This card took me several attempts to get right. Not because it’s an especially complicated design, just that I was having one of those crafty days when I kept making silly mistakes! I’m sure we’ve all been there, but I’m glad I persevered and finished this card as I love the look.
I began with a piece of white card measuring the same size as my A2 card base. From this, I die cut three hexagons using the die in the Bee Happy set.
Next, I used the three hexagon stamps to add a honeycomb effect. I chose 4 colours of ink ranging from a yellow to a dark orange. I then adhered some die cut white hexagons to add to the pattern and add a little dimension. I also stamped a sentiment from the stamp set.
I cut a piece of adhesive foam sheet, slightly smaller than my panel. I used the panel to help me mark where the shakers would be, then die cut circles from the foam slightly larger than the hexagon windows. I prefer to use foam sheet for shakers like this as it helps to keep the card stable and avoids the sequins sticking at the edges.
I adhered some acetate behind each of the windows, then stuck down the foam sheet behind the panel. In the three shaker wells, I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins. As I didn’t have an orange mix, I decided to use some sand and metallic rose gold 4mm sequins instead. I love the softer look and how it compliments the colours of the stamping.
I added some double sided adhesive to the foam, then placed my card base on top, pressing down well to adhere the panel and keep the sequins in place.
I love the look of this geometric patterned card and it would work very well just like this, but I couldn’t resist adding one of the cute bees and a die cut trail behind him to complement the sentiment.
Have a lovely day,