Hooray! It's a happy bee-bear kind of day! It's Beata June here, and today I'm sharing how I made this happy bee-day card.
Step 1: I stamped the bees and bear from the My Favorite Things We Beelong clear stamp set using a Gina K Obsidian Amalgam Ink pad and my Misti stamping tool, and cleaned off my stamps using my Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy which I keep in my handy Lawn Fawn Starry Stamp Shammy Case. (FYI - I love the Lawn Fawn shammy case! It helps to keep my working surface dry while keeping my shammy damp so that it is easy to wipe off my stamps after each use.)
Step 2: Next, I colored my bees and bear stamped images with copic markers. I wanted the bear to look like a bee so I colored it with yellow and black copic markers on the body and drew in a stinger and antennas with a black pen. Then I cut out my colored images using Tim Holtz Kushgrip Non-Stick Micro Serrated Scissors.
Step 3: To make my background, I cut out the hexagons from black cardstock using the Honey Bee Stamps Hexagon Bunches Honey Cuts. Then I blended my white card panel in the areas behind where I planned to glue my die cut hexagons with Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink using Picket Fence Studios Life Changing Blender Brushes.
Step 4: I glued my die cut hexagons over my ink-blended background using a Lawn Fawn glue tube, and added tiny dots with various yellow and orange shaded copic markers over the ink blended areas of the card panel.
Step 5: Next, I glued on my colored bear, bees and flowers and tiny pink confetti embellishments on top using a Lawn Fawn glue tube. Then I stamped the flowers from the My Favorite Things We Beelong clear stamp set, colored them with copics, cut them out and glued them over my hexagons next to my bear.
Step 6: I added a black frame around my colored images with black cardstock using a zig zag die (a similar die, the Lawn Fawn Zig Zag Rectangles Stackables Lawn Cuts, is available in the scrapbookpal.com shop), and glued it around my images with a Lawn Fawn glue tube.
Step 7: Next, I stamped the Happy Bee-Day sentiment from the My Favorite Things Meant to Bee stamp set on black cardstock and heat embossed it using a Lawn Fawn Lawn Inks Clear for Embossing ink pad and Lawn Fawn White Embossing Powder. (You can find a similar "Happy Bee-Day" sentiment in the Honey Bee Stamps Happy BEEday clear stamp set available in the scrapbookpal.com shop.) I attached the sentiment strip to my card using foam tape.
Step 8: Lastly, I added white highlights to my colored images using a white gel pen.
Thank you for reading along about how I made this bee-day card. I love this adorable bee bear and I hope you all have a happy bee-bear kind of day!
Author: Beata June
Zig Zag die (similar to Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Zig Zag Rectangles Stackables (SKU: LF1385))
My Favorite Things - Clear Stamps - Meant to Bee (similar "Happy Bee-Day" sentiment to Honey Bee Stamps - Clear Stamps - Happy BEEday (SKU: HBST-226)