So sweet, Honey Bee

Saturday 23 May 2020 North Petherton, Bridgwater, UK

Oh my goodness, these bees are just too cute!! Bee's have been so on trend this year, everywhere I look I see lovely items decorated with bees!

Over the next week and a half I'll be sharing the cards I created for a great challenge set by the Pinkies team leader, Michelle Last and fellow demonstrator Catherine Carroll. It was truly wonderful to see everyone in the team get involved. For me personally (and others too), it kick started my creativity.

For this challenge, we were given a 4 x 4 bingo grid, in each box was a different technique or challenge. We had 2 weeks to make cards featuring these techniques to win a variety of prizes. You could tick off 2 squares with each card so this card was my entry for 1) an inked background and 2) retiring product.

I must confess, inked / stenciled backgrounds are not really my cup of tea but I really love this effect on this card. To achieve this look, I die cut the honeycomb shape using the Detailed Bee Dies and then used it as a stencil. After a few attempts, I got the desired effect by using a dauber very lightly with So Saffron ink. It was definitely a case of less is more with this look! I moved the stencil several times to extend the size of the honeycomb shape and I wanted it to fade out from the middle so it was lighter on the edges. 

I stamped and die cut 3 bees, added the yellow stripes using a Stampin' Write marker and then popped them up onto the card using adhesive foam pads. After adding the sentiment, I felt the card was still missing something so I die cut the black hearts (also from the Detailed Bee Dies) and stuck these down with some liquid glue. Perfect! 

I'm so sad this set is retiring so soon. At the time I write this, it's still in stock in my Stampin' Up! shop. If you buy the bundle you get 10% off ! 

Honey Bee Stamp Set & Detailed Bee Die Bundle

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