Shaped cards are fun to make and that’s the challenge for this week! So here’s how I made this one.
Step 1: I decided to use a nested hexagon die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs: Stitched Hexagons Stitched Hexagons
Use the second to the largest die in this set to make the base card. First score an 8.5″ x 11″ at 5.5″ pc. of white cardstock on the long side. Then place a straight edge of this die just past the fold making sure only the blade is right above the fold:
This is the result after you run it through your die cutting machine:
Step 2: Using the smallest die in this set, cut a lot of these from black cardstock. Start in the center of the front of the card with a hexagon. Then work outwards as shown:
As you can see in the photo, I cut several in half to continue the pattern all the way to the six sides.
Step 3: Using the largest die, cut with yellow cardstock and adhere this step to the front of the card base. Now adhere the finished step 2 to the yellow front.
Step 4: Create a flower to adhere to the top center. I used a nested flower die from DocCrafts to make the one I made. It’s called “Glorious Gerbera”. I used white cardstock for all the layers and yellow for the center. Adhere the flower you choose to the center.
Step 5: Using Elizabeth Craft Designs: 710 – Bees cut enough pieces to make 3 bees and adhere to the card as shown:
Step 5: Create on your computer or stamp a sentiment onto White cardstock and cut with the second to the largest hexagon and ink the edges with yellow ink or PanPastels as I did. Now adhere this layer to the inside of the card.
As always, I really appreciate you taking your precious time to hop over here and take a look. I hope you will join us this week for this fun challenge.
Other Products Used:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Michaels: All cardstock
Beacon’s Kids Choice glue