The month of June has rolled around to the Twofer Card Challenge #17 once again and this time the prompt is "Bees." Here are my two different cards for two different occasions using lots of little bees from the SU! set "A Little Wild."
For this card, I sponged distress inks for a background, then added fussy cut little bee hives, sitting on little stands cut from snippets of wooden dsp from SU!. I stamped all those busy little bees and colored them with a yellow glaze pen, a black marker and a white gel pen. Next I stamped in a little grass beneath each hive as well as the spot where the little fussy-cut bear was going to go. I masked off portions of the sentiment to get a simple little Hello Honey greeting that was backed with circle punched card stock.
I decided to pull out my SU! hexagon ef and did a panel in white and one in honey gold. I fussy cut the gold hexes and stamped them with bees, coloring them the same as the first card; then glued them randomly around the white embossed panel. Then I found a snippet of black & white dsp with hexagons that looked like a good match and cut both panels down to fit the card base. I was so proud of myself for coming up with a clever idea to alternate the hexes with gold and white, and wrapped a big honkin' piece of ribbon around the joined pieces and adhered it to the card! I stepped back to take a look at my genius plan and noticed that I adhered the top panel upside down! All the bees were flying upside down!! LOL So much for my being so clever! It would have made a perfect April Fools Blooper card for "spot the mistake!" LOL I pulled out the tiny bee stamps and filled in the white hexes with them flying sideways and upright to balance the whole thing out. Some days I just have to wonder where my brain has gone? LOL
The sentiment was printed and it's by Sweet n Sassy, backed on a snippet of daffodil designer paper by SU!.
So this is my entry for the Twofer Card Challenge #17, and I had a few good chuckles (and moments) while putting these cards together!
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