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Hello Honey Bee friends! The coneflowers are still happily growing in my area in this heat and I was inspired to use the beautiful Lovely Layers: Coneflower Honey Cuts for my card today! The coneflowers are about the only thing happy about the heat! Haha!

The A2 card base is made from 80# Neenah with a purple cardstock layer. I topped this with the beautiful Delicate Daisy Cover Plate Base and Top also die cut from 80# Neenah. FYI, I didn’t realize I would be totally covering up the little die cut openings of the cover plate die that would have let the purple cardstock peek through! So if you make this card, just skip it!

Next I die cut all of the pieces of the Lovely Layers: Coneflower from light purple, green, and yellow cardstock I have in my stash. I chose some inks I haven’t used in a while to color the pieces with Detail Blender Brushes. I first used two shades of purple ink to color the flower petals, but I wasn’t quite happy with them. So I used a fairly dark, bright pink ink to go over it, and now I love it!

To add splatters to the petals and leaves, I smooshed the green ink and the purple ink I used onto my craft mat. I diluted the inks just a bit with water and used a paintbrush to add the splatters. I repeated the same steps with white acrylic paint to add the white drops.

When the pieces were dry, I used Bee Creative glue to adhere the layers and to glue the pieces to the card. For the top flower, I did use a few foam dots to adhere it instead of glue.

I stamped the sentiment from the Big Time Kindness stamp set in Intense Black ink and cut it out with the coordinating Honey Cut. It only took a small piece of a narrow foam strip at the bottom of the sentiment and a few dots of glue at the top to adhere it to the card.

I added a bit of bling with purple pearls from the Autumn Pearl Sticker set placed around the flowers.

I hope you’re staying cool wherever you are and that you’ve enjoyed my card making process today! Thank you so much for stopping by.

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