Bee spring time guide to creating the perfect bee gift.1
Posted on 20th March 2019 by Jennifer Squire
Filed under Paper Cutting
You will need:
Scalpel or die cutter machine
Plain white paper
Fine glue pen
10x8 picture frame and mount
White card Linen 255gsm papermill direct as background and wings
Black (Sorry Emily couldn't find the name of your black card) for the parts of the bee
Daffodil hello smooth card 240gsm for body
I started off by doing a drawing then I traced out the individual components on to a piece of paper. I used a die cutter to cut mine out but you could easily use a scalpel. I have put on the side of the picture a scale so you can print it out.
Cut out the main body and upper body out of the yellow card.
Then cut out the rest of the body parts out of the black card. You also want a full main body cut out of the black card. I have done two sets of eyes so you can choose which one you like best.
Stick the face down first on your yellow body matching it up with the yellow body
Then stick the upper body in line with the main body in yellow.
With you spare black main body cut out the legs, far into the main body.
Then stick the extra parts on to the legs. See image above.
Then stick the legs on to the yellow body. No problem if you are struggling to get an exact match you can glue the bits that fit well and then then cut off the exposed yellow later.
Then stick layer 2 of the main body on top of the yellow and the legs.
Then stick the second black body part underneath main and stick.
Then stick the last black bit on to the bee at the bottom in line with the yellow.
Then stick on the eyes.
Then stick on the antenna and place then underneath the head of the bee.
Then cut out your wings from the white card and hand cut out with a scalpel the black veins of the wings. Then glue these wings into position on the bee body, then you have your finished bee.
I stuck mine in a 10x8 frame but obviously framing choices are all yours. I hope you have enjoyed making your simple bee, here is to a sunny spring for all.