Sunday, 21 May 2017

Honey Bees

While looking through some of my dies I came across one which I've had quite a while but in fact it has never been used - how bad is that??  I'd been playing around with Pixie Powders yet again and one of the pieces I'd done was a lovely yellow so I've combined this with an embossing folder, the neglected die and some stamps - I also used some smaller hexagon dies too.  The background was embossed using a hexagon folder, cut to fit a card and then the edges were sponged with Wild Honey Distress ink.  The hexagon panel was cut from kraft card; the wooden beehive was stamped, coloured using pencils and then cut out with scissors.  I thought that I must have a bee stamp somewhere and sure enough after a search I came across a set of stamps which has bees in more than one size - I've used two sizes here.  Of course having used items from various die and stamp sets I now have some tidying away to do but it was fun coming up with a way to use the neglected die.  Details of everything used are below as usual.

Kraft Card layer - Hexagon Hive die Stampin' Up (possibly discontinued)
Yellow Layer - Mango Pixie powders, embossing folder from Embossalicious
Wooden Hive - Apple Blossom Stamps Honeybee Haven
Sentiment - stamp from same set on a Sue Wilson stitched banner
Flower - stray one which was lying around
Small Hexagons - Crafter's Companion Diamond Press dies
Bees - from Chocolate Baroque stamp set


  1. BEEutiful card could be for either male or the little bees...its surprising what we have tucked away that we have forgotten about...


  2. Great design, Val, all the different elements go so well together. Super card! xx

  3. This is fab. I love the honeycombed back ground design and then the honeycombed again in the Kraft card. What a super idea that is and I just love how have added the bee inserts. Great card. Must admit to that is why stuff id stacked high on my desk . I never seem to get a chance to put away before the next idea takes root and I'm off and running! Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Your card is gorgeous Val. I am particularly fond of bees. I really like all the beautiful design work on your lovely card. Barbxx