Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Hive minded

I'm really loving the fashion for bees and beehives in crafting at the moment. Maybe I'm not *quite* as crazy about bees as I am about dragonflies - but not far off it!
For this card I've used a First Edition bee die and a Tim Holtz stencil.

When I've used the bee die before, I've cut it once in brown or black then again in yellow to inlay into the body - but that leaves me with a yellow bee which isn't very useful but is too good to throw away. So today I cut the bees in white and then used a sponge dauber to colour the different sections before reassembling them.

I am sharing this with

Allsorts challenge - Insects, bugs, bees and butterflies

AAA  challenge - 4th Big Birthday bash


Ellibelle said...

A perfect card for our Insects challenge at Allsorts, love the fun design!
Thanks so much for joining us this week!

Jane said...

I’m loving all these bees around in blogland too. And what a fantastic die you’ve got there, love those intricate and dainty wings! Thanks for linking up and joining in with AAA Cards birthday celebrations!

Kathleen said...

Bees seem to be very popular at the moment, lovely dies and a great design. Thank you for joining our 'Insects' challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath x

Cardsbymaaike said...

I love bees, they're the bringers of all life! and your card does them justice, so thank you for playing with our 4th Birthday challenge at AAA cards

https://bharatinayudu.com/ said...

Hi Jane! What a beautiful inked background to go with the bees die-cuts. I love how the die-cuts are so intricate and you have inlaid the yellow body into them. Nice take on birthday theme. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA cards. Happy crafting. Hugs - Bharati