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Hello friends! Happy new week! It’s Keiko from Happy Tree Studio and I have this ivy garden scene card for you today. This is almost all die cut card except the stamped sentiment. I added a tiny bit of inking, but there is absolutely no coloring involved which makes a pretty quick card to make!

It’s Green Week here at the Honey Bee Stamps and tons of products are 15% off including the brand new Lovely Layers: Greenery die set I used today! Click HERE to see all the products (not just stamps and dies but pens, inks, embellishments and more!) in the sale category!

I started off with die cutting all the elements I was going to use. You can go through your die collection and find the ones you want to use, but here are the list of products I used:

Lovely Layers: Greenery (die): Ivy
Apron Garden Tools Add-On (die): Watering can, Gardening shears, Scoop
Whimsical Spring Flowers (die): Flowers and greeneries
Garden Lattice Cover Plate-Top (die): Lattice panel
Honey Bees (paper piecing die): Bee
My Favorite Flower (stamp & die): Sentiment

I used various colors and textures of card stocks for all these elements including velum (for the bee wings) and silver foil (for shears). For the ivy, I cut three of them from dark green card stock and another three from lighter green so there are some variations. I then added some inking to all the die cuts except the tiny flowers. You can skip the inking but it makes a world of difference in my opinion. I also emphasized the texture line on the ivy created by the die by tracing them with a green marker. The sentiment was stamped with green ink and die cut with the coordinating die.

Now you have everything you need for the card, you can start putting them together. I started with the ivy. I mainly used the darker ones on the back of the lattice panel and lighter ones on the front. I just thread the part of the ivy through the lattice from both front and back. I cut them up to smaller pieces when needed. You can use some foam dots where the leaves overlap to make them look dimensional. I know the typical ivy don’t have flowers but when I did a quick research, I found some types do have pale yellow flowers! So I added the tiny flowers to the ivy and I love the result! Then I arranged all the gardening tools and florals on the bottom and the sentiment in the middle, and adhered them on the panel. I then flip the panel over and added foam tapes on the four edges of the panel and the back of all the elements. This is the most tedious part of this project! TIP: You might want to cut off all the greenery part that overlap with the outer edge of the lattice panel so the panel will lay flat when you apply the foam tapes.

I adhered the lattice panel with foam tapes on the card base I made from cream card stock. I love the dimension created by the foam tapes and the shadow casted by the lattice. So pretty! To finish off the card, I added the paper pieced bee and some brand new Warm Pearls to the flower centers.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful week!

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