Saturday, May 19, 2012

Black Tie Week at Dynamic Duos

It's the third week of the month, which means the theme for this week's Dynamic Duo is Black Tie.  Black Tie weeks mean that the pair of colors is black with one other color, plus a dessert.  For this week, the other color is Daffodil Delight and the dessert is embossing.

I took a fairly easy route and went with the obvious...a bumble bee...but from there, I had a lot of fun.  Hexagons seem to be a big thing right now and I just got a set of nested hexagons.  I used them to create a little hive - and then I tucked the bumble bee inside the hive.  Do you see him hiding inside there?


Bumble Bee Card open

You see him better when the card is closed...

Bumble Bee Card closed

I embossed the black hexagons to give it some added interest.

I hope you play along with us this week.  Just create a card using black, Daffodil Delight (yellow) and, if possible, a little dry embossing.  Head on over to the Dynamic Duos blog to link it up.  I am looking forward to seeing what you create.



For some amazing inspiration, be sure to check out the creations by the rest of the design team:

And...if you need another reason to enter the Dynamic Duos challenge...my card from last week (pool and saffron) won a $20 prize package from the CAS-ual Fridays challenge!!  Thanks to Dynamic Duos for the inspiration!



BIG NEWS: The downloadable Stampin' Up Copic Chart on my sidebar
has been updated for Copic matches to the brand new in-colors!!!


  • Stamps: the sentiment is a digi from The Wax Fruit Company.  They also have a wonderful bee, but I didn't think my digi skills would allow me to accurately line him up inside the hive.  I used an old Inkadinkado stamp for the bee.
  • Ink: Memento black, copics
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Black and white, Daffodil Delight CS and dsp
  • Accessories: Lifestyle Crafts Nested Hexagons, Papertrey Ink Sunshine Impression Plate, Smooch Pearlized Top Coat (on wings and the word "bee")

20 comments:

Christine Blain said...

Fabulous use of the hexagon dies, Kim - this is genius! Love the circle impressions on the black hexagons, and the window created for the little bee. Great card!

Cathymac said...

Bee-uuuuutiful, Kim...and totally creative! The hexagon hive is a perfect spot for the little bee to peek through! Hope you have a marvelous weekend!

Paige said...

Love the hive you created with the bee peeking through - genius!

Lisa said...

What a great peek a boo bee hive Kim!! FUN card ;)

Tenia Nelson said...

I just love this card!!! Congrats on your CAS-ual Fridays win too....yay!!!!

Melissa said...

Love all those hexagons and the little bee hive you created with them! That little window is such a creative idea too! Bee-utiful creation using this week's colors!!! :)

JD said...

Lovely card...I like the window that you created...Nicely done!

TrishG said...

So fun. Love the hexagons and the bee showing through one. Great texture. Great use of the colors.

Jenny said...

Oh my, I love this Kim.....all those hexagons are such fun and then to find one is an aperture...how cool!!
Brilliant design :0)
Congrats on your CASual Fridays win, so well deserved.
Jenny x

Suze Bain said...

Clever design Kim, love the honeycomb with the little bee peeking through. Big congrats on your win! xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Your cards are amazing Kim - I love the clever 'hidden' aperture.

Rema said...

Love your take on the honeycomb....

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Such a striking design with the aperture and the honeycomb pattern. Just love it!

Anni said...

Hexagons are so cool - and the bee fits perfectly!
Anni

Anne Marie Hile said...

On my list of things to do...buy hexagon dies soon! How cool is this, Kim?! I love the way you laid out the dies and that little peek-a-boo bee is such a sweet touch. Fantastic, as always! Have a great day! Hugs! :)

Karen Aicken said...

This is so clever - thanks for sharing!
Cheers, Karen

Debbie said...

This is awesome!! I love the bee in the window!! (As long as it's not a real bee in my window!!)

Karren said...

Love this card! Love the balance of colors and the overall design. What a great job you've done on this!

Lesley said...

Such a cool card Kim! Love the pattern and the design.

Susan Joyce said...

Love the texture of your design Kim, the hexagon shapes and the window with the bee. Very Cool!