Monday, 16 October 2017

Craft Consortium, Tell The Bees, Resin Flower Tag

I had so much fun making this bright and cheery tag that I'm sharing with you today.
Yes, it's another from the Craft Consortium, 'Tell The Bees' collection...  yet this time my focus is not on the papers - it's on the stamp set itself.

Want to see?

I'm a great believer in 'mixing things up', so for me the idea was to keep the bees black and white so that the focus of the colour lies elsewhere on the tag.

Here's a visual breakdown so you can see just how simply this tag can be made...


Craft Consortium supplies used:

Tell The Bees

Santoro - Kori Kumi


Other supplies used:

Versafine - Black
Brilliance - Lightening Black
Holtz Distress - Twisted Citron
Holtz Distress - Walnut Stain
Stazon - Timber Brown

Mulberry Paper 
Acetate - scrap from craft packaging


Before even starting to decorate this tag, I made sure that the base of it was thick and durable by gluing a few layers together - but that's a personal preference thing, I guess.  I just know from experience that I prefer my tags to feel 'sturdy'.

Then I focused on the bees...
In addition to layering them up from the back (stamp image, cut it out, turn it upside down, draw around it, cut it out and glue into position behind the stamped image) three or four times, I've also stamped and cut out additional parts to add extra dimension to the front.

See that top itty bitty bee?  That has an extra 'body' part.
The middle bee?  Cut an additional head and wings - just taking out that slight sliver of body in the middle.
...  And the bottom bee?  Extra 'wings'.

Threading two leaf ribbons through the tag at the top, then weaving them gently together before tying into place with a piece of brown raffia cord was all that was needed to complete this fun looking tag.

I do hope you're enjoying my ideas on how to use this set.
It really is so versatile.

Thanks once again for taking the time to stop by...

Donna. x


  1. Bright and cheery little tag Donna. Love it! x

  2. Wow another gorgeous tag Donna, fabulous layout to include your bees..
    Hugs Pam x

  3. Donna, to me, that little honeycomb stamped piece of cotton-like mulberry paper is the star of this darling little show! so sweet!

    1. Thank you, lovely.
      I think mulberry paper should be back 'in'...
      it's got so much texture and I love it! 🤣