Monday, 1 May 2017

Don't worry, bee happy

Had fun making a couple of CAS cards today.

I combined a STAMPlorations honeycomb stencil, a freebie Paper Smooches digital sentiment and Paper Smooches die cut bees with some fun challenges.

I printed two sentiments on a A5 panel of cardstock, secured the honeycomb stencil on an angle over one sentiment panel and blended Distress Ink over it, repeating for the second sentiment.

I die cut the bees in black, yellow and white.
I coloured the "white" wings with Copic markers and finished them off with a clear Wink Of Stella glitter brush.  I adhered the black bee bodies in place and inlaid the yellow body bits, tiny teenie eyes and sparkling wings.  The panel looked a little "lost" on the white card base, so I matted them with black cardstock.

This card is 5"x7"

This card was trimmed to be 4.5" x 7"
You might be asking why did I trim it.
... I confess, I printed two sentiments on an A5 panel and got a bit carried away with my inking, the honeycomb went a little bit too far over on the panel above, so I had to trim the one below so you couldn't see it.

Distress Ink - Fossilized Amber
Mini Ink Blending Tool
Copic markers - wings - Y0000 Y000
Wink Of Stella - clear Glitter Brush
Helmar450 Quick Dry Adhesive (to adhere the layers)
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue (to adhere the bees)

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):


  1. Fun cards, Tracy! Love those sweet little bees on the honeycomb background. Thanks for playing along at CUTplorations :)

  2. Fab combination of stencil and stamp.
    Thanks for playing along at STAMPlorations. :)

  3. Beautiful cards, Tracy. I never thought someone could see bees in the chicks, but now you mention it, they are there. Very inspired take on our challenge photo! Thanks so much for playing along at CUTplorations. Good Luck! :-)

    1. Thank You Monika :)
      The striped chicks really do remind me of my stumpy-sting bees.

  4. Super fun cards; clever to use the honeycomb stencil with bees; Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations CAS

    sue n.

  5. Fabulous card Tracy! Love the stenciled honeycomb...perfect with these bees! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

    Brenda DT

  6. Your inking of the stencil works beautifully with those darling little bees, Tracy. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

  7. Beautiful CAS card! What a cheerful card! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  8. You've created a 'honey' of a card (sorry...had to *grin*) with your bees buzzing around the honeycomb! Sweetness! Thrilled you shared this gem in the Addicted to Stamps and More gallery!

  9. Beautiful card, I love this CAS look. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Karal DT

  10. I adore the honeycomb background. Thanks for joining in with us at Colour Crazy Challenge.

  11. These are so sweet!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x


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