Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #505

Come join our sketch challenge at Freshly Made SketchesThe very talented Narelle is our hostess today!

I had a lot of ideas for this sketch - fall, Halloween, birthday - but in the end I went with bees! There are so many bees in my marigolds this year (which went wild from seeds last year!), and although they aren't the big fat bumbles like these, I am happy to see them buzzing around pollinating everything still. 

Most of these stamps and dies are from the Hero Arts January 2021 MMH Kit. I had not even used them yet! So today they got to see some ink - and embossing! This kit is not available anymore, but there are other fabulous options to recreate this card.

I first cut a circle using a wonky stitched circle die (MFT Stamps) out of the Pale Yellow Glitter paper that came with the kit. I added the Honeycomb window die, also cut with the same circle. I stamped the flowers from the kit and cut them out as well. And guess what? They were huge for my A2. I could have made a square card, but decided to stick with the usual A2, and just cut each side off the circle. I ended up really liking it. The flowers layer is popped up with foam tape.

The bees are stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black and embossed with clear embossing powder. I colored them with Copic markers, cut them out, and popped them up on the flower layer. I added some sequins from Honeybee Stamps. I layered all of this on a black mat, cut out with a wonky stitched rectangle die (MFT). To finish the card, I added some metallic gold Kreinik thread around the middle, and the word "buzz" using the Tall Skinny Alphabet from scrapbook dot com.

I hope you will join our sketch challenge this week, and add your creations to our gallery! This challenge will end at 3:00 EDT time on Monday, October 4th. Be sure to take a peek at the gorgeous cards my teammates have made on the FMS blog

Here is a little bee friend from my New England vacation this summer. This was taken near Franconia, NH. You would think I would stay away from them, since I am very allergic to their stings, but I love their jobs and watching them work.



  1. I love the subtle touches of color on this fabulous card! Beautifully done, Judy!

  2. I like that you went with the bees!! Fabulous with the two different looks on those circles!

  3. Oh this card is just amazing on so many levels! Those bees!!! I love them! Love the honeycomb and the flowers! So pretty!

  4. So in love with your layering and details. That honeycomb is amazing.

  5. What a gorgeous card and fabulous design, Judy! These bees are awesome and I just love the dark background.

  6. This MMH kit is one of my favourites - I just adore these cute bees! And you have used them and other elements from the kit to make a fabulous card!

  7. Such wonderful details! I love everything about this card!


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