Bee You

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Bee You


This slimline shaker card measures 4“ x 8 1/4“ when completed. Taking the white cardstock cut to 8“ x 8 1/4“ and fold to 4“ x 8 1/4“ to make the card base. Cutting also a card front, measuring 3 1/2“ x 7 3/4 “. Taking the design paper sheet 6B, cut this to measure a little smaller than the card base, adhere in place. 

To make the card front shaker hole for this card: Taking the design paper sheet 12B for the card front matting. Cut this to measure a little smaller than the card front. Adhere these also together. Taking a circle die from the large circle die set that fits the size of the card front and die cut a circle into the card front about 1 1/4“  up from the foot of the card front. Taking the clear card stock and cut big enough so the hole will be covered plus an extra 1/2" around the hole. Adhere this to the back side of the card front.

Taking the circle die already used and another circle die that is larger so you can make a ring. Die cut 5 layers of this ring from the white card stock then adhere all the layers together. Make also one ring from the design paper sheet 6B, adhere this as a top layer to the ring. Adhere this to the card front to the already made hole. Using 3D foam tape or the 3D Double sided foam dots, apply these to the back of the card front and around the circle opening. Making sure there is enough hight for the shaker elements. Place the shaker elements so they are in the circle when adhered. Adhere the card front to the card base using clear drying adhesive to the 3D foam tape to strengthen the adhesive on the foam.

To make all the elements for the decorating of the card:- Using the white card stock and the library green ink, stamp, color and die cut with the matching dies from the Summer Wreath Accents set. The bow is from the Seasonal Wreath die set. Bring shape to the elements by using the flower shaping tool kit. Apply the clear drying adhesive with a small piece of hydra sponge then sprinkle glitter to the bow, the flower centres, the bees and butterflies wings. Taking the Letters and Numbers die set, and the white card stock, cut each letter for the sentiment BEE YOU four times and once each letter from the design paper. Adhere the layers together. Apply the crystal lacquer to each letter once they are adhered in place on the card front.

The color pencils used are:- The bee: Mango, Bison. The leaves: Pesto green, Cypress, Parakeet, Spinach. The flowers: Mango, Cheery, Parakeet. The lilacs: Iris. The butterflies: Mango, Aqua. The birds: Soft Red, Sky Blue, Mango, Persimmon.

To put it all together start with adhering the twine from the cluster placement at the top of the card to the top of the circle. Arrange the elements in a cluster where the twine begins as shown, adhering with the clear drying adhesive and the hot glue gun. Do the same for above the circle letting the elements fall to both sides of the circle.

Other Products: Inks used: spectrum Noir aqua pencils: Mango, Bison. Pesto green, Cypress, Parakeet, Spinach, Cheery, Iris, Aqua, Soft Red, Sky Blue, Persimmon. Other: Paper trimmer, Hot glue gun, Double sided tape, Double sided 3D foam tape, Bling stones or sequins (for the shaker elements) White and silver bakers twine, Glitter.

Created By Susan Smit
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