Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Patchwork Little Wooden Bees Birthday Card

This card measures 5ins x 5ins and is made using a hand cut blank in a ribbed effect Kraft card.
Bee Birthday CardI couldn’t resist these little wooden bees that I found on e-bay and straight away thought they would marry up really well with papers from CraftWork Cards Country Charms 6” x 6” paper pad.
wooden bee embellishmentsCraftwork Cards Country Charm paper pad
The printed sentiment tags used came from The Works
The Works - 35 Pack Message TagsI started off doing the mat and layering using a contrasting grey/green paper and silver mirror card.
Mat and Layering Craftwork Cards Country Charms PaperI hadn’t originally planned using the tags, but when I spotted them in my box and started to experiment, they went really well, filling some of the empty space subtly.
Building Up a cardThe honeycomb pattern of the paper was almost made for the bees, the proportions perfect!
Bee Birthday Card bBee Birthday Card. Wooden Bee Embellishments
The final touches came from a little faux stitching using a black fine liner pen round the edges of the contrasting matting, and the bows, made using the rustic style string that came with the tags which were glued over the eyelets of the tags.


Cheryl W said...

Love this whimsical take on bees in their element. They are very stylish bees to have such a colorful honeycomb! he he

PharmacyMichele said...

This card is gorgeous, love the way everything co-ordinates.


misteejay said...

What a sweet card Helen. The PPs are perfect for your little bees.
Toni xx

tilly said...

love your little bees and perfect papers as well

Sue said...

This is a pretty card. Love the paper and the wooden bees are cute. You've given me an idea for my little hexagon dies, thanks Helen!