This card was made as a Design Team inspiration card for Double Trouble Challenge Blog #61, which is a tic-tac-toe challenge where I chose the center horizontal row of "insects - flowers - woodgrain". Thing 3's part of the challenge is to use "Bling-Pears/Sequins", and Thing 2 asks us to also participate in our partner's Cupcake Inspiration #497 Challenge whose theme is flowers and pearls/sequins.
Those little bees are 5mm thick, so used my stitched rectangle dies to die cut 3 frames so the bees had enough room to move about. These three were glued atop one another, then I used SU Cinnamon Cider ink and a craft sponge to color both the inside and outside edges of the foam to match the cardstock.
Using really strong double-sided tape, I attached the acetate window piece to the top of the stack, then attached the frame I had die cut using two rectangle dies on top of the acetate. Before I attached the frame, I used SU Crumb Cake ink to stamp the SU "Hardwood" pattern on top of the frame and the card base so they could be aligned when I assembled the card.
After the flower was glued to the card base, I place 10 bees inside, then glued the assembled window frame on top to keep the bees contained. The finishing touch was to take a scrap of the shimmery white paper and stamp a sentiment from my 1997 SU "Bees N" Blossoms" stamp set with black ink. I then die cut the sentiment out with the SU "Stitched Nested Labels". The sentiment piece was attached to the front of the card using Scor-Tape.
I am rating the difficulty of this card as a 2 since it requires just basic card making skills,,, but a LOT of them (shaker card, fussy cutting, stacking die cut foam, etc).
|Stamps: SU Little Ladybug, Hardwood, Bees N' Blossoms|
|Paper: SU Shimmery White Cardstock, SU Cinnamon Cider, SU Acetate Windows|
|Paper Size: A2|
|Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers Y17, YG25, Wink of Stella GL Clear Brush (999), SU Crumb Cake|
|Accessories: SU Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, SU Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Handpainted Wooden Bees, Jolee's Pearls, Craft Foam, Big Shot, Paper Scissors, Tombow Multi Liquid Glue, SU Stamparatus, Scor-Tape, Craft Sponge|
|Techniques: Shaker Card, Die Cutting, Fussy Cutting|