Friday, May 12, 2017

Bumblebee Card (KBD Aloha Friday Challenge #94 Mid Inspiration)

Happy Friday! :o)

Today I'm sharing a mid-inspiration project for an ongoing Aloha Friday Challenge at Kitty Bee Designs.

The challenge for this fortnight is #94 - Anything Goes w/optional twist: For Mom.

We have two sponsors for this challenge: MMedel Illustrations and My Besties, so there will be double prizes! :o)

I went with Anything Goes theme without optional twist and made this Bumblebee Card. :o)

I used an ADORABLE Kitty Bee Designs 'Bumblebee Cutie' digital image.

I printed the bumblebee on a thick watercolor paper and left it dry through the night to prevent ink smearing while coloring.

I colored the bumblebee in watercolor technique using Distress Inks. After drying, I fussy cut the bumblebee leaving thin white border around it.

Next up was a background. I heat embossed in white hexagon pattern from Jane's Doodles 'Geometric Patterns' stamp set (which is discontinued) on a thin watercolor paper panel. I watercolored the background with Distress Inks Mustard Seed ad Fossilized Amber. I added couple layers of color, drying them between, until I was satisfied.

Lastly, I assembled the card. I glued the background panel on a 2 mm foam thick sheet square and glued it on a top folded 3.5" x 3.5" (89 mm x 89 mm) white card base. At the moment, this is my favorite card size. :o) I glued 2 mm foam on the bumblebee and glued it on the card. I glued a white cardstock paper panel inside the card to make it thicker and more stable, because front of the card is quite heavy and my card was finished. :o)

Card dimensions: 89 mm x 89 m(3.5" x 3.5")

List of supplies:
  • Kitty Bee Designs 'Bumblebee Cutie' digital image
  • Jane's Doodles 'Geometric Patterns' stamp set; stamp set is discontinued
  • white cardstock paper (card base, inside panel)
  • thin white watercolor paper (background)
  • Koh-i-noor pop Aquarel Watercolor Paper, 250 gms (image)
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • WOW! Embossing Powder (Opaque Bright White, Regular, WL01R)
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
    • Mustard Seed
    • Fossilized Amber
    • Tea Dye
    • Hickory Smoke
    • Black Soot
  • UHU universal glue
  • foam sheet and scraps, 2 mm thick
  • printer
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • acrylic block (large)
  • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. #0
  • Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
  • scissors
  • paper towels 
  • water

I hope you'll like my project for the challenge and get inspired. For more inspiration, stop by the Kitty Bee Designs blog and check out lovely projects my Design Team mates created. And don't forget to join us in this challenge. We are looking forward to see your projects. :o)

I'm linking my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #241 - Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

2) Crafting By Designs, May Anything Goes Challenge
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

3) Happy Little Stampers, Watercolour Challenge, May 2017, Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

Thank you for visiting and your kind feedback. Stop by later today, I'll be sharing my DT project for ongoing Fairy Tale Challenge #168. Enjoy and smile! :o)



  1. Oh, this bumblebee is just ADORABLE!! How cute!! Great colouring! Fabulous card, and love so much the background, it's brilliant!



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