Sunday, June 04, 2017

Bee cards


It's Anja here. I played with bees today. I combined new phrases with this beautiful beehives die and made two cards. One can be used as a valentines card or even a little different wedding card. And the other can be sent to a friend on different occasions. I love this word games that can be done in English :)

For these two cards I used:
- Cottage Cutz Dies (BeehivesBaby Doll Girl Clothes, Sweet Phrase, Happy Phrase, Love Phrase),
- Distress Inks (Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain, Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Black Soot),
- Distress Oxides (Broken China, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade),
- white card base (21 x 10 cm and 12,5 X 12,5 cm),
- watercolor paper (20,5 x 9,5 cm and 12 x 12 cm),
- white card stock for die cuts,
- white foam,

- glossy accenst,
- adhesive foam pads,
- glue,

- heat gun.

I started with die cutting first. Then I colored and glued all the parts for the bees and beehives together. I used Distress Inks for the beehives and Distress Oxides for the bees. 

I made the background with smooshing technique. I used Distress Oxide Broken China and tapped it on some acetate foil. Then I sprayed water over it and smooshed it over the watercolor paper. I dried it with heat gun. 

Then I die cut the phrases. I cut them twice. First from white card stock and then from white foam. 

I colored the phrases using a bit of an ombre effect and glued the paper on top of the foam. 

I also die cut a few hearts to add as embellishments on one of the cards. I colored them in the same way as the phrases. I put a bit of glossy accents on top of them.

And then I just glued all parts on the white card stocks. I used adhesive glue pads for the bees. 

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Thank you for stopping by and join me again next Sunday. 

Anja Z. 


SugarShine Designs said...

So cute and great background. Two cute cards!

Pam MacKay said...

Oh my both cards are so darling! Love your shading on the dies!

Bev Polen said...

Anja, your bee cards are lovely! You created a great background with the inks, and the shading on the die cuts is fantastic. Wonderful artwork, Anja!

Janja said...

Both cards are so beautiful, Anja.

Lois said...

I like the idea of elevating the sentiments on foam. Thanks for the tip. You've created two really cute cards for today, Anja!

Mary Marsh said...

These cards are so cute Anja- love the beehive theme

Tam said...

cute cards!