Monday, August 1, 2011

A Happy Bumblebee Card

My oldest started her first day of overnight church camp today.  At least for now my ears are enjoying the vacation from screaming and fighting between her and her little sister, but I wanted to hurry up and make her a special card to mail her while she's at camp.  She's extremely shy and after over 3 years at our church she still hasn't found a little girl to connect with.  Last year she went and was miserable (they took an entire bus full of kids, but there was no other girl in her grade and she hated the food and the dirty gross bathrooms).  This year they're trying a new camp and it was a super tiny group--only her, 2 other girls and 2 boys so I am hoping and praying that is the perfect combination for her to finally make some lasting friendships at church.  She actually tends to fall back from large crowds so it may be just what she needs.  Anyway, I thought I would share the card I made her today...

I did a tiny bit of airbrushing on the white background along the edges with my copic marker to sort of help frame the image. The papers are completely ancient scraps I found in my scrap file--In fact the scalloped edge was left over from some picture frames I had made earlier out of the same paper. I ended up tracing the edges with a sharpie over a piece of scratch paper to give them the same outlined feel as the stamped images. Stamps are by Hero Arts "Be Happy" stamp set. Glossy Accents and stickels glitter glue were added to the butterfly wings and flower center.

Thanks for peeking. :)


  1. This is such a happy card. I am sure your daughter will love it! Hope she has fun at camp. :)

  2. your talent in card making is inspiring! love this card.


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