Thursday, April 30, 2020

A Kind Word Gatefold Card | Honey Bee Stamps

Hello my friends!  I hope today finds you well and safe.  I had so much fun watercoloring this beautiful Honey Bee Stamps In Full Blooms stamp!  This is part of their new release and was designed by the amazing Emily Midgett!  I'm sure you've seen this fabulous release celebrating Honey Bee's 5th year, but if you haven't click HERE--there is so much awesomeness in this release!  I had so much fun making this gatefold card to show off this beauty!


Let's get started by creating the gatefold card base! Score an 8-½" x 4-¼" piece of Neenah Solar White card stock at 2-¾" from each end.  To finish each side of the gatefold I trimmed a piece of patterned paper from the Birthday Bash 6x6 paper pad to 2 pieces at 2-½" x 4".  I centered those on the front flaps and adhered them down.

Next I used an anti-static pouch on a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth card stock.  Then I stamped the image with Versamark clear embossing ink.  I sprinkled on WOW! Metallic Gold Rich embossing powder and heat embossed it.  I used a No. 2 round brush to color this with just a few watercolors.  For the flowers I used Ken Oliver's Orchid Color Burst.  The leaves were colored with Jellybean Green Color Burst, along with a yellow-green watercolor from my stash.  I dotted the berries with some yellow watercolor.  When it was dry, I used the coordinating die to cut it out.


Next die cut the Polygon Thin Frames die cut with gold card stock once, and white card stock twice. I adhered the largest of these frames together with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  Once these were dry I adhered them to the floral piece.   I love how this all coordinates together!

I stamped the sentiment from the In Full Bloom set with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I don't usually put a sentiment on the inside of my cards but I decided that a special gatefold card needs a special sentiment inside.  I stamped the In Full Bloom in a light purple ink and used a sentiment from Grateful Each Day to complete it.



Finally, I adhered my floral image to the left panel.  Be sure to only add glue to one-half of the back of the main image!!  I added a few gold sequins from the Gold Lights Confetti Mix.



This card really was so easy to put together and I hope I've inspired you to give this beautiful set a try!  Stay well, and stay crafty!!

Supplies:
Honey Bee Stamps In Full Bloom stamps & Honey Cuts
Honey Bee Stamps Birthday Bash 6x6 paper pad
Honey Bee Stamps Polygon Thin Frames Honey Cuts
Honey Bee Stamps Grateful Each Day stamps
Honey Bee Stamps Gold Lights Confetti Mix

4 comments:

  1. So beautiful! Love the design and the colors!

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  2. That's sure a sweet card for a recipient! Love all the purples/lavendars

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  3. Gorgeous card. May I ask what die cutting machine you used? I’m looking for the sandwich for these Honey Cuts thin frame dies for a Big Shot. Many thanks, Nancy G

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    1. Thank you very much Nan! My die cutting machine is a Spellbinders Platinum. I've never had a Big Shot, but I know for sure your machine will work with these thin dies. Apologies that I can't say specifically what you should use, but if you do a web search for it, you will probably be able to find your answer. Have a wonderful day! :)

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