Quiet Meadow CAS Bee Trinket Card PP550

by Joanne James18. July 2021 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous LeAnne to host this week and she has a fun clean and simple challenge for you to work with:


I resisted the urge to go with something punny today and instead used Narelle's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches as the basis for a cluster of wildflowers to attract my solitary bee - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I added a recessed panel featuring a piece embossed with the Bricks and Mortar embossing folder and used this as the backdrop for my trio of wildflower/grass elements courtesy of the Meadow Dies. Two of these I cut out of coloured cardstock and the third I sponged to create a cornflower-inspired bloom to attract my golden bumblebee trinket:

I added a sentiment from the Quiet Meadow stamp set to a banner piece that is included in the Meadow Dies set to complete the outside of my card. I also added a little more stamping to finish the inside:


I hope you like my shiny bee as much as I do! We look forward to seeing your bee creations, but remember this is 'clean and simple' week so ensure your cards have: 

  • minimal layers
  • little to no embellishments
  • lots of clean white space (minimal pattern)

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; the weather has been absolutely scorching here in the UK this last few days, so there's unlikely to be much crafting done today as my office becomes a furnace from about 11am onwards! I will definitely be taking it easy and enjoying it whilst it lasts! I'll be back soon with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (13) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
7/18/2021 12:31:32 PM #

This is beautiful inside AND outside!  I love the colors and the "silhouette" effect you achieved with the dies, but I must admit that I bought that Quiet Meadow set for the background lettering (and I don't think I've used it but maybe once or twice!!) and it looks just lovely the way you did it on the inside.  Of course, I love the little bee too--precious!

Jen Timko
Jen TimkoUnited States
7/18/2021 9:10:43 PM #

Such a pretty use of the sketch!  Love these colors.  So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
7/18/2021 9:50:58 PM #

This is fabulous! Love the subtle brick texture in behind, the pop of colours against the white and of course, that lovely bee trinket. I think I do need a packet of them after all. :-0

VickyUnited Kingdom
7/19/2021 4:40:54 PM #

I love how you kept this card really stylised Joanne. Great colours and a sweet way to add a bee! Vicky x

Laurie schmidt
Laurie schmidtUnited States
7/19/2021 8:47:59 PM #

Bee utiful blooms! Your lil bee is so cute!

Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
7/19/2021 9:08:56 PM #

Love the recessed panel with the embossing in it!  What a great way to keep it CAS but still add some texture!  Your little golden bee is a perfect pairing with the tall flowers!  Hope you have a great week!

NancyUnited States
7/20/2021 2:21:38 PM #

The subtle brick behind your beautiful array of florals was a great idea! I love that the gold bee takes this card up a level to becoming really classy! Well done!

Ida P. Krause
Ida P. KrauseUnited States
7/20/2021 5:36:11 PM #

Lovely card.  I like your flower bouquet and the embossed panel.  The little gold bee was the perfect finishing touch to your card.

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
7/20/2021 11:50:59 PM #

Joanne, this is just bee-u-ti-ful!!!!! I love the brick embossing and the gorgeous bouquet of flowers!  That little gold bee steals the show!  You certainly rocked this challenge!  Have a great rest of the week!  

Debbie Crowley
Debbie CrowleyUnited States
7/21/2021 5:22:42 PM #

Joanne, this is an absolutely bee-U-tiful CAS!  From the die cut stems to your perfectly textured background, this is perfect. Hope you're enjoying your week.

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
7/22/2021 4:36:07 AM #

Beautiful, Joanne! The embossed recessed panel is the perfect background for the floral die cut.  Of course, the simple bee trinket is the icing on the cake!

jaydeeUnited States
7/23/2021 3:21:10 PM #

Joanne, I love the layout of this card and I LOVE your color choices.  The little bee trinket is absolutely adorable.  Your card really does evoke a feeling of warm summer days, wildflowers and the soft drone of the bees as they go about their important business.  Thank you for that image!!

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
7/24/2021 4:50:03 AM #

Gorgeous colors and I love the pop of texture in the background. So pretty!

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