The Honey Cuts dies I used for this card were:
and Donut Worry.
I started with an inked cloud sky backdrop made with the Cloud border stencil and some Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink. I die cut 4 branches from kraft card stock and lightly applied some Walnut Stain Distress ink for shading. I used the branches to create a frame for the bee hive. I die cut many leaves from some card stock I had colored using the ink smooshing method with Lucky Clover and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks. I then just randomly adhered the leaves to the branches. I die cut the bee hive from some sunflower yellow card stock. I added shading and fine line detail along with a few splatters of watered down Walnut Stain Distress ink.
I added the hive to the center of the framed in area with foam adhesive. I did cut a small piece from an extra branch and added it the underside of the top branch to serve as the attachment point for the hive. The die cut sentiment is four layers of black card stock. I did have to cut an extra "e" to make the word "bee" because the original was just "be".
If you've placed an order directly from Honey Bee Stamps in the last few months then you have gotten a free BEE with your order. I have place quite a few orders so I have several free BEES and have used them here. I think they are the perfect size to go with the hive die cut.
To finish off my bee hive scene I added a stitched scalloped square frame made by nesting a scalloped square die and a double stitched square die. I kept my card base slightly smaller than the scalloped frame so all you see is the scalloped edge. The finished size of my card is 5.5" x 5.5".
Thanks for stopping by and have a bee-utiful day!!