Monday, January 29, 2018

Bee Yourself

I'm happy to bring you a new release from CottageCutz -- In Stitches and Spring Designs, for a total of 33 dies.  PLUS, for a limited time both sets of dies are 25% off.  I'm using two dies from the In Stitches series (Stitched Alphabet and Stitched Honey Bees) for my card today.  I so enjoyed the card I made a couple of weeks ago using the Eclipse technique, I "sort-of" used it again today.

For the card base, the following pieces of cardstock are needed:

Black heavy cardstock - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
White cardstock - 4" x 5 1/4"
Honeycomb patterned paper - 4" x 5 1/4"

Because all the letters of the Stitched Alphabet are on one die, I cut four sets of letters from yellow cardstock.  I had to cut four additional E's from scraps of cardstock.  I'll put the remaining, unused letters into a bag for future use.

I ran the letters through my Xyron sticker maker.

I then cut the images from the Stitched Honey Bees die . . . 

. . . and colored them with ink and markers, assembling the pieces to create my hive, bees, and honey pot.

After stacking the letters, I sponged them with a bit of Wild Honey ink and created the front of my card.  I did not use all the die-cut images on the front.

The remaining images I glued to the inside of the card and stamped an appropriate sentiment.

CottageCutz dies used on this card are:

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