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Other Products: Cream Cardstock, Art Institute Ultrafine Mustard Glitter, Dimensional Adhesive, Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Die Cutting Machine

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Instructions: Cut cream cardstock to 5 1/2 x 11", score and fold at 5 1/2" to create card base. Stamp honeycomb pattern in Buttercup ink onto top left and bottom right of card base. Stamp bee sentiment in Cactus Flower onto bottom right corner. Use from HCD1-7119 Classic Border to diecut a wavy pattern on card base front as shown. Sponge outside and inside edges of card base with Buttercup and Sepia ink. Diecut honeycomb blocks from the paper collection and sponge edges with coordinating colors of Cactus Flower, Buttercup and Forget-Me-Not. Use dimensional adhesive to attach the blocks in a pattern onto the card. Cut a scene panel from within the paper collection for the inside of card.

Stamp the honey maiden 2x from HCPC-3829 Honey Bee Maidens stamp set in Colorbox Dark Brown ink onto white cs and diecut with coordinating die. Stamp the floral spray from HCPC-3828 Garden's Edge Coneflower and tiny carnation from HCPC-3806 Small Camelia Carnation stamp set in Archival Black ink onto white cs and diecut with coordinating dies.

For detailed color application, use the Stack and Store daubers along with the following inks to color. For the bee maiden, use the Buttercup, Sepia, Cactus Flower, Pink Peony, Vivid Chartreuse and Forget-me-not. For the flowers and leaves, use Cactus Flower, Vivid Chartreuse and Buttercup ink. Use the Deluxe Flower Shaping kit to shape the tiny blooms, leafy sprays and bee maiden. To allow for added dimension, cut into bee wings and skirt.

Cut apart 1 of the bee maidens at the waist, then layer with dimension underneath the other image. This will allow you to create a more dimensional look and flowy skirt. Layer the honey bee maiden, leafy spray and blooms onto card. Use Dries Clear glue to add a touch of glitter over the flowers and rest of card as desired.

Created By: Ellen Miller

  1. ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Dark Brown
    ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad - Dark Brown 71035
    Out of stock
  2. Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
  3. Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
  4. Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles
  5. Classic Border Basics Die
    Classic Border Basics Die HCD1-7119
  6. Small Camelia Carnation Die
    Small Camelia Carnation Die HCD1-7164
    Out of stock
  7. Garden's Edge Coneflower Die
    Garden's Edge Coneflower Die HCD1-7182
  8. Honey Bee Maidens Die
    Honey Bee Maidens Die HCD1-7183
  9. Sweet as Honey Die
    Sweet as Honey Die HCD1-7185
  10. Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30
  11. Sweet as Honey Paper Collection
  12. Small Camelia Carnation Cling Stamp Set
  13. Garden's Edge Coneflower Cling Stamp Set
  14. Honey Bee Maidens Cling Stamp Set
  15. Sweet as Honey Cling Stamp Set
  16. Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
    Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit HCST1-401
  17. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Forget-Me-Not
  18. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black
  19. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Sepia
  20. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Buttercup
  21. Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Pink Peony