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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Stampin' Up! Australia - Color Coach Card #49 - Happy 'Bee' Day!

Summer Starfruit #1

Summer Starfruit was one of those colours that seemed to polarise the Stampin' Up! population - you either loved it or you hated it. I love it - it is kinda retro to me, but still can feel modern and bold. For this card on my Color Coach Journey, Summer Starfruit is teamed with Perfect Plum and Smoky Slate.

I really wanted to play with my Stampin' Spritzers and use a mask/stencil for this card. The new SU masks haven't hit Australian shores yet so I used a non-SU stencil on this card as I wanted a hexagon background so as to fit with the challenge theme at Casology this week which is 'Bees'.  

I filled my spritzer with a mix of rubbing alcohol and some Summer Starfruit ink refill and sprayed it over my stencil. 

My card is also inspired by this sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch....and the "two stamps" challenge at Less is More

I separated my 'Happy Day' sentiment with a little bee from an old Sale-a-bration set called "Sweet Summer"....it is meant to be a bit of a bee pun....Happy B'day.... :)

Don't forget that Summer Starfruit is a retiring In Color so be quick and go to my online store to order it if you don't already have stocks. Happy Day is also retiring so check that out too. :)

Alison xx

Materials used:
Stamps - Happy Day (retiring), Sweet Summer (vintage SAB set)
Ink - Summer Starfruit ink refill and marker, Perfect Plum, Smoky Slate (for bee)
Cardstock - Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Perfect Plum
Accessories - none
Tools - Stampin' Spritzer, Hexagon punch (for pennant end), non-SU hexagon stencil, Stamp-a-majig, Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. Fabulous bright & cheery card Alison
    Margaret x (Guest Designer LIM)

  2. Great card and love your honeycomb background.
    Combining challenges is so satisfying so well done
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  3. Super cool and bright card!

    Warm hugs

  4. Fabulous bright and summery card.
    Lynne xxx

  5. oooo your golden honeycombe looks fabulous, great way to combine both challenges :0)

  6. Great fun Alison... love that background!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  7. great card alison
    Thanks for joining us at Less Is More
    Jen xx

  8. Super stamping Alison!
    Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More
    Anne LIM Designer

  9. Alison this is what I would totally call clean and simple! Just lovely and a perfect take on the cue card! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  10. What a bright and cheerful card! Thanks so much for playing with us at CASology.

  11. Oh, this is so sweet! Wonderful take on the sketch!

  12. This is so well done loving that stenciled border of hexagons and then that message just makes it!!! Superb! Come on over to my blog - I am hosting a giveaway for my 50th post!! Taunya Butler at daisiesgirl.com


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Alison xx