Sometimes I just don't have it in me to come up with a good blog title. Okay, let's face it. Most times I don't have it in me to come up with a good blog title. But I do think I came up with a pretty cute card today. At least I'm rather tickled with it. It's that clean vintage look that I've been loving lately around blog world and in the mags. I started with this sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You and my new Cute as a Bug stamp set. I dug out some coordinating paper and ribbon and set to work. I stamped the bee on confetti white card stock and colored with Copic markers. I applied Shimmerz gold glimmer Blingz, a light coat to the body and a heavier coat to the wings. I love the sentiment banners and flags that are so "in" right now, so I used one of those here. It seemed to fit right in with the buzzing bee. I achieved my vintage look with the confetti and kraft papers, roughing up the one layer, and staining the patterned paper with Vintage Touch tea dye duo inks. To keep the ribbon a little bit flatter, I didn't knot it. I just layered the two tails over one another and sewed on my button, gathering the ribbon behind it.
What's In It?
Stamps- Cute as a Bug (Lizzie Anne Designs)
Paper- kraft, confetti white, black (SU), urban prairie: wild flowers (Basic Grey)
Ink- tuxedo black (Memento), N5, 100, Y17, Y38 Copic markers; tea dye duo inks (PTI)
Other- gold glimmer blingz (shimmerz), Lil' Man ribbon (Cosmo Cricket), urban prairie button (BG), black licorice brads (Lasting Impressions), black thread, tonic distresser, pop dots