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Monday, March 28, 2016

Just BEEcause Card with Gel Press™


Gel Press™ Petites - 3” Hexagon 
Tan, light brown and dark amber acrylic paint
Bubble wrap 
JudiKins™ Big Bee rubber stamp
Alphabet rubber stamps 
“Just because” verse rubber stamp 
Clearsnap® ColorBox™ Crafter’s Ink - Bark
Card stock
Paper trimmer, scissors, adhesive 
Coordinating colors of card stock - brown, amber, cream 


Apply 3 shades of tan/brown/dark yellow paint to 3” Hexagon Gel Press™ plate.  I used a palette knife to add just a touch of paint as the plate is small and I felt I had better control of the amount of paint using the knife.

Brayer colors to blend.     

Place bubble wrap over wet paint and press gently.  Lift. 

Place paper over Gel Press™ plate, transfer hexagon “honeycomb” pattern to paper by pressing gently.  Let dry 

Cut out printed hexagon.  Mount onto cream card stock. 

Ink Bee stamp with Bark/dark brown ink, stamp over hexagon print honeycomb.  Trim around image.  Ink edges with Bark ink.  Mount to amber card stock mat.  

Mask out “because” and stamp “Just” with Bark ink on cream card stock.  

Stamp “BEE” with Bark ink beneath “Just”.  Mask out “Just” and “be” - ink “cause” with Bark ink and stamp next to BEE.   Trim around verse.  Ink edges with Bark ink.  Mount to amber card stock mat.  Arrange and mount on brown card stock card.   

So many options... so little time!


  1. That hexagon shaped plate is PERFECT for that, love your bee card!

  2. Love this card! The bubble wrap really works to make the honey comb texture! Thanks for the inspiration. God bless.