Today’s card was a color challenge, using Basic Black, Berry Burst, and Petal Pink. My first thought was to stamp the large, intricate, bee from the Queen Bee Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink. Fortunately, this stamp set has carried over to Online Exclusives, and is now available!

By Su Mohr for TGIF; Click to go to my website for details! Featuring: Queen Bee Stamp Set, Scalloped Contours Dies; #queenbee #bees #beesoncards #scallopedcontoursdies #colorchallenges #queens #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #stamping #stampinup #sumohr

Beloved Queen


After stamping the bee, I used a Queen Bee Die for cutting, and placed it on Dimensionals. The Queen Bee Dies have sold out, but you could fussy cut the bee. Other options would be to leave the bee flat, or stamp the bee on a square or circle that could be die cut and raised. 


For the bee’s background, I stamped on Basic White Cardstock, 5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″, using stamps from the Queen Bee stamp set and the challenge colors.

A Berry Burst Stampin’ Write Marker was used to color the heart on the bee, and add tiny dots to the Petal Pink flowers. These markers are re-designed this year, and come in packs of ten colors by color collection. 

“Happy” and “birthday” are two more words in the stamp set, and will most likely go on the inside. You can see the complete set in my Product List below.

After stamping, I used the largest Scalloped Contours Die to give it an interesting border. I attached the layer with Dimensionals to a Thick Basic White card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″, and my color challenge card was complete.


I was challenged by TGIF.


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