Happy "Bee" Day

Friday, January 17, 2014

I had so much fun making this little project today! You're probably thinking this is for a birthday, and it could be, but it's not. A friend's son is in a spelling bee next week, so I made a tag for her to use on a bee-themed gift package that she put together for him.
I embossed a Honeycomb background stamp with Distress embossing powder, then spritzed with several colors of Dylusions Ink Spray. After drying the ink with my heat gun, I spritzed gold Perfect Pearls Mist over it so it would glisten like honey. "Happy" was stamped with the Inside & Out Happy stamp set from Flourishes, using Versamark Ink, then heat embossed with black ep, and the letters in "day" are die cuts. The bee was made by punching out yellow and black circles, folding them in half, and gluing them together. The bee face (stamped on cs and colored with a Copic marker) and wings (stamped on vellum and coated with Diamond Stickles) were stamped with a Recollections stamp set called Don't Bug Me, and fussy cut. A strip of Washi tape and some ribbons and jute finished it off. (I thought about adding more, but since it's for a boy, I figured less IS more!) I didn't take a pic of the back, but it is white with the honeycomb bg stamped in Scattered Straw Distress Ink. My friend has plenty of room to personalize it.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!

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Shirley said...

Your tag is just too to sweet. That cutie bumble bee is so fun and those wings are precious. What a keeper.

Chana Malkah said...

Cute and clever! Love the background! Nicely done! Thanks for sharing wtih us here at 613 Avenue Create.
Chana, Owner

Maria said...

What a gorgeous fun tag! Love that background and happy little bee! It sure put a big smile on my face!:-) Have a great weekend, hugs!

Meihsia Liu said...

Oh.. this tag is super cute, Cheryl. Love the adorable bee. :)

Leslie Miller said...

Super cute! Oh, my goodness, that bee butt is darling and clever! I'll have to remember that idea. What a perfect tag for the spelling bee occasion!

Mona Pendleton said...

Darling tag Cheryl! Love the little 3D bumble bee! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Conniecrafter said...

too cute, I bet he loved it, that bee is great with all the dimension, the background is very cool too! Love that font on the die cut word!

Jingle said...

What an adorable tag! I love your little bee! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Sue Lelli said...

Just Brilliant! Love the BG and that honeycomb bee! FAB tag!