As opposed to making card swaps for each other at the recent SU OnStage Local event our team of demonstrators chose to make ATC swaps. This is 3" x 4" and there was no theme - free reign with ideas.
I used the Bumblebee stamp from the hostess stamp set Pun Intended. The background cardstock is Whisper White card that I have used to make my own patterned background paper. I stamped it in Daffodil Delight ink using the Gorgeous Grunge stamps. To get the different depth of colours I waited for the ink to dry a little and then added another layer of stamping.
For the leaves I have stamp in both Basic Black and Basic Grey inks using the leaves from the Pop of Paradise stamp set. I made the bee 3 dimensional by adding a second layer and making the wings from Vellum. I added the clear Wink of Stella to the wings to add a little shimmer. Both the wings and the petals of the flower have been curled out to add another layer.
Overall I was very happy with the final card and pleased with the combination of the layers. I added the Black Thin Wire to give it a little 'buzz' feel as well.