Welcome Baby for Paper Players #472
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Honey Bee for Casethissketch

Hi Everyone.  Happy Monday.

I hope you all had a great weekend!   I know... I know.... it's THAT stamp set and DSP again :-)  But, I promise, I just can't help myself.  These little bees with their matching dies and fun paper just inspire me!

I saw this sketch across at Casethissketch

And... decided that I needed to use the honeycomb die to create some texture behind the focal image and then use a bee as the element on the sentiment.  I angled the sentiment a little so that I could fit the bee in comfortably.

Here's a close-up - you can see that I used a gold glitter pen on the body of the bee and a clear gel pen to add a little interest on the veins in the wins.  You can also see that I adhered the die-cut honeycomb to the card base - removing some of the inserts, but leaving other's in.

Honey Bee CTS closeup (1 of 1)

Here's my full card:


Honey Bee CTS (1 of 1)

On a personal note:

I thought you might like to see a photo of  a couple of our avian visitors.   3 summers ago we started out with a single male pheasant.  He found himself a girlfriend that autumn.  The next year we had him, his mate and two babies.  They all disappeared last year, but suddenly, in December, we found a couple of them had returned.  The next day there were 7 of them.  Then 9 of them.  Now we have 11!  So, apparently we have a "bouquet" of phesant and we enjoy seeing them.  Any British TV watchers out there?  Typing that reminded me of "Keeping up Appearances"!


Pheasant (1 of 1)-2

He really is so beautiful - pity it was such a dull day and that they are so skittish I have to take the photos through the backdoor and through the uprights on the deck!

I will have another card to share with you tomorrow.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Stamps and dies:  Honey Bee - Stampin' Up.  Stitched Rectangle - Lil Inker
  • DSP:  Golden Honey Specialty - Stampin' Up  Sale-a-Bration
  • Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White #110