Bee Happy for RRR Things with Wings Challenge

Bee Happy Pocket Card for RRR Things with Wings Challenge


Hey, Ribbon Lovers!  It’s time for another fabby challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon BLOG.  This time around, our theme is Things with Wings.  Oh, the possibilities!  I  created this Bee happy pocket card using the fabulous “It’s the Bees Knees” Creativity Kit from Polly’s Paper Studio.

Bee Happy Card for RRR Things with Wings Challenge Kathy by Design 01I got a little inky making this card. I started with a 5″ x 6.5″ white card base that I stamped with a script background and then heat embossed.  Next, I ran the base through a honeycomb embossing folder.  I sponged on warm honey tones of Distress Ink: Wild Honey, Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber, Tea Dye and Spiced Marmalade.  Then the entire surface was sponged lightly with Tea Dye DI and spritzed and flicked with water to create a gorgeous background layer.

Bee Happy Card for RRR Things with Wings Challenge Kathy by Design 03I layered up elements from the creativity kit with cardstock, burlap and lots of machine stitching to add even more texture to the card.  I pulled out my favorite Black and White Houndstooth Plaid Ribbon to create my bow and topped it with a chipboard button and antique gold burlap string.  A loopy bow made with 3/8″ Old Gold organza was positioned behind the main bow to add a little shimmer and shine.

Bee Happy Card for RRR Things with Wings Challenge Kathy by Design 02Some gold sequins were tossed in just for fun, along with star stick pins and gorgeous sugared blossoms from Petaloo.

Bee Happy Card for RRR Things with Wings Challenge Kathy by Design 04The inside of the card has a sentiment panel that I created by stamping a bee with Versamark Ink and heat embossing with clear powder.  Then I just sponged in those same ink colors to create a resist effect.  The sentiment was computer journaled. The pocket on the right contains a vintage button card and a bookmark that is topped with two pretty charms, burlap string and more houndstooth ribbon.

Bee Happy Card for RRR Things with Wings Challenge Kathy by Design 05I love the way the ribbon makes everything else on this card just POP!

Now it’s your turn!  Create your own “things with wings” project and link it up over on the RRR BLOG.  I’ll be popping by to pay you a visit, and you know I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!




10 thoughts on “Bee Happy for RRR Things with Wings Challenge

  1. candycolwell

    Yet another gorgeous card! Not just a card…a work of art! I adore that bee graphic on the front! Your design is just beautiful. Then open up the card and oh my goodness! That is just so amazing. Love the pockets and all the little goodies tucked inside. You are the QUEEN of beautiful cards!

  2. Carol

    You have to bee happy looking at this Kathy. The colours are simply gorgeous and give such a warm glow. Love all the blending, embossing and flowers x

  3. margiehmalone

    Yes, I would say you got a LITTLE inkie!! If do it in a different order what do you get? I like your bee’s knees. It’s so cheerful. But a typical Kathy. Way over the top. Nobody can compete with you. You are just the best.

  4. Amber Milone

    This is absolutely spectacular Kathy! Your attention to detail shines so bright with this. Hope your move in is going well!

  5. Judy B

    What a bright and cheerful card Kathy! I love all your ink blending for the background. You always have the perfect little embellishments for add to your projects. I’d love to see your “stash” of goodies. lol Thanks for sharing this wonderful card with us.

  6. soozyb2013

    This one is amongst my favourites. Love Bees for one thing but the insert tags and wee button card is great. The colours you chose are just perfect. Really a wonderful piece of art Kathy, thanks for sharing this one. Truly lovely.

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