Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Beehive


I stood on the corner of the lot surveying the crew's work. They made a quick job of tearing down the one tree and were going to start on the next. Suddenly I felt something drop into my hair and then...felt the sting. Oh, how that hurt! Turns out that there was a beehive half as tall as me in the soon to be non-existent tree and the big wasp was none to happy to be disturbed.
So of course I had to pull out the hexagons from Hexagon-A-Thon by Schlosser Designs and create a beehive card. The Baker Beehive had TONS of hexagons within it, and it was really quite an inspiration. (Glad to see it gone though.) To give my hive a bit of depth, I gold embossed the hexagons, outlined them with black and then sponged a few ink colors.
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Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (White) Georgia Pacific (Basic Black) SU (Gold) Unknown

Stamps: (Hexagon-A-Thon) Schlosser Designs
Ink: Versamark, (Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Summer Sun Pigment) SU
Embellishments: (Gold Embossing Powder) SU (Gold String) SU (Stickers) SRM Stickers, (Black Pen) Pilot

27 comments:

  1. Karen, I'm sorry to hear about your sting...those are NEVER fun. Glad, however, that it inspired you to make such an adorable card! Love the golden-honey feel of this. Thanks for playing along! :)

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  2. Wow! Love your embossed hexagons! There's a lot of depth and richness with all the inking! :)

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  3. Karen I love your card!
    A great idea these hexagons inked!

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  4. Oh no....so sorry about the sting...I have a bee/wasp etc phobia...it's horrible...but I do love your card...the embossing is wonderful and so is the inking...

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  5. Hey Karen,
    Love your take on a beehive with the hexagon shape.
    Brandi

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  6. OOOO!! Fabby use of the Hexagons! Your card turned out amazing!! So sorry about the bee sting. Ouch! :(

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  7. Well, that's one way to be inspired! I love the look of the gold emboss and the sponged ink, very nice!

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  8. love it!!! Love how you colored the card!

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  9. Love it! Such depth with your shading!

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  10. Ouch, sorry about the bee sting! Those are never fun. What an inspired card though! I love the shimmer and the gold string.

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  11. What a sight that hive must have been. I'm a bee lover, even dabbled in apiaristry for a while, so your card struck a chord with me. Love the inking.

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  12. Oh dear, sorry to hear about the sting - but it did inspire a fantastic card! I love this design - it's so original and very striking.

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  13. ouch! its been awhile since i've been stung. your inking is just wonderful, karen:)

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  14. you are most definitely the hexagon queen bee.

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  15. Love your card...major unlike on the bee sting!!

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  16. Oh My Goodness Karen! One of my childhood (and recurring) nightmares is that something is in my hair (something like a bug - not a nice good looking guy or anything!) I cannot imagine!! And stinging bugs are the worst!

    Your card, on the other hand, is amazing! The honeycomb is amazing - it looks so dimensional and really cool! The card is great - even if the inspiration wasn't pleasant.

    Hugs!

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  17. This is fabulous! Love the graphic feel of this card!

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  18. Oh how fun! Love the look but ick on bee stings!

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  19. Ouch! Sorry to hear about that sting! I never get that kind of depth when I emboss! Hmmm You are just amazing that's all!

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  20. love how you inked the beehives! wonderful card!

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  21. This is just gorgeous! I love all the gold accents. :)

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  22. oooh fun! I love this one too!

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  23. Only you could turn a bee sting into an awesome card! :)
    FAB honeycomb!

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  24. Gorgeous card Karen, I love the way you used this stamp to get a honey comb effect:-) slowly catching up on your blog, love what you have been doing lately, specially the christmas stuff!

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