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Hello Honey Bee friends!  Leanne West here today to share some buzz worthy news.  I’m thrilled to announce that I will be here on Thursdays with card making inspiration and today is my very first post!  For this first post I had to make a card that showcases some of my favorite Honey Bee stamps and a custom honeycomb background.

The Busy Bees stamps are some of my very favs! I wanted to create a card with a few clusters daisies scattered against a honeycomb background.  To create my background I used the Hexagon Cover Plate Stipple Honey Cuts but before I ran it through my die cut machine I lightly applied some Versafine Onyx Black ink.  This results in a stamped impression of the little dots that make up the honeycomb pattern.  I then used an ink smoohing technique and some Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink to quickly add color to the entire background.  Lastly I added some black splatter for a bit more interest.

For the flower clusters I used the 2 smallest daisies and some leaves from Busy Bees.  I also used the tiny daisy image from Pinky the Pig since it’s a perfect match.  I stamped all the images in Versafine Onyx Black ink and used a watercolor technique with Distress Oxide inks to color all the images including the tiny bees from Busy Bees.  The colors of ink I used are as follows:  flowers – Seedless Preserves, Worn Lipstick, Shaded Lilac   leaves –  Peeled Paint  flower centers and bees – Fossilized Amber.  After coloring I cut everything out with the coordinating dies.  I then adhered down the flowers, leaves and bees in a somewhat random and cascading arrangement on the background panel.  For the sentiment, which was added to the top half of the card right over the flowers, I used the Hooray For You Honey Cuts and “have you heard the buzz” from Bee-you-tiful Sentiments.  As a finishing touch I adhered a few sequins from the Raw Honey Mix around the flower clusters.   I added this panel to an A2 top folding card base.

To complete my card I added another sentiment from Bee-you-tiful Sentiments to the inside along with an extra daisy and a couple more of those cute little bees.

I hope I’ve offered you some new inspiration for using the Hexagon Cover Plate and the fun images in Busy Bees.  Thanks for joining me today! Until next Thursday, hap-bee stamping!!


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2 responses to “Have You Heard The Buzz?”

  1. Carla Hundley says:

    Your card is full
    of happiness and
    so colorful! Very
    Carla from Utah

  2. F. Andre says:

    These colours are so pretty with these fab images. Thanks for sharing your creativity.