Backyard Basics 2 – Stampin’ Up! Card Tutorial #619

Hey There,

I haven’t put away my Stampin’ Up! Backyard Basics stamp set yet.  This card idea has been rattling around in my head since I first seen this set in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.   So, today I put it out there on paper.

It’s funny I should love bees, since I’m highly allergic to them.   But they are so necessary to our food supply.  Without their pollination, I’m not sure what there would be left for us to eat.   Not to mention, the queen bee.  Gotta love her!

I tend to be friends with strong women, my family would probably testify that I am one of them.  My husband and sons even nicknamed me the dominator, lol.  Anyhow, we probably all know someone a Queen Bee card would be suitable for.   Please tell me I am not the only one.

Hope you like it.  The complete tutorial for this project is below.  Check it out.


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Now on with today’s tutorial. . . . .  . .

Project Supplies:

Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Backyard Basics (item #129258), Morning Post Alphabet (hand stamp) (item #126592), En Francais background stamp (ite, Amazing Accent Wheel (item #130106)

Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Soft Suede and Basic Black

Ink: Stampin’ Up! Baked Brown Sugar, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Stazon Jet Black

Accessories: Stampin’ Up!  Sponges, Basic Black & Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Markers, Word Window Punch, Brayer, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Sizzix Timeless Type Alphabet dies, Post it note and Neutrals Candy Dots

Started with a 4″ square piece of Whisper White card stock and Wheeled the Amazing Accent Wheel on the bottom of the card stock using Baked Brown Sugar ink.

Masked the image on the bottom of the card stock using a post it note.  Then Wheeled the same wheel on the right side of the card stock using Smoky Slate ink.

Removed the post it note mask and stamp the bee stamp twice with Stazon Jet Black ink.

Stamped the background stamp on the left side of the card stock using Stazon Jet Black ink.

Sponged Crumb Cake ink on the left and bottom sides of the card stock.

Sponged Sahara Sand on the Right side of the card stock.

Sponged Soft Suede ink around the edges of the card stock.

Sponged Early Espresso ink on the very edge of the card stock.

Masked all put the design on the bottom of the card stock using a post it note.  Sponged Soft Suede ink at the post it note edge to bring out the bottom image.

Colored the tops of the bee’s wings and the stripes on the body using a Soft Suede marker.


Colored the legs, eyes and the rest of the stripes using a Basic Black marker.

Cut a 5.25″ square piece of Soft Suede card stock and ran it through the Big Shot using the Honeycomb Embossing folder twice.  The second time lining moving the card stock over and lining the already embossed image up.  It’s simpler than it sound, lol.


Brayered over the embossed card stock using Soft Suede ink to bring the embossed image out more.

Layered these with 2 Basic Black panels.   Added a Whisper White card base also that measures 5.5″ square when folded.

Punched a Basic Black Word Window Punch and folded it in half and then cut it in half.

Stamped the hand from the Morning Post Alphabet using Stazon Jet Black ink on Crumb Cake card stock.  Colored the sleeve in with Soft Suede marker and then cut the image out.

Die cut the Word “queen” using the Big Shot Machine and the Timeless Type Alphabet using Basic Black ink.   Assembled my card adding the hand image and the word window punch along with Sahara Sand Candy Dots.

Here is the finished card measuring 5.5″ square.

May you be as productive as a bee today.  🙂

Until my next post. . . . . .

Huge Hugs!


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One response to “Backyard Basics 2 – Stampin’ Up! Card Tutorial #619

  1. Michelle Montague

    LOVE THIS!!! Sorry to yell. I couldn’t help myself.