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Hello Honey Bee fans!

It’s LauraJane from After Hours Ink & Flowers sharing my first post with you as DT.  I’m SO excited to be here for the next term! Thank you Melissa for having me 🙂

For today I’m sharing a card simply stamped with the large bloom and leaves from Cherish and then more color details added with the Zig Clean Color real brush markers. a.k.a. Ziggys. My favorite coloring tools right now 🙂

Lj's you make me happy

  • I started out by stamping the sentiment from Happy Everything  in black ink.
  • Then heat embossing with clear powder from WOW!
  • For the highlight effect behind the HAPPY;  I inked a second time with clear Versamark slightly off to the left of the word and heat embossed in clear again.
  • Then sponged shades of yellow Distress inks for the background.
  • Next I stamped the solid  layer of the LG bloom from Cherish in Distress Scattered Straw then the outlined image in Carved Pumpkin.
  • Masked that off and stamped the leaves with Twisted Citron and Pine Needles.

Lj's you make me happy

  • Ready to add more depth with the ziggys!  Starting with YELLOW, I colored in most of each petal, leaving the very edges for highlights. Then brushed Light Carmine on top of that being careful to allow some of the Yellow to show.
  • Now the bloom has three layers/levels of color on each petal. If I didn’t like the outline of the darkest color I simply added the lighter Yellow to help blend it in.
  • Moving onto the leaves I quickly brushed Light Green where I thought shadows would be.
  • In the end I added a smaller bloom and tinier leaves to add balance to the composition, masking when needed.
  • Copic N1 made for an easy drop shadow under the LG bloom and leaves.Lj's you make me happy
  • Finally, those blooms attracted a tiny HoneyBee from Sweet As Honey. Stamped in Black and colored in with zigs.
  • To finish the card I cut the panel down and layered it on top of a card base with washi at the bottom.

Lj's you make me happy

There you have it!

Hope you are inspired to Create something with your own touch of style today 🙂

Lj's you make me happy

Thanks for buzzing by!

If you have any questions feel free to ask here or at my Blog.


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Stamps: CherishHappy Everything Sweet As Honey

Inks: SSS Black, Distress Scattered Straw, Carved Pumpkin, Twisted Citron, Pine Needles

Ziggys: Yellow, Light Carmine,Light Green

Other: Neenah Solar White, Versamark, Clear WOW! embossing pwdr, white gel pen for honeybee’s wings

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4 responses to “You Make Me HAPPY!”

  1. Lisa Elton says:

    LauraJane you ROCKED your debut post!! This is a gorgeous card. Love the soft buttery background and the beautiful focal flowers. Love this card!!

  2. Lisaerica says:

    Awesome card LauraJane! I love the colors you chose and the sentiment is beautiful. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  3. Larissa says:

    This is BEYOD BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your Card and the Double Embossing on your Sentiment!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  4. Larissa says:

    This is BEYOND BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your Card and the Double Embossing on your Sentiment!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)