Monday, April 25, 2011

Bee Friends

A rare happening - two posts in the one day from me! The Hero Hostess Inspired By Challenge is in the post below this one.

Lisa Spangler is having a fun challenge, “Make-It + Mail it Challenge” on her blog. I made this card to send to a friend so I’m submitting it into Lisa’s challenge. I have loads of tissue paper and wanted to make another card for the Tissue Paper Magic Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. Though with the small amount of tissue paper I used on this card and my other card for the challenge, I haven’t used up much of my stash! I am also submitting the card into the Simon Says Emboss It Challenge.

Bee Friends
Stamps (Hero Arts) – Be Happy & Envelope Pattern

I was trying to come up with interesting ways of using tissue paper on a card and what struck me was that I could use it for the wings of some kind of insect. So out came Hero Arts’ super cute Be Happy set. I embossed the bees in black on white card and coloured them with a ProMarker and watercolour pencil. Next I crumpled some white tissue paper (didn’t have to crumple it too much as I’d recycled it from a pressie I had received!) and black embossed the bees on it. Then I cut out the tissue paper wings, adhered them to the bees which had been coloured and applied some diamond stickles.


For the background, I applied mustard seed distress ink to white card, spritzed lightly with water and stamped the Envelope Pattern using the same ink. Then I cut out lots of little hexagons and put them together to hopefully make something that resembled a honeycomb! To finish I embossed the sentiment and bee trails in white.



I couldn't get a great photo of the wings but they are semitransparent and sparkly in real life.

20 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

How funny Heather, I have just done the same thing, two posts in one day (unheard of for me). My second post is for the same Mail it challenge as well!! Love your cute bee card their wings look fabulous, I am sure the recipient will love this.
Hugs
sally

sideoats + scribbles said...

GAH!!!!!!! This is so cute, Heather!!!! I had never heard of using tissue paper for wings before, gonna have to try this!

Thanks so much for playing along in the Make-It + Mail-It challenge! Whoever receives this card is sure to love it! :)

HUGS!!! :)

Virginia L. said...

CUTE!! Love your use of tissue paper, Heather!! Simply charming!

AnitaRex said...

Hi Heather! I love this! So fun! Such a great idea for the wings! And I love how you made hexagons! It's going to be fun to mail your card!

Patricia said...

So cute Heather I love your little bees =P

Isha said...

This is so so cute Heather. Love how you embossed on tissue. i am sure, it looks so special in real life:))

Anette H said...

Such a cute card, Heather!!That is one lucky friend to receive tyhis!

Barb said...

You are so darn clever! This is absolutely adorable! Love it, Heather!

dustypenny (Joy) said...

So cute, Heather!

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Teresa Zuehls said...

What a cute bee and the wings are so creative.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Heather, those little bees are super cute.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our embossing challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Lorraine A said...

fantastic card Heather ,, I LOVE the way you made the honeycomb !! very clever and the bees and use of tissue paper is fab too ! brilliant !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Tiffany said...

This really makes me smile, what a perfect use of the bold yellow and black colors!

joy said...

Clever and so cute, too! Love the cheerfulness of this card, Heather!

Trinh said...

Heather, you never cease to amaze me with your talent & creativity! This is SO cute; just love the honeycomb and the striking color combo.

Deirdre said...

Heather - just amazing. Love the new look on the blog too... super cute.

Sue McRae said...

So cute Heather! Love the honeycomb background!

Brenda said...

Great design Heather! A real cutie!

Suzanne C said...

Adorable! Love your tiny bees and the honeycomb!

Cath said...

Hey Heather! Thanks again for entering the Tissue Paper Magic Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

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