The Artisan Design Team Project I made using Bee My Valentine caused quite a stir. Where there is a honeybee, there needs to be big Jar of Honey.
This was exactly what I set out to create when I sat designing these pieces. Taking inspiration from the Designer Series Paper for these cards, I first made the 3″ x 3″ Square card. With a background of the cute floral paper, I proceeded to fussy cut, with paper snips, three little honey pots. The Perennial Postage Dies gave the perfect layer for these and my sentiment to sit upon.
A bow of coordinating Ribbon and a cute glossy heart embellishment was just enough for this super cute card.
With Honey being the focal point for my last card, I wanted to scale things up. Knowing my desired layout, I adhered a strip of the striped Designer Series Paper to the left of my base.
With the Perennial Postage Dies on my desk, the edge of these, cut in black, gave a fabulous edge to my top layer. Stamping the little honeycomb image randomly with Versamark and heat embossing white, allowed me to use the Emboss Resist technique. Rubbing Daffodil Delight Ink over these heat embossed images with a blending brush and buffing with a tissue, gave a perfect background.
How to make the Jar
The edge of one of the Perennial Postage Dies was used along a strip of floral Designer Series Paper. This would be cut to size to form the top of the Jar. A second strip was cut which would sit beneath it, adding dimension whilst giving me somewhere to wrap the Black Baker’s Twine.
A Countryside Corners Die was used on Daffodil Delight cardstock and blended at the sides with both Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry to help give the illusion of curvature. The jar topped was added with Dimensionals to sit above the jar, which also had the centre raised on Dimensionals. A simple little sentiment panel and a glossy heart helped complete the look.
Finally to add our Honeybee … Inked with Daffodil Delight I used the Rock and Roll Technique to add Crushed Curry ink around the edges before stamping. The black stripes were added over the top, along with his cute little face. The wings were stamped and heat embossed Black on Vellum and gently coloured on the reverse with a blue Blends Pen.
A scrap of ribbon with Red Glossy Heart, the dots behind the Honeybee and some further embellishments, helped complete this fun card.
Products used for this project
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