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Monday, June 10, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge, Bees and Sketches

I have two cards to share, for the Twofer Card Challenge #17, which is BEES. 
For both cards I used dies from Memory Box. The choice was rather easy as it was the only bee element I found in my stash of rubber stamps and dies. It's quite fiddly to put these bees together,  adding the stripes and all. I added glitter glue to the wings and gave the bees a coat of glossy accent as I wanted to make sure every glued element wold stay in place.
I made a birthday card and a 'just because' card. 
1) Birthday card
On my first card I used foam stamps from Tim Holtz to ake the flowers and leaves sing black ink and Distress Oxides. The birthday greeting came free with a magazine. I cut the sentiment with a stitched cloud/speech bubble die from MFT. Washi tape strips added to the side to mimic the Sunday Stamps sketch.

This card is also for: 
Happy Little Stampers Dies June- Always Anything Goes with Dies
Sunday Stamps - #206 Sketch

2) An uplifting 'just because' card
For my second card I used a sentiment and flower stamps from Penny Black. I had planned to go with no coloring on this one but I couldn't resist adding blue lines around the images to make them stand out a bit more.

This card is also for:
Penny Black and More – (June) Blooms, Butterflies, Bugs
CAS(E) This Sketch! - #325 Sketch


meg said...

you achieved a feeling of great depth on the first card Pia, love the layout and the speech bubble/cloud, the second has a beautiful sentiment and selection of stamps, may have to "case" this

*Vicki* said...

Both of your bee cards are adorable!! I love the details with the florals on the first one and the sceond is too cute with the layout design! Great job on the twofers!! :)

Darnell said...

You were at the starting gate with your cards this month, Pia, and they are both so pretty! Sorry the bees were a bit fiddly, but they sure turned out to be the stars of your cards!! You nailed the sketch with your birthday card and I love how you balanced your conversation sediment with your gorgeous garden in opposite corners! Likewise, I think you nailed the CTS sketch with your just because design! Excellent idea to highlight the flowers with the blue shading while still allowing the bees to take center stage!! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #17! Hugs, Darnell

Chrissy said...

I love both your cards Pia, especilly the Bee's..they are very cute with their sparkly wings..lovely card designs too.


Michelle said...

The bees are lovely Pia and both of your cards are elegant and beautiful - Michelle x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

How sweet both! They are two very pretty cards and love especially the first one! It has a great dimension with the stitched speech bubble, the cute bees and those flowers! Love the added washi to the back panel, too!
Well done with the blue shadows on the CAS card, they really make the flowers pop!

Heather said...

Wow, such sweet bees, and I love the stitch details on the card for us - just so lovely. Great use of washi! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

loz said...

Gorgeous cards and bees Pia..Loz

crafty-stamper said...

Both beautiful cards and love the Bees
carol x

Tammy said...

Two beautiful cards and bees Pia! I love the stamped flowers on the first card and how you added Washi tape down the side, very beautiful! Great take on the sketch on your second card, I love how you highlighted the images to make them pop!

Lisa Lynn said...

Pia, you are so creative it just amazes me. I look at your cards and say, "why can't you think of something like that?" And then I come up with the same things and you are always finding new ways to make cards that are ta-da.

brenda said...

A very pretty and stylish creation, thanks so much for sharing and joining in with our June theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

aussie aNNie said...

Two beautiful cards, loving the first so much it is so admirable with the sentiment like that, the gorgeous flower stamp and the wonderful bees, and love the simplicity of your second card with the white and touch of colour of the bees, magnificent.x

Happy Dance said...

Your cards turned out wonderfully, Pia. I noticed the blue on your encouragement card right away and think it is the perfect touch for your card! Your birthday card is full of summery fun. Love the flowers, and the speech bubble is the perfect accompaniment to the rest of your design. But those bees look fabulous on both cards! I'd say they were worth the extra work! Thanks for joining us at the Twofer Challenge. Bev

Donna Ellis said...

It's always a pleasure seeing your twofer cards, Pia! Genius idea to use the cloud bubble talk die going to the flowers! And your delightful bees are so sweet with their glittered wings. I've never thought of separating wings like that before, and making them stand out. Your CAS creation is DARLING! Wonderful sentiments in both. Happy Tuesday, Pia! hugs, de

Pat K said...

These are lovely Pia. Great use of the cloud die and the sentiments work perfectly. xx

cotnob said...

Two super cards Pia, two great designs - your bees are sweet, they go so well with the pretty flowers and foliage.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are great and I love those bees. They are awesome.

Amy said...

The bees are my favs!!! Pretty cool card!

stampwithamyk said...

Very cute cards! Love the sentiment and the die cuts. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

Mervi said...

They are both fabulous cards, beautifully designed, cute and still stylish.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and More challenge;-))m

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow Pia, these two creations are awesome.

Melissa Grant said...

Wow...Lovely card! I love your attention to detail and how you used the washi for the layered look of our sketch. Thanks for sharing with us at SUNDAY STAMPS :)

Monika Reeck said...

Ooh many thanks for joining Sunday Stamps Sketch challenge Pia
great bee and flowers card
and love how you change the sketch in this position

I also love the second card
clever used that sketch
good luck with that challenge Pia
this is a winner one

Lisa said...

Beautiful cards!

Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

Kim Heggins said...

Two simply beautiful bee cards Miss Pia!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Two very sweet cards!

Susan Renshaw said...

Two lovely cards!
Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
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