May 21, 2013

Honey comb meets honey bees!

My husband Dave and I have friends that purchase bees each year and tend to hives all summer collecting honey. Their honey is very delicious! When the "Honeycomb Embossing Folder" first debuted in our catalog, I instantly thought of them and wanted to create a "bee" card:

I used a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" More Mustard Cardstock panel and embossed it with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder. I then used my Paper Snips to cut out portions of the honeycombs.

I then added the sentiment from the Sent with Love Stamp Set inked in Soft Suede Ink and stamped on Whisper White Cardstock. I cut the cardstock out using the Bitty Frames Framelits Dies and used Stampin Dimensionals to glue it in place. I then added a few branches in Old Olive Cardstock cut with the Bird Punch.

Now on to my honey:

Do you like the glossy-ness of my honey sitting on some of the honeycombs? I used Crystal Effects here and there on my honeycombs. You have to make sure it dries for about 30 minutes before continuing on.

Once the "honey" was dried, I then added a bunch of bees. I inked my bee stamp from the Nature Walk stamp set on Whisper White Cardstock and hand-cut. A few of them I stamped directly on the card front:

I colored my bees with a More Mustard Stampin' Write Marker and glued the hand-cut bees in place using Stampin' Dimensionals. Once all of my bees were colored and glued in place, I added Dazzling Details to all of the wings.

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
  • Nature Walk, Sent with Love
  • Cardstock: More Mustard, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Old Olive
  • Inks: Soft Suede, More Mustard Stampin' Write Marker
  • Tools: Big Shot Machine, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Details, Spritzer, Bird Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits Dies, Paper Snips
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  1. Wow, really love this card, you outdid yourself...thanks for sharing

  2. Oh! Debbie, this card is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I have the Nature Walk stamp set and it's one of my very favorite ones, I'm so, so sad to see it go because all of the new stampers and future stampers wont have the joy of seeing this gorgeous images. I simply don't understand why SU discontinue this really beautiful sets. Ok, but I digress..... I love this card and I also love the Honeycomb EF, it would have been awesome to have it way back when I got this set. Love the way you "made" your honey, you are so clever, oh my goodness!! Thank you for this wonderful card and, if you don't mind, I'm going to totally CASE it!!!!!
    Maria Rodriguez.
    PS. You have some amazing paper snipping skills!!

    1. Thanks Maria! I think too many demo's purchased this set, thus why it's retiring. Other good things are coming!

  3. This is fabulous!!! Love how you created the honey and added the leaves...the bees are incredible...I have been missing bees and and am happy when we do have a few around the garden! Your card is so wonderfully creative and am sure your friends love the card and thought behind it!!! TFS!

    1. Thanks Carol! I can send some bees your way, we have plenty here!


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