Hello there crafty friends!! Welcome! Today’s post is all about this Bee-utiful stitching die set from Spellbinders. Embrace the art of stitching with me as we dive into the intricate details of the January 2024 Stitching Die of the Month from Spellbinders. This monthly subscription brings us a delightful bee design with stitching accents, adding a touch of whimsy and creativity to our projects. Join me on this stitching adventure and discover the joy of crafting with every carefully placed thread.
Creating the Buzzing Bee
I started by cutting the bee pieces from crisp white card-stock. To bring our little pollinator to life, I employed the soft hues of Wild Honey and Walnut Stain Distressed Oxide Inks. The wings, body, and top layer were carefully colored, creating a vibrant yet harmonious palette. I used Walnut Stain and Black Soot for the little pieces that imitates the stripes of the bee’s body.
Stitching the Story
With a dark yellow DMC thread, I embarked on the stitching journey, following the marked lines to accentuate the bee’s charming details. The rhythmic stitching process added both texture and a handmade touch to our buzzing friend, making it a unique focal point on the card.
For the backdrop, I continued the color story by stenciling patches with Wild Honey and Walnut Stain Distressed Oxide Inks. A playful touch was introduced through the ink smooshing technique, resulting in artful splotches that contributed to the background’s distressed charm. A stitched rectangle die framed the background, leaving a subtle white border after matting with black, creating a visually appealing contrast.
Believe in Yourself
Adding a touch of inspiration, I stamped the sentiment “Believe in Yourself” along the bottom right of the background. This empowering message complements the thematic elements of our buzzing creation, encouraging positivity and self-belief.
After everything was ready to turned into a card, I assembled the bee and added it in the center of the card along with the inked and matted background. The wings are added with glue to the inked background and then the body was added with foam tape for dimension. For an extra embellishment I chose some jewels from my stash that was the same color as the thread and added it to the centers of the embroidered flowers.
Crafting with the January 2024 Stitching Die of the Month has been a joyous exploration of creativity and intricate detailing. If you haven’t already, consider subscribing to this monthly adventure of stitching wonders. Let your imagination take flight as you infuse each project with the unique charm of hand-stitched elements. Happy crafting, and may your creative journey be as vibrant as our buzzing bee!