Monday, 4 November 2013

have a honey bee birthday

I saw this tutorial for a circle stepper card though didn't think to bookmark the page or make a note as to where it was when I thought I'd give it a go.  It took me a while to work out the dimensions for the folds but I eventually I worked them out.

I decided to use a tilda stamp I haven't used for ages and thought it would be ideal for a fun card that would be suitable for a child or younger girl. I coloured the image using promarkers but decided to use brown instead of the norm' grey or black associated with bees. I added stickles to her wings for added fun.

The flowers are some I got in a scrapbook kit but they are bright yellow so I coloured them with the same promarkers though the original of the yellow has made the flowers a slightly different colour. The centres I filled with PVA glue and micro beads.

The papers I used are brown wrapping paper and a docrafts  paper that has white daisies on it but I again coloured these using the same colours as my image. 

The ribbon I felt needed to have dots but I didn't have any ribbon of the right shade with dots so I added dots to some plain sheer ribbon using liquid pearls, which I think worked quite well.  The sentiment is from LOTV  which I stamped with versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder.

I really enjoyed the challenge of balancing the card so that when stood it wasn't loped sided.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

The cutie pie challenge-tic-tac-toe( I used bow,pearls and glitter)
Ladybug crafts ink TLT-photo inspiration
magnolicious-anything goes
crafty creations -make it yourself(ribbons and flowers)
perfect sentiments-fall or halloween
Tildas town -anything goes
brown sugar-things with wings
Imagination crafts-glitter and sparkle
A little bit crafty-sparkle and shine
my mum's craft shop-autumn colours
marvelous magnolia-birthday bash
make my monday-autumn flowers
craft your passion-more than one fold


Cathy Lee said...

Lovely Birthday card, Julye. Beautiful color combo and Tilda is just adorable as a honey bee. Thank you for sharing it with us at Magnolia-licious.
Cathy Lee

Unknown said...

a lovely card ,tilda is one of my favourits
thanks for joining us at brown sugar
grts tonnie

Anna-Karin said...

Very nice card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Hugs Anna-Karin

Pysselfröken said...

Such a cute Card! I love the design. Thanks for joining us at Tildas Town.
Hugs Frida

Kerry said...

This is a fab card Julye...well done for working out the measurements. I think I prefer a circular stepper to the usual ones. Tilda looks very happy sitting there. Thanks so much for joining in our Photo Inspiration Challenge at LCI this fortnight xx

Jane Savage said...

What a clever stepper card, Julye, it looks amazing. I love sweet Tilda and you have coloured her beautifully to match your gorgeous summery papers. Thank you for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Jane xx

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a lovely card Julye...just love the shape of it and your colouring is amazing too. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week. Good luck.

Joe Shien Shien said...

it's a cute birthday card! everyone would love to receive that. Thank you for joining us at Tilda's Town.
hugs, shien shien

Unknown said...

Hi Julye - wow great card! Wonderful shape and great colour choices.

Thanks for joining in with us this time at The Cutie Pies.


Delphine said...

Adorable! Super cute Tilda and I love the design! Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town and good luck! Delphine xx

Babi Kind said...

What a lovely card. I love the layout and image you've used. Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town. Hugs Babi

Elena F Scrap said...

So lovely card. Beautiful colours and lovely embellishing matching with papers. Thanks for playing along with us at Marvelous Magnolia Challenge theme “Birthday” with your project. Hope to see you again next week also!. Good luck in the draw. Elena F.

Bonnie Irvine said...

I have never seen this type of step card. Love the circle idea and the cute way it balances. You really thought outside the box with altering the embellishments to fit your design. Very creative and great results. Thanks for joining our More Than One Fold challenge at Craft Your Passion. I certainly hope we see you again soon.

Alljazzed2create said...

What a fun Center Step card. a new design for me.. Thanks for joining us over at Perfect Sentiments

Senior DT

Suzi B said...

Thank you for joining us at MMM with this cute card.
Suzi B x

Fliss said...

A really pretty shaped card Julye.
Thanks for joining in with our Make My Monday challenge.
Fliss x

sparklingblackrose said...

Beautiful! Thank you for joining us at A little bit Crafty! Hope you join us next time :-) Elaine DT -xxx- p.s I have some candy on my blog if you would like to pop by and enter :-)