Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Borders from Frame dies with Honey Bee Maiden

Hello friends & welcome to another Heartfelt  inspiration post

Are you looking to get more use out of your dies ??? I like to use my dies in new ways so that I get more bang for my buck and if you are like me then I hope this post helps you to look at your dies in a different way and get more uses out of them. I have also shared more ways to use the dies in my previous post HERE.

 This technique also helps you to use up your cardstock and/or pattern paper scraps. After I cut cardstocks for my card base or card layers I am left with lots of strips of cardstocks with different widths and soon they began to pileup and take over my craft room! I have a hard time throwing away papers be it cardstocks or pattern papers. So I decided to use them to make my stash of ready die cuts. I used few border dies and few frame dies to do this and one of them was used on this card.

I have used Eyelet Lace Frames Die to diecut one of my black cardstock strip as a border for this card and I think it adds to the beauty of this card.  Read till the end for the full supply list & instructions on how to make this card.

I have used Sweet as Honey Collection for this card. I love the cute Honey bee maidens in this collection and I loved coloring them.
I have kept the card very simple because I wanted the focus to be on the cute honey bee maiden. I added a drop of 3-D Crystal Lacquer to her eyes and some glitter to her wings to make her shine... 20180611_160521

Heartfelt Creations Products:

HCPC-3829 Honey Bee Maidens Cling Stamp Set
HCD2-7189 Eyelet Rectangle & Basics Die
HCD2-7192 Eyelet Lace Frames Die

HCDP1-291 Sweet as Honey Paper Collection
HCPP1-438-1 Paper Pack of 10 - Black
HCPP3-452 12 x 12 Cardstock Pack of 25 - White
RACP468 Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black
173842 Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
D110305 Stamp Mat Pad
359848 Spellbinders Tool N' One
411231 5pc. Acrylic Block Set
532423-KIT Sizzix Vagabond 2 With Solo Wafer-Thin Die Adapter
3D1844 3-D Crystal Lacquer
NU650 Nuvo Crystal Drops - Ebony Black
120 Blue Rain Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
D120601 Darice Adhesive Foam Strips
159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

Other Products:

Gansai Tambi Watercolors, paint brushes and Canson watercolor cardstock.

Die cut a piece of black cardstock using Eyelet Lace Frames Die. Trim it to 1 1/2" width and adhere to a same sized pattern paper from Sweet as Honey Paper CollectionAdhere it to a 4 3/4 " x 6 3/4" piece of black cardstock. Cut a 3 1/2" x 6 3/4" piece of patterned paper from the same collection and adhere it to the same piece of black cardstock and glue a thin strip of black cardstock to hide the joint. Adhere it to a 5 " x 7" white cardbase.

Stamp the image from Honey Bee Maidens Cling Stamp Set on a piece of watercolor cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. Color the image using Gansai Tambi Watercolors and paint brushes. Die cut it using a rectangle die from Eyelet Rectangle & Basics Die. Die cut 3 more layers from the pattern paper from the above collection,  white and black cardstock. Layer them and glue them together using  Darice Adhesive Foam Strips. Adhere it to the card front too using  Darice Adhesive Foam Strips as shown.

Use Designer Dries Clear Adhesive and add Blue Rain Ultrafine Transparent Glitter to the wings of Honey Bee Maiden. Add drops of 3-D Crystal Lacquer to her eyes and Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops to the die cut to add finishing touches.

Are you looking for more ways to use your dies??? If your answer is yes then click on the link below:
Embossed Background with Dies

Hope you like this technique and give it a try...

Thank you for visiting today... :)
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  1. So beautiful! I love your use of the watercolors!

  2. What a beautiful maiden you have coloured, love it. x

  3. Wow...your coloring is magnificent!


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