Saturday, February 15, 2014

Happy Bee-Day

Here's my card for this week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  I didn't quite stick to the sketch, but I think it's close enough to still count!

Happy Bee-Day-designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps from Clear and Simple Stamps
Instead of using an array of items in two columns along the right side of the light blue panel, I stamped a hexagon image from the Clear and Simple Stamps Hexagons Plus set in gray ink.  Since the hexagons are a single image, I didn't have to worry about lining up a bunch of individual images, which can sometimes be a challenge!

The image made the perfect backdrop for the bee image from the Taglines:  Critters set.  I used foam tape to adhere the bee to give it a little dimension, then added a little piece of a clear crystal flourish extending out from behind the bee as a flight trail.  The "happy bee-day" sentiment is stamped next to the bee in gray ink.  I wrapped some yellow baker's twine around the top of the panel and secured it with a bow.  The finished panel is adhered to a light gray card base.

Materials Used:
Hexagons Plus and Taglines:  Critters stamp sets, You're Such a Gray-cious Host and Perfect Little Black Dress inks, Trendsetter Blue, I Steel Got It, and A Blanc Check cardstock, Copic markers-Y11, Y13,Y15, Y18, B0000 (Clear and Simple Stamps); yellow baker's twine (The Twinery); Dazzling Diamonds (Stampin' Up!); clear crystal flourish (Michaels); foam tape


  1. Cute as can beeeee! Love the blue background! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

  2. love your Bee the neat way you did the challenge cute

  3. Such a sweet card Lori! I love that little bee with it's bling!!! Great use of the hexagons! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!


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