Paper Smooches – Bee Hi

Thanks so much for sticking through all four days of my super fun Paper Smooches Happy Hellos series. Today features the final image in the stamp set – the adorable upside down bee! He’s the cutest and I was extra excited to plan something out with him.

This card was the biggest struggle out of them all but I think I love it the most! I started by stamping, coloring and cutting out my bee image. Then I had an idea that he would be fun on a tag so I started playing around with the design but it was too simple. That’s where distress oxides and some heat embossing played a big part!

I die cut the Newton’s Nook Fancy Edges Tag from yellow and black. Then I used the zig zag die to cut the bottom of the black off. I cut a yellow hole reinforcer from the same set and used some gathered twigs distress oxide on all the of the yellow for a little depth. I adhered all the pieces, strung some ribbon through the hole and tied it with baker’s twine. Then I popped the bee image up with foam tape and set it aside to work on this plain background.

I took a teal panel and inked the edges with peacock feathers distress oxide ink. Then I stamped the double hexagon image from Happy Hellos repeatedly around the panel with VersaMark and heat embossed it with yellow embossing powder. I trimmed this panel down to 4×5.25 and popped it up on a black card base with foam tape. Then I also popped the tag up with foam tape.

For finishing touches on this card I added Unicorn Stickles to the bee wings, black glaze pen to his eyes and some white gel pen accents to the whole image including the letters.

This is such a fun, bright card with the contrasting colors, I just love it!

This is my final link up for the HAPPY – Paper Smooches Challenge this month. I look forward to playing along with the next challenge as well.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

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