Monday, 7 September 2020

Bee Awesome

Good Morning everyone, i hope you had a good weekend.

Top of my birthday list was this Beeutiful bee stamp set from Pink Ink - so this is its first outing, ive teemed it with my hexagon dies and made an acetate front card.  A card for a friendship swap.

size approx 8x8". I first scored a 1" strip down the short side of a piece of A4 white cardstock and attached a sheet of acetate to this scored flap.  This gave me the start of my card with an acetate front.  To cut it to the hexagon shape as my dies aren't big enough i die cut the largest hexagon die and using re-positional adhesive attached to my cardfront and then cut around it with my guillotine leaving a border...then removed the card hexagon.
I then stamped some of the hexagon stamps from the stamp set onto the acetate front in black - i def need a new ink pad or refil..  I then die cut a white hexagon frame and added 2mm foam tape to the back and attached to the acetate front. i found a piece of paper in my stash with yellow hexagons on it so i attached this to the inside of my card facing out so it shows through the acetate and hides the adhesive. 
For the insert i took a piece of yellow/orange paper and stamped some of the hexagons onto it using the inks i coloured my bees with. 
I stamped my bees on white card and coloured with distress inks and cut out.  The wings are stamped onto vellum and cut out.  I gently shaped the bees and attached to the card front with glue gel.  Stamped words to finish.

Side on, you can see the stamping on my acetate better here and the insert.

Close up of the amazing bee.  The vellum i used for the wings has a pearlised pattern - eons old.

Items Used:
Pink Ink Bee-utiful stamp set
Stitched hexagon dies
Hunkydory acetate
MME wildflowers & follow your heart paper pads
Distress inks Lemonade, ripe persimmon, black soot
Papermania patterned vellum

Thank you all for stopping by once again.  I hope you all have a good week.  Hugs Emmax

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Clur said...

A really wonderful card Emma. Thanks for sharing your process 💕 Clare x

meg said...

A brilliant make Emma. I admire your cutting skills in increasing the size of the hexagon for your base card, lovely stamps, layout and colouring

Chris said...

A wonderful combination of stamps and dies to create this stunning card, i love it! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.

kate Jeffery said...

a gorgeous card Emma
Kate x

Linby said...

Beautifully done. Thanks so much for sharing with us at the We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge.

sandy's crafty bits said...

Hi Emma what a super little BEE card and the vellum wings are lovely ... hope you have a great week ... stay well and stay safe ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous card Ginny x
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brenda said...

What a beautiful Nature inspired creation, many thanks for joining our first challenge at 'We Love Chocolate Baroque'.

B x

Jean S said...

A fabulous card Emma xx

Diane said...

Wonderful shaped design and what fun bees.

Hugs Diane

gwen70 said...

Beeeautiful card Emma. love pink ink stamps xx

StephW said...

I'm totally bias in saying I absolutely LOVE this 'awesome' creation as I was lucky enough to receive a similar but slightly different version ... thank you Emma! The main bee is 'big' and a real statement image ... just fabulous! Steph x

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely stunning love the hexagon shape and fabulous Bees-saw this on the Chocolate Baroque challenge
Carol x

Denise Fletcher said...

Wow this sure is a beauty! Well done Emma!

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Beautiful card Emma....great the wings of the bees....Joolsx

Alison59 said...

It certainly is beeeeee-autiful Emma :-)

ALI said...

Very bee-utiful Emma!

Kirsty said...

Stunning card Emma, I didn't realise you could stamp on acetate, what ink do you use to do that please? This is amazing and I love how you have done the bee's wing too, brilliant. Big hugs Kirsty. x

Nozomi said...

I'm a sucker for anything with bees. I love this!