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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Buzzzzzing Around

Hello!  I have a post up on The Twinery's blog today and wanted to also share it with my readers.  If you are familiar with my work, you probably know that I love to show off the Twinery's twine and make it shine in clean and simple ways.  Well, today I decided to shake things up a little.  I have a big and bold and busy card to share with you today!


I started putting this card together by first assembling the bee.  I found an image of a clip art bee online and printed it out on cardstock.  Then, I cut out the body and used my ATG gun to apply adhesive to the front of the oval body.  Then, I began wrapping the twine around the body.  I wrapped a few strands of Charcoal Twine, and then a few strands of Lemondrop twine and repeated that process until the end of the body.  I wrapped the ends under the body.


For the wings, I used a circle punch and punched out two circles.  The first circle was punched from acetate and the 2nd circle was punched with vellum.  I ran the vellum circle through my die cutting machine and impressed a design on the circle.  I then cut the circles in half and attached each 1/2 to the back of the body.  For the head, I traced the clip art bee head onto my black cardstock, cut it out and attached it to the back of the bee.

For the clouds, I used the same process I did on the first card for the Twinery-Stamps of Life blog hop that you can find here.  Basically, I stitched twine from the Twinery around the edge of the clouds. I then frayed the edges of the muslin to give it that fuzzy look.


I added a small Maraschino twine bow to the sentiment panel.  I love the way that tiny bit of twine adds so much interest to the panel!


I hope you enjoyed this busy bee card!  If you haven't tried The Twinery's twine, I know you will LOVE it!!   I hope you have a great day!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies
Stamps: Sentiment Sampler Paper Smooches
Cardstock: True Black, White, Hawaiian Shores, Beautiful Blooms patterned paper, vellum, acetate
Ink: True Black PTI
Other: Lemondrop, Charcoal & Maraschino twine from The Twinery, Cloud dies from PTI, Fiskars border punch, muslin, pop dots, black scrapper's floss

26 comments:

  1. Great use of Twine Jen.. I love it.
    Have a great day
    Judy

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  2. How cute! You are always so clever with this twine! Love those frayed fabric clouds!

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  3. this card is so delightful in so many ways!

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  4. love how you did this Jen. great ideas!

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  5. I wish you could have seen how many times I zoomed in and out to check out every detail of this card, Jen. It is so great! I love the bee made with twine and those clouds from muslin, unbelievable. The card design itself is something I am going to copy, or I guess I should say CASE. I loved this today. No one does twine better than you!

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  6. Oh, Jen, this is a GREAT card! Love what you did with the twine!

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  7. Totally adorable!

    -Tifany
    http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/

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  8. FANTASTIC!!!!! love this to bits- great technique, jen!

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  9. You do such amazing things with twine, Jen! This bee is so cute!

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  10. That is genius! Love the twine, love the wings, love the clouds....love it all!

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  11. Superb! Love the bee and the fabric clouds. Very creative Jen!

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  12. You are so darn creative with that twine! I would NEVER have thought of a bee wrapped in twine! It's great creative ideas like this that make you the twine queen!! hehe

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  13. How UBER cute is that little bee ......... and against the red and white dot paper .......... another perfect creation!!!

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  14. Jen this is incredible. Your vellum wings are so clever and you know what I think of your creative use of twine. You rock.

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  15. Love all the texture & details on this card. Great use of that twine :)

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  16. The most adorable card ever! What wonderful inspiration!

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  17. Love the bakers twine stitching, the bee is so cute too. Brilliant card :)
    Jenny x

    Love the rings you make...I'll have to show my daughter as well, she'll adore them :)

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  18. oh you CLEVER girl, LOVE what you've done with the twine here, Jen, totally FABULOUS!

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  19. Jen this is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! Thanks for the inspiration Nx

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  20. Starting to play catch-up today. This is Super Clever! Awesome and I love it :)

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  21. WOW!! this is so fantastic! I LOVE that little bee you created. Genius!!

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  22. Wow! Just Wow! You are so clever with the twine.

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  23. What a fun little bee! And an adorable card!

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  24. This card is adorable, Jen! I love how you stitched the clouds with twine and the bee is so fun!

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  25. This is totally adorable Jen! I LOVE that twine bee and the clouds, ack! SO CUTE!

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