Monday 5 April 2021

AAA Birthday Challenges #24 Shaped card, with video


The April theme for AAA Birthday Challenges is: a shaped card other than rectangle or square.

I went beehive shaped, not sure if that's the proper name, but hey.

First I thought I'd do a hexagon with the bees,maybe inkblend more hexagons,but then I thought I should attempt a free hand shape. If you have a die that does this then yay to you, I do not, so I winged it.

I cut three panels, the size of a normal card, then with pencil set the outline of my beehive and then traced it with a fineliner, erased the pencil marks and cut it out. Added dimension with Spiced Marmalade Distress ink.

On the second panel, I just applied some ink behind the "door" so it looks recessed. The third panel I scored in between the tiers and then folded it over, attached it with glue to the second panel.

The Bees are from Woodware stamps( Bee Happy). I stamped them with Gina K ink and cut them out. I coloured them  with Copic markers.

The sentiment I made with my label printer as , ofcourse, I don't have anything Bee+ Birthday, so I made my own. It's a very DIY card this one ;-).

Added one bee as if it's coming out the hive and then added the front panel to the other two. mounted the other bee with  foamtape and adhered it on top. Also  mounted the sentiment with foamtape.

For more information or to play along the AAA Birthday Challenge, see this.


  1. Well winging it certainly works, I've been admiring your beehive since I first saw it. Disappointed there's not a die though! Love this shaped card!

  2. Glad you went with the beehive instead of the hexagon. So adorable and refreshingly different..