Today I wanted to show you a set that I absolutely love--but everyone else likes to show you the dragonfly, and I love the bee! My grandfather was a beekeeper, and he and my grandmother ran Stevenson's Apiary together. My Uncle now currently runs the business, and lets just say that my family collects bee related items! I remember going with my grandfather when I was little to check on the bees. We played nearby, while he worked, and there was usually some sort of treat afterwards (cough *ice cream* cough). Needless to say, bees were a pretty big part of our life growing up!
So when it came time to make my swap cards for OnStage, I looked at the carry over list, and immediately chose to use the bee from the Dragonfly Dreams set. Because I was making somewhere around 40 of them, I didn't want anything too complicated, but I did want something that still stood out. So I did this fancifold card:
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To start, cut the Basic Gray Cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11. Score it a 2 3/4" in from each end to create a gate fold card, adhere a piece of whisper white cardstock that is 4 x 5 1/4 inside and set aside.
Take a piece of 4 x 5 1/4" delightful dijon cardstock and run through the big shot using the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and set aside.
Take a piece of Whisper White Cardstock 2 5/8 x 4". Stamp the sentiment and the Bee body in Basic Black. Stamp the inside of the bee in Delightful Dijon. Stamp the Bokeh in Smoky Slate.
Take a piece of the Urban Underground Dark cardstock that is approx. 2 7/8 x 4 1/4 and adhere the stamped piece of Whisper White. Adhere with dimensionals to the Delightful Dijon piece. Adhere the left side only to the Basic Grey base.
I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial! I will be back tomorrow to show you swaps for this set!