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Happy first day of spring to all of our Honey Bee friends! Today I have a cheerful card using Honey Bee Stamps’ Rainbow Wishes stamps and Honey Cuts. It has been so cloudy, with off and on rain for well over a week, where I am. I emptied 7″ of rain from my rain gauge yesterday! With the gloomy weather and news, I just had to make a bright, cheerful card!

I began with a top-folding A2 card base. I masked the edges with purple tape and stenciled some clouds with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and the cloud stencil from the Outdoor Scene Builder stencil set. The Honey Bee Background Blender Brushes make this so easy! I added the polka dot strip and the green strip to the bottom of the card base. These papers are from the Over The Rainbow 6×6 paper pad.

Using some Neenah Solar White card stock, I die cut the rainbow, sunshine and cloud pieces. I also die cut two more cloud pieces from a foam sheet to make the shaker. Next I colored the rainbow and sunshine with some Copic markers. I added double-sided tape to the back of the rainbow pieces to hold it together. I hand cut some foam to fit behind the rainbow and adhered them together.

For the cloud shaker, I used Ranger Multi Medium Matte adhesive and glued the foam cloud border pieces together. I adhered the white card stock cloud to my card base and then adhered the stacked foam borders to it. I added some blue sequins from the Rainbow Deluxe Sequin set, covered it with a cloud-shaped piece of acetate, and topped it with a card stock cloud border. So fun!

The sentiments are also from the Rainbow Wishes set and I used the coordinating die for the large sentiment and the black layer behind it. I used my paper trimmer to cut down the “sending you”. I adhered a black card stock layer behind this one too. Both are popped up with foam squares. For a bit more sparkle, I added some clear Wink of Stella to the rainbow.

I hope my card brings you as much cheer today as it did me when I was making it! Sending YOU hugs, kisses, and rainbow wishes (and lots of fun crafty time!) Thank you so much for stopping by today!

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