14 July 2021

Colour Creations Blog Hop Bumblebee


Hello and welcome

Tonight I'll be sharing with you Week 7 of Colour Creations Blog Hop with the Art With Heart Team in Australia. 

Each week there will be a Colour Creations blog hop showcasing Stampin' Up! Colors with a selection of members from the Art With Heart Team who will be joining in. I'm looking forward to seeing their beautiful projects using the Stampin' Up! Colors. You'll be able to hop around by clicking on the next link at the end of my blog.

The colour for tonight is Bumblebee which is part of the In Color Collection for 2020 - 2022 and comes in a number of different mediums such as Ink, Cardstock, DSP etc....I've used Bumblebee with Basic White, Basic Black and Gold for my two handmade cards.

I have to confess that I only created these two cards this morning and I had no idea what I was going to create until I saw the striped Gold and White paper from the Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper looking at me. I just had to use the Artistically Inked Bundle to go with the paper.

It's a cold wet day here in Melbourne and Bumblebee is the perfect colour to brighten up someone's day! For my first card I've used Shimmery White Cardstock, die cut out using the larger flower and leaves detailed die from the Artistic Dies. 

Then using a Water Painter I used the wide brush tip and applied Bumblebee Ink to the image. I also added another smaller section from the detailed die to the card.

I used a panel of Vellum to dull down the bold Gold and White paper leaving some exposed either side. The sentiment is stamped in Bumblebee Ink on a strip of Basic White Cardstock, layered over Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon.

As I still had lots of ideas in my head, I decided to create another card using a side strip of the Gold and White paper. This time I created water colour effect on watercolor paper. 

First I added water with the wide brush tip adding Bumblebee Ink and then I started blowing it with an ear syringe making the ink going in different directions. I would also dry the ink with the Heat Tool and then repeat the process. I've splattered Black Ink using the dark Stampin' Blend brush tip against the lid.

I've used Black/White Baker's Twine from the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack. I always love adding black and white to my projects when it comes to using any of the yellows from Stampin' Up! 

The sentiment in Memento Black Ink on Basic White Cardstock and layered over a strip of Basic Black Cardstock. I could of even made another card but time was running out for me.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, I would so love hear your thoughts on my project by leaving a comment below.

Now it's time to hop along and visit the lovely Michele Taylor to see her project please click on the link below

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the full list of participants on Catherine Proctor’s blog.

If you live in Australia and don't have a demonstrator you can purchase any of the Stampin' Up! products by shopping with me at my online store here.

Happy Stamping 

Vicki Boucher


  1. I wouldn't have thought to use gold with Bumblebee, but seeing them together on your cards makes it obvious it's a natural choice! Love the black accents, too. Lovely cards, Vicki.

  2. Yellow, black and white as go to favourite colour combination for me too Vicki and I love the addition of gold to your cards too!

  3. Wow, how great do Gold and Bumblebee look together? I relly like the contrast of the black in the second card. Love all the inky techniques in your cards Vicki!

  4. Two lovely cards Vicki. The gold and yellow certainly do have a warming glow. I really like the addition of the black on your second card.

  5. Both gorgeous cards, Vicki. I love your watercolour effect and splatters with the hint of black on your second card. Gold with Bumblebee looks so good!

  6. Beautiful cards as always Vicki and using black with the gold makes them stunning

  7. Your cards are perfect Vicki. The pop of black on the second one is terrific.

  8. Bumblebee IS so bright and cheery, perfect way to brighten our winter days. I love the yellow wash on the 2nd card background, with the stronger coloured leaf laid over.