Happy Birthday to my MIL: Elnore. Yes, my MIL and I share a birthday, upcoming this week (50 for me...argh....!). My husband has NO excuse to miss either of our birthdays...LOL! Actually, he is VERY good at remembering!
I wanted to create a spring-like design in keeping with this week's Stamp Simply Challenge 122: A general floral theme with pretty Spring colors.
I started my Springtime design with gorgeous SEI Juliette decorator paper. It's a double sided paper with subtle glimmer, along with this beautiful coral color. My layout is quite simple, decidedly so, to allow the dp's pattern to shine.
I stamped my bee (Cornish Heritage Farm's Rummage Bin Sweet Bee) with Versafine Black Onyx ink onto a lighter part of the Juliette paper, then carefully colored it with a Copic marker. I typically do NOT use Versafine with Copics, as it can smear. A coating of Crystal Stickles on the bee's wings helps draw in the glimmer from the decorator paper. Spellbinder's Circle and Scalloped Circle dies were used to shape the image.
A birthday sentiment (Our Daily Bread design's Happy Birthday set), along with a May Art sheer ribbon bow (Stamp Simply Ribbon Store) finishes this quick, yet pretty, card.
Please hop over to the rest of the Stamp Simply DT creations:
and Michelle Woerner
If you play along with us this week, please add your design to Mr. Linky, on Sharon's blog.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I will be posting the beginning of next week, but be sure to come by on Thursday to see what a sweet celebration blog candy treat that I have for you!