Thursday, March 19, 2020

Bee Kind

It's time to participate in the Double Trouble challenge! 

There are always three components to these challenges - here they are: 

Thing 1 - Include one spring item made using punches, dies, cutting machines or fussy cutting. 

Thing 3 - Put some sweetness in your project - include a bee, honey 
or honeycombs 

Thing 2 - Enter your project into the "Bitten by the Bug" challenge blog 
(except fussy cutting can’t be used here)

I created a card that meets all three "Things" requirements.

I began by using texture paste coloured with a Saffron re-inker to create the colour I wanted. That was spread across a honeycomb stencil and left to dry. Two pieces of patterned paper were added to the card front and then I cut the bee and the sentiment from free Cricut files and assembled them on top of the card. The yellow sections were brushed with the Gold Shimmer Brush. The card front was mounted on a stitched rectangle die cut. 

I am entering my card in the following challenges: 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: Hawthorn Paper Pack, La Vie en Rose Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Neenah Solar White Cardstock 
Stamps: none
Inks: none
Accessories: Bee Files (Cricut), Honeycomb Stencil (Memory Box), Stitched Rectangle Dies (GMD), Saffron Re-inker, Opaque Matte Texture Paste, Texture Tools, Gold Shimmer Brush



Melanie R said...

Your card is an eye-catcher, Alyson! The texture paste is a perfect touch to your wonderful card. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #52.

Denise S. said...

Great color combination and layers. Thanks for participating in the BBTB2 challenge.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

You're really getting into background this one, bold and beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Bitten By The Bug.

Inkami said...

This is such a pretty palette, the background is fab!

Caroline said...

I love how you made your bg paper. The papers ,the bee and the sentiment make this an amazing card. Thanks for joining us at bbtb2.

moknowsall said...

wow - Bee-utiful card. I love the texture on the honeycombs, great idea to color with ink. Yes - you used all three things - it is wonderful!!! thanks for joining our Bitten by the Bug2 challenge. Hope to see you more often.

Aimeslee Winans said...

yES, WHAT A BEE-UTIFUL CARD! Firing on all cylinders, Alyson, love it! xoxo

KT Fit Kitty said...

OMGoodness, I absolutely love bees! I want to make a bee card for this challenge! Hopefully I'll get some time! The texture paste makes a fabulous background, love this card!

Connie Can Crop said...

This card is such a beauty! I really love the texturing on it and the rich colors. Thanks for entering at BBTB2. DT Connie

Dorlene Durham said...

Love the mixed media card. The background is great! Thanks for joining the challenge at Bitten By The Bug and i hope you continue to join us! Dorlene DT BBTB2

Golden Goddess Designs said...

oh my goodness! love the texture and grunginess of the honeycomb. you rocked this one! love that you used a Cricut. Hope to see you around our challenge more Alyson. thank you for sharing with us at Bitten By the Bug 2. Good luck!


Kim said...

What a stunning project. Thanks for joining the challenge at Bitten by The Bug 2.