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Hello Honey Bee friends! I love making cards that are suitable for lots of occasions, and this card featuring the Vintage Hive stamps and coordinating Honey Cuts is another one for my stash! I decided to step outside my usual color comfort zone and play with colors I don’t normally. Read on for the details!

First I stamped all of the Vintage Hive stamp set images with Intense Black ink. This is a fabulous ink for Copic coloring, which I did next. I created the look of a worn painted wooden stand by adding in some brown Copics, then finishing it with blue-green colors. For the hive I used markers that were much less of a bright yellow, as I might have typically used. This time I colored it with YR27, YR24, YR23, and YR12. I stamped the grass pieces with green ink, and then I used the coordinating Honey Cuts to cut them out.

I began to plan my arrangement for the images on an A2 card base. I quickly realized I needed more room!! So I went with an A7 card base made from 80# Neenah. Then I die cut a black cardstock layer with the largest A7 Double Stitched Frames die. I adhered it to the card with Bee Creative glue. Then I used some patterned paper from the new Bee Bliss paper pad (I love the little bees on this paper!) and gingham piece from the Back to Basics paper pad. I added a narrow black cardstock strip between the two pieces. This layer measures 5-7/8″ x 4″.

I adhered the images to the card with foam dots and Bee Creative glue. I tied a little gingham bow and adhered it to the hive with a glue dot. The sentiment is from the Vintage Hive set and die cut with the coordinating Honey Cut. I absolutely love having coordinating dies for sentiments!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my foray into my coloring adventure! Haha! I always appreciate that you’ve taken a bit of time to check out my cards. Have a wonderful day!

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