Friday, September 18, 2020

Sweet as Honey

 Hi Artzy friends-

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I created two very similar cards for the blog hop using one of our brand new slimline die sets. Because, if you're making one card, why not make two?! 

The new dies that I used are called Slimline Honeycomb dies, and they are so fun and unique!
Besides the beautiful detailed honeycomb patterned die, there is a shaped background die, as well as some additional coordinating "extras."

I took the obvious traditional approach, and paired the dies with the Buzzy Beez stamps and dies.
But you will find yourself getting "artzy" with these dies, and using them for so many other themes!

For the backing portion of the die cuts I wanted to created a watercolor effect. I swiped some liquid watercolors in shades of yellows and oranges onto a piece of watercolor paper, and diecut my background die twice.

I stamped, colored, and diecut several of the images from the Buzzy Beez set.
I love adding shimmer to the bees wings! 

I diecut the honeycomb patterned die out of black cardstock and adhered them to my watercolored
backing pieces.
After creating card bases that are 8 1/2" x 3 1/2", I assembled my cards, using yellow cardstock for the bottom strips, and stamping them with sentiments from the Buzzy Beez and Honey Bears stamp sets.
I think these birthday cards would be perfect for anyone on your list!

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  1. Beautiful, striking card background with the black against the colored background! Love honeycombs and the adorable 🐝!

  2. This card is so cute love how unique this new release is can't wait to get some of them

  3. I love your cards. Thanks for sharing your technique on how you created the great background. I also like how you grouped the little bees with the pot and beehive on one side and put the larger bee on the other side. It really makes the larger one look like he is in the foreground flying off the card.

  4. Love the watercolor background panels! Both cards are absolutely adorable!

  5. I love this die and your card is awesome. Fab design. Hugz

  6. Love the new ideas to use my bee products!

  7. Look at you making multiple cards! I do think that honeycomb die is unique. Your cards are super sweet!

    1. Thanks! That's about as close to "mass producing" as I get! LOL!

  8. Love this slimline honeycomb die! Such fun cards, and so perfect with the cute bees!

  9. Your background technique was so interesting. It's great to see how you took the same die and were able to make two different cards. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Cute die and beautiful background. Thanks for sharing your technique

  11. Avra, that is super sweet card! Love the backgroud you did, too. Totally love your card!

  12. I love this card Avra! The combination of colors is stunning! - Jen Schoolcraft * no prize entry =)

  13. This card is adorable! The background is so cool and those bees are so cute!

  14. I love it with the black... so bold!

  15. Sweet as Honey!!! Lovely slimline!!

  16. Fabulous card! I love the background you created! -Tasha :)

  17. Such a sweet card!! Love how you added glitter to the wings of the bees!! Love how you created the background!! Great job!! 💖 Kristina

  18. I like the gradual change in the background color.