stretch your stamps!

Teresa Doyle said...

Pamela, these are amazing. I love your style so much I had to subscribe to your blog so I don't miss any more. TFS!

BeverlyBL said...

Such a clever idea to make petals from bee wings and balloons from bee bodies. Your cards turned out so cute.

Mary Holshouser said...

Just buzzing by to say "how cute"
Love that you made a flower out of the
bees wings. Always fun to get another
use out of a stamp or die.
thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

Very clover how the Bees were used on both cards! Just adore the first, so CAS. :)

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are so pretty and fun!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Very pretty!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Awesome cards. Thanks for sharing how you used your stamps.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are too cute!

Jean Bullock said...

Darling cards. How clever to use the bee wings for the flowers.

Linda Droege said...

Such clever uses for the stamps. Super cute.

Dawn said...

Love both cards! So creative! Wings for flowers, genius!

Helen Gullett said...

Adorable cards! Love those bees :)

Mom and wife. said...

Lovely cards. And the tag is so cute

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow!!! Such lovely cards!!! Absolutely cute!!!

Donna Idlet said...

Cute cards!