Jul 15, 2018

It's July's Busy as a Bee Duel

July 15th and that means it's time for the Dueling Darlings to post their cards. 
Terry A. is the host for the Dazzler Team and Terry S. is the host for the Divas and they selected "Bees" for this month's theme.

Terry A. sent a wonderful kit including:
Hero Arts "Busy as a Bee" stamped & die cut on Neenah Solar White using Versamark black ink.
Designer Papers from The Paper Studio, SU's Hexagon Hive die cut on SU's Hello Honey cardstock and also SU's Hexagon Hive Embossing Folder to emboss Vellum, A die-cut gold foil doily also from The Paper Studio
White gems from the Paper Studio
Black gems from Jolee's Boutique
An adorable "Bee Happy" button from Dress it Up

Yellow brads from SU
Yellow twine from The Paper Studio and Black gross grain ribbon from SU.

WOW!  So much to work with!!  Here's my creation:
Aren't those papers the best?!  The floral paper is actually translucent vellum, which I backed with SU's Pool Party CS, and the card base is SU's Hello Honey CS.  SU's hexagon punch worked perfectly with the "Happy Bee Day" sent by Terry, and it's colored with a Spectrum Noir marker.

I cut the button loop off the adorable bee and used a foam pop up to mount it.  

A small strip of the honey bee paper was used to spruce up the inside of the card.

Terry, what a delightful kit!!  Thank you so much for hosting, you did a marvelous job!


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Well, look at your blog, Darlene... I almost didn't recognize it. Nice look!

And speaking of nice... your card is just perfect! You used so many elements from the kit and created a fabulous card!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- love all of the DP's and your layout really perfectly shows them all off! I love the floral vellum with the blue behind it! Great duel card!

Barb said...

I love the new look of your blog! This card is so cute--love the design!

terry serman said...

Love the floral paper with all the bees...very cute!

Carol W said...

Oh my Darlene, I love your card. so creative and fun. I love how the bees seem to be flying along with the flowers. You did a wonderful job with this kit....

MiamiKel said...

Oh Darlene, where to start! Such a delightful new look to your blog - Bijou approved, I'm sure! And I love your card ~ from the fabulous layout to the wonderful bees adorning the front. Great panel across the bottom - it's BEE-utiful!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a bee-u-tiful card Darlene - love how you have used the elements you were given.

Terry Ladwig said...

Very cute Darlene! Love how you used so many elements of the kit! Also love that you were able to use that adorable button!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

So cute! How you used the honeycomb die cut looks adorable. Great to see your work!