Sure, in looking at these photos, I feel like I am the subject of "Liar, liar, pants on fire". I was unable to capture in these photos the true sparkliness of this bee. I embossed him with a glitter embossing powder. And he sparkles like crazy! Believe me.
April 17, 2021
Does the paper in the background of this card look at all familiar? I used the same paper in two of the squares in this card, Four Squares. Doesn't it make a huge difference when only sporadic honeycombs are colored in? Which do you prefer?
The coloring on today's card was done with three Stampin' Blends: Light Granny Apple Green, Light Lovely Lipstick and Light Pumpkin Pie.
With the obvious honeycomb design, I needed to have a bee as my focal point. Right? This bee was the perfect size, but was from an old retired set. Embossing him on Daffodil Delight cardstock, I die cut him with one of the circle dies. I added the circle to a scalloped circle, just a wee bit larger, cut from a gold metallic cardstock.
Adding looped SPARKLY gold cord to the back of the circle piece actually adds some sparkle that shows up in these photos.
I realize that I often use retired product in my blog posts. Be honest now. Does this bother you? Or would you rather that I stick with current or upcoming product?
I guess my point here is that if you love something enough to order it, you should really be using it as long as you still love it, retired or not. Isn't that the point of crafting? Not to just always have the latest and greatest.
Hopefully, through my blog, PAPER SEEDLINGS, the goal of which from the beginning was to plant paper seedlings in your minds that hopefully will grow and thrive, I am still accomplishing what I set out to do originally. Through these posts, I have always wanted to instill a love for the products, whether current or retired. Maybe you will learn something a little bit new or remind you of something forgotten, inspiring you to slip back onto new/old creative paths with me.
I have been thinking about blogs/linky parties quite a lot lately. In a future post, I will talk with you a bit more about this.
I hope you enjoyed a little foray into the creation of my not-so-sparkly bee.