Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Honeybees and Beehive

Hi crafty friends! Have you seen the great new Memory Box dies in the Classy Cards 'n Such store lately? I ordered these as soon as I saw them, and I am in love with these new frames. I think I'm going to have to pick up a few more - they are just gorgeous!

I started this card by die cutting the new Honey Blossom Frame from green paper. I cut it again with a soft yellow paper and cut out the flowers and glued them on top of the green ones. It's a little time consuming but so easy and the results are so pretty. I then cut some white paper with the Debutante die and sponged it with blue ink around a scratch paper Classic Scallop Oval (Spellbinders) die cut. This is how I created my cloudy sky background. Some glue was lightly applied around the back of the frame and I pressed it onto my cloudy background piece.

Next, I die cut the fun Honey Bee Skep (beehive) from soft yellow paper. To give this some realism, I sponged some saffron ink around the edges and then I took a marker and colored in all the horizontal grooves. The little door was colored with a dark brown marker and then taped in place on the backside. This beehive was affixed to the card with some Joy Foam Pads (small).

The Jolly Bumblebees were cut twice - once from dark brown paper and once from soft yellow paper. I then glued the appropriate pieces to the bodies and glued them down onto my card. The last thing I did was stamp the sentiment from Anytime Sentiments (Impression Obsession) with dark brown ink onto the lower right corner of my cloudy background.

These frames are perfectly sized for a regular A2 card. The Debutante die goes with all of these larger frames, such as Honey Blossom Frame and Twirling Vine Frame. These are in the store now with more to come.

You can always save 10% off your order by using this code, Holly-10, when you check out at Classy Cards 'n Such.  I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge #79 - Things with Wings
Creative Corner #18 - Things with Wings
Sister Act #6 - Anything Goes
Get Inky #4 - Show Us some Die Cuts


tinamarie said...

What a FUN card! It reminds me of looking out a window! LOVE the bees!

Corysnana1 said...

What a sweet card. There is something about this that looks like it could be an illustration in a children's book! THanks for joining us at the SIster Act Card Challenge this week.

tampatha said...

oh this is such a great card! I love that it was all done with dies! Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges this week and hope to see you again.
Tammy DT

Ann Strecko Koeman said...

Buzzingly beautiful card. thanks for joining us at Get Inky!
Ann DT.

Cara Caswell said...

Your card is "bee"autiful!!! So bright and cheerful and matches perfectly with our theme! Thanks so much for joining our "things with wings" challenge at A Gem of a Challenge!
Hugs xx Cara xx

Joan Macdonald said...

Fabulous design. Thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

Joan x