GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Sometimes even when you’re retired, it’s a relief when the weekend rolls around. It’s been a busy week. I spent a couple of afternoons with my parents and I finally turned in the class samples for my May class at Queen’s Ink (Stamping Bella in case you were wondering!). Lunch and a couple of dinners with friends. Makes me sound like more of a social butterfly than I really am! Just a small breather this weekend – I’m at an all day workshop for caregivers today and I teach at Photo Scraps on tomorrow afternoon (space still available!).
Yesterday morning, I pulled out some of my supplies from Honey Bee Stamps and put together a card that ending up containing a little bit of everything – a little stenciling, some washi tape, die cuts, Copic coloring, stamping and all sorts of embellishments. This was another card that evolved along the way.
I created the background by stenciling a strip on the left hand side using the Tim Holtz Honeycomb Layering Stencil and Distress Inks in Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey. While the stencil was still in place, I covered it with a layer of Transparent Gloss Texture Paste and then removed the stencil and set the background aside to dry. I had originally intended that to be the entire background, but it didn’t look like enough so I added a strip of the Zen Floral Washi Tape by Honey Bee Stamps. And then that didn’t look right either so I added two more! Not what I intended when I started, but I liked the end result.
I added a stacked Smile die cut and sentiment from the Smile stamp set, both by Honey Bee Stamps. I selected a few of the bee images from the Busy Bees Stamp set by Honey Bee Stamps and colored them with Copic markers. I covered the wings with Wink of Stella to add a little sparkle. I finished off the card with a few Dewdrops also from Honey Bee Stamps.
Hope you found some inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon!
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Paper: Neenah Solar White 80 # 110#; Hammermill Digital Cover 110#; Bazzill Cardstock in Licorice Twist
Stamps: Busy Bees by Honey Bee Stamps; Smile by Honey Bee Stamps
Ink: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Distress Ink in Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Dies: Smile by Honey Bee Stamps; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Zig Zag Rectangles by Lawn Fawn
Stencil: Honeycomb Layering Stencil by Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz
Embellishments: Zen Floral Washi Tape by Honey Bee Stamps; Oceanside Dewdrops (retired) by Honey Bee Stamps; Transparent Gloss Texture Paste by Ranger; Wink of Stella in Clear by Zig
Copics: Y02, Y15, Y19, C3, C5, C7, B0000, BG10
3 thoughts on “Busy Bees by Honey Bee Stamps”
Wow! Love that glossy paste. I made need that. Yay for Stamping Bella, as you know I an totally obsessed with them. Don’t forget a little self care my friend. You cannot care for everyone if you don’t take care of you too! See ya Wednesday 🙂
Cute. The bees seem to pop and greet the recipient. Washi, looks like a background stamp! Love the message too! Good friends are the best. They refresh the spirit. Take care of you…ok? See you tomorrow!
Great card Nancy, loved the background, missed you at photo scraps today!