Sunday, May 31, 2015

Honeycomb's big, yeah, yeah, yeah

As soon as I saw the awesome Accordion Tunnel Card & tutorial by Shelly Hickox using Karen Burniston’s Pop it Ups Accordion dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs, I just had to try it right away. I made a beehive card using my newest purchase, the Bee set of Sizzix Triplet dies.

The tutorial uses the Rectangle Accordion die, but I used my Fancy Labels version. I cut the pieces on my BigShot from yellow paper & embossed them with a honeycomb-patterned Fiskars texture plate. I also cut a frame from a DP from Recollections for the front. I inked it all with Barely Banana SU! ink.

I used Coasterboard from a•muse studio to die-cut the honeycomb pieces, because it was just thick enough to stay as one piece. I then heat-embossed both sides with yellow embossing powders (neon yellow from WOW! and regular yellow from Creative Zoo) and attached them to the card base. For the back panel, I backed two honeycombs (for each side) on white paper, which perhaps could be used as a message section on the back. I used the same honeycomb die to cute some overlays from a shiny yellow paper. The die set comes with little hexagon dies so I cut some of those from the same paper as I used for the card base.

The bees were cut from yellow, black, and vellum papers. I covered the yellow portions with yellow flocking.

The flower is cut with a die from a•muse studio's Cupcake Toppers set. I stamped the sentiment in black and inked the edges with the same ink I used earlier. I folded the flower to give it dimension.

Amusing Challenge: Birds &/or Bees + no digis (Cupcake Toppers die set for flower + Coaster Board from Amuse Studios)
Craft for the Craic May Challenge: Wings
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations #25: Monochrome (2nd entry)
Moving along with the Times: Texture

Update: This was chosen as the Winner for Amusing Challenge #126, and I was also the lucky winner of their May prize. Wow, thanks!
Thank you for visiting & inspiring my crafting,


  1. Oh my is this wonderful! The coasterboard is just the perfect weight for projects like this...thank you for using amuse studio products! And thank you for joining in on the Amusing Challenge this week.

  2. Wow - this is so cool! Perfect for the beehive!

  3. Gorgeous card CG. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at CCC Digi Creations. We would love to see you again. Anet DT x

  4. Ah this is lovely, Thanks for sharing with us on MAWTT, Hazel (Didos) xx

  5. great card, it looks so amazing as 3d and colours are great plus all bees and honey comb just great!!! thanks for taking part in craft for the craic challenges!!!!


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