One of the goals I've set for myself this year is to NOT wait until the very last minute for inspiration to strike, and since tomorrow is going to be a very busy day at my house it was good motivation to work on this card today -- 1 whole day before the deadline! lol At any rate, I really liked the sketch challenge this week at Mojo Monday and for whatever reason, when I saw the vertical strip along the left side it made me think of the burlap ribbon I have since summer and only used once. As I looked through my papers and stamps I came across this Quick Card-Bumblebee stamp I got to use with the Buzz and Bumble kit but had never gotten around to using, so this is what i came up with.
Both the honeycomb and orange patterned papers are from the discontinued B&B kit which called for Cocoa but I when I stamped it the first time I thought it came off a little darker than I wanted so I switched the ink for the bee stamp and the cardstock embellishment below that for Chocolate. I also used Chocolate ink with the alpha from the "You Are My Happy" campaign this fall. The cardstock embellishment was a cut from the Artiste Cricut cartridge from CTMH. This card is quite a contrast from the last one I made which featured a snowflake background but if you lived anywhere in the US and experienced the cold snap that just went through, you'll understand why I'm dreaming of all things spring-related!
Happy crafting! Annette