I took the basic layout and the background color as inspiration from Jen's tag. I also used an offset banner for the sentiment.
A lot of people put their NBUS to one side and don't file it away until they've used it at least once. I never did that and always filed my NBUS as soon as I got it. Maybe because I was scared the pile would topple over and bury me :) I got a few orders in over the last couple of weeks and decided that this time I would keep it separate from my other product until I've used it. I'm making inroads and this is another new set that can now be filed.
I stamped the branch, hive and bee onto X-Press It cardstock and colored them with Copics before cutting them out. They then got a liberal coating of Wink of Stella. I die-cut the tag from watercolor paper and wet it liberally with water before dropping on some Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Mermaid Lagoon ink - lightest at the top. Once that was dry, I could put my tag together. Now, somehow when I went to stick my little bee onto the tag with foam tape, I realised his leg had vanished. I couldn't find it anywhere so I had to stamp and die-cut another bee and cut off its leg and perform some surgery. You can see in the close-up what I mean:
A happy ending and no animals were harmed in the making of this tag :)
Thanks for visiting.
Stamps: Cute as a Bug (Clearly Besotted)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon
Cardstock: Watercolor, X-Press It
Accessories: Cute as a Bug dies, Copics, Tags a Lot (Mama Elephant), Blueprints 21 (MFT), Wink of Stella