Thursday, June 13, 2019

It's All About the Bees!

I'm joining in with Darnell's Twofer Challenge today, but to help me make two cards using the same stamps but with different designs I turned to several other challenges as you will see linked at the bottom of my post!
So here are my twofer's -  both using retired stamp set Honey Bee from PTI. 
For the first card I made an encouragement or Birthday card depending on what I end up stamping inside!  I used the sketch from the Fusion Challenge, the colors from The Color Throwdown Challenge,  I popped up the bee on a folded strip of card for the Cupcake Inspiration - Add a Pop Up Element and The Country View Challenge is Bugs!

I used just the sketch
My flowers are hot pink and orange, the honeycomb stamp is yellow and the stem is green.

Add a Pop Up Element
It's a Bugs Life

For my 2nd card I made a baby card using the CAS Colours and Sketches Sketch
 My card is a 4 1/4" square.

CAS Sketch

So there you have my Twofers for this month - with a little help from my friends!  You'll find the Twofer Card Challenge here.

Stamps:  Honey Bee, Honey Bee Sentiments, Wee Folk - PTI.
Paper:  White, Bright Buttercup, Hawaiian Shores, Happy Spots DP - PTI,
Ink:  True Black, Bright Buttercup, Orange Zest, New Leaf, Berry Sorbet, Classic Kraft, Hawaiian Shores.
Accessories:  Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangles dies, Noted Scalloped Square Die - PTI, half circle die - from China, foam dots, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella, 1" circle punch - SU, enamel dots - Altenew, puffy heart - Michaels


Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two fabulous cards, Julia! Just love the sweet bee image you used and it looks amazing as a flower and on the baby bee card!!

Happy Dance said...

That honey colored paper around your first card is just right! What a darling bee among those pretty flowers, too! Love how you've framed that center panel and popped up that bee. Your baby bee card is adorable! that bit of patterned paper is perfection. Great idea to have a lacy edge to this card, as well. Love it! Thanks for joining us at the Twofer Challenge this month! Darling cards! Bev

Bonnie said...

That's such an adorable baby card, Julia! And I love the bee buzzing in your pretty garden! Two great cards!

Lori said...

Beautiful designs! Love the crisp white frame around your floral image. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

Darnell said...

Way to rock an array of challenges, sister! This is so often the way I create, drawing on inspiration from many great challenges. You've designed two darling cards for the bee challenge! I love your framed garden drawing the eye to focus on the popped up beautiful bee! Your second design welcoming a new baby is so pretty and I love the color! Thank you for highlighting Twofer and playing in Challenge #17! Hugs, Darnell

karen h said...

I love this set, but am always challenged by it - you are bringing it new life! Your cards are wonderful! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

Sandy said...

Beautiful card! I love the frame around, looks like a picture. Thank you for playing along with our challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations.
-Sandy, DT

Vickie Z said...

Fun cards Julia!! Love the CTD card- sweet! Thanks for joining us!

Marcia Hill said...

Two great cards Julia and way to go on getting your inspiration from a bunch of challenges!! Your flower garden card is so pretty and that little bee looks so at home flitting amongst the flowers! And your baby card just couldn't bee any it!! :0)

Wei said...

Both cards are gorgeous. Great use of the sketch, too! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

Lady Joyful said...

Wonderful bee cards! I love the colours you used on the one you entered to our challenge. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

butterfly said...

Two great cards - I love the bold bright flower one, and the pop of dimension you've given the bee is a lovely touch.
Alison x

rachel said...

Beautiful work and such lovely Bees! Thanks for joining us at Countryview Challenges! Hugs rachel xx