Monday, August 3, 2015
Just Bee-cause card made with Opal Manor free digital stamp
I made this birthday card for my aunt with a free bee digital stamp from Opal Manor. It's supposed to be for Valentine's Day, but I think it makes a nice birthday card and could work for any number of occasions (especially anniversaries).
My outside sentiment . . . Just Bee-cause in Sweetly Broken font, is followed up by the inside sentiment . . . it's your birthday! and a personalized message to my aunt. The paper is from the Bumble digital paper pack from Sassy Designs.
Like all artists, a crafter's style changes and I've noticed mine is doing just that. I wouldn't say I'm CAS quite yet, but I'm going brighter, with less embellishments (obvious when you look at this card here). Coloring is my favorite thing to do and since I've made the switch to digital stamps, I enjoy it even more (no messy ink, I can size to the project and a perfect imprint every time). I don't think a pretty colored stamp needs much embellishment. And too, I want to make cards I can actually and easily mail.
I've used the sketch from Aud Sentiments challenge #137:
Paper—cardstock, Sassy Designs Bumble digital paper pack
Digital Stamp—Free Opal Manor Can I Bee Your Valentine
Color—Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies—Artemio scalloped circles, Die-namics Rectangle and Circle stax
Embellishments—bee button (shaft removed), twine
I'm linking up with: Card & Scrap #101—Anything Goes, Crafts Galore Encore August—Anything Goes, Oddball Art Stamp challenge—Die Cuts, Sisters of Craft August—Anything Goes, 613 Avenue Create #134—Anything Goes, Dragonfly Dreams August—Flying High with Wings, and The Creative Corner link-up party.