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!
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