Friday, May 8, 2020

Honey Bee Bundle

Happy Mother's Day to all of you Mom's out there! Being a Mom is one of the hardest yet most rewarding jobs we will ever do. One of the rewards of being a Mom is when you become a Grandmother. I am so lucky to have two adorable grandchildren, a girl and a boy from my oldest daughter. They are going to be 4 at the end of August. With all of this isolation we haven't seen them since Christmas. They live in Prince George, BC which is a 10 hour drive from Kelowna. Maybe now that they are lifting some of the isolation rules we will be able to get together again soon. I will be spending Mother's Day with my younger daughter. She lives here in Kelowna. Traditionally we get together for lunch or brunch at a beautiful restaurant and then go visit the spot where we spread my Mom's ashes and leave her some pink carnations, her favorite flowers. This year we will have a socially distanced visit but at least we will be able to be together. I am really looking forward to seeing her. Even though we talk on the phone almost every day, it is just not the same.

Today's card is not a Mother's Day card. It is one that I have been working on for my online classes for May. If you would like to do this class during the month of May, just let me know. This card was influenced by one that I saw on Pinterest. It was not made with anything Stampin' Up! so I changed that by using the Honey Bee Bundle.

I used a piece of the heavy cardstock that comes in our packages of Designer Paper and cut out the honeycomb. I used this piece as a mask and sponged the hive pattern onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Daffodil Delight ink and a sponge dauber. I tried it first using a regular sponge but got better results using the sponge dauber. Then I stamped the bee hive onto another piece of Whisper White cardstock using Crushed Curry ink. I cut this out using the corresponding die from the bundle. I stamped three of the small bumblebees onto another piece of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I cut these out using the die from the bundle. Then I colored the yellow stripes onto the bees using my Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin' Blends. It is hard to see in this picture but I also added Wink of Stella to their little wings to give them some sparkle. I matted the stamped Whisper White cardstock piece onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock and then popped this onto a Thick Whisper White card base using dimensionals. I added the bee hive to the card front using dimensionals. I used dimensionals to attach two of the bumblebees and Tombo Multipurpose Liquid glue to attach the third one onto the hive. I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of Whisper White cardstock and flagged both ends. I attached this to the card front using both liquid glue and a dimensional.

This card was made for a friend who's name I can't say at this time. I haven't sent it out yet and I don't want the recipient to know she will be receiving it.

What I used to make this card:

Honey Bee Bundle

Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad

Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers

Clear Wink of Stella

Thanks for stopping by today. Stay well and keep creating!

1 comment:

  1. I love how you used the die as a mask. It's beautiful! Happy Mother's Day! (You are going to hug those grandbabies so hard when you get to see them again, I bet!)<3