Friday, February 23, 2018

Dies R Us Inspiration - BEE HAPPY

Hello friends ...
 Today I have a card to share for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog
and I truly had fun creating this card!  I had this idea in
my head when I purchased these dies and I'm very 
happy with the outcome!  I hope you like it too!

The dies I have used are:

Memory Box - Dies - Honeycomb Square
Memory Box - Dies - Intricate Bee
Tutti Designs - Word Set - Happy
Memory Box - Dies - Classic Upper Alphabet

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Now, here are a couple of tips on how this card was put together.
Distress Ink Pad - Fossilized Amber
I used yellow gingham designer paper as my background, but sponged the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink to add depth.  I die cut the honeycomb twice.  Leaving some of the area pieces in place and removed others, I glued (and linked them together) on my designer paper background.

I used this same paper for the wings & body of the bee.  Adding ink to only the body part of the bee ... not the sections used for the wings ... giving them more of a transparent look.

Here's another peek at the finished card . . .

I hope you've enjoyed what I've shared today! 

Challenges to share in:
Scrapy Land Challenge #84 - ATG using product carried in their store
Aud Sentiments Challenge #197 - For a Friend
 Moving Along With the Times Challenge #65 - Things from my chosen song (Things of the sky)
Southern Girls Challenge  - Nature

Please remember, each an every day of the month there's a new inspiration sample shared on the blog by this fabulous design team.  Please be sure to pop in regularly.

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Lia said...

Wow, what a supercard is this!!
Lia xx

Donna Phelan said...

BEEutiful! I love your design too! So happy and sunshiny! said...

Wow, oh Wow! This is one gorgeous card. I love the honeycomb and that Bee is just amazing. I love, love, love this one!

Bunny said...

This is so cute. I love the honeycomb and the gingham wings. Makes me want to sing the song "Don't happy". [Bunny]

Diane said...

Fabulous card, so cheerful and pretty and that bee is a nice big one and every thing coordinates so well together....and now Bunny above has me singing 'don;t worry' be happy lol!

Leslie Miller said...

Well, I'll bee! There's that yellow I love so much! Oh, my, that big bee is awesome, and with the honeycomb and gingham it makes such a fabulous card. Love, LOVE it!

Wendy L said...

Looks wonderful, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wonderful card! Love so much the wings of the bee!!

Liz said...

Love this card, what a fabulous design, Darlene! xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

Super wonderful and what a great use of dies and pattern papers. I love that bee!

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE this card so much. Now I need those honeycomb and bee dies. This is absolutely FABULOUS!!! I really like the background, and also how you kept some of the "innies" in the honeycomb die cut. Thanks for the great inspiration, you enabler you!!!!

Furrbster said...

This is a great idea!

Thanks for playing along with our Friends challenge at Aud Sentiments,

Hugz Tinz

Sherrie K. said...

Super FUN card!! Fun colors and design! The honeycomb background is perfect with the bee die! So cool!
Thanks so much for joining us in the Scrapy Land Challenge!
Sherrie K
Scrapy Land DT Member

Christine Harrop said...

I love your card. Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT> Christine DT

Conniecrafter said...

I love this so pretty, like how you used the die twice for the background and how you backed the wings!!

Zoe Tant said...

Fabulous card love the bee. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Zoe x

Berni Cuttino said...

I just love everything about this beauty. Beehive, bee, technique to make it pop. Simply striking with so many details, that are eye catching. Thanks for joining us at
Berni DT

Carol L said...

This is the coolest card with that great honeybee die! I just love the background with the perfect paper and honeycomb diecut too! Who could resist being happy after seeing a card like this?! Too much fun!

Karen Oliver said...

Thats one awesome bee! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls.