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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Heartfelt Creations You Are Bee-utiful

Good morning dear friends!

Here is another sweet Bee Maiden
card, they are so cute!

I've used the hexagon for the sentiment.

This is a gatefold type card with the maidens interlocking
But I've also made a band closure to go with it to help 
keep it closed, it slips on and off.

I've added a few mini 3D coneflowers in purple
made with the Classic Sunflower.



 Other Products: 
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

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.
Stamp, die cut and color two Bee Maidens, 5 little bees, 1 Bungalow, Backyard Blossoms, Classic Sunflower, and Wildwood Florals (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.  

Thanks for visiting today!

Psalm 68:4-5 New King James Version

Sing to God, sing praises to His name;
Extol[a] Him who rides on the [b]clouds,
By His name [c]Yah,
And rejoice before Him.
A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows,
Is God in His holy habitation.


Susie Williams said...

WooooHooooo...I got a glimpse of Internet just now and look what I found. Wow mate this is beyond gorgeous. Your work knocks my socks off sweet Robin. You are a star!!!

Patricia Manhire said...

Just beautiful!! I love how you are drawn into the scene and I can just smell the flowers and hear the bees!

Little Rosebud Crafts said...

Beautiful card!!!

Glenda Brooks said...


Jan's Paper Flowers said... this Robin! Opening this gorgeous card takes you into a scenic wonderland! Your attention to detail is iust amazing!

DJ Rants said...

So pretty! I love how you've used these sweet bee maidens!

cheryl morgan said...

Robin I love all the detail you have put into this. Beautiful. X