Sunday, January 24, 2021

Bee My Love Valentine

01/27/2021 Update: 
Top Three Winner at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #404.

Today is the last day for the weekly sketch challenge at Atlantic Hearts. I have been making a few valentines for family and friends and was inspired to use this week's sketch for one of them. 

Using a black card base, a panel of striped black and gold metallic patterned paper was added. Next, I added a smaller rectangle of white with gold metallic patterned paper using foam tape. The red metallic heart was cut using a punch and added with foam tape. The bees and sentiment were stamped, colored with Copic markers, and then die-cut. I added the bees with foam tape and adhered the sentiment directly to the heart. The inside of the card was lined with white cardstock and stamped with a large Copic-colored bee. Small punched hearts of red metallic paper were also added.

Atlantic Hearts Challenges is a great place to find fun sketches and inspiring DT cards so be sure to visit their blog!

Stamps: Paper Smooches "Bee Mine"
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Basic Black, Foiled Cardstock (red)
Paper: Stampin' Up! "Golden Honey" Collection
Punches: Stampin' Up! 
Dies: Paper Smooches "Bee Mine"
Misc.: Foam tape


  1. How fun, Melanie! The background is so bold and the image panel on top is great! Thanks for sharing this with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week.

  2. So cute! The striped foil paper on the background is perfect! :)

  3. Love the bees, they are super cute! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

  4. What a fun card! Great images! Thank you for sharing with AHSC.

  5. Very pretty card! Love the foil background and cute little bee! Thank you fir sharing with AHSC.

  6. What a great card! I love the shine and shimmer of the papers you chose. The bees are super cute. Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

    sue n.