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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Heartfelt Creations Center Step-My Honey

Good morning!!

Life is busy and can “bee” overwhelming at times…and it’s in the middle of that chaos that you need to get “busy as a bee” with your creative side and refresh your soul with some fun and lighthearted art from the heart! The “bee-autiful” thing about creating art from the heart is that
whether you’re needing to send “bee-lated” birthday greetings, remind someone to “bee-lieve” in themselves, or simply let someone know you’ll “bee” thinking about them, you’ve not only accomplished your act of kindness through remembering and touching the hearts of friends and loved ones with your creative projects, but you’ve refreshed your soul and refocused your heart as well! Join us in spreading joy and “bee-autiful” creations with the new Sweet as Honey Collection by Heartfelt Creations! “Swarming” with stunning illustrations of whimsical honey bees, charming hives and “bee-auteous” garden scenes, this fun and lighthearted collection is ideal for creating projects for a multitude of occasions and is sure to capture the hearts of the young and the young at heart! A bright and happy hued paper collection will fill your soul with rays of warm sunshine yellows, bright sky blues and rich golden honey colors, while boasting captivating honeycomb patterns, happy hexagons, delightful polka dots, perfect plaids and dreamy florals! An assembling of three “bee-coming” cling stamp sets, along with coordinating dies provide endless inspirations with a “bee-autiful” colony of honey bee maidens, whimsical hives and sweet sentiments ideal for pairing with honeycomb die cuts! So, now that you know what all the “buzz” is about, join us in “bee-ing” Sweet as Honey and sharing “bee-autiful” art from the heart wherever you go!


Other Products: 
Gold ball for door knob, White card stock, acetate, center step card template,  Copic Markers:  Y11,Y15,Y17,Y38,Y23,YR24,E50,E31,E34,E37,E29,B00,BG10,B01,YG03,YG25,YG05,CO3,C05,E00,E01,E93,V00,V01,V12, grass border punch

Card size: 5 1/2 X 5 1/2”  Start by making the base from white, I used a center-step template I found on the Internet.  Cut pieces of decorative paper (the plaid) to cover each space, including the inside bottom, then cut more decorative paper (blue with honey cone) a little smaller to place on top of the plaid. Cut a sentiment from decorative paper for the bottom.  Glue all pieces to panels and set aside.  Stamp, die cut and color “queen” bee, little bees, Coneflowers honey pot, little bungalow and the smallest Sunflowers.  After coloring, shape each with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, on the back side of all pieces.  Use your fingers and squeeze the Sunflowers down into a cone shape.  Use very thick glue to “build up” centers and then add Prills.  Glue wires colored green inside and allow everything to dry thoroughly.    Add a thin layer of transparent glitter to the wings of all the bees (use a sponge or paint brush to apply glue in a thin layer, make sure to rinse glue out of brush or sponge right away).  After everything is colored and all glue is dry, it’s time to put the card together.
Glue house to left side of center, Coneflowers to both narrow sides, the honey jar at the far right bottom next to sentiment, the “Queen” at the top right of center and the Sunflower/Coneflowers next to the house.  Cover bottom with a border of grass.   Glue little bees on, some with acetate to hang off/hover over Coneflowers.  Add Prills in various colors for flowers at bottom, around house, and in pots.  Glue the tiny gold ball onto door for knob.  Some pieces (the Queen, honey jar and some parts of some Coneflowers) are popped up with foam tape.
Inside the card: Cut the decorative border and cover the top with plaid paper.  Glue down just the two ends/sides and the bottom to form a pocket.  Cut the tag out of some coordinating decorative paper and stamp sentiment on it at an angle.  Add a ribbon at the top and insert into the pocket made.

Thank you for visiting today!

Psalm 19:1-2 New King James Version 

The Perfect Revelation of the Lord

 A Psalm of David.

19 The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament[a] shows [b]His handiwork.
Day unto day utters speech,
And night unto night reveals knowledge.


Glenda said...

Gorgeous card!

Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Love this gorgeous center step card Robin! Your flowers and coloring are amazing!

Little Rosebud Crafts said...

Beautiful card!!+

Patricia Manhire said...

Wow - I love this card with all the details and your flowers are gorgeous!

Marisa Job said...

What a beautiful card!! Love the flowers! Hugs!

DJ Rants said...

Such a gorgeous card! Your coloring and design are fabulous!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Robin! This is GORGEOUS! What an amazing creation, and you continue to make my jaw drop with the details, beautiful coloring, and amazing designs! Robin, I love this and know that it will be cherished! This is so very darling! Hugs and love, precious friend! xoxo

Cheryl Morgan said...

Robin this is beautiful. X

stampingbowd said...

Wowzers!!! Look at all the dimension. Thanks for sharing that last photo. It really captures the dimension you achieved!!! Love all the, is it prills? Just fabulous!!!!

Bev Polen said...

Oh, sweet Robin, I just saw this stunning piece of artwork on SCS and had to visit for more photos and details! I'm glad I stopped by as I can see the inside of the card and gather more information about the artwork. I LOVE the inside of the card and the placement of prills around the card front. If only I could stay and enjoy this marvelous card longer! Robin, your write-up is bee-autiful!!! Hugs, special lady!

Carolina Kathy said...

I am glad I went to your blog to read about your incredible bee-utiful card! Your work is so gorgeous! I would have a hard time sending this after all the work that was put into making it! You are so very artistic, and I love every card that you have posted on SCS!