Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Nouveau Bee

Today's card is 4 1/4"x5 1/2."  I used dark brown card stock for the card base.  The hexagonal print mat is 4"x5 1/4."  I wrapped the bottom part with some dark brown ribbon and tied a bow with the same ribbon.

The circle is cut at 2 1/2" and is from the "Cricut Craft Room Basics" digital cartridge (basic-shift and shadow-shift).  I popped it up with foam tape.

The bee is from the "Art Nouveau" cartridge (page 56).  It was cut at 2 1/2."  I pieced it all together and added it to the circle.  I then covered the ivory part of the wings with star dust Stickles and the brown stripes with cinnamon Stickles.  The yellow parts are covered with glossy accents and the eyes are brown gems.  The entirety of the wings are also covered with glossy accents.

The sentiment is from my stash and stamped in rich cocoa ink by Tsukineko.

I made this for the following challenges:

BBTB2.: Cricut cut bee

Die Cuttin' Divas: anything goes

Cupcake Inspirations: cupcake photo inspiration (ribbon)


  1. Wow Paula, your bee is absolutely beautiful. I love all the sparkle and glossy accents. Really stunning. You did such a fabulous job on this bee card!! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  2. amazing details...such a beautiful card..thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  3. Great card Paula!! Love all of the sparkle and shine you added to your card. Wonderful pattern paper. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Bee' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  4. What a wonderful and elegant card you have created !!! Thank you so much for joining us at BBTB2 !!! Hope you have a wonderful day and join us again !!

  5. Your card is so pretty!!! LOVE your bee!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at BBTB2 this week!

    Have a great day!

    Mollie's Motif

  6. I bet you loved this challenge. Wonderful card. I like how the circle is matted and forms a second background. I am going to try is


  7. Love your bee with the Stickles and glossy accents! So glad you joined our Ribbon challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!
    Hugs, Debbie!

  8. What a great card!! Love the bee!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  9. What a gorgeous bee! And card too! Thanks for joining the BBTB2 challenge!
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  10. Your bee is stunning! I LOVE what you did to him with the stickles, glossy accents, etc-just WOW! Thanks for joining our BBTB2 challenge this week!

  11. Wow Paula, this card is amazing! I love, love your bee, his is stunning with the stickles. Love that great paper too. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

  12. This is really great!! I love it. This is one of my favorite bee cuts.
    Thank you for entering the Bitten by the Bug 2 with the theme “Bee challenge” for this challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.