Bee Happy for Whimsy Stamps June Release!

Hello friends!  There is so much to “bee” happy about for sure!  It’s been sunny out lately; it’s the weekend and I have some fun creations to share with you for the Whimsy Stamps June digital release today! 🙂


Check out these ADORABLE bees!!  I have made 3 different cards because I just couldn’t stand not being able to color each one of these which are all included in this set!  I have used Crissy Armstrong’s “Bee Happy” digital stamp set.  This is a set that was previously released as a stamp set, but now available in digital format starting this month!  Good news that you can now choose between either format you prefer!

I’ve sized each of these bees in the format to fit onto a 4″ square card design.  I’ve cut them out with a hexagon die cut and layered another black piece of cardstock behind each one.

For the background, I’ve taken a yellow piece of cardstock slight smaller than the 4″ square top folding white card base and embossed it with a fun hexagon embossing folder.  Before attaching them to the card base, I’ve added some black ribbon at an angle over it.  I then attached the image panels and added the ribbon bow which I then placed a bee wooden accent to the center of each one.

The story with the black splatters actually came about from an accident I had!  I opened up a black shimmer pen over top one of the cards and it had a leak in it!  When I popped open the cap, it spilled all over my card!!  OH NO!!!  Obviously, I had all of my cards done at this point and I loved the way I had colored them….so I just decided to “go with it” and added some more splatters to each one.  I actually like the way it looked after I completed it!  They look like “busy bee’s” now! TEE HEE!


Here’s a closer look at the “couple bees” image.  For each one of the hexagon image panels, I’ve taken a black marker along the edges to make the stitch lines.  I went around the edges of the image panel with some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and ink foam blending tool for each card.  Also, for the sentiments on each card, I found an old “bee” style stamp set and used it to go with them.  I believe that the “Bee Happy” rubber stamp set comes with sentiments that go perfectly with these cuties!

Here’s how all of the bees were colored up with the Copic colors:

  • Wings/around bees – B00, B000
  • black stripes/nose/feet and hands – W9, W7, W5
  • Yellow stripes – Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11, R20 (cheeks)
  • The tiny heart from the sentiment was colored with Y15 and then I’ve added some Nuvo Glitter Drops over it.
  • All the wings for each card were covered with the Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.


This little dude was so fun to color up with his party accents! 🙂  Here are the Copic colors I’ve used for the accessories:

  • bag – E87, E84, E81
  • hat balloon, party hat, tissue from bag – V12, V15, YG11, YG13, YG25, YR04
  • I’ve covered the purple on his hat with the Nuvo Glitter Drops
  • The wings and balloon were covered with the Wink of Stella Glitter Pen


I just love how he’s trying to hand out a flower to you! 🙂  Here’s the following Copic colors that I’ve used for the flower:

  • flower stem – YG61, YG63
  • flower middle – Y15 (I covered it with the Nuvo Glitter Drops again)
  • flower petals – R32, R35, R37
  • His wings were covered with the Wink of Stella

I hope you’ve enjoyed my bee creation today!  Please be sure to BUZZZZ on over to the Whimsy Stamps store!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon!

Challenges I’d like to enter:

  1.  Through the Craft Room Door – Anything Goes
  2. TGIF – #TGIFC214 Create a Set!
  3. Aud Sentiments – Nature + a sentiment (hoping bees are apart of nature)
  4. Creative Knockouts – Embossing Delight (embossing folder on each card)

28 thoughts on “Bee Happy for Whimsy Stamps June Release!

  1. These sweet images are definitely something to ‘bee’ happy about! Cute as can be!!!


  2. These are sooo cute Vicki! I love all of the sweet bee images and gorgeous layouts, awesome honeycomb backgrounds!
    Hugs, Tammy


  3. These are so cute! The splatter was a lucky accident, I really like this detail and also the way you arranged the ribbon.


  4. You always create the most adorable and super cute cards Vicki and with the most wonderful images. Today is no exception. …love them and thank you for the cute inspiration x


  5. Who wouldn’t ‘bee’ happy with these adorable little fellows. I haven’t used any hexagons in I don’t know how long. Shame on me. Amazing colouring Vicki. Love the black ribbon with the bees on top. Your attention to detail is impeccable. Oh and splatters are good – accident or not LOL


  6. Vicki, these cards are soooo cute!!! You’re coloring is amazing too. Thanks for joining TGIF Challenges this week.


  7. Sometimes those mishaps end up being just what our cards needed! Love the embossed honeycomb backgrounds with these cuter than cute bees! Cute design with the black and gold color scheme too!


  8. These little bees are just too cute – and love how you have used the hexagon embossing folder and the embossing punch/die. Sometimes mistakes are just made to be made!!!


  9. Totally love this set of cards, what a lucky save from your paint splatters, they look fabulous and I love that embossing folder you used, so perfect! hugs Debxx


  10. I just love these adorable bees- a fun set of Beeutiful cards!!! Your coloring and backing is awesome- love the bow and the black spatters too- a fun happy accident! You make awesome cards!!!


  11. Those little bees are adorable! And love the hexagon embossing. Thanks for joining us at the Creative Knockouts Challenge.


  12. BEE-autiful, BEE-cause you put so much into these wonderful little Bee images. Such fun little cards, with the embossing and shape they are perfect!



  13. I love your sweet bees! Your coloring is simply stunning. Great cards, perfectly designed. Pentagons are the perfect shape for these cards.


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