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Sunday, July 18, 2021

PP550 Bee Happy

Hi stampers!  Happy Sunday!  I am the hostess at the Paper Players and it's a clean and simple challenge:

The hardest part of creating this card was deciding WHICH bee stamp to use, as I have lots of them!  I love bees!  In the end, I combined several images and used the sketch from Just Add Ink:


So here we go:


I started with a plain Basic White card base and stamped the honeycomb image from an older My Favorite Things set called Distressed Background Blocks in Bumblebee ink at the bottom,  The main bee is from SU's Honey Bee set, stamped in Stazon ink and colored with markers; I diecut it out and added some Wink of Stella to the wings and a gem to the body:


The "B" with the crown and happy sentiment are from a really old Cornish Heritage Farms set called Sweet Bee; the crown was also stamped in Stazon, colored with markers and a gold Wink of Stella pen, then fussy cut.  The happy was stamped in Bumble bee and diecut with a banner dies.  For fun, I stamped a sentiment from Best Year and another bee from Honey Bee, along with some "trails" from a CTMH set called Stitched Borders:


And since the Krafty Chicks challenge is CAS this week, I'm going to pop this in there as well!  I just can't help myself when stamping bees....I want to put them everywhere!  I hope you'll find some bee images and create a clean-and-simple card for our challenge this week!  Be sure to check out what the designers created at the Paper Players, then share yours with us too!


And speaking of bees, I caught this busy one as I was leaving my library yesterday:


There was a whole bed of these echinaceas...they were beautiful! And so were all the bees on them!  Thanks for popping in today--enjoy it and be blessed!

"Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones."  Proverbs 16:24

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Best Year, Honey Bee (ret), Distressed Background Blocks (My Favorite Things), Sweet Bee (Cornish Heritage Farms), Stitched Borders Essentials (Close to My Heart)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White
 Ink Stazon Black, Bumblebee, Sahara Sand
Accessories In Color Gem, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Detailed Bee Dies (ret), Markers in So Saffron and Crushed Curry, Wink of Stella, Gold Wink of Stella (ret)

18 comments:

Kampin' Karen said...

I had no idea what echinaceas looked like except in pill form...lol. Beautiful photo. I can't remember if I told you my father was an apiarist so, of course, I love bees and I love your card. Your coloring of the bee is perfect and that crown...wow...such detail in it. I might just have to toss my hat and veil into the hive.

Chantell Randall said...

Great card - perfect colours for your theme, love the way you have coloured the bee and your abstract background stamping. Chantell Just Add Ink

laurie said...

Love this...awesome CAS bee card! Great challenge theme. Love the photos too, always fun!

Amanda Mertz said...

You with lots of bee choices and I'm here tearing up my stamp room trying to find anything with a bee lol! Love the big crowned B; perfectly fitting for the bejeweled queen bee! Thanks for the true challenge this week :) Have a great week!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh, I like this! Love the crown you added for your majestic queen bee!

Rachael Lewsley said...

Such a gorgeous 'punny' card! Thank you for sharing with us at Just Add Ink x

Nancy said...

First of all, great theme this week, I really enjoyed getting my bee die-cut back out. I just love the bee stamp on the front of your card and how realistic it is with the veining on its wings. Your card came together perfectly! I too love mixing stamp sets and companies! I hope you have a great week!

Ida said...

Wonderful card. Loving your bee hive and the crown. Pretty coneflower with the bee.

Patrice said...

Fabulous card, LeAnne. I love all that white space, so crisp with all the action below - the crown is a wonderful inclusion. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. x

Claire Broadwater said...

What a great CAS theme this week. I have enjoyed it so much! I love the little crown on the "B" and the very realistic bee! The honeycomb is perfect for your background! I love it! Have a great rest of the week!

Debbie Crowley said...

CAS perfection, LeAnne. From the stamped background to the crown to your adorable bee... I love everything about this card. Hope you're having a great week.

Nora Noll said...

Oh how I LOVE that fun honeycomb with these adorable bee stamps!!! That bee you colored looks so REAL!! I like that you added the gem in the middle. Lovely design.

Linda Callahan said...

Your bee card is perfect!

Ann Schach said...

I LOVE how you incorporated all of these stamp sets from various companies to come up with this absolutely perfect bee card! Well done, as always, LeAnne!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Fabulous - and so creative for a bee challenge! i feel like I definitely lacked on the creativity front this week, with some awesome DT cards!

Jaydee said...

LeAnne, once again you showcased how easily you switch between card making styles and you make it look effortless. This is a stunning CAS card. The layout works beautifully and keeping the colors to black, yellow and white adds the pops you need - but is still fabulously CAS. Gorgeous card - oh... and gorgeous echinacea, too. Ours havent quite popped to that level yet!
hugs
jaydee

Rosemary said...

fabulous card! thanks so much for the lovely comment and a great theme this week at paper players! love that photo of the bee on the flower!

Anne Marie Hile said...

So cute! Love that itty-bitty crown!