Monday, March 16, 2020

Kind Words Are As a Honeycomb

I have always loved the spring season no matter where I was living. Here in Arizona where the transition from winter to spring goes almost unnoticed, the bees are in great abundance. When our cacti are in bloom, you'll have a sore nose if sniff the flowers without checking for bees first!
At Double Trouble Challenge #52, we are celebrating spring with a new theme - "Die-lirious and Punchy." Here are the details:
Thing 1 (required): Troublemaker says she needs to see at least one spring item on your project. This item must be created by using a die, a punch, a Scan n' Cut, Cricut, Silhouette, etc. Even something fussy cut is acceptable.

Thing 2 (optional): Double Dare is daring you to create a project that can also be linked to our partner, Bitten by the Bug 2, where they are also celebrating spring. This challenge usually requires the use of a Cricut but we "cut" a deal with them that you can use any mechanical means to create your items. If you opt to play along at Bitten by the Bug 2 and use fussy cutting, be sure to also include a mechanically made element.
Thing 3 (optional): Twisted Sister is looking for some sweetness. She is hoping to see a bee or its honeycomb on your project. While she's floating like a butterfly I hope she doesn't get stung by a bee!
Using a favorite paper collection, I adhered "English Garden" to a panel of white cardstock and then to a panel of cardstock, adding a length of narrow ribbon. From gold glitter paper, hexagons were die cut and backed with patterned paper. Into a few of the openings, hexagons in gold foil and gold glitter paper were added. I adhered this to the card front using foam tape. A flower was fussy cut and adhered to the background paper over the identical image adjacent to the honeycomb. 
The sentiment was added along with two bees fussy cut from "Artzy Bloomz". The card front was adhered to a white card base. The inside of the card was decorated with a fussy cut flower from "Artzy Bloomz" and another bee along with the remainder of the sentiment. To finish the card, I used a gold-inked gel pen and highlighted all images on the paper that are yellow in color. It measurably brightened the card. Wink of Stella was added to the bees. (The sentiment is taken from Proverbs 16:24.)
"Die-lirious and Punchy" is open from Monday, March 16, through Sunday, March 29, 2020. To enter, visit the DTC#52 Blog or the BBTB2 Blog for details and play along. We look forward to seeing your springtime entries.   

Stamp: Computer generated sentiment
Ink: Boxun Gel Pen (gold)
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer
Paper: Dare 2B Artzy "Honey Bloomz" Collection
Die: Hexagons (borrowed)
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Gold Ribbon (1/8"); ZIG Wink of Stella (clear); foam tape from stash


  1. The pretty spring paper and hexagon die cut, paired with the sweet bees and flower make this a delightful card.

  2. I really like how you used the hexagon die cut, Melanie, and your little bee make a perfect embellishment to the sentiment strip!

  3. This is a beautiful card. Love the pattern paper you chose. Thanks for joining the challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2.

  4. Mel, what a beautiful card and love the glitter honeycomb diecut. And those bees are just the right size for the combs. Love it all.

  5. Melanie this is gorgeous!!! I am a sucker for hex's and honeycombs but what sets this one off is the papers and flower! you rocked this one! thank you for joining us at Bitten By the Bug 2!


  6. This is so pretty! I love all the sparkle! Thanks for joining us at Bitten By The Bug 2!

  7. I love that you made the inside of the card special too.

  8. gorgeous, I can tell you spend a lot of time with your artwork. Love the saying, haven't heard that one before. thanks for sharing with us at Bitten by the Bug2