Hello Honey Bee friends! Today I’m sharing a birthday card I made with the new Lovely Layers: Mushroom and Lovely Layers: Autumn Bouquet. My color palette was inspired by the gorgeous patterned paper in the Homestead Harvest paper pad. I will always say it–Honey Bee has THE most gorgeous papers of any company!
I created an A2 card base and added a layer of the gorgeous patterned paper from the Homestead Harvest paper pad that I die cut from the largest Fancy Fall Layering Frames Honey Cuts. Next I die cut the blue polka-dot paper found in the Pinstripes and Polka Dots: Harvest paper pad with the oval die in the Fancy Fall Layering Frames die.
I added foam tape to the back of the oval to adhere it to the card base. Then I die cut the Lovely Layers: Mushroom from 80# Neenah. (Note: I die cut the two smaller mushrooms two times.) I chose the leafy branch die and the cotton boll layers from the Lovely Layers: Autumn Bouquet to die cut from 80# Neenah.
Then I set about going through my various ink pads to get just the right color combinations to color the die cuts and to coordinate with the patterned paper.
I used small ink blending brushes to blend the ink onto the die cuts. The leaves are colored with Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky and Faded Jeans Distress Inks. The other Distress Ink I used was Aged Mahogany along with another brand of a reddish-brown ink for the mushroom tops. The cotton bolls are shaded with a few light brown inks in my stash.
I played around with the arrangement of the elements, and when I was satisfied, I picked them all up with a piece of Press N Seal. So handy! Then I added dots of Bee Creative glue to the back of the pieces to adhere them to the oval layer on the card.
I die cut a piece of Neenah Desert Storm cardstock with the banner die in the Fancy Fall Layering Frames die set. The shading I added is Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. I popped it up with foam dots placed at each end of the banner.
I just love the detailed etched lines you get when die cutting the Lovely Layers! Have you used your patterned paper as inspiration for your card colors? It sure takes a lot of thinking out of which colors I want to use. I hope you’ve been inspired by this card today and really appreciate your stopping by! Have a wonderful and crafty day!