Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Sweet Day

 I have had this image from my coloring calendar done for quite some time and have had it clipped up on my desk, and when I was trying to figure out what to do for the next birthday card I needed, I looked up and there it was and I thought it was about time I used it :)

I started by embossing the honeycomb embossing folder.  Do you lightly mist your paper before embossing?  I have been doing that all the time now and I think it does make a difference.  I gave the cardstock time to dry and then lightly rubbed my gray ink pad over the raised areas.

I felt it needed a little something extra and going through my dies I settled on this corner die I had that kind of reminded me of lattice. To balance the corner off I went with using my hexagon dies for the sentiment.  The word birthday didn't fit but I wanted sweet on there, so I first stamped the sentiment sweet and then masked off the birth part of the sentiment so that it would just read day!

  • Coloring for calm - 2017 calendar image, colored w/markers
  • Paper Studio - Honeycomb embossing folder, inked with gray
  • Impression Obsession - Classic corners die
  • Diamond press - Stitched hexagon die
  • Stamps of Life - minis4circles

I am having bunion surgery tomorrow and a little cutting of the tendons in my toes to hopefully elevate my hammer toes, I would appreciate your prayers that all goes smoothly.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,



Donna Phelan said...

Great texture...I never have misted my paper but I have heard the tip, it does work well! Your bee is magnificent and love it on the honey comb shape! BEEutiful!

Esther Asbury said...

Great background for your bee image! I mist my paper before embossing if it's a 3D folder, but not always with regular folders.
Hope your surgery goes well -- wishes for a quick recovery.

Darlene said...

Prayers going up for a successful surgery my friend!
This card is awesome ... I'm really getting into using bees lately (no clue why! LOL). Great job on the embossed background and even though I have heard about misting your paper before embossing, I have never done it (probably because I don't remember to try it lol). Looks awesome and the balance is perfect!

Kim said...

Sweet little hexies and a sweet little bee...perfect! Sending you many prayers that your surgery will all be well and that your recovery will be quick. Take care, lovely Connie. Xx

Lowcarb team member said...

I like the colour and textures on this card.

Sending my thoughts and good wishes, hoping your surgery goes well.
Take care.

All the best Jan

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aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous, love anything with bees, the beauty of nature. x

Em Louise Fairley said...

Sweet card! xoxo

Debbie said...

such a sweet card, pun intended!! i think i told you i don't really know what embossing is, but it sure did come out nicely!!

i am such a fan of bees...anything with bees on it!!

Diane said...

Great background for your bee and the framing and colors are amazing. I will have to try misting the paper before embossing.

Hugs diane

Leslie Miller said...

I love all things bees! What a beautifully designed card, Connie. I know I'm a little late, but I do hope your surgery went well and will alleviate all your discomfort.

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Sending prayers and hugs. I wish you all the best and a speedy recovery.

Your card is so sweet. I love how you created my bg. No, I don't spritz as I'm not sure if it makes a difference. I guess I'll have to compare using the same e.f.

Such pretty colouring too. All those tiny stripes. Awesome.

JD/ Jill said...

Nicely done card, and the corner embellishment that you added really adds to this card!

Janice said...

Love everything about your bee card, it’s perfect!