Friday, 30 September 2016

Bee 'fly past'

I had under half an hour spare the other afternoon and managed another really quick card - inspired by a little stamp that is so cute. It sits on a shelf within my line of sight in the craft room.

This is the end result:
I used:

- 4" x 6" white card blank, tent style

- snippet of yellow card - my swatch shows it as SU's 'Daffodil Delight', with just a tiny bit trimmed off to be slightly smaller than the card front, then glued in place

- piece of white card stock, trimmed to an eighth of an inch smaller all round than the yellow layer of card and each of two opposite corners then die cut using a 'honeycomb' die from the Memory Box 'Distressed Baptisia Collage' die set. Had backed the piece of card using Stick-It, knowing it would be very tricky to use glue without risking overspill into the 'honeycombs'

- stamped the sentiment first, using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a discontinued Elzybells sentiment

- then stamped two (and a bit) bees using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and Penny Black's 'honey!!' stamp

- coloured the bees with a couple of yellow Pro markers and added some clear Wink of Stella to the wings - done!

Bad girl - I've had that set of 'Distressed Baptisia Collage' dies for over six months now, and this is only the second time I've used it, two still haven't even had contact with card yet.

Today is the day of the 'big craft mess' up in Coventry - wish us luck!

The boy and the girl draw




25 comments:

  1. This is so pretty and such fun Di and the Baptisia collage die with its honeycomb shapes works perfetly with your cute bees and great sentiment. Hope you are having a good time. x

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  2. Very cute card. I like it!
    Valerija xx

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  3. As always a lovely creation and perfectly chosen colours to compliment the little bees Di.

    B x

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  4. Love this happy card - have a wonderful messy time!

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  5. Great card, love how you used the die cuts for the honey bees.

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  6. I hope you have as much fun at the craft day as those two kids look like they're having!

    TERRIFIC bee card with the perfect sentiment.

    Me ALSO bad girl for not using ALL my Baptisia dies yet! Let's be bad together!

    PS: Found Powertex article in latest Craft Stamper. GOOD LUCK!

    Big hugs, Sarn xxx

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  7. Oh I love the design of the on Die. It's very clever and the little bees are really sweet. Have fun and see you soon. Hugs, Barbxx

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  8. Oh, the honeycomb die is amazing! I will search for it in internet because I like it so much and want it in my stash!! Your card is so nice.
    Lia xx

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  9. I do love bees, and this is just too cute. Love it! x

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  10. lol......l'm wishing you luck!! l'm sure you won't need it...your card is so adorable l love the Honeycomb Die it's so effective with the gorgeous bee images too! so pretty ....hope you have a lovely weekend x

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  11. This is a very cute card a perfect match with the dies and the bees

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  12. Love it - nice die too glad you got to use it. Hope you are having oodles of messy fun.

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  13. Gorgeous card Di. I love it.
    Hugs,
    Em xxx

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  14. Awww... Penny Black bees. They look so happy and fuzzy, not like wicked stinging insects at all. Putting the bees with that honeycombed background just ramped up the cute for this card.

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  15. Great quick and easy card, don't you just love them. Hope you have had a great day.

    Kath x

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  16. So so sweet with these adorable bees! :) Well done!

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  17. Such a "sweet" card Di. Hope you have enjoyed your play day! xx

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  18. Oh, that is absolutely gorgeous - so cute :-)
    Have a great time in Coventry xxxxx

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  19. A fabulous card Di. I hope you enjoy your weekend.
    Kath x

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  20. This is such a darling idea for a QACAS card, Di! Pinning this - can you believe I have a NBUS honeycomb die?! I hope you had a fun, fun time!! Love and hugs, Darnell

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  21. Super cool cute card! I hope you are having a fun time! xxx

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  22. Such a cute card, Di. I love how you've used the corner dies on two corners. It makes a great frame for the bees and sentiment.

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  23. Ahhh...so cute and very fun. I like the design you used here. IT is fresh and very fun!

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  24. Such a cute layout... LOVE those honeycomb corners. X

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