Sunday, March 13, 2016

Honey Bees Shaker

It is starting to look like Spring on my blog and it makes me happy!!
So happy that I have a pretty and fun Spring shaker card to share with you!

This month Sparkle N Sprinkle has a FABULOUS stamp reveal 
and one of the stamp sets is 'Honey Bees'!

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
and colored it in with various Copic Sketch markers.
I fussy cut the entire image out, then added
(oh boy is this glitter gorgeous, I think it has become my favorite black glitter..ever!!)
to the center of the flowers.

For the card base I used a black card stock
and then a Sizzix honeycomb embossing folder.
A circle was die cut from the center of that with
clear card stock behind and a snippet of dotted scrap paper.
A colorful mix of sequins was added for the 'shaker'.

I stamped bumble bees from the same stamp set with Versamark,
not only on white card stock, but vellum as well with Coffee Embossing Powder.
I fussy cut the card stock bees, cutting their wings off,
then colored them in with Copics,

I fussy cut the vellum bees as well, this time just cutting out the wings and
main body pieces, then I placed this piece under the first,
giving the bee wings a 'translucent' appearance. 

To finish, I simply adhered a leaf die cut behind the hive with
Tear-ific 1/4" tape, popped the bees up and added a 
black and white twine bow!

I hope you love my shaker card as much as I do..
it was so much fun to make!!

Entering the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge .... Spring
Just Us Girls .... Shakers
Let's Color Linky Party .... ATG with hand colored image
D.R.S. Designs  .... Cut It Out
Stampin' Royalty .... Sequins

Stamp Set:  Honey Bees 775
Embossing Powder:  Coffee EP459
Glitter:  Black Ice G1020S
Tear-ific Tape ¼” SAT01


Ros Crawford said...

Oh I love it!! This is definitely a Spring card and what a fun shaker!

Darlene said...

Wow! This is just awesome! What a fabulous idea ... looks fantastic!

Lisa said...

This is so awesome!! I love the shaker with the honeycomb embossing!! What a fabulous Spring card my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Shona Erlenborn said...

Great Spring card Diane! Love the shaker idea and your little bees are so fun with the vellum wings.

nwilliams6 said...

So pretty! Love the Spring feel, the bees, and all your tons and tons of special touches. Wow. Thanks for sharing this with us in the DRS Designs Challenge!!!! We love it.

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Diane - This is simply fun! The black glitter makes these flowers really shine :)

Karin said...

Marvelous shaker card and I just adore the bee theme :) Thanks for playing at DRS Designs!

Leslie Miller said...

Awww, that's so cute and fun! What a cheery sight this morning. I just love every bit of it!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun shaker with the bees! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

Wendy Fraser said...

Such a fun card, love the honeycomb embossing, it matches perfectly with your stamping, thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

Ellibelle said...

Such a pretty shaker card, and fun design!
Thanks so much for sharing!!
xEllie/ Let's Color and Critters and Creatures Linky Party