Monday, 31 July 2017

Is it a Bee!

Good afternoon
My card today was a very quickly made a couple of weeks ago using a piece of gelli plate print.

 I diecut the bee  from it a couple of years ago to make another card but kept the waste.

When I rubbed round the edges with oxide fosillized amber it looked a bit solid and flat so I squiggled lines with a marker and sprinked and heated clear embossing powder round the top right hand corner.

The bee is a Bigz die and the sentiment is letters cut out with a Tim Holtz set of letters.

I would like to join in the challenge at
Stamping Our Stash # 313
 Butterflies,Bees and Bugs

41 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your Jelly plate background Barb...lovely card

Anne

Veerle said...

Stunning card Barb, I am using a lot of waste lately too. I like your card a lot.
Hugs Veerle x

(BTW I have a candy you might be interested to join in)

Swissie said...

Just wonderful, Barb! I find it so good to use the waste for this bee. Really great idea.
Hugs,
Liv xxx

Cara said...

Love how you used the negative space to make this card, it looks great x

cuilliesocks said...

Super card Barb, beautifully designed, love the doodled frame, Kate x

meg said...

Love it Barb, fantastic use of the geli plate print the clear embossing adds extra dimension and interest.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Great use of your waste Barb, a fantastic card.

Sue xx

Liz said...

Brilliant background, Barb. What a clever way to used the negative die cut to create a silhouette. Beautiful card. xx

Aquarius said...





great use of the geli print and the die cut letters look really good

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
just love that wonderful background you have created.
The Bee is so super too, and a wonderful use of snippets also.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Kathleen said...

I never think to keep the waste, note to self. This looks really great with the lovely the background.

Kath x

Donna said...

Gorgeous!!!
Thank goodness you kept those scraps for this beautiful card!
Thanks for getting buggy with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous work with the geli print and that bee looks indeedly happy.xx[aNNie]

Greta said...

Great use of your gelli plate print & love your squiggled lines, Barb!

Valerija said...

Gorgeous card. Love the background.
Valerija xx

Jules said...

Hi Barb

A beautiful bold card .. .. I love the geli plate print and the lovely bold sentiment.

Just shows we should keep our waste too.

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

hazel said...

A fabulous card, I love the gelli print background. I have the bee die and am sorry to say I've never used it.
xxx Hazel.

Maxine D said...

What a great way to use the negative die cut - a fabulous card Barb.
Blessings
Maxine

Gerrina said...

What a great , bit dramatic, but so effective effect that black on the great background! Give me some inspiration... Hope you have some sun today!

KandA said...

Super card and a fabulous background xx

Mrs A. said...

This just goes to show throw nout out just in case and in this case it came in very handy. The bee looks brilliant and really stands out against your gelli plate colouring. We had a very large bee in the back garden the other day that looked like it had gotten dislodged from the roof in all the rains. It was on the window ledge drying its wings out before buzzing off. Needless to say I was inside the house! Hugs Mrs A.

lauren bergold said...

this is unBEElievably lovely! ;) thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (butterflies, bees & bugs!) STASH with us this week! <3

Carol L said...

What a cool background for that gigantic bee image! Love this one!

AlisonC said...

Just goes to show you should not throw things away. It makes a really interesting and different card. x

Linby said...

This is a great card, I love the background and your scribbling.
How funny that you were in the same cafe a few weeks ago - it is great in there isn't it. I only live down the road but rarely go over there. We took the train and made a day of it, no driving, no parking, very relaxed.

rachel said...

super Bee Barb - I love that you still had that bee - amazing! Hugs rachel x

SARN said...

Fantastic looking card Barb. xxx

Karen Knott said...

Wonderful card Barb, great use of 'waste' love the die cut sentiment too.
Your beautiful card arrived this morning, thank you so much it is absolutely stunning you are so clever ! Showed it to hubby and he thought it was amazing :)
Hugs Kaz xxx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love that big, beautiful bee Barb! Love that die-cut sentiment too! Have a great week! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Janice said...

A fabulous background Barb, which you have made into a gorgeous card.
Janice x

Claire said...

Brilliant background for that awesome bee to sit proudly. Fab card x

Donna said...

Such an uplifting card and fabulous background!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful backgrouns,Barb.Love the bee stamp and the sentiment die.

Gr,Sylvia x

scrAPpamondo said...

Love your gelli background, and how you put together the letters to make the sentiment! Well done!

cotnob said...

A super card Barb, such a fabulous background - your 'squiggled' outline is perfect.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

aussie aNNie said...

Enjoy your weekend.♥
[aNNie]

Inkyfingers said...

Your background is perfect for the bee Barb, with the lovely honeycomb effect. Gorgeous card and it just shows we are right to never throw things away because they will always be just right for a project someday.

Donna said...

What a stunning card, your background is amazing, I got to play with a gel plate at a recent stamp convention and now I am kicking myself for not buying it seeing your background.

Mia said...

LOVE IT. It's a fabulous card, Barb. Kisses, my friend.

Sally H said...

Wonderful! What a great idea! Fab die and gorgeous background from your gelli plate!

Donna said...

Loving this grunge effect bee card.
Great job. x