Sunday, April 27, 2014

Bee Happy

Here's a little tag I made for my daughter to cheer her up, as she's not been feeling well.

Tag was cut from Nature Walk 6x6 paper, and the hexagon bee was also from the Nature Walk line (die cuts) available at UmWowStudio.  Chipboard hexagons are from UmWowStudio and were clear heat embossed with Unity's Bee Happy Hexagons stamps.  The Bee Happy sentiment was also from that stamp set.  I inked the edges of the tag with Brushed Corduroy distress ink and used a light tan memento ink with Stampology's "postmarks" hexagon stamps for added background interest.  You can barely see them on the right side of the tag, but they say "always Amazing", "always Loved", and "always Beautiful".  I chose those three from the five in the set because that's what my daughter is.  I added a strip of Teresa Collins' "now and then" washi for a little color and used an UmWow chipboard leaf as a stamp to add some texture with gesso.  Lastly, I added a tiny bee in the lower left corner using the Bee Happy stamp set and clear embossing powder.  I also used copics spica (subtle glitter pen) in dark red for the hexagon bee's eyes.
Thanks for taking a look - I'm happy with the results (and my daughter was, too).


  1. Really great tag! I love the bee theme and the wonderful honeycomb stamps you used!
    Can I just say I'm a little bit spooked, though, but the fact that not only is my name also Ruth, but that I also have a daughter named Erin? And you and I both love papercrafting (my daughter is into other arts more than paper.)
    Crazy world!
    Thanks for sharing today! I hope that Erin is feeling completely better by now!

    1. Erin is feeling better, thank you. It is odd that we have the same name, enjoy papercrafting, and both chose Erin for our daughters' names. They are great names, though!


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