Happy day; it's release day for the Sweet and Sunny Collection from The Greetery! It's such a beautiful collection filled with so many things to love! You can find the entire Sweet and Sunny Collection HERE! Please keep in mind that the release doesn't go on sale until 10 am ET. I have a bonus card to share with you today; pulling in bits and pieces from the new release that I just love!
I mentioned yesterday how much I'm smitten with the new Leaves All Around die/stencil set and I had so much fun using it today in a bit of a different way. I decided to cut it in half and then flip it for something a bit unexpected! I REALLY like how it turned out; I thought it actually looked a bit like butterfly wings! I might have to try a design similar to this, but with the Jumbo Curiosity: Butterfly die!
To begin this card, I die cut the Leaves All Around piece and then used the coordinating stencils to add the color to both the foliage and the flowers. Once that was done, I simply snipped it at the most narrow part in the middle to separate it into the two pieces.
I already had the bee just waiting in the wings for her time to shine; so I got to work creating the heart wood slice using the Wood Slice Hearts Die. I colored them using Distress Oxide ink and then glued the two pieces together. I set it aside to dry and got to work on the sentiment.
I die cut the "HONEY" portion using the Buzz-worthy dies and then stamped it in an ombre fashion using the Buzz-worthy stamp set. I prepared a panel that is die cut using the Crimped Frame Die and added some blue ink in the center and worked my way to center edges. Once that was done, I added the frame pieces using foam squares. I was able to add the "sweet as" portion of the sentiment at this point so I could center it with the foliage nicely.
I added the wood slice to the center using foam squares. I offset the bee so that you could still see the heart shape and then framed it with the Botanicuts Hollyhocks. If you look closely, you can see that I added some of the sunflower clay accents from the Buzzy Bits to the centers of each bloom.
I strategically placed the "HONEY" sentiment using foam squares on just the H and the Y so that it would "float" above the leaves.
I added a touch of glitter to the bee's wings and body, the flowers, the top of the HONEY, and the leaves. The entire crimped panel is added to a top folding A2 card base using additional foam squares! I had so much fun with this card and as I was editing my photos, it was reminding me of Critter Country at Disneyland. We were able to take a trip there in May, so the charm is still fresh in my mind. I think I might make a few more cards using Critter Country in mind! ha ha! Thanks for fluttering by!