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Sweet Honey Bee With MFT Stamps

 Hi Crafters, 

Today I am so excited to be sharing with you my first entry into MFT's Weekly Sketch challenge number 583. I am using the Sweet Honey Bee stamp set, along with some of my favorite supplies. Below is an image gallery showing you part of my process. This adorable card was inspired by my husband, who happens to be a hobbyist beekeeper! Enjoy!

This is the Sketch for this week's challenge at MFT

Creative Process

I began my card base with 110# cardstock. This was cut at 10"x7", scored in half at 5", to yield a 5"x7" card. The first panel was cut at 4.85"x6.85" out of designer paper in an ombré chevron pattern with a beautiful teal color that matched perfectly with my Catherine Pooler Skylight ink. This made my color choices super easy! Next, I used a trio of yellows from Catherine Pooler listed below for a perfect background panel, created with Honeybee's Stencil: Honey Dipper.

Here you can see how I used gradients of ink in yellow colors, using a soft brush. This allowed me to have a soft, but even application on this panel. Once complete, I cut it down to size to fit my card. ( 4.75"x6.75")

Following the same application style, I added Skylight ink on the edges of the Hexagons I cut using Tonic Studios dies. This really helped the embossing stand out on the edge of this beautiful shape! If you are wondering what I used, these hexagon shapes were cut using Tonic Studios 4126e Hopes In Hexagon Base Creator die set. This is a gorgeous set that leaves a beautiful embossed edge, with perfect areas to further embellish with Nuvo drops

I heat-embossed my image onto Vellum, and layered it onto the image I colored using inks and pencils. This technique will be taught in a future post, but it's one that I love to use because it gives a soft finish to the image color, while also allowing it to shine. Lastly, her little shoes, flowers, and antennae all got a touch of Nuvo drops for a dewy finish. Nuvo is self-leveling, so it is perfect for the little areas you wish to add dimension to with a bubble-like effect. 

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