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!!