Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Honey Bees and Mintay

Pardon me while I play with my Mintay papers again.

I'm having the most fun making use of these beautiful papers in the Farm Life pad and finding stamps that work well with them.  In this case I pulled out my not-yet-used Bee Kind Toile set from Power Poppy, along with another sheet of the same design I used in my previous card.




I wanted to use every pretty detail of the paper, so I cut around the images and glued them to a frame with a circle opening.  This way I could move them closer together for this 5" card and let the design overlap the window.

Before gluing down the Mintay cut outs, I placed the frame on my stamping paper and traced a light pencil line to mark where the window would be.  Then it was a matter of positioning the stamps in relation to the window and the Mintay cut outs.  I did not adhere the Mintay cut outs to the frame until I was certain of the layout.




It was a treat watching everything come to life as I Copic colored the cute honey hive cake and the buzzing bees.  I off-stamped the honey comb once so it would be lighter in color.  Added Stickles sparkle to the honey.  Popped up the frame and the front was done.

Inside I stamped a birthday sentiment and decorated with the last floral cut out from the Mintay paper and a border trimmed from the flip side of the same sheet.




Love this craft of ours!  Again... that's why I call it playing in my room.  Don't we have fun?  Have a happy day!


25 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card and I am so happy I received some of these paper pads from a friend in Tasmania for my birthday, most unexpected and now although I love them, don't want to cut them up...This one you are using was not among the lot I got...but am happy.x

Pauline said...

Squeel! Leslie, this is stunning! Oh my goodness, the beauty of this is breathtaking, even though it is mostly papers. Mintay makes the most beautiful papers. I haven't even had a chance to stamp or play with my new Mintay papers in the last couple of weeks, but will get there, still another 2 weeks of overtime. I love the process you took to make this card. At first I didn't notice the fussy cutting around each piece and then glued to your card front, amazing job. And how you have the honey hive cake placed so perfectly and your honey comb to fill in the white space, oh my! I love when you stamp, a great way to start my day. Thank you for that, and wish you a happy day as well! Hugs,

Diane said...

Another gorgeous use of the Minty and stamp combination!! You make me want to get out all my Mintay and play too, but that will have to wait awhile....the bee hive is absolutely perfect for the papers, love, love the cutouts and the perfect placement, the papers are beautiful but you make them 'come alive'!!!

Joan B said...

wow this is stunning. the details are gorgeous. so delicate and fun at the same time

Glenda Brooks said...

What a happy card you have created! Loving those industrious little bees!

Christine Alexander said...

wow, love the gorgeous images on the paper. I've almost stopped using patterned paper but who could resist this stunner.

Sherri said...

OMG! This is just the most gorgeous thing ever! WOW!! Double WOW!! I love that paper too! And your bees are so much more beautiful than mine! You just leave me in awe every time you post anything!

Christina Lytle said...

Oh my goodness! Beautiful, I love all the detail..

RitaR said...

Outstanding work .... just makes me happy to look at your beautiful creation!

Yogi said...

oh that's a beautiful paper and you did such a wonderful job of piecing. Love the bee hive and sentiment. Fabulous card. Have a great day

Darlene said...

Oh wow I bet it was a treat watching this come to life! Absolutely FABULOUS! You have inspired me in using those cut outs ... I'm never sure what to do with them so needless to say, they don't get used. But, uh huh!... Now I know just how awesome they work on a card I'll be giving it a go!! Beeeeautiful!

Mildred said...

Love it!

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is breathtakingly beautiful with all those snippets you cut from the paper to create your pretty scene. I do love the arrangement of the card a great deal and the colors are so cheerful!

crafty-stamper said...

WOW absolutely stunning card love the honeycomb and bees stamped in the aperture fabulous honey hive cake and absolutely beautiful papers---did I mention I love this card lol !!!
Carol x

Stacy Morgan said...

So I need to get into your head and figure out how you decide which papers to mix with images. Leslie this is DARLING!!! I totally dig the combo of the papers with the honey hive, its super cute and so clever! Just darling girlie!!!!

Cindy Beach said...

I LOVE when you have fun playing in your craft room. This card is the sweetest delight ever!! I noticed the stickles first thing - cause you know I have a fond spot for sparkle! The way you artfully arranged the gorgeous papers around that bee hive - WOW! Such a fun and beautiful card, Leslie.

Kathy Krug said...

Another master piece. You are convincing me that I NEED that paper pack. I love how you used it here and the little bit in the inside is beautiful.

Margaret said...

This is so beautiful and very creative. Your coloring is always perfect and I love the way you cut out the pieces and put them around your frame.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Leslie this is absolutely stunning, wonderful use of this gorgeous paper pack, you have used it perfectly and it goes terrific with your bee hive, such a lovely garden you have created! Love the fun sentiment to go with it! Perfection!!

laurie said...

What you can do with paper is amazing Leslie! It's just beautiful!!! And yes, I do love this craft too. It's not only fun to make cards, but also to see what everyone else makes.

Ros Crawford said...

What a work of art this is ... I am lost for words at you creativity. This ought to be framed it is absolutely stunning!! It's hard to tell what is and isn't part of the paper which is all credit to your talent!

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

I love how you made this card come alive with the paper and stamps! They definitely complimented each other. Love the bee hive! So enjoyed your camping pictures. Have a great weekend!

pam said...

What a stunning ..beautiful card Leslie, love the pretty scene you have created.
Hugs Pam x

Pam Sparks said...

STUNNING! This is so gorgeous Leslie! I LOVE it!

CherylQuilts said...

Wow, Leslie, what a stunning card! I sure love this paper pad and need to use it myself. What a gorgeous card! Hugs and love! xoxo

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