Monday, 2 February 2015

Heart Valentines Easel Card - with papermilldirect

Waving hello and welcome to my Blog, I'm trying to get it a bit better organised and will be adding more links and tutorials, so please bear with me as I'm learning as I go. :)

So onto this weeks post and I have news of another fabulous +papermilldirect Offer just launching - it is a 250gsm Lakeland Green Cambric Embossed card, and for just £6 you can snap up a small A4 boxful.  (we also have a brand new member joining the Team - you can find out more over on the website).

The Design Team have again this week been working on their Valentines projects and I have one to share with you.  I thought as I had done the 'grown up' valentine last week I would make a 'cute' design in tradition colours and I am entering this one in the February Challenge over at House of Cards as the theme is 'LOVE'. (as always materials list and links are at the end of the post).

So here is my Heart Shaped Valentine Easel Card featuring my favourite Bumble Bee die set.
 I cut the Easel base card from Papermilldirect Christmas Red card using Framelits dies, cutting smaller mats from the white card and embossing them with a 'bubbles' design embossing folder.

The bumble bee was cut from Black and Daffodil yellow papermill cards.  A touch of white for the eye area and a touch of grey for his legs.  I used pale yellow vellum for the wings and added a little sparkle to them with detail glitter.  I thought I'd add a little to give him a twinkle in his eye too ;)
 I cut 6 small red hearts and stamped them using black memento ink with various sentiments from the Marianne Collectibles set,  the bee is holding the 'Honey' one and the others read 'Love', XoXo' and 'Sweet'.  3D foam pads were used to mount the completed Bumble or Honey bee to the card front and also the 3 hearts at the top.  2 of the bottom hearts were adhered flat to the card and I raised one with 2 layers of 3D foam to create the 'stopper' for my easel.  

 The card folds down to fit into an envelope. I suppose I should really refer to him as a 'honey' bee :D

Materials Used:  

Hearts, Scallop Framelits Die set - Sizzix
Bee Die set - Go Kreate
Dies & Stamps set COL1307 - Marianne Design
Bubbles Large Embossing Folder from the Summer Set - Sizzix
Detail Sparkle in 'White Shimmer' - Imagination Crafts
Adhesives - Double Sided Tape, cosmic shimmer glue, 3D foam pads
Tuxedo Black Ink Pad - Memento
Pale yellow Vellum

Tools - Big Shot for Diecutting & Embossing

Challenges Entered:
'Love' - February Challenge - House of Cards Challenge Blog

Papermill Design Team:
if you have a moment, please do pop over and check out the other papermill teamies blogs and see what they got up to this week: