I just love these bees! Of all the Last-Chance products, the Honey Bee Stamp Set and Detailed Bee Dies are my favorite. The dies were out of stock for a while, but are available now, and you can order the two in a bundle (#153792) for a 10% savings. If this is on your list, I would order ASAP.
These bees were made “golden,” using the heat embossing technique. I stamped the bees in VersaMark on Whisper White Cardstock, sprinkled them with Gold Embossing Powder, and used the Heat Tool for setting the powder to a shine. Then, I used their Detailed Bee Die for cutting.
TIP: Because the bees are small and detailed, I used Washi Tape to hold the die over the bee, before running it through the die-cutting machine.
I gave the bees a background of Ornate Floral embossing, with the same heat embossed gold. Then, I used an Ornate Layers Die to give it a pretty edge, and doubled it for thickness. Next, I used a Layering Circles Die to cut a hole for the bees, so they could go inside to make honey.
A second Ornate Layers Die was used for an additional “fancy” layer atop a Thick Whisper White card base.
Before adhering the layers, I tied Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around, and added a double bow. “Hello” is from the Honey Bee Stamp Set, stamped in Memento Black Ink, and cut with the smallest Stitched So Sweetly Die.
My layout was from Freshly Made Sketches.
Thank you for stopping by! In case you missed my original blog post, I want to make sure you know about my Little Ladybug Stamp Set drawing. You just might be the winner! Everyone who orders a minimum of $100.00 April 22-April 30 will be entered, and I’ll announce the winner May 1!
In addition to your chance to win the Little Ladybug Stamp Set, EVERYONE who places a minimum $50.00 order in April will receive The Coastal Weave Embossing Folder.
Here is Stampin’ Up’s recently released list of retiring items, so click here, then click on “Last-Chance Products” in my store. Remember, the favorites (like the bees) will go fast, so if there is something you love, order now!
Have a “bee-u-ti-ful day!