Papercraft Star #140

We have a super easy challenge this week at Papercraft Star...Use a Stamp!  No excuses, everyone needs to come join in! I took the liberty of creating yet another Bee card.  I mixed it up a little by adding a new cut from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  I have yet to even come close to trying out all of the shapes on the cartridge! Here is a gorgeous inspiration photo for you, use if you choose!

I stamped my image in Cocoa pigment ink and then embossed with clear powder.  I added a bit of color with a blending pen and Goldrush ink.

My card is based on the sketch challenge this week at Sketch N Stash.  At Sketch N Stash, they want to see your newest or most neglected supplies.  If you have been following my blog for any amount of time, you know the bee theme is not neglected!  But, I have used it soo much....that I recently had to replenish my paper pack!  So, my newest item is MORE Buzz & Bumble paper.  I also recently picked up the Carmel Jute Twine.......what can I say, looked like burlap to me!    Here is the original sketch-

I added a few layers to the inside as well as sponged on Cocoa ink the edges for more definition.  The pigment inks are great for sponging the edges of your cardstock.  They give a soft inked look, vs the stark contrast of the dye inks.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection
A1135 Bumble Bee Stamp Set
D1544 Distressed Backgrounds
X7164B Buzz & Bumble Paper Pack
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
Z2503 Basics Pigment Inks
Z2123 Goldrush Ink
3174 Blending Pen
Carmel Twine by American Crafts

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Catered Crop-Use Twine
Creative Moments-Things with Wings
Love to Scrap-Recipe Challenge 
Paper Playtime-Use a Pun
Stamp and Create-Use a Diecut

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. I love your Bee cards ... this is another beauty inside and out!

  2. gorgeous card...I always love bee images but in real life I'm petrified of them!

  3. Cute card. Love how you did the bug. Thanks for playing at Love to Scrap!!!

  4. What a lovely card. Love how you do with the stamp. Charming. Thank you for playing along with us at Love to Scrap challenge blog.

  5. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Loves to Scrap.

  6. Love! Great sketch! Thanks so much for playing with us in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's Recipe challenge!
    Leslie, DT

  7. Hi, Allisa, love your "bee" collage - the image is fantastic, and the simple coloring really brings it to the forefront! The DPs and panels also give your card a wonderful monochromatic feel. Pretty card

  8. Wow!
    A great greeting card!
    Good luck to the challenge!

    If you want ... Please can you on my blog and to become a Member? ....I'd be honored

  9. What a super cute card and great interpretation of the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! challenge blog.

  10. Hi Allisa, superb card, wonderful use of colour! Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments #13 things with wings challenge. We really appreciate it and hope to see you at our next challenge Karen P CM DT ( )

  11. That is really nice paper. The stamp set if just perfect!

  12. Your card is lovely. The layout, colours and stamping; it's all very well done! Thank you for playing along at Paper Playtime.

  13. Fabulous! Love the colours and image and the shape of the matting layer! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Sketch N Stash, Juliex


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