Saturday, 21 January 2023

Layers of ink Bee Card

Hi there! I have been busy making samples for the relaunch of Bee Crafty's Bee Monarchy stamp set on Tuesday. I thought I would whet your appetite with a sneaky peek step by step. 

I began by putting masking tape around a 5x5" square ivory card. As you can see I overlapped the edge by about 3mm to give a slightly narrower border.
I blended distress ink in Wild Honey and Tea Dye over the centre, making it a shade darker at the edge
Next I used the Honeycombe full inkable to add a little stencilling top left and bottom right.
I inked up the crackle background stamp with vintage photo distress ink and stamped it lightly over the card
Using Versafine Clair black ink I stamped the largest bee in the middle of the card.
I used Ecolines to colour it in.
I stamped a few of the honeycomb stamps from the Bee monarchy set in wild honey ink before removing the tape and stamping the sentiment from the small words set. I also added a tiny bit of white pen to the eyes and tail of the bee. 
Here is the finished card again. 
I used:
5x5" ivory card blank
Masking tape or Stamp and Stencil tape
Distress inks in Wild Honey, Tea Dye and Vintage Photo
Bee Monarchy stamp set (it will be there on Tuesday!)

The re-launch of this fantastic set of stamps will be over on the Bee Crafty Facebook page from 10am on Tuesday. There will be lives and lots more! See you there!


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a stunning card Sally, I love this Bee.

sue xx

Viv said...

This is lovely Sal! x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

The bee looks real, a gorgeous card Sally.
Faith x

Pat said...

That large bee is gorgeous Sally and the added stamped and stencilled honeycomb and some crackle stamping too make a great background, and finished with a lovely sentiment to match. x

Joan said...

Love your card Sally, that bee is gorgeous and the background is lovely,love the stencilling and subtle stamping

Joan x