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Friday, May 5, 2017

Elizabeth Craft Designs' Reach for the Stars

Hello friends,

Welcome back! Today I am sharing a card I made for Elizabeth Craft Designs. This is the very first time using water color markers so be gentle with me :-) My hubby adores bumble bees since he is a Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket fan so when he saw this a big smile came over his face. I hope it brings you a bit of happiness as well.

Everyone needs a little motivation at times and I think this "Reach for the Stars" card will being that for the recipient.

Above is a close up of the coloring. This will be a learning curve for me as I have never used water colors before. I think it turned out decent for my very first try.

Directions for this card:

Step 1:
Cut a A2 size card base from yellow card stock. (4.25" x 11" scored and folded in half)

Step 2:
From a floral piece of paper cut a card front measuring 4.25" x 5.5" and adhere to the card front.

Step 3:
Cut and yellow layer of card stock at 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" and attach to card base using foam tape.,Next  cut and emboss a white layer (5" x 3 3/4") with the "Bees" embossing folder. Attach to yellow layer.

Step 4:
Stamp the "Honey Bear", bear and tree branch stamps onto water color paper and color using watercolor markers, or medium of your choice.

Step 5:
Stamp "Reach for the Stars" Sentiment from the "Dream Sentiment Clear Stamp Set" and create a square shaped sentiment using a yellow scalloped square for added interest.

Step 6:
Adhere both of the colored images as well as the sentiment to the card front using foam tape.

Sit back and enjoy your card... it is sure to make anyone smile!

Elizabeth Craft Designs' Supplies:
Bee's Embossing Folder
Honey Bear Clear Stamp Set
Honey Bear Die Set
Dreams Sentiment Clear Stamp Set

Other Supplies:
Yellow and White card stock
Coordinating floral paper
Square and Scallop Punches
Foam Tape
Water Color Paper
Kuretake Clean Color Brush Watercolor Brush Pens

Thank you for stopping by today... Check back often for more inspiration. Melanie

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