Friday, September 28, 2012


Hi Everyone! This is Holly with a garden card. We are having a glorious late summer/early fall here in BC and the bees still buzzing around inspired this card. I love the Garden Delights stamp set as well so it's easy to create with such great tools.
I began with Prima Marketing Nature Garden Collection paper, using one piece under the fancy lattice die cut and another piece cut into strips to 'bookend' the card front. The strip was cut with the Classic Triple Scallop and sponged with Victorian Velvet distress ink. 
I used black Stazon  ink to stamp the sentiment on white card stock and the bee onto the button. The sentiment piece was cut out using the second die from the Romantic Rectangles  set. Three die cuts using the Macarena die were sponged with Peeled Paint distress ink, then one was cut in half and glued to the center of each die cut.
 The flower was made from another piece of paper from the same pad but having blue tones. I cut two circles using the second die of the Splendid Circles set. Each circle was then folded straight across the center, between every scallop. Cut along one fold just to the center of each circle. Then each piece is fan folded and the cut edges are glued together. The resulting flower is glued to a circle of card stock to keep it flat and stable.
Once all the components were put together, the brown 1/4" circle was glued to the center of the flower, then covered with Diamond Glaze which, once dry, resembles a brad. It's a faux brad.
Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo distress inks were sponged on here and there before assembly, and that's my "It's still summer!" and I am in denial card. Hope you enjoy it and thanks for looking!


  1. Lovely card!

  2. very pretty and surprisingly enough we've still got the hum of bees in Calgary. Have a great day

  3. Pretty card. The bee stamped on a button is a great accent.

  4. keep that denial going! lovely use of the lattice and all your elements.


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