July 20, 2011

Taylored Expressions Blast From The Past Blog Hop!


Hi everyone!!  Happy Wednesday!  Welcome to the July Taylored Expressions Blast From The Past Blog Hop!  This month's theme is Sending You Sunshine and the wonderful Sankari has created a fabulous sketch for us to use (optionally) and I just LOVE it!


Oh!  This card was SO fun to create!  Now, you'll notice that I don't have any "sunshine", per se, on my card...but these little bees, and their beehive, I think, just scream sunshine and fun! 

I started by stamping the beehive from Garden Party Critters in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White Cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers.  I cut it out with Circle Nestabilities and then added some "sprigs" of grass with Copic Markers as well.  The patterned paper, which could not be more perfect with these images, is Country Drive from Echo Park Papers.  The Kraft and yellow panels of cardstock were run through my Big Shot with the AMAZING Chicken Wire/Woodgrain Impression Plate...doesn't it look like a honeycomb?  LOVE that!!!  (Not sure what sandwich to use with your Taylored Dies and Impression Plates?  Click HERE).

The borders were cut from Choice Snow White Cardstock using the Small Scallop Border Die.  I stamped three bees, again in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White Cardstock, colored them with Copic Markers, cut them out and then popped them up on Foam Tape over different parts of the hive.  Tons of machine stitching, black gingham ribbon and bow (created with The Bow Easy) and Black Brads finish this one off.  The sentiment, "Don't Worry Bee Happy" is also from Garden Party Critters.


Here are the Taylored Dies I've used on my card:







Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

Recipe:
Stamps:  Garden Party Critters from Taylored Expressions
Paper:  Lemon Tart (PTI), Kraft (PTI), Choice Snow White (TE) and Country Drive (Echo Park Papers)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Circle Nestabilities, Chicken Wire/Woodgrain Impression Plate, Small Scallop Border Die, Sewing Machine, Black Gingham Ribbon, Bow Easy, Black Brads and Foam Tape

Jodi

19 comments:

  1. Jodi, another bee-utiful card from you! Love how you carried the honeycomb theme thru-out & in varying elements. =o)

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  2. Jodi simply adorable!! Love the pretty colors,layers and stitching. Have a great day!!

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  3. wat a great card you made, greetings mina

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  4. FABeeLOUS!!!!!! Great card and love how you picked papers for the sketch. Smile.

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  5. Wow this is so stinkin' cute! I love it!

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  6. This is seriously adorable! I LOVE the chicken wire texture! Those bee's are so cute! Fantastic colors too! You rock!

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  7. Hello....you're a genius! Love it!

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  8. Now that is awesome how the "chicken wire" looks like a honeycomb! Clever girl you are!! Paper selection is amazing...as always. :D Ciao mama!!

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  9. MUCH TOO CUTE!!! I just looove all things bee-ish! and this one is definitely a framer for me :) I love it!!!
    Hope you're staying cool!
    hugs, margie

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  10. This is absolutely adorable!! Love the colors and all the bee-utiful elements :). Love the little bees and the sweet gingham ribbon!

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  11. Such a sweet card Jodi. Love the cute bees and the hive... great colors and textures!

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  12. What a honey of a card Jodi! love the colors and fun bee hive!

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  13. Your card is beyond perfect! Love the papers, the stitching, the shading - wow! :)

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  14. This card is so cute in so many ways!! Love the theme and your embellishments are bee-utiful!! Fun summer card!! Thanks for the inspiration AGAIN!! :-)

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  15. Oh my, this is absolutely adorable! So creative and cute! Amazing work as always, Jodi! Love it!
    :) Rachel

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  16. This is over the top fabulous! love all the details.

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  17. I love this bee-utiful card so much, Jodi! PLUS...its always a treat to come here and get a peek at Edward over there!

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  18. This card is so darn cute, I love it! Love your colors, embossing, and that adorable black gingham ribbon! Great card!

    Chris L.

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  19. So cute! Love the colours and papers!

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