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Hello Honey Bee friends! Today I’m sharing a birthday card I made using the gorgeous Antique Layering Roses stamp set and coordinating Honey Cuts. The sentiment on the inside makes this into a perfect birthday card for your special friend!

I created my card base and layers by die cutting the Fluttering Hearts Cover Plate die three times from 80# Neenah. I adhered the layers together with Bee Creative glue and then adhered that to a piece I die cut with the Fluttering Hearts Pierced Cover Plate. I added this to my A2 card base with glue.

Next I stamped the images from the Antique Layering Roses stamp set with Intense Black ink. I highly recommend using a stamp positioning tool such as the MISTI with these layering stamps. Then I followed the included layering guide and stamped each layer with various inks from my stash. I experimented with my inks by stamping some layers multiple times. When I stamped the final layer, I discovered that I didn’t have an ink that was dark enough. So I stamped it a couple times with a cranberry red ink, and then stamped over it with a mahogany ink that helped to define that layer! Another tip is to do your experimenting on cheap paper, such as printer paper. It won’t look exactly the same as stamping on Neenah, but you will be able to see if the colors work.

Before I added the images to the card front, I used the Inside: Birthday Sentiments stamps to add my greeting inside the card. I added also added one of the rose buds to make it pretty!

After I used the coordinating Honey Cuts to die cut the roses and leaves, I arranged them on the card front. I used Bee Creative glue to adhere the center rose and leaves. I am loving the new Honey Bee foam dots to use for dimension like I did for the other two roses and the rose buds.

I stamped the sentiment from the My Favorite Flower set with Bee Creative Clear embossing ink onto black card stock. Then I heat set the white embossing powder, die cut it with the coordinating Honey Cut, added foam dots and adhered it to my card. I love adding sparkle to my cards and these gems from the Hugs and Kisses Gem Stickers were just right!

I couldn’t resist adding the adorable little bee that I had saved from a previous project. This cute bee can be found in the Busy Bees stamp set along with the coordinating Honey Cuts.

I hope I’ve inspired you today to get all of your inks out and have fun with the Antique Layering Roses! Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful, crafty day!

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