Yesterday I decided to make a card using the Honey Bee Stamp Set and the Golden Honey Designer Series Paper (DSP) which is a Sale-a-bration (SAB) gift. If you’re new to SAB, it means you can choose the DSP as a gift for a qualifying order – €60/£45 before the delivery charge is added. I love the designs of the DSP which include Gold Foil, Basic Black and Whisper White.
Sara Douglass – Stampin’ Up! CEO – demonstrated this suite at OnStage in Dortmund, Germany last November. I remember one of the things she did was to die-cut the honeycomb and then adhered the centres into the black and gold hexagons. When she showed us the one she had made earlier, she had completed a full-length swathe from the top to the bottom of the card as a rainbow. It was amazing!
Using my Stamparatus, I added Versamark to the hive stamp and stamped it onto a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) twice in case I hadn’t done it sufficiently the first time. I dipped the image into the box of Gold Embossing Powder, tapped off the excess and heat set it with my heat tool. Although this is very easy to fussy cut, I chose to use the hive die from the Detailed Bee Dies.
I started building my card with a Basic Black CS card base, and a middle layer of Whisper White CS. After I’d chosen the two designs I wanted to use from the Golden Honey DSP, I cut the two pieces to size making the top part about twice the size of the lower half. I used my retired Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Pen to colour the bees stripes in the lower DSP. Alternatively, you could use the Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker Pen and then paint it with Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.
When I had adhered the two pieces of DSP to the Whisper White CS layer, I wrapped a piece of the ¼” Gold Shimmer Ribbon around the join. I adhered three Gold Foil die-cut hexagons randomly on the top DSP and then adhered the beehive using Dimensionals so it was just sitting on the ribbon without covering it. There is also a die in the set that die-cuts the bees that are in the black and white DSP.
I die-cut several of them, painted the bodies on three and put the others aside for a future project! After putting Dimensionals on two of the bees, I adhered one on the hive, one off the hive and the third one on the inside Whisper White CS layer, with Tombow. Using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink I stamped the CELEBRATE EVERY MOMENT stamp on a scrap of Whisper White CS.
I die-cut it using the smallest Stitched Shapes Oval Die and layered it onto a Basic Black CS scalloped oval. This die was from the Layering Oval Dies, scallop die no. 1. I was planning to adhere it in the lower half of the card front but decided it looked better in the top right-hand corner. If I’d known I was going to adhere it in the top half, I wouldn’t have put the black scallop layer on it! Ah, well!
It’s a shame the DSP isn’t in the Annual or Spring Catalogue rather than a SAB gift because there are only 10 days left to get hold of it! Please don’t miss your opportunity! That’s it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow, and in the meantime, stay safe and stay well – and keep crafting!
Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
First layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
First layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
Products used for this project: please click on any of the links to be taken to my 24/7 online Stampin’ Up! shop. The Hostess Code for March 2020 is HF7VVHPW. Thank you. xx