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The Bees Buzz!


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’

5 thoughts on “The Bees Buzz!

  1. Well these are fantastic. I love your Twofers with the bee die.

  2. Oh, my goodness, Nanc, that Ixoras plant really steals the show! How gorgeous!! And how wonderful that you have such a beautiful plant that the bees love! Thank you. Now, about your pretty cards: what a fabulous large bee die! I can see how fun that is for making cards and wedding goodies. (I can’t believe it’s almost been two years!) Usually when you hear about a swarm of bees, that’s a bad thing, but not in the case of your first card. What a super background for your perfect circular sediment! And I think your alcoholic background on your second card turned out to be stunning! It’s an awesome backdrop to your large golden bee. Love the stitching and matting, too! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #17! I’m sure the retirement party is going to be a huge success! Hugs, Darnell

  3. So happy that you had a chance to revisit these bees, Nancy! They look amazing on your cards, and your cards look amazing amongst those pretty flowers. Ingenious to use bright colors for your bees rather than just going with black and yellow. They draw the eye right in, and then we move right to your sentiment panel. The use of gold for your second bee was a great choice against that gorgeous alcohol ink panel. Both are just wonderful cards. Thanks so much for joining us at the Twofer Challenge! Bev

  4. I’ve never seen a bee so lovely as these! I am in awe of these images you used in color and for floating on alcohol inks! Thank you for sharing your garden creation at Inkspirational, Nancy!

  5. Wow, these cards look awesome! I don’t think I’ve ever seen this bee die before, what a treasure! The card you entered in our challenge at Inkspirational is spot on for our garden theme. I love how colorful it is as well as the mix of the die cut bees with the stamped small flowers. Thanks for joining our challenge at Inkspirational.

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