I am planning to attend my Stampin' Up mentor's Totally Lovin' Christmas annual event on October 1st. She had a special fee running for those that signed up and paid at her last Birthday Bonanza event in August, but refused to take payment from me. Her reasoning, when I don't pay her directly, I have been in the habit of mailing my payment, accompanied by a specially designed card just for her. She said she was feeling deprived, because she had not received any lovely handmade cards from me in a very long time, so she would much rather receive my payment via mail. She said I would get the special rate, but only if payment was accompanied by one of my handmade cards. Now, I ask you, is that bribery or what. . .LOL!
I was feeling the pressure to really get with it and perform at the top of my game, but I had so many commitments and cards to make with absolute deadlines that it took almost a month before I could begin Liz's card. Meanwhile, while making my other needed cards, my creative juices were flowing in the background around numerous ideas for Liz's special card.
I finally got down to finalizing the design for Liz's card. Since she is such a sweet friend, I decided to incorporate a bumblebee embellishment die-cut that I made a few years ago at a store that had AccuCut dies for use. Using this bee, I would make a "Bee Happy" card. I added Wink of Stella Clear to my bee's vellum wings and to the flowers, but the picture does show off the shimmery wings very well. Take a look below at my finished card front and coordinating inside design with my little "bee" verse.
Ingredients: Stampin' Up cardstocks: Basic Black, Crushed Curry. Black & White digital stripe. Flower pattern: scrap. Vellum. Grafix Lt. Chipboard. AccuCut die: Mini Bumblebee. Little B work die. Pretty Pink Posh: Stitched Borders 1. EK punch: Trumpet Flower Corner. Wanelo Washi Tape. Petaloo Darjeeling flowers. Prima leaves. SU Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine. Wink of Stella: Clear. Computer verse. Size: 4-3/4" x 5-7/8".