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Hello Honey Bee friends! Today I’m sharing my card featuring some new products from the Celebrate release and it’s all about spring! I’ve used the Lovely Layers: April Showers Honey Cuts to create this cute birthday card with spring colors. Keep reading to see how I created my matching umbrella and boots with a floral pattern!

I made the background for the Lovely Layers: April Showers with the Perfect Bricks and Grassy Hill Borders stencils. I added Mowed Lawn and Lost Shadow Distress Oxide inks through the stencils with Detail Blender Brushes. I used glue to adhere the panel to an A2 card base.

For the fun floral pattern on the umbrella and boots I used the Wonderful Wishes Honey Cuts and Coordinating Stencils. For ease of stenciling, I die cut the cake portion from white cardstock. Then I lined up each of five stencils over the die cut piece and colored it with Distress Oxide inks. I used Beeluxe Detail Blending Brushes to add Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Wilted Violet, and Ripe Persimmon Distress Oxide inks. The Beeluxe Brushes are so helpful with the small details of the stencils!

Then I cut the umbrella top layer (Lovely Layers: April Showers) from the stenciled piece. Line the die up diagonally on the stenciled piece and run it through your die cutting machine.

Next I used the Lovely Layers: April Showers dies to cut the elements from purple, green, coral and white cardstock. I used more Distress Oxide inks along with the new Beeluxe Detail Blending Brushes to add depth and shading to the various elements. I used most of the Distress Oxide inks I mentioned above.

I colored the three layers of the bird with Copic markers in the colors of E25, E23, E13, and E11.

Next I used glue to adhere the layers of the April Showers elements. The Layering Guide found in the product description is very helpful for getting your layers just right.

The dots and line details you can see were added with orange and white Gelly Roll gel pens. The sentiment is from the Celebrating You stamp set, stamped in black ink, and die cut with the coordinating die.

To adhere the elements to the card, I used foam dots, foam strips, and Bee Creative glue.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my process to make this colorful birthday card! Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful and crafty day!

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6 responses to “Hip, Hip, Hooray!”

  1. Kim Schlenker says:

    This is gorgeous!!

  2. Colleen Jacobsma says:

    Love this card…beautiful colors !

  3. Donna Loughridge says:

    I love this die set. There are so many ways to use it!

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