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I've used one of the sets I won at Convention - not at first glance my favourite stamp set but I must admit I'm learning to like this one. Its taken me right outside of my comfort zone with having to think a little bit outside the box on what to do. I have made a few masculine cards with the stars which come in the set and a few spinner cards but today I'm concentrating on the bees and the hive.
This set also comes as a Bundle with the Sliding Star Framelits Die which I must admit would make cutting out the beehive a lot easier. But I don't have these yet so my faithful SU snippers helped in this regard.
I'm also not a great lover of insects - bees and butterflies are about my limit. But I do adore these little bees and, of course, in real life I appreciate the work that bees do for us for our fruits and veg. I grow a lot of veg in my garden and have some apple trees and know that without these busy little creatures I wouldn't be able to enjoy my home grown fruit and veg.
I've used Early Espresso Card stock as the base with the stamping done on Very Vanilla.
The larger bee has had his wing coloured with A Wink of Stella. The background paper for the bee hive was stamped with Versamark ink to give that lovely tone on tone effect of all the bees rushing to the hive.
Some Enamel shapes in Crushed Curry have been added to the bottom. The bee was coloured in Crushed Curry and Rich Razzleberry.
For the inside I used another of our new sets called Thankful Thoughts. It is a set of 10 stamps with some fabulous sentiments on them. I added another little bee cause you just can't have too many bees.
As bees are in such dire straits at the moment and seem to be dying off wouldn't it be great if we could start a Bee movement #ihelpthebees and make bee cards which somehow we could sell and put the profits towards helping the bees. If we lose our bees, we lose all our fruit and veg!
I just thought I would add this little tip - when I receive my stamps I don't use the stickers to put on the stamps but slide them inside the inner cover of the sleeve. Then I stick my stamps to the corresponding sticker and its easy to see that all the stamps are in the right place.
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