Bee Happy. Bee Grateful. Bee You.


I’ve always enjoyed word play.  The pun is a very creative, if sometimes groan-inducing form of word play, but in this case I was looking for something more whimsical.  This bee image captured my imagination right away, and I went off in search of the right words to create the story that was developing in my head:

Maui Stamper Bee Happy Bee Grateful Bee You

  • Stamps:  Pun Intended (Host), Remarkable You, Work of Art, Oh What Fun, Tin of Cards
  • Color Palette:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Crushed Curry
  • Accessories:  Vellum card stock, Wink of Stella Clear, Honeycomb TIEF (retired), Crushed Curry ribbon (retired), Perfectly Artistic DSP (SAB/retired), Timeless Elegance DSP (retired), Stampin’ Write markers, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Maui Stamper Bee Happy Bee Grateful Bee You

Pun Intended is a Host Rewards stamp set – you can only purchase it with Host dollars received when you host a qualifying event or order.  The bee is the Queen (Bee) of the set – I’ve featured it once already in THIS post.   I used the retired Honeycomb TIEF there, too. (I’m really disappointed that Stampin’ Up! chose to retire that TIEF before introducing this image.)  I guess being a bit of a hoarder has some advantages {wink}.

Maui Stamper Bee Happy Bee Grateful Bee You

You can see my vellum wings looking straight on.  I stamped the image on vellum with Basic Black and set it aside overnight to dry completely.  I cut out the wings including the zig zag portion of the body that runs between them and used that section to adhere the wings to the stamped image.

Maui Stamper Bee Happy Bee Grateful Bee You

I used Tombo (the Wonder Adhesive) to attach the layers and was very pleased with the result.  The body on the panel as well as the body portion on the vellum are both colored with Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write markers, and I think that helps disguise the adhesive.  The wings are super-sparkled with two coats of Clear Wink of Stella.

Maui Stamper Bee Happy Bee Grateful Bee You

The DSP behind the images is the retired Timeless Elegance, one of the most beautiful and easy-to-use sets of papers that Stampin’ Up! has ever produced.  It’s wrapped around a piece of cardboard, and finished on the back with a coordinating DSP (also retired from Sale-a-bration 2016):

Maui Stamper Bee Happy Bee Grateful Bee You

As a custom piece, there just wasn’t a frame available that would fit, so I created a clean finish for the back and sandwiched the ribbon securely between the layers.

Maui Stamper Bee Happy Bee Grateful Bee You

Bee Happy.  Bee Grateful.  Bee You.

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