Stars and Stamps' challenge for today is a His and Hers combo - a card for Her to send to Him and vice versa. . . I will include the recipes for the cards but also a very special thanks to my new friend Cindy for sending me the cute little bee set from Close to My Heart - I love them and couldn't wait to use them for something - this was the perfect opportunity.
His Card (left) Made on a 4.25 x 5.5 black cardstock card base with the fold at the top. A mat of 4 x 5.25 patterned paper by Adorn It "Bee Happy" paper was added with a brown ribbon tied around. The oval mats were cut and embossed using Spellbinders nestabilities and the top yellow mat was pierced around the border. The bee stamp was stamped using Staz-On and I colored the wings white with a white opaque gel pen. I used black and yellow flocking by Doodlebug to make the bees fuzzy! "bee all that you can bee" was printed on a yellow 4" strip of cardstock using CK Journaling font and was matted on a strip of black.
Her Card (right) Made on a 4.25 x 5.5 white cardstock base with the fold at the top. A mat of 4 x 5.25 yellow cardstock was added - a 3.75 x 5" patterned paper by Adorn it was matted on top of the yellow - I cut it at about a third from the bottom - the brown pattern is on the reverse side of the bee pattern. Cute!!! I added a strip of white with a scallop punch edge by Martha Stewart and added some more brown ribbon and a few paper flowers and gem brads. "Bee Mine" CtMH stamp was added to the lower right corner in white ink. I fuzzed the bee again after stamping it onto a 2.25" circle and matting onto a scallop circle by Spellbinders. You guys have no idea how hard it was for me not to glitter the wings on these dang bees. They scream for glittered wings! But these cards are going for the troops - and so I have resisted. Until next time. :)