Thursday, January 23, 2014

Card A Day Blog: Get Well and Fusion #2

It's my turn again to continue the Get Well theme at the Card A Day blog.  This is a theme card that should be always in one's stash.  But guess what it's never in mine!  I needed two cards for two friends who recently had surgery.  So this one will be used immediately and I may just duplicate it for the other friend.  Note to self:  make more Get Well cards!

I decided to use the Fusion Challenge #2 for the inspiration of my card.

When I saw this photo I immediately thought of bees!  Weird huh!  Well it works because I have an adorable bee stamp set that I was dying to use.  Let me show you my card then I'll explain more of how it came about.

I wanted to use hexagons with the bees and since the fusion sketch didn't have any hexagon shapes I sought inspiration elsewhere.  I had pinned this card by Sheri Feypel.  I loved her use of hexagons..embossing..and butterflies.  I figured bees would work just as well as butterflies so I got to creating.  I punched the hexagons using the 1 1/4 inch size.  I used Papertrey Ink's honey bees stamps and embossed the bees.  Does embossing powder get old?  I tried various inks and two different embossing powders plus different papers but the surface failed to get raised and shiny.  Eventually I ended up using Versamark ink stamping...heat embossing then stamping image over the embossing before then heat embossing again getting the raised image I wanted.  Thank goodness I was using clear stamps or that would have been impossible!  I used some fun flock on the the largest bees yellow body to make it nice and fuzzy.  The sentiment is from PTI's honey bee sentiments.  I embossed the background with a wood grain embossing folder to mimic the fusion photo then rubbed some grey ink over the embossing to bring out the details more.  I added some white sequins to mimic the flight of the bees and add movement to the card. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Please come back again..I'll have another challenge card to share soon.  It's freezing here..hope it's warm where you are!  I think I need to buy more sweaters!  Brrr!



Tina Campbell said...

Super card, love the Bee well sentiment such a cheery card for someone sick.

Kelly Griglione said...

What a great idea to use bees with this color scheme. Of course, it works well! Lovely card. Thanks so much for joining the Fusion Challenge!

Julia Aston said...

What a fun design with the hexagons like a honeycomb! Thanks for playing with Fusion this week!

Lynn said...

Love all the sweet little bees with the hexagons. Fabulous take on the inspiration! So glad you could play with us at Fusion!

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Betty J. said...

Love every single detail on your, Shelly. Great job. Thanks for playing along with us in the Fusion card challenge and hope to see you again.

SmilynStef said...

love those hexagons ... so glad you joined us at Fusion Card Challenge.