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Hello Honey Bee friends! This retirement card I’m sharing today features a few new products from the latest Adventure Awaits release along with some previously released products that I still love! When I was making this card, I was reminding myself that I (we) need to always look at the products for what they are, not what they may be called. Keep reading and I’ll tell you what I’m talking about!

Here is the first example of looking just at the product, not at what the name of it is. I used the Ocean Circlescape Honey Cuts to create a small “lake” scene that would coordinate with the new Lovely Layers: Rod & Reel and the Lovely Layers: Trees!

After I die cut the Ocean Circlescape die from 80# Neenah, I added a few pieces of removable tape to the back of the “lake” layers for ease of ink blending. Then I used several Distress Oxide inks and my Detail Blending brushes to color the lake and sunset. For the lake I used: Chipped Sapphire, Uncharted Mariner, and Salty Ocean. I added some water splatters and white paint splatters to the waves. For the sunset I used: Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet and Blueprint Sketch.

I cut a circle with a die from the Circlescape Shaker Frames Honey Cuts. Then I used Bee Creative glue to adhere the Ocean Circlescape to the die cut circle.

The Lovely Layers: Rod & Reel pieces were die cut from 80# Neenah and the rod portion from silver cardstock. I used a few Copic markers to color the rod pieces, tackle box, and the fish. I used glue to adhere the rod pieces together.

The Lovely Layers: Trees are also die cut from 80# Neenah and colored with Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks. I colored the trunks with a brown Copic marker.

Here is the second example of looking at the product, not the name. I die cut a piece of paper from the Make It Merry paper pad with the largest A7 Double Stitched Frames die for the card base layer. It was the perfect color to coordinate with my card!

The sentiment strips from the new Mini Messages: Everyday are stamped with Intense black ink and die cut with the coordinating dies. The trees and sentiments have foam tape to pop them up a bit, and the other elements are adhered with glue.

I love combining new products with older favorites! And with this design and card style, just switch out the sentiment to make a birthday, Father’s Day, or other masculine card.

I hope you’ve found inspiration today for looking at your Honey Bee goodies in a different way! If you give this a try, I hope you’ll share it over on the Honey Bee Buzzworthy Facebook group (you can share any card made with Honey Bee products in addition to the challenge cards) and tag me–I’d love to see what you create! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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2 responses to “Congratulations on Your Retirement”

  1. Wendy V says:

    Carol gets an A+ for creative mixing of dies to create a fabulous card. I just received the rod and reel set, now I think I may have to go ahead and get the Ocean Circlescape die now that I have seen this application. It’s nice to be able to use products in different ways. Thank you for inspiring me, Carol.

    • Carol Hintermeier says:

      Thank you so much Wendy! That makes me so happy that I’ve given you inspiration with this card. We can’t wait to see what you create!

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