Friday, June 28, 2019

Busy Bees...

Hi folks, It's Friday and it looks like the heatwave has travelled up the country to my neck of the woods, 3 beautiful sunshiney days in a row, fingers crossed, the sun will decide to stay and that Summer has finally arrived. I have been having lots of alfresco coffee breaks, sitting in the garden listening to the bumble bees as they busy themselves collecting pollen from the flowers, non-stop from dawn to dusk. They are truly phenomenal little creatures and we should be doing all we can to ensure they survive because without them we won't survive either.
I'm back to share another two cards made with the Bee Yourself July Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. At the time of writing the card kit is still available to buy along with individual items from the kit (see the links below).

 I die-cut Distress Watercolor card using Simon Says Stamp Wonky Rectangles Wafer Thin die,
 smooshed Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide ink on to a piece of cellophane and spritzed with water.
I placed the cellophane on the panel, pressed with my fingers to spread out the ink and left the cellophane in place for a few seconds to let the paper absorb the ink. I repeated the process until I was happy with the coverage, spritzed the panel with water and blotted with clean kitchen towel.
I fussy cut the flowers from the Honey Bee "Bee's Knees" paper included in the kit and coloured the centres with a Zig Clean Colour Brush Marker.
I stamped the trail and sentiment from the Bee Yourself stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink on to the panel and a scrap of the "Bees Knees" paper
I coloured the "B" with a Black Zig Clean Colour Brush Marker, fussy cut the other letters from the paper and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte.
 I added splatters of Black Gesso, fixed the flowers in place with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive and added Ranger Black Enamel Accents to the centres.
I added my favourite bee from the Bee Yourself stamp set, looking so adorable in his geeky spectacles, popped up on Mini Foam Adhesive to create dimension and matted the panel on to a Black A2 card blank using the card included in the kit.
I had a bit of an adapt and overcome adventure with the second card
I covered the whole of an A2 card blank with left over strips of the Honey Bee "Bee's Knees" papers and stamped the Heart Trail and sentiment from the Bee Yourself stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink but then I dropped the ink pad (inky side down of course) on to the panel. Time to take myself off to the garden to have a coffee and a feel sorry for myself tantrum. Well, the coffee seemed to kick start the brain cells and I trimmed around the strips to make them look as they were always meant to be, inked the hexagon image with Versamark ink on to Black cardstock and heat embossed with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder.
I matted the "who would ever know" panel to an A2 white card blank and added previously stamped bees coloured with Zig Clean Color Brush Markers, Buzzy Bees sequins and Ranger Black Enamel Accents to the centres.
I die-cut a flower from a scrap of the Bee's Knees paper fixed in place with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive and added Enamel Acccents to the centre. I finished off by adding faux stitching using a Faber Castell Black Pitt Pen.

Have a great weekend whatever you have planned and I hope the weather will be glorious where you are too. I'll be back on Sunday to share a special "cubbyhole crew" celebration.
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx

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  1. A gorgeous card Kath so sweet.
    Have a lovely weekend, a hot one by all accounts..yayyyy.xx

  2. Love the cards, what a fabulous save! Coffee does work wonders!

  3. These are so cute (great designs always come from happy accidents)!

  4. I just love these sweet bee cards, gorgeous!
    Linda xxx

  5. Love Love Love the first card. I made a similar card using the smooshing technique. It turned out nice but not as nice as yours. Thanks for posting.


Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx