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Bee Well (aka I Must Be Sick!)

>> Friday, May 6, 2011

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
Ever have one of those days? You know, where you have an idea and you start something like ...I don't know...this card, maybe? Everything is going good... for about 10 minutes. Then this little dude named Murphy stomps all over your project w/ his "if anything can go wrong... blah blah blah."

The card is finished, but it took me longer to fix the things that went wrong than it would have taken to start over. Geez, Louise, I must be sick! Anyway, I stamped the new Bee Well sentiment (more than once, lol) and went over it w/ a black glaze pen. I probably should have just embossed it and saved myself the mess when the first one was ruined because the glaze pen leaked like a sieve. I guess it's a good thing c/s has a reverse side. Most everything you see is a reverse side, lol.

I stamped the Polka Dot Bg in yellow on white. Well, I did this twice, too. Note to self, do the yellow first and then do the black dots on white. Or else really clean the black ink before using the yellow ink. Back side again. These were die cut w/ mega oval dies. Had to redo the embossed die several times, too. The die kept slipping and...nevermind; it wasn't pretty.
The daisy border is a punch I did one in yellow and twice in black. The black was spread apart to make a frame for the yellow. Another note to self: double sided tape is not a good thing when it shows thru the openings in the flowers. Duh! So I had to dust it w/ my static bag to remove the sticky then use a black marker to color in where the tape showed. Except that I accidentally used a black glitter marker the first time. The final mistake was on the inside. I like to add a border or coordinating image to the inside of my cards. As I was stamping the polka dots down the side, I dropped the stamp on the top. So I had to cut out some flowers and bees to cover it up. The finished card measures 5.5 x 4.25 and is a virtual Where's Waldo of mistakes hiding in the midst.

Thanks so much for stopping by and if you read all of this, you may be as persistent as I am, lol!

stamps: Bee Well, Polka Dot Background, Bitsy Bumblebee, Happy Bee
paper: white, black, yellow
ink: Ancient Page coal, Yo Yo Yellow
accessories: stickles, Daisy chain border punch, Spellbinders mega ovals, hole punches (for the flower centers), markers


jonim52 said...

Julie, your card is striking! Love the border. Wait til you see my card for next week it is very similar. LOL! Great minds think alike.

Jennifer E. said...

Oh my! This card really gave you troubles huh? Well, it was so worth it! Love the layout and all the dots!

Karin said...

Love all the polka dots and of course that darling little bee :) So creative and well worth all the time and effort!

Sue said...

Great card! and Great post too! Why do I like hearing that it's not only me who has those kinds of problems? Your end card is wonderful, fun colors and the dots are perfect with them. The daisy's remind me of a honeycomb too! I hope Murphy moved on when you finished!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [07 May 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Pam said...

I certainly enjoyed your ramblings:) Another superb beauty! I used the polka dot bg for my Saturday post and similarly! I love the yellow polka dots. Such a sweet, cheerful card.

Judy Rozema said...

Well, it is a super cute card, my friend! I have had days like that, but thankfully, not too many. CUTE CUTE card. I love bees~

Samantha said...

I'm sorry this card gave you such a hard time, but it was totally worth it! Easy for me to say, right?? Awesome job Julie!

Anonymous said...

I am personally involved with Murphy's brother Damit. He visits often - love the card and you are great at hiding Murphy's involvement.

Auntie Em said...

Your card is adorable! Love the bees.
If it wasn't for days like that, we might not appreciate the ones when everything goes well!
Thanks for sharing and hope your next crafting adventure goes smoother! Happy Mother's Day! :)

Cathy Rulli said...

I think this is great!

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