Sweet as Honey Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon
Hello, Ribbon Lovers! I have such a soft, pretty, summery card to share with you today! I spent some time this past weekend cleaning up my computer files. What a job! I was clipping right along, when I stumbled upon this beautiful public domain image in my files. I’m not sure where it came from, but it captured my imagination and I had to put everything else aside and make this card.
Oh, how I love this darling little girl in her straw hat and white collar! The artwork was on a larger image for the Bee Hive Clothing Co. And this got me thinking…what other public domain bee images did I have in my files? So I went searching and found enough of them to make this sweet as honey card.
The background papers I used are from Graphic 45’s refreshed version of Baby to Brides. I matted every thing onto pale blue or soft pink cardstock to pick up on the soft colors in my focal. The perfect ribbon match for these colors is Light Pink Plaid and Bay Leaf Seam Binding. I love how they bring out the pink in the little girl’s cheeks and draw attention to the feather in her straw hat.
I die cut some circles using Spellbinders Diamondessence Dies. I wanted to echo the pretty scalloped edge of these dies somehow in my composition, so I topped one of my background panels with a small strip of silky soft Paulette crocheted lace. This is from the June Ribbon Club assortment, and I’m a big fan!
The small acrylic charm was created by cutting the bee hive from one of the vintage advertisements, coloring it with a yellow marker and then gluing it to the back of the charm with Glossy Accents. I ran more of the Bay Leaf Seam Binding through the top of the charm and then tied it off with a bit of natural burlap string.
I love a bit of honey in my tea, and this past Christmas, my thoughtful son and his wife gave me a selection of teas with these sweet honey spoons. I glued one of them onto my card, topped it with a beautiful double layer bow tied with both of the ribbons and then added a tag from the paper collection.
Inside, I stamped a little greeting with Crafty Secrets Queen Bee Digital Art Stamps, and created a pocket for an individually wrapped tea bag. Another scrap of my vintage advertisement tops the pocket along with a button from the paper collection and a bit of Bay Leaf Seam Binding. I thought about adding flowers, but I really liked the sweet simplicity of it. What do you think?
You could use this card for any occasion, but I think it would make a great Get Well Card.
If you’re interested in purchasing this card, you can find it in my Etsy Shop.
Wishing you a day that’s as sweet as honey!