Monday, January 25, 2021

Bee Mine Valentine

Feb 3, 2021 Update:  Top Three Winner in AHSC Challenge #405.
Early this morning my cat awakened me protesting about his need to be fed. He has me well-trained so I got up, fed him, made coffee, and decided to catch up on some card making. On Mondays, I enjoy looking at the weekly sketch for
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenges and was immediately drawn to use the new weekly sketch for another Valentine. I had materials on my desk from a card I made yesterday (click HERE to view it) so decided to see what I could do with the leftover bits. Below is Sketch #405, running from Monday, January 25, through Sunday evening, January 31, 2021.

First, the bee image was stamped, colored with Copic markers, and then die-cut. The heart was also die-cut from red foiled cardstock. The edges of the foiled honeycomb paper were die-cut with a border die and the black/gold stripe paper scrap was trimmed to fit. All of the elements were added to a black card base. The heart and the bee image were popped up with thin foam tape. Googly eyes were added to the bee image for a fun element. The sentiment was stamped and added using foam tape and a small punched heart was added. The inside was lined with white cardstock and a few small punched hearts. 

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Stamps: Paper Smooches "Bee Mine"
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black & Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Basic Black & Foiled Cardstock (red)
Paper: CTMH "Gold Foiled Patterns" & Stampin' Up! "Golden Honey" Collections
Punch: Stampin' Up! (small hearts)
Dies: Paper Smooches "Bee Mine", Lawn Fawn (perforated stitched heart), MFT (stitched zigzag border die)
Misc.: Googly eyes and foam tape from stash


  1. So sweet! Your little bee is too cute! Perfect sentiment too. :)

  2. This card is perfect for the sketch! It's so fun when what we have sitting out is just what we need for our next creation! Thanks for sharing your cute card with AHSC.

  3. Those goofy eyes made me laugh, this is such a fun card, and love how the shiny red paper looks. Glad you joined in at AHSC!

  4. This is just adorable! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge--please join us again soon!
    :) Marie

  5. What a great card! Great take on our sketch. Thank you for creating along with us at AHSC!

    By the way, I have a cat that has me well trained as well! Does help to get me going in the morning, lol!

  6. Such a fun card, I love it! That bee is adorable! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC