I am so happy I didn’t miss this month’s word over at the Twofer Card Challenge. Thank goodness for Summer Break! As soon as I saw that the word was Bees, I knew I was going to get another opportunity to use the fabulous BEE die cut that I purchased for my son’s wedding nearly two years ago. Thanks Darnell, for picking this word and giving me the opportunity to reminisce while using it again. In fact, I enjoyed it soooooo much I made 6 cards and not just 2. LOL Hopefully, I will get the other’s posted also. I am still in the midst of retirement party planning for the hubster, so even having a chance to make some cards yesterday felt really good. Today, I am in the midst of making posts while my Cameo is doing its thing. When I decided to take the pics of my cards, I thought it would be fun if I could catch a picture of the bees swarming my beautiful Ixoras along with my cards in my back yard. No luck, plus it was too incredibly hot to try for very long. LOL. The first card was obviously pieced together with different colors of bumble bees and that dainty floral stamp is from SU. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches. As for the second card, the background was first made with Alcohol Inks in earth tone colors to resemble a honeycomb (at least that is where my mind went) then it started to get rather muddy so I incorporated some gold and then some turquoise to brighten it up. I think it did the trick. It really shimmers in real life. The sentiment is from Verve. I am also going to link one of my cards up over at Inkspirational where the word is Garden. Every garden has bees and if we didn’t have bees….we would have no garden.
Here they are by themselves.
That’s it for me today! I may be back sometime to share some of the other cards I made.
Take care and happy crafting, Nanc’