Papercraft Star #140

We have a super easy challenge this week at Papercraft Star…Use a Stamp!  No excuses, everyone needs to come join in! I took the liberty of creating yet another Bee card.  I mixed it up a little by adding a new cut from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  I have yet to even come close to trying out all of the shapes on the cartridge! Here is a gorgeous inspiration photo for you, use if you choose!

I stamped my image in Cocoa pigment ink and then embossed with clear powder.  I added a bit of color with a blending pen and Goldrush ink.

My card is based on the sketch challenge this week at Sketch N Stash.  At Sketch N Stash, they want to see your newest or most neglected supplies.  If you have been following my blog for any amount of time, you know the bee theme is not neglected!  But, I have used it soo much….that I recently had to replenish my paper pack!  So, my newest item is MORE Buzz & Bumble paper.  I also recently picked up the Carmel Jute Twine…….what can I say, looked like burlap to me!   Here is the original sketch-

I added a few layers to the inside as well as sponged on Cocoa ink the edges for more definition.  The pigment inks are great for sponging the edges of your cardstock.  They give a soft inked look, vs the stark contrast of the dye inks.


All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection

A1135 Bumble Bee Stamp Set

D1544 Distressed Backgrounds

X7164B Buzz & Bumble Paper Pack

1388 Colonial White Cardstock

Z2503 Basics Pigment Inks

Z2123 Goldrush Ink

3174 Blending Pen

Carmel Twine by American Crafts

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

Card Crafter’s Circle-Bugs

Catered Crop-Use Twine

Creative Moments-Things with Wings

Love to Scrap-Recipe Challenge 

Paper Playtime-Use a Pun

Stamp and Create-Use a Diecut

Thanks so much for stopping by!

14 thoughts on “Papercraft Star #140”

  1. What a lovely card. Love how you do with the stamp. Charming. Thank you for playing along with us at Love to Scrap challenge blog.

  2. Hi, Allisa, love your "bee" collage – the image is fantastic, and the simple coloring really brings it to the forefront! The DPs and panels also give your card a wonderful monochromatic feel. Pretty card

  3. Wow!
    A great greeting card!
    Good luck to the challenge!

    If you want … Please can you on my blog and to become a Member? ….I'd be honored

  4. Fabulous! Love the colours and image and the shape of the matting layer! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Sketch N Stash, Juliex


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