Posted: August 18th, 2023 by

Bees & Sunflower | Stamps + Dies

Jane is here on the blog today with a tutorial for this stunning card, created with our BEE HAPPY stamp set and co-ordinating dies, and our SUNFLOWER GRUNGE stamps.

Good afternoon all and welcome to my latest blogged design team make for Visible Image. August is in full swing and there are lots of lovely sunflowers in bloom. I decided to use these as the inspiration for my card today. 

The stamp sets I chose to work with are the lovely Sunflower Grunge

 and the Bee Happy set 

with their co-ordinating dies. These dies really do make this Bee set even more versatile. 


I stamped a batch of bees and coloured them with distress pencils

Using their co ordinating dies I die cut them out.

I like making batches as then I always have some bees readily at hand for my projects.

I made a background on glossy card using yellow and green alcohol inks. I added drops of yellow the the centre and dabbed the greens and a little yellow on a blending felt for the edges.

I stamped the large sunflower in the set and coloured it with distress pencils adding a little gold pen to the centre and glossy accents to give some dimension and a little sparkle. I also added wink of stella to the wings of the bees. 

I also stamped one of the sentiments from Sunflower grunge and cut that out too. 

I then assembled my design, gluing everything in place with a mixture of foam tape and PVA glue.  I finally matted my card onto yellow and then black card and adhered it to a square 7X7″ white card blank.

close ups

It would be lovely to see you over in the Visible Image Facebook group. You will be warmly welcomed and see lots of inspiration from the DT and customers to inspire your own creativity.  I also run a monthly ATC swap in the group!

You will also find me on instagram: @jane.tyrrell where I share many more samples than I have the time to blog.

Back soon, 

Bye for now,

Jane x

This is such a beautiful card! We are loving all those die cut bees and the sunflower looks fabulous against your gorgeous background. Thanks for another great tutorial Jane ♡ 

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