‘Tell the Bees’ by Craft Consortium Part 1

Morning all,

I have been itching to share Craft Consortium’s new gorgeous paper pad, Tell the Bees, with you all and today I can!  Yay!  The pad, illustrated by the incredibly talented Katy Hackney of Hackney & Co, is just beautiful and the double-sided papers are a paper crafters dream.  It’s available from mid-March and I have a feeling it could be very popular as bee’s are very ‘on trend’ right now.

I’m going to share two makes today and the first one is this Bee Happy card:

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You can just see a sneak peek of the papers and elements from the paper pack in the background

Alongside the paper pad, there is an amazing set of stamps which has 4 different bee images as well as a set of bee hives and a hexagonal ‘honey comb’ section. These stamps allow you to build up images (as you’ll see I’ve done in the next make) and add elements to make your projects unique. There is also a fabulously textured ribbon pack, having 3 different illustrated designs and a lace effect and some rather sparkly and twinkly sequins are available too!

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I’ve blended ink through a hexagonal stencil and then inked the edges to create a background

All the papers are stunning but my personal favourite paper is the stunning foiled and embossed hexagonal paper which you can see on the card at the bottom just peeking through. It’s just gorgeous and will be the first of my papers to run out! Haha!

My second make today, Queen Bee,  is a really textures and layered card… just like you know and expect from me!

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The bee stamps, with their acetate wings really stand out on this card

For this make, I’ve roughly painted, and then spritzed with gold ink, corrugated card to which I’ve layered onto ‘Tell the Bees’ papers and a kraft card blank.

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By using modelling paste through a stencil I created a raised honey comb effect and, once throughly dry, it’s been spritzed with gold ink

The bee’s have been stamped onto watercolour card and painted using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads in Wild Honey, Scattered Straw and Tea Dye and had a light coat of glitter glue for that iridescent look. The bee’s have also been stamped onto acetate using Stazon Ink in black  and have then been cut from the rest of the bee before using a glue gun to add them to their water coloured body.

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You can just see the raised wings on this little fella

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The papers have been ‘joined’ together using screw type brads

So… that’s my first two ‘Tell the Bee’ makes for you. I’ve got another two coming up shortly.

Have a lovely weekend everyone whatever you’re up to. Should be utterly miserable weather-wise so in my books that makes it perfect crafting time 🙂

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