You're the Bees Knees
Thank you for stopping by today! I have another card to share with you using the Rainbow Slider Die Set created by Julie Ebersole for Ellen Hutson. I love creating cards using products in new ways and this card is no exception. Like my previous card, I paired the slider die set with goodies from Hello Bluebird. I used the Bee Happy stamp and coordinating die set, as well as, the Grassy Knoll die set. All of these products are so much fun to work with!
To start the card, I stamped the images I needed with Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink onto Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock. This ink is Copic marker friendly and that is the coloring medium that I used.
I die cut the "rainbow" die from the set using acetate. This allows for a more seamless transition of the scene when the pull tab is pulled upward. When the recipient pulls the tab, the acetate slides upward and forms an upside down "U" shape to make the strawberry plant pop forward. I attached the sliding bee with a thin strip of acetate to the strawberry to make it appear as if it is flying. (How adorable are these images?!)
The background and scenery elements are die cut from Bristol Smooth cardstock for the sky and Lawn Fawn Cilantro cardstock for the grass. To add depth and dimension, I sponged on Distress Oxide Ink in Tumbled Glass using the Mini Cloud stencil from My Favorite Things for the sky. I also sponged on Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink onto the tips of the grass.
To finish off the card, I heat embossed a sentiment from the set using Lawn Fawn Clear Ink and Lawn Fawn White Embossing Powder. I prepped the service for heat embossing by using an EK Success anti static powder tool. I also added Glossy Accents to the antennae, honey jar, strawberry seeds and flower center, and the glasses on the bee. Once that was dried, I used a Sakura White Gelly Roll pen and a Sakura Black Glaze pen to add some fun detailing to the scene.
Thank you again for stopping by my blog and I hope that you have a wonderful day!