Ghosts and Bees: fast and easy one layer card!
Taniesa here with you today ( I am subbing in for our lovely Kelley while she is on vacation). I whipped up a super fast Halloween card that is sure to get a few giggles.
The Honey Bee Stamp set that I am using today is the Busy Bee’s Stamp set. I also used the Bee stamp from the Bee-YOU-Tiful sentiment set and the “boo” letters came from the older Hand Lettered alpha alphabet which is now retired (but as I am writing this, it is still available in the honey bee stamps shop, HERE!)
Here is a close up look at today’s card.
This is a one layer card. To get the speech bubbles on either side of the card as well as the eyes, I used paper punches and masking paper. First I masked off the bee’s side and pressed the masks down where I would want them. Then I took Black Soot Distress Oxide ink and with a blending tool covered that section of the card completely. I did one full layer (then had to run one of the kids to their activity) then did a second layer. I noticed I got a really nice coverage this way.
I removed the existing masking paper and then stuck a strip of post it tape down the black side so that I could work on the light yellow shading of the bee’s side. I stamped three of the Busy Bees along with some bee-trail dots with Versafine onyx black ink (I forgot I was copic coloring at this point so if you color with alcohol ink you will want to use an alcohol safe black ink pad like Memento Tuxedo Black ink. If you color with watercolor or any other medium versafine is my go-to black ink)
I colored in my little bees with some copics in shades of Yellow and Neutral greys for the black of the bees. I used a little BG11 (Moon White) for the bottom of the wings and then coated all of the wings with the Nuvo Clear Glitter Gloss brush pen. This gave a subtle shimmer.
I placed the speech bubble mask down above the bees and with a finger dabber went around the bubble as well as around the white areas around the bees and card with the lightest shade in THIS ink pad (Ombre butter to orange by Hero Arts) Then I removed the mask and I stamped the word Bee from the Bee-YOU-Tiful stamp set using Nuvo Clear ink. To get the S i took THIS embossing pen and connected the S freehand. I embossed this with the Nuvo Gold Enchantment embossing powder. On the other side I stamped the BOO using the Hand lettered alpha in the same clear ink and embossed with WOW black glint glitter embossing powder.
I found that I got a few spots of stray embossing powder and a ink smudge. Rather than start the card over again I lightly sanded those spots using this Tombow Sanding Eraser and then if there were any marks leftover I covered it with my white gel pen.
You can stamp the inside of the card with “HAPPY HALLOWEEN” by using the Honey Bee Stamps “Hey, Pumpkin” stamp set
That’s it. This card is super simple and comes together in less than 10 minutes! I hope I was able to inspire you and give you a little giggle today.
Thanks so much for stopping by!