Saturday, January 21, 2023

Hap-Bee Birthday

 Hey there, what's the buzz? Hope all is well at your hive.
Today I'm sharing the birthday card that went with the tag from yesterday's post. I worked with Distress Inks and Distress Crayons to create the background and the vertical layers under the floral image. I've got a little bee theme going. 😄
I chose this Splitcoaststampers sketch for my layout design.
Supply List:
SU card base
Springhill Digital card
Stamplorations Honeycomb Delight stencil
Cuttlebug Honeycomb embossing folder and folder strip
MFT Hexagons Border Die-namics die
Sweet n Sassy Shape Up hexagon dies
Clip art image from Gecko Galz Bees Knees collage sheet (retired)
Paper on back from Gecko Galz Blooming Waters ATC Set
Front sentiment: Divinity Designs, stamped and heat-embossed

Some detail shots...
The stenciled background before trimming it up and dry embossing it. I used Distress Inks.
A close-up showing the glittery bee wings, dry embossing on the background, vertical mixed media panel (using Distress Crayons and water) and the dry-embossed orange-y die cut on top of that, all underneath the fussy-cut floral clip art image. I used some colored pencils to accent the image and then Distress markers to color the edges. 
And a close-up of the heat-embossed sentiment on a layered hexagon die cut, sponged with DI's. Also you can see the mixed media layers underneath here.
Inside, some Bo Bunny papers, a strip of washi tape and a computer-generated sentiment.
On back, the gorgeous GG digital paper and a colored siggie.
And a final look.
Thanks for visiting and have a great rest of your weekend.

New Honeycomb embossing folders and new mixed media techniques
New Honeycomb embossing folders and new mixed media techniques
New Honeycomb embossing folders and new mixed media techniques
New Honeycomb embossing folders and new mixed media techniques


Diane said...

Beautifully created card and what an awesome background!

Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood and Can You Handle The Pressure and Stencil Fun!
Diane TSH DT and CYHTP and SF Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{The Sisterhood}

Melanie Hungerford said...

What gorgeous bright colors, I love your stenciled and embossed background, that extra texture just changes the whole look of it. Great birthday card! Thanks for joining us at Can You Handle the Pressure.

jolanda creatief bijtje said...

nice card
thanks for joining our challenge
greetings jolanda bongers
DT Starstampz

My name is Erika. said...

And I thought your tag was terrific. This card is even better. 👍 I am loving the honeycomb and the way you made the vase of flowers. Great colors and lay out and of course, the bees too. Have a great rest of your weekend. I’m buzzing off- smile. Hugs Erika

Donna Ellis said...

Could your delightful "hive story" be any more colorful and beautiful? I don't think so, Aimes! You do incredible things with paper, and I always have fun seeing just what you're up to in your story-telling. I especially like the inside with "buzzworthy" as part of your story. Wonderful card, my friend!
Crafting Smiles,
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Lia said...

Your card has got a real spring feeling to it. The bright colours make me happy!

Alyson Mayo said...

Wow - what a ton of detail on every aspect of you card! Love the colours and especially that flower with the bee!

Julia Aston said...

What a bright and beautiful creation Aimeslee! Thanks for sharing with us again (!) at Inkspirational using your new embossing folder and techniques! Julia xx

Jane.D said...

Wow, what a stunning card! I love it, it's absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing and playing along with us at AAA Birthday! I hope you'll join us in future challenges too. Take care, keep crafting and have fun!

Donna Walls said...

Wow, gorgeous card! The images are so pretty and I love your distressed crayon background. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Funday Challenge!
Donna xx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous colourful card inside and out,love all the bright colours,stencilling and the Bee on the flowers.Thank you for joining us at Pearly Sparkles
Carol DT x

Meggymay said...

A fantastic card with so many details to see. Thank you for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

Kati said...

Love this colourful birthday card, absolutely adorable!
Thanks a lot for joining the AAA Birthday Challenge and hope you also join one of the upcoming challenges. :)

creationsnz said...

Wow, so colourful and zingy, and such a wonderful many sided creation - well done. Thanks for sharing your creature with us at Critter Crazy, CarolG.

ahlers5 said...

Wow, I love this card. It is so beautiful. It's a shame that the clip art is retired.

Kelley said...

Wow! Thank you for sharing this work of art with Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Lots of WOW's in the comments Aimes, I'm adding mine. Stunning background, and colour mix, the whole design on all layers, is perfection. Love it.
Faith x

Nonni said...

What a stunning mixed media card! I really love the vibrant colors and beautiful details here. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational!

Pat said...

This is beautiful inside and out Aimeslee, and I love the hexagons in the background and the gorgeous sunflowers with the sweet bee on it, and such bright and sunny colours. x

Becca Sadler said...

This is terrific mixing bees, hexagon/honeycomb, and sunflowers! Much like a farm meadow! Thanks for sharing another masterpiece with us at Mix It Up! --Becca/DT

Helen said...

Beautiful - love the bright colours you've used.

Thanks for joining us at the Paper Funday Challenge.

Helen x

Tristan said...

Stunning birthday card Aimeslee. Love the amazing layers you created with your staming and embossing and the vibrancy. Thanks for joining us at AAA Birthday.

Helen said...

Me again!

Thanks for joining us at the Get Creative Challenge too.

Helen x

kel Acopan said...

Thanks for joining us at Star Stampz! You make mixed media look so easy and GORGEOUS!!

lovies, =o) kel
Star Stampz DT