White Linen card stock, bright white Neenah smooth card stock, Pearl halves, Copics: Y32, Y11, Y15, YR24, Y38, YG03, YG05, B00, B01, B02, E00, E01, E93, C01, C03, C05, E42, E43, E44, E50, E31, E34, E37, E29, R81, R83, R00. Green card stock
For more tips on creating with the Sweet as Honey collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/89nlTDw3kOE.
Instructions: Click here to view a larger image of the inside of this project. Card size: folded 6 1/4 x 4 1/4" - open: 6 1/4 x 12 1/2". Start with 2 pieces of 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" card stock and score each at 2 1/8", 4 1/4" leaving the last 4 1/4" un-scored on both. Cut about 1/8" off of one of the pieces at the un-scored 4 1/4" side. This one will be glued to the top of the other 4 1/4" piece on the other panel (make sure to turn one around so that each has the 2 1/8" scored part on the ends). Fold on the score lines making a hinged gatefold closure. This allows for the entire card to be viewed while open, on a normal gatefold card you would not see the front when you open the card to view the inside. Cut decorative paper from the Sweet as Honey Paper Collection to fit on each panel leaving about 1/8" border around each. Cut 2 Sweetheart Borders and one Festive Holiday die from white linen. Fold each Sweetheart Border in half so that each side is the same and is even on the upper edge. Place the fold on the first fold of the "gate" and measure from there to cut off both ends, this way the edges will be matched and even while closed. The inside ends should meet the Festive Holiday die for a continuous border. Set this card base aside.
Use black to stamp, die cut and color two Bee Maidens, 5 little bees, 1 Bungalow, Backyard Blossoms. Stamp Classic Sunflower with Magenta Hue, stamp Wildwood Florals with Tiger Lily, Buttercup and Magenta Hue (the images are colored with Copics except for the Wildwood Florals, they are stamped and color sponged with the Archival Tiger Lily, Buttercup and Magenta). Form the smallest Sunflowers to make them into Coneflowers and use glue to build up the centers with Prills, glue a wire in the center and set aside to dry thoroughly. Form the Wildwood Floral smallest blossoms and add Prills to the centers. Glitter the wings of all bees and the flowers. Add pearls to the border. Stamp and die cut sentiment using the hexagon dies. Decorate the card base with all the images and flowers. The Bee Maidens each hang over the first fold, one on each side so that when closed they meet in the middle (make sure they coordinate so that the card closes properly). They have foam tape on one side only so they don't stick to anything when completely closed.
Make a band using white card stock 1/2" X 8 1/2". Fold so that there is a 4 1/2" part in the center. Glue ends together and having the seam at the top (it will be covered with the decorative hexagon later). Cut a piece of blue decorative paper the same size and cut 2 more Sweetheart Borders. Glue (top of band only) Sweetheart Borders, one on top and one on the bottom then trim ends. Cover band with the blue decorative paper ending with the seam on top in the middle. Die cut Be Happy honey jar from decorative paper with the hexagon die and make a mat for it. Add hexagon medallion to center of band to cover seams. Add pearls to band. Close card and slide band on from the bottom up to first Bee Maiden to keep card closed.