What You'll Need:
Funky Fossil Honeycomb Heart dies
Funky Fossil Bee Sweet Papers and Enamel Dots
Funky Fossil Hex Matrix Stencil
White and gold cardstock
Pretty Colour Inside Midnight Hybrid ink pad
Glitz and Glam Embossing Powders by Toni Darroch
Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink Pad
Funky Fossil Blending Brushes
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Cut a square panel of white cardstock measuring 13.5cm square and position the honeycomb heart die in the centre of the panel. Hold it in place with a bit of low tack tape and run it through your die cutting machine.
You will have a heart aperture in your card panel and a separate heart with a honeycomb pattern inside. For this card, the aperture is what you need. The white honeycomb heart can be used on another project.
Repeat this step with gold cardstock so that you have a gold honeycomb heart.
Whilst die cutting, cut several of the bees from the die set in white cardstock too - we will use these as embellishments.
Before constructing the shaker element of the card, decorate the white panel with the heart aperture. I have blended blue ink around the edge of the panel with Funky Fossil blending brushes and blended through the Hex Matrix stencil in the same colour on opposite corners of the aperture.
The sentiment from the A6 Be Kind stamp set has been stamped in Midnight Hybrid ink on the bottom right hand corner.
Once the front of the panel has been decorated, turn it over and trace round the heart shape with glue. Adhere a square panel of clear acetate.
With the acetate in place, and still working on the reverse, attach foam pads or foam tape around the edge of the aperture. Take care to make sure there are no gaps!
Add a few extra pieces of foam tape if desired to stablise the shaker panel.
Use your trimmer to cut a 14.5cm square panel from the Bee Sweet patterned paper pad. Adhere it to your card blank.
Take a selection of coordinating sequins that match your papers and place them on the centre of the card where you know the aperture is going to be. Try to avoid having them stacked together too much as they can get stuck under the window!
Once you are happy with the amount of shaker elements you have added, remove the backing from the foam tape behind the heart aperture and position the shaker window over the top of the patterned paper. I often add some wet glue to the foam tape to give a bit of movement when positioning the panel.
The panel should now have sealed the sequins in and they will move behind the acetate heart.
Finish decorating the card by adhering the gold honeycomb heart over the acetate aperture. It should fit neatly in to the window space.
Adhere the die cut bees to the honeycomb heart. I have added some Malibu embossing glitter from the Glitz and Glam embossing trio to the edge of the wings. To do this, simply swipe the edge of the sticky ink pad on the tips of the wings, sprinkle the embossing glitter over them and melt with a heat gun. They are small elements so use tweezers to hold them to avoid burning yourself with the heat tool!
As a final touch, I added some of the Bee Sweet enamel dots on either side of the heart aperture.
Admire your bee-utiful card :)