It's Not All Black and White

Thursday, August 16, 2007

A Kick Stand Card

Have you seen Kirsten's Kick Stand cards yet? If not, check one out here. If you scroll through her blog, you'll see a few more. Aren't they too cute? I wasn't feeling overly inspired today, so it seemed like a good time to give her design a try. I stamped the bees on Paper Accents pearlized white card stock, because I wanted to see how it held up to the prismacolor pencils and gamsol. It did GREAT! This paper has rocked for everything I've tried it with so far. I love it! Sturdy a-n-d shiny pretty.

So, like I said, I wasn't feeling too inspired, so I just layered solid colors with Crate Papers and stamped the inside with Karen Foster Snap stamps. It says, "You're the bee's knees". I'm pretty sure I've also seen this sentiment used with these bees before. Nothing too original here today. The scalloped rectangle was cut with ProvoCraft scissors. I tied on my ribbon and decided to add the three brads. Since I already had everything glued together, and MonoMulti DOES NOT come apart, I cut the prongs off the brads and glued them down.

Recipe:
Stamps: Stampendous Bee Trio, Karen Foster Mini casual snap stamps
Paper: cool caribbean, pumpkin pie, Crate Paper Carnival collection, Paper Accents pearlized white card stock
Ink: black stazon, chocolate chip
Other: prismacolor, gamsol, Earth Elements brads, Cherries ribbon, provocraft scalloped scissors

21 comments:

Beth said...

What a pretty card! I love the PP with the bees. Thanks for showing that style of card! I will definitely be giving that one a try. Take care of yourself!!!!

Flossie's Follies said...

Love those bees, such a great card

Shannan said...

I love it! Great colors!

Heather P. said...

This is fabulous!!! LOVE the colors. :)

Kirsten said...

Abso-freakin-lutely adorable! Hope you had fun with it, even though you were uninspired! Love the bees and PP!

Rose Ann said...

I love your bee card, Bethany! The papers are so pretty, and that ribbon!! This is such a cool card style. I need to try one. Thanks for the inspiration!

Melissa said...

Ooooh! Absolutely fabulous!

Clare said...

Great card - love the bee stamp and the colours are really zingy.

Karen said...

What a cute card! Love the design and those bees can be used for anything! Love them

Peggy S said...

I could never tell what the shimmery paper looked like -- but you really captured it! Looks so fun -- will need to add to my wishlist. Glad to know it holds up when using gamsol/colored pencils!

Christina Fischer said...

This is so darn cute!! Love the colors and those bees! The brads are the perfect touch!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

What an adorable card, Bethany! I love that pearlized paper you've been using too!

beate said...

Bethany, your card is adorable!

Kirsten said...

OMGoodness, Bethany! I just received your card in the mail, and I LOVE IT!!! It's so pretty, thanks so much for thinking of me! I'll try and get it up on my blog tomorrow! BIG Hugs to you! :)

Erica Payne said...

Love the paper and color combo you chose. Kirsten's K.S. cards are so fun and you did a great job on yours!

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful card - soooo pretty!!

Maisymary's Findings said...

loved visiting your blog ! love your card creations ! very inspiring !

Debbi (no 'e' on the end) said...

You did a great job on this....I love the bee's too. Very cute they are.

Ana said...

Super cute!! I have seen Kirsten and after seeing yours too I am so going to have to try one of these!!

Leslie Miller said...

Yes! Cool design! I love these bees. You made a very cute card and it doesn't look uninspired at all!

Julie Masse said...

Such a cute card Bethany! Love the paper and the matching bees! :)