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Happy spring Honey Bee friends! As we are now officially into the spring season, I just had to pull out some favorite floral Lovely Layers sets and make a springtime card! My card features three Lovely Layers sets: Lovely Layers: Tulips, Lovely Layers: Roses, and Lovely Layers: Spring Greenery.

My tip for today is to die cut your flowers and greenery from colored cardstock, then use a few inks to add a bit of shading. This saves so much time! I used yellow, pink, and three shades of green cardstock to cut out the layers of the Roses, Tulips, Spring Greenery, and Grass Border. (Note: I only used the closed tulip and tulip bud and one die from the Spring Greenery for this card.)

Then I used blending brushes to blend on coordinating pink, yellow, and green inks to the layers. This detail adds so much depth and dimension! Then I used Bee Creative glue to adhere the layers together. Don’t forget that the Lovely Layers sets have downloadable Layering Guides to help you layer the flowers.

Before I adhered the flowers to my card base, I added Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink to the card with a blending brush. I added the ink from the center out, but not all the way to the edges. Then I added water drops and used a paper towel to dry it.

I played around with various arrangements of the flowers and greenery. When I was happy, I used a piece of Press N Seal to pick up the arrangement and flip it over. I added glue to the back of the elements, then picked up the arrangement and adhered it to the card. I added a foam dot to the back of the tulip and rose buds. Then I used scissors to trim off the Spring Greenery that was hanging over the edges. I used foam dots to adhere the Grass Border at the bottom of the card.

Next I diluted a few drops of Bee Shimmery liquid shimmer watercolor with water. I used a paint brush to add splatters to the flowers and background.

The sentiment from the Squeeze The Day stamp set is stamped in black pigment ink and cut out with the coordinating die.

I just had to add some adorable little bees from one of my very early Honey Bee sets I bought: Busy Bees stamp set. These were previously colored and cut out with coordinating dies. (I saved a bunch of these finished bees to have on hand to use when needed.)

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I sure hope you are seeing signs of spring where you are! If not, I hope my card reminds you that it’s not far away! I always appreciate your visit to see my cards! Thank you, and have a wonderful, crafty day!

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2 responses to “Happy Spring Card with Tulips and Roses”

  1. Jennifer says:

    I love the detail and dimension. This is a beautiful card!

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