Saturday, September 23, 2023

Can You Handle the Pressure - BEES/BEEHIVES


Dear Ones~
  There's a new challenge over at Can You Handle the Pressure.   For this challenge blog you MUST use an EMBOSSING FOLDER on your project.  Heat embossing (with embossing powder) is permitted but only IN ADDITION to your embossing folder design.  Each new challenge will have a 'TWIST' which is optional ... your choice to use or not.

The OPTIONAL TWIST for today's challenge is:


And here is my creation:
I absolutely LOVE this bee stamp by Hero Arts. I believe it's a classic, but it's a wood mount and the name isn't on the stamp, just the number. I kept my design simple, using black as an accent and a SU Chicken Wire embossing folder that looks like a honey comb. The image is colored with watercolors.

 The Ingredients:
GKD White and Black Onyx Card Stock
SU Chicken Wire Embossing Folder
Just Rite Hand Written Sentiments for Greeting
Hero Arts Bee Stamp
Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circle Dies
MeiLaing Watercolors

 If you head on over to the Can You Handle the Pressure Blog and play along, you could win this fabulous embossing folder, so appropriate for our challenge this time. 
Don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created while you are there.

It feels like fall here in Northern Michigan today, and we have seen some red leaves on the trees. 
It will soon be upon us.
Until next time dear reader, ASPIRE to be INSPIRED!
Here's celebrating your CREATIVE MUSE.


  1. Simply AWESOME Judy! Love that little bee and you've showcased him perfectly! (I say him but maybe it's a her?? lol) Beautiful coloring & design!

  2. The image of the bee in the center of the flower wreath is really great. You made a lovely card!
    Lia xx

  3. What a wonderful way to add pops of colour. A really stunning card xx

  4. BEEutiful! I have never seen this image, truly a classic! Love your pretty design, the background texture is absolutely perfect, of course! That Bee is definitely the Queen, love her sparkly wings! I think your water coloring is spot on and your little red flowers remind me of ladybugs. Super sweet!

  5. The classic white with black really makes the bee and the lovely water colored ring of flowers stunning! I really like that touch of blue behind the bee! He looks so real. Lovely beehive texture in the background.