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Saturday, 31 October 2015

Yellow and Kraft Bee and Honeycomb Masculine

Time for a masculine card I think.

This was the card that I made for my father-in-law this year. It actually came together rather well and I was pretty pleased with it. Especially the colouring!
 
 
This card uses my much-coveted yet much under-used honeycomb stamp and die set.
 
 
So, to begin this card, the honeycomb image from the Clearly Besotted Honeycomb stamp set was stamped onto Kraft card using Versamark ink and heat embossed using Stampendous Opaque White detail embossing powder. Using Versafine Toffee and Vintage Sepia archival pigment inks, the honeycomb hexagon and the solid hexagon from the same stamps set were stamped into the honeycomb framework. To complete the honeycomb image, honeycomb pieces were die cut from the gingham paper, spotty paper and the floral paper from the Authentique Blissful paper pad using the Clearly Besotted Honeycomb die.
 
 
The next stage was to create the tag. The bee skep tag stamp from the Invoke Arts Nature Tags stamp set was stamped using the Vintage Sepia ink and coloured using pencils from the WHSmith tin of pencils, including the white to add highlights. This was then cut out and a metallic Papermania eyelet added and threaded with a length of yellow hemp cord. This, along with a yellow button also tied with the same hemp cord were added to the honeycomb.
 
 
The sentiment, also from the Honeycomb stamp set was stamped in Versamark and white heat embossed onto Kraft card. This was hand cut into a fishtail banner and adhered to the panel over fishtail banner pieces cut from papers also from the Blissful paper pad.
 
The panel was then adhered to a panel of the yellow gingham paper and then to the card front.
 
The inside of the card was also decorated using just a strip of matching patterned paper and a tag.
 
 
The tag was created by only inking up the edge of the tag and the eyelet feature with a brown pen and stamping out. The sentiment, from the See D's Celebration Messages stamp set, was stamped using the Vintage Sepia ink within the tag shape and fussy cut out. The tag was threaded with the yellow hemp cord and added to the inside of the card over the patterned paper.
 
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