Welcome! Today I have a thank you card to share using a new Fun Stampers Journey stamp set, Summer Garden. When I was in Phoenix a couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to tour the FSJ facility and was able to pick a couple of stamp sets; of course I chose one that I could COLOR! ;-)
These are the Copic markers that I used to color the focal image, including the BG13 that I colored the background with, and then airbrushed the bee tag background with. [Click on any picture to see a larger version.]
Here is a close-up of the bee tag. Isn't that bee sweet? I stamped him on white cardstock, then cut a tag using the Spellbinders Charmed I'm Sure set. I stamped it a second time and colored it. (I didn't want to have to cut out around his legs, hence the foam tape and popped up body.) The wings are glittered with Prisma glitter.
Other Spellbinders die sets that I used were the Grand Squares (smallest one for the embossed edge, and third size up for the pink background layer's perimeter), as well as Marvelous Squares to cut the cover weight vellum layer. Cutting around the flower image was a little time-consuming: I used one of those sliding Fiskars paper trimmers to trim up to the image parts and then hand-cut the parts that extended past the square. Cardstock is X-Press It Blending Card for the focal image and bee, and PTI Stampers Select White and Hibiscus Burst for the card base and background layer. Inks used were Tsukineko's Memento Espresso Truffle and Versacraft White Ink. Finished card size is 5-1/4" square. Well, that's it for today. I hope you are having a creative week!