I wanted to make shadow box cards with their dies on camera. I chose the bumblebee set to make my card. The card base is two sheets of 6 1/4″ wide by 5 1/2″ tall scoring both on the 6 1/4″ length at 1/2″ and 1″ on both ends. Then fold the 1″ fold up and the 1/2″ fold down. The two papers will face each other to be glued together. I used oval dies to cut the center out of the front of the black paper and then cut another piece of yellow cardstock to 5 1/4″ tall by 4″ wide and laid it behind the paper with the oval cut out of it, and used one sized smaller die and cut the center out of that layer then glued it into the back of the black paper. It creates a frame.
I used Honey Bee Bee-u-tiful sentiments stamp set link: https://tinyurl.com/4eaj8mdv for the sentiment
I cut the dies with Bristol paper and then used alcohol markers from Dick Blick as well as Touch 5 markers to color the bee images. I used Ranger Black Enamel Accents link: https://rangerink.com/products/ranger-enamel-accents to cover the antennae and feet so they are shiny and a little dimensional. I used a Nuvo Glue Pen to adhere the stem to the daffodil she holds.
After gluing the bee together, I added another layer of wings using foam squares to attach the two sets together so it looks like she’s flapping them. I attached a couple thin strips of acetate with tear tape to the back of the bumblebee that are 6″ long and 1/4″ wide. I glued one behind her head and one behind the lower portion of her wings. Make sure the fold on the back of the card is at 90 degrees and add tear tape between the two score lines and lay the acetate with the bumblebee in the center of the card, and before gluing the top cardstock in place, make sure she’s centered. Then glue the top piece on (with the frame.)
I’m giving some of the dies away and all you need to do to enter is to write a comment below this video that says either, “I’d like to win the adult dies” or “I’d like to win the child dies.” You need to put the comment on the screen before May 8th at midnight and you need to be in the USA to win. I win contact the winners by responding to your comment and if I don’t hear back from you by May 11th, I’ll choose a new winner. The adult dies are the man with a beer and Santa drinking lemonade. The child dies are the astronaut and the alien and the boy firefighter with a dog. Thanks to the nice people at DIYArtBin for letting me do this giveaway.
Here are the products DIYArtBin sent me:
Bumblebee die set link: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000723849932.html?spm=2114.12010612.8148356.6.6baa7dcaAJS8rf
Santa drinking lemonade set: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002167151649.html?spm=2114.12010615.8148356.2.4c89a22ctM0ikd