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Sat 04

Bumblebee Daydreams Bee-day
by Jean Okimoto


Hope you enjoyed our blog blitz earlier this week...here's another summer-y idea featuring the happy Bumblebee Daydreams stamp and die sets.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here, with a bright little birthday design for you...

Everything's stamped with VersaFine OnyxBlack and heat-set.  You'll love the sweet and happy images from our May Release - perfect for summer celebrations, thank-yous and just to make someone smile!

Stamp and heat-set the bees on bright yellow cardstock, then diecut them.  Color the interior of the wings with a white pencil, then fill the area with glue.  Dump a bunch of pearly white glitter onto the glue and set the wings aside while the glue sets up.

Paint the smoother side of watercolor paper with Peerless Watercolors set it aside to dry.  Stamp, heat-set and diecut the flowers.

Stamp the honeycomb on smooth white cardstock, dry it and diecut it.  Stamp the greeting on green cardstock, dry it and cut it with a Stitched Rectangle Layer.  Trim the excess cardstock using the inner edge of one of the larger rectangles.  

Cut the Stitched Hexagon Rectangle from pale yellow cardstock.


Stamping something that's a bit skinny or wobbly - like the bee's flight path?  Use a stamp positioner to stabilize the stamp block - even if you don't need  to stamp the image in a specific spot.  Start stamping near the right edge of the cardstock (for right-handers) - then keep moving towards the left.  You don't even have to wait for the ink to dry because the tool will always be on unstamped cardstock.  Not exactly rocket-science - just a quick tip I wanted to share with you!

Diecut the flight paths- we'll be using three of them as flower stems today.  Assume/imagine that some of the blossoms are sharing the stems...6 stems will look too "stemmy."  Attach everything to a top-folded 5.5" square card of textured white cardstock - use foamdots for the bees and bottom right flower.


See you at cool, AC'd Impress for the THANKS A LOT class tomorrow!  We'll be playing with some of the newest stamps, diecuts and tools - and I'm packing a few 'extras' into your kits for you to make more class cards in your studios later.

Thanks for stopping by...Penny will be here with another of her great designs tomorrow!





Looking for the 6/4 winners announcement. Have a Bee-utiful day!
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

What a clever idea, the bee's path for flower stems! Wow! do like the stitched geometric die cut shapes, too.

Love how you did the flowers and the bee's path.

Very cute. I like how you made the flower stems.

Pretty colors and sweet design!

Great tip about stamping the stems! Pretty card with fun colors! Love the flowers!

Another fun card and a great tip using the stamp positioner. The blitz week was such great fun, good luck to everyone in the draw! x

I do like this card. I think the repeating hexagon and using the bee path for stems really make it.

Love your card, Jean. So cheerful!

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