Thursday, April 5, 2012

Patchwork Bee Card

Hello everyone! Here is a card with matching envelope that I made. I learned a new trick and I will share it with you!
When I decided that I wanted to make this card using the bee from Create A Critter, I thought....4 bee's at 1.5 inches....that's a lot of little pieces. So I tried something in CCR and it worked! I added all the pieces for the bee to my mat and filled them with colors from Lori's Garden. I made a copy of the wings and the head/belly piece and had to hide one wing on one cut and the opposite on the other copy so I could layer them. Otherwise you have the set of wings, but they don't match up. I then layered all the pieces in the order that they go and clicked the Don't Weld button for each piece. This way I ended up with a fully colored bee without having to cut all the layer's separately. I also hid the face so I could stamp those cute PK faces on them. Here is what it looked like after I printed them only, no cutting.
The only downfall to this technique is that you can't cut them. I tried and it will cut each piece out so you're left with a mess! LOL! But if you're looking to put something like this on a white background, it's a great trick! Ok, now I'll explain how I made the card and envelope....sorry this is such a long post!
I printed the bee's from Create A Critter and stamped the faces with Peachy Keen's Cornies faces. The frames were cut from Accent Essentials and I cut an extra one for a template. With the template frame, I lined it up over the bee where I wanted it and traced it. I then cut the bee into a square 1/8 inch smaller than the frame and glued the frame to the bee square. The flowers were cut from Mother's Day Bouquet and I added brads to the centers. For the center one I stamped the sentiment. I made the matching envelope using a framed bee, a decorative strip of paper which I added a punched border to.
I hope you all understand my directions for doing this technique. Essentially you are just printing your otherwise cut image. I am going to enter this into the following challenges:
1. Die Cuttin Diva's- Sketch
2. The Paper Variety- Card with matching envelope. Envelope must include 2 different elements.
Thanks for looking and have a great day!


mum of two said...

This is SO adorable GiGi! I just love it. You are so talented and creative :)


Nanne said...

Gigi this is such a cute card and what a great idea with the CCR..I wonder if you could of printed that bee right onto the envelope? :) gives lots of great ideas for making matching envy's...
thnx for sharing your creativity

Heather said...

So cute! Love the little faces on your bees! Great idea to use CCR instead of cutting out all those layers - I'll need to remember that trick. :)

Candy said...

Omgoodness! Gigi this card is too cute! Love all the little flowers and bees. Love those peachy faces.
Thanks for playing along with the Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

Georgiana said...

This is absolutely buzzingly cute! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

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Sherrie K. said...

Oh wow, what a GREAT card! I love the little bee's and the flowers-great tip too:) TFS!
I hope you have a wonderful Easter!
Sherrie K

Gerda said...

So super CUTE I love the PK faces on your bee's.Thanks for joining us at DCD this week.

Lynda said...

I LOVE your card! Brought a smile to my face as soon as I saw it! Love those adorable bees with their super cute Peachy Keen faces! Great work!


Creative Diva said...

This is too darn cute. Love those bees. Thanks for joining us over at DCD.


Glora said...

WOW, this is BEAUTIFUL! I love the different faces and the whole look of the card! AMAZING as always!!!! Hugs- Glora

Pat N. said...

Super cute bee card, Gigi! Love the faces. Thanks for playing along at DCD this week--Pat N.

Cindy said...

You did a FANTASTIC job with the sketch!I LOVE your little bee,SO CUTE!SUPER job my friend!:)

Sandi said...

Love, love, love this card and envelope!Thanks for joining us at The Paper Variety.