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Thursday, 28 November 2013

"Bee" Christmas card

One of my work colleagues asked if I could make a bee themed Christmas card for her daughter :-)  Well, I like a challenge.......!
I bought two Molly Blooms stamps, one of a bee on its own and the other of a hive hanging on a branch.  The main stamp had to have its leaves masked off so I could overstamp holly leaves in their place - that was fiddly......  The holly leaves are from a Woodware stamp set.
Usually, I avoid colouring in images, as I'm not that good at it!  But I have found some pens I really get on with, so gave it a go and I am quite pleased with the results.
I came up with "deck the hive with boughs of holly" as the sentiment, my colleague liked it so I went ahead and computer generated it, die-cut it with a Dienamics tag die.
The shaped card base is die-cut from an existing card blank, using Nesties Grand Labels Four, the smallest one of that set.  I tried something which I have been meaning to have a go at for ages - I inked inside the shape whilst still inside the die, it gives a really nice effect and reduces the rather wide spacing between the two Nestie shapes.
I forgot to photograph it before I handed it over, so had to beg it back and take a photo on my desk at work!  My colleague is very pleased with it ...... and has asked if I can now make a horse themed card for her other daughter!!! 
Well, I like a challenge ...... :-)
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  1. What a cute Christmas card and so nice to be able to use different images for this time of year...good luck with the horse one.
    Toni xx

  2. Awww so cute! A clever idea.
    Sue x