Sunday, 7 May 2017

Beehive Card

Hello, Crafters.
Earlier this morning I posted my video which shows how I made the beehive card I shared here on 25th. April 2017.

I amended some parts of the original card because I wasn't totally happy with them.

The main change was how I created the two bees on the front of the card. I also changed the two bees inside.

On the original bees on the outside, I'd added a black-embossed die-cut vellum layer and it was just too busy. 

The vellum layer has been omitted from the video.

The bees inside the original card had been coloured all over using my Delightful Dijon Marker Pen and then fussy cut. 
These happened during the initial stages of designing a card when I experiment with all sorts of possibilities. 

But I asked myself why not stamp directly on the cardstock, and when have I ever seen a bee with yellow wings!  
Both issues were corrected in the video. 

For the wings I coloured them with my Smokey Slate Marker Pen and painted all over the bees with my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen.

This morning we're off to see our dear friend Liz.

Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Absolutely LOVE the card ... it's brilliant! I thought for sure you had planned your wardrobe accordingly ,,, funny! Jan, I have the same issue with one edge being a bit short on my card base, when folded over ... just a tad, but I remedy the situation exactly the same as you did. Love the beehive, love everything about this card! Wish I had the stamp sets you've used, but don't ... never mind, where there's a will there's a way and I'll find it! Thanks so much for a great tutorial once again!

    1. Thanks, Geraldine. Don't you just love the Dynamic Embossing Folders too? It's the EF that really makes the beehive. Very pleased you like it. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. Hi Jan, love your little bee cards, they're really cute. I'm also wondering where you got the punch and ink storage shelves from. My son and his wife moved out of our downstairs, so I'm claiming it as my new craft space. After I've done redoing it...painting etc...I will need some storage units to put my inks and punches in.Thanks...Ann in Canada

    1. Many thanks, Ann. I bought them from a company in the UK. I've contacted them to find out if they ship outside the UK and I'm waiting for a reply. You may like to contact them yourself so they realise I wasn't asking an empty question! LOL!

      There is an ink storage unit available in the US which I think is a lot better than mine. By the side of each ink pad, there's a cubby hole for the re-inker and one for the Marker Pen! Unfortunately, they don't ship to the UK!

      The following is a copy and paste of an email I've just sent someone in the Netherlands " I bought the Stampin' Up! Punch Storage Units on Ebay from a company called Lasersmith, and paid £15.95 each, ready assembled, post free. They’re also available from the company website for £12.95 ready assembled, plus shipping. I have emailed the company to find out if they ship outside the UK and am waiting for a reply. You may like to contact them yourself.

      The Ink Storage units are from a company called Craft Racks and cost £29.99 each for 48 pads or £49.99 for one unit that holds 96 pads. Although it’s cheaper to buy the bigger unit, I’m glad I have the flexibility of two separate units. This is the link This is another UK company, so you’d need to check if the ship to the Netherlands".