First, welcome to Emma Hearts Paper. I’m excited or my very first post today!
I created this really adorable little beehive card using the Reveal Wheel Die from Lawn Fawn and a couple different retired Close To My Hearts stamp sets. Unfortunately I don’t have the names of the stamps.
The first thing I did was cut out the elements using the Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel die. I’m in love with this little thing. This is the first card I’ve made using the Reveal Wheel, but I can already see there will be many more!
The background of the front panel of the card was random stamped. If you have never created a random stamp background before it is really fun! Just grab a stamp and go to town. Don’t worry about lining it up, or having it straight. Don’t even worry about it staying on the paper. Actually, you should try to go off the page some. Make sure to turn it upside down and sideways when you stamp too.
I stamped my beehive on scrap piece of paper. Don’t pay any attention to the words “Bee Happy” in the picture. I didn’t end up using those! That is the great thing about paper crafting, you never know where your project will take you.
To stamp the wheel, I lined up where it would show through the window on the front of the card. I then eye balled where I would stamp the little images, but you could very easily make some guidelines lightly with a pencil and erase it later. The die cut wheel also has and embossed line that doesn’t show through the window that will help line things up as well.
Using Spectrum Noir Touch markers, I colored the beehive, bees, and random flowers and leaves on the background. I fussy cut the beehive out. I also colored the edge of the wheel to make it pop out against my white card base.
I used 3D foam adhesive squares to attach the wheel to the card and the front panel to the card back. I also used 3D foam to attach the beehive.
One of the really great things about card making is there are no mistakes. Well, obviously we make mistakes, but we can typically cover them up and fix them. When i was coloring a stray drop of alcohol dripped from my marker onto the “Bee Yourself”stamped on the wheel. It left a noticeable bleed with the ink I used.
I was able to cover it with a tiny bee stamp! To make things even, I added a little bee to the “Bee Mine” stamped image opposite on the wheel. I think the little “mistake” improved my card overall. It isn’t perfect, you can still see a smudge if you look close. But honestly, if I give someone a card I handmade them and they point out a smudge then they aren’t worth my time to make them another card!
I really enjoyed making this happy little bee card. Like I said before, I will certainly be experimenting with the Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel die again!
Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog, and joining me while I play with paper!