A Way With Words Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs

Bees at Work

June 7, 2016



The Bees are already hard at work pollinating the flowers!  This is Selma Stevenson today with a card designed using Joset Designs Bee, Beehive, and Honeycomb die sets.  These Bees and their Beehive creates such a fun card!  Here is how to create this card:

  1.  Use the largest Dotted Scallop Square die, using Soft Finish White Cardstock, to create the background.
  2. Cut a Rich Black card stock square measuring 5 1/2″ square. Attach the Dotted Scallop Square on top of black square, using dimensional tape.
  3.  Cut a square measuring 5 3/4″ square.  Attach Black square to this white square using Dimensional Tape.
  4.  Die cut Beehive backing using Rust Cardstock and overlay using Sunflower Soft Finish Cardstock.  Sponge overlay around edges using Really Rust Distress Ink.
  5. Die cut Honeycomb using Buttercream Soft Finish Cardstock.
  6. Die cut three sets of Curvy Leaves using White cardstock and sponge with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink.
  7. Using Bee die set, die cut backing using Sunflower cardstock and overlay using Rich Black cardstock.
  8. Die cut the wings for bees using vellum card stock.  Use a white opaque marker to draw lines fanning out from pointed ends.  Use a glue pen to add glue over white lines and sprinkle with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.  This gives the wings realism.
  9. Die cut three hearts using dies from the Bee die set, using Ladybug Red Cardstock.
  10. Die cut five white flowers using the Beehive die set.  Draw narrow lines, using a yellow thin line marker, out from center of flowers on each petal.  Attach a center of choice.  I had some wood, flat back beads in my stash, that I added to the flower centers.
  11. Using the  A Way With Words, 4-Seasons die set, die cut “Summer” using Rich Black Cardstock.

Assemble the card as shown.  The Beehive and Bees were attached with dimensional glue dots.  One addition I added to the card is a piece of yellow netting, that I saved from a bag of lemons.  I added glue to the back of the Honeycomb die cut and placed it on the netting.  The netting was trimmed around the edges of the honeycomb die cut.

This card is just slightly dimensional so will fit into a regular 6×6 inch envelope.


Joset Designs – Bee

Joset Designs –  Behive

Joset Designs – Honeycomb

Els van de Burgt Stuio – Curvy Leaves

Els van de Burgt Stuio – Dotted Scallop Squares

Way With Words  -4-Seasons

Soft Finish Cardstock – White, Rich Black, Sunflower, Rust, Buttercream, Ladybug Red

Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

Other Supplies:


White opaque marker

Red card stock

Wood flat backed beads

Memento Bamboo Leaves

Yellow net fruit bag

Distress Inks, Mowed Lawn and Really Rust

Glue Dots


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  • Selma June 8, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Thank you everyone for your nice comments. The new dies are so fun to work with.

  • Raquel Mason June 8, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Wonderful dimension on the flowers & leaves!

  • Jeannie Huff June 8, 2016 at 10:03 am

    I really like how you incorporated the beehive flowers and bees. Beautiful card.

  • Nina June 8, 2016 at 6:20 am

    What a beautiful card! Stunning detail with pops of bright colors.

  • Birgit June 8, 2016 at 4:17 am

    This is so adorable! I just adore those bees, especially with their shiny little wings!

  • Marlene L June 8, 2016 at 12:12 am

    Delightful card, love the new dies.

  • Darlene Pavlick June 7, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    This is fabulous Selma! WOW! So much texture and dimension! SCREAMS SUMMER TIME!! Inspirational as always … thanks!

  • jeanette horner June 7, 2016 at 10:52 am

    This is a lovely honeycomb card. So summery with the bees. Love the dies to create.

  • Eva van Buuren June 7, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Selma, in one word…..GREAT!!
    I love everything on this wonderful Summer card!!
    Thanks for the great inspiration,
    Hugs, Eva.

  • Marjorie June 7, 2016 at 9:44 am

    What a great card! The whole composition is beautiful. The honeycomb die makes such a nice background. Thanks for sharing.

  • josetvdburgt June 7, 2016 at 9:28 am

    Bee-utiful card Selma. Feels like Summer!

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