Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Spot Challenge #104 - Spring Fling Theme with Stampin' Up! Honey Bee Bundle

Hello Friends!  I hope this finds you all safe and hunkered down at home!  This week's Challenge at The Spot Creative Challenge Blog is a Spring Fling Theme.  It is just beginning to feel like Spring around here and I've noticed a lot of flowers beginning to bloom and lots of bees out.  I was with my 6 year old Grandson, Aiden, just a few days ago and when we went outside, there were bees everywhere!   He is super afraid of them so it turned out to be a mostly inside day!  I must say that the Sunshine felt so good the little bit that I was outside!  

Lately, I've really found fun folds to be my jam so I decided to make this one a Gate Fold Card.  

I started with a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" half sheet of Daffodil Delight Cardstock.  On the 8 1/2" side, I scored at 2 1/8" from each end and used my bone folder to make sure I had a good crease that met exactly in the middle!  I cut two  1 7/8 x 5 1/4" strips of the Golden Honey DSP and used my Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends to loosely color in the flowers.  Once colored I adhered on each side of the front panels with Multipurpose Adhesive.  I stamped my Bee Hive in Daffodil Delight onto a Scrap of Whisper White Cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die.  I also cut a 2nd one out in Daffodil Delight Cardstock and used multipurpose adhesive to adhere the stamped one directly over the die cut one.  This helped add some strength to the die cut!  I then adhered it to my left card front side with Dimensionals leaving the right side adhesive free.  The sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set was heat embossed in black onto a scrap of Daffodil Delight cardstock.  It was then cut using the 2nd smallest of the Stitched So Sweetly Scalloped Stitched Rectangle.    Again, I also cut out another Daffodil Delight Scalloped Rectangle and adhered them together with multipurpose adhesive to add strength to this die cut.  This time I added the Stampin' Dimensionals on the right side, leaving the left side adhesive free.  The three small honey bees were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto scraps of Whisper White cardstock.  I used Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends to color in the stripes on the bees body.  The coordinating dies were used to cut out the bees.  I then added a little Wink of Stella to the wings to give them some shimmer.  They were adhered with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.  The large bee was cut out of Basic Black cardstock, twice,  and then adhered one over the other with multipurpose adhesive.  I cut a small scrap of Daffodil Delight to add under the body of the Bee and then used Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere to the card front on the left side.  I used Basic Black Cardstock to cut out the Honeycomb and added it on the right side.  Some of the pieces were added back in with more Multipurpose Adhesive.  Finally I added some more of the Wink of Stella to the pieces that were glued back into the Honeycomb.  It really gave it some beautiful shine!!

Finally, to finish off the inside, I added a 4 x 5 1/4" panel of the Golden Honey DSP in another of the designs...

I used the largest Scalloped Rectangles from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies to cut out a Whisper White Panel to write on.  I stamped one of the flowers from the set onto the bottom right side with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored in with the Daffodil Delight Blends.  I added a few of the black cutouts from the Honeycomb over the flower and added some more Wink of Stella over them.  

Such a fun card... I just love Gatefold Cards!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  If you are interested in any of the products used, there will be a product list below.  Blessings, Tina

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  1. Tina, your card is BEE-U-Tiful... Its such a happy card. The little bees are so flippin' cute! Loved it!

  2. Love your card! I'll BEE casing it! Thanks for sharing it!

    1. Cool! Thanks so much. Casing is always the ultimate compliment!