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Hello Honey Bee friends! Today I’m sharing my birthday card featuring the beautiful Painted Blooms stamps and coordinating Honey Cuts. I’ve created a fun pink foiled, acetate window and framed it out with the Painted Blooms. Read on for the details, and to see how I dressed up the inside of the card!

First I worked on my flowers from the Painted Blooms set. As you can see by my photos, I have lots of extras! I almost always stamp extras to have ready to go for another creation. The way I got the gradient colors on the flowers and leaves is I set everything up in my MISTI. Then I used sponge daubers with Distress Oxides to add the lightest colors first, stamped it onto 80# Neenah, and then sponged the darker shades onto the stamps. Sometimes I would use my finger or a towel to lightly dab the edges to smooth them out. I stamped them, and repeated the colors until I was happy with the look.

These are the Distress Oxide colors I used: flowers: Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo, Festive Berries, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, and Wild Honey. The leaves are colored with Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness. I used the coordinating Painted Blooms Honey Cuts to die cut the pieces.

Now it’s time to create the card base. First I used the middle sized Circlescape Shaker Frame die and die cut four from 80# Neenah. I used Bee Creative glue to stack and adhere three of them together. I chose a piece of patterned paper from the Vitamin Sea 6″ x 8-½” paper pad and die cut it with the second largest Sweet Stacks: Rectangles die. I adhered that to an A2 card base.

Next I chose a circle die from the Sweet Stacks: Circles that is slightly larger than the opening of the Circlescape Shaker Frame stack. Then I opened up the card base and positioned the circle die on the card front and held it down with temporary tape. I ran that through my die cutting machine to cut the circle opening in the card front.

I used the plain circle die (middle size) from the Circlescape Shaker Frame set to die cut a piece of Glimmer Specialty Clear Film Sheet. (NOTE: this is acetate made specifically for hot foiling and it’s NOT the same as regular acetate.) I turned on my Glimmer Hot Foil machine to preheat. (NOTE: As of this blog date, it’s out of stock so just click the “notify me” and you’ll receive an email when it’s available) I prepped my pink foil by cutting a piece slightly larger than my sentiment from the Foil Script: Wishes hot foil plate set. I followed the layering directions that come with the machine to layer the foil plate, foil, and clear film circle. I adhered these in place with some temporary tape and put it die side down to heat it up. I followed my machines directions to complete the foiling. I wish foil was easier to photograph! It really is pink! Haha!

I used Bee Creative glue to adhere the foiled acetate circle over the opening of the card front. Then I used glue to adhere the stacked Circlescape Frame to the card. I adhered the extra circle frame on the inside of the card front.

Before I finished the card front with the flowers, I used my MISTI to stamp a sentiment from the Inside: Birthday Sentiments set near the bottom of the card inside. I adhered a few flowers and leaves with glue and trimmed the overhang off with my scissors.

To finish up, I arranged all of my flowers and leaves around the circle opening on the front of the card. Everything is adhered with Bee Creative glue.

Have you tried foiling on acetate? It’s so fun and creates a beautiful and unique look for your card! Especially with the gorgeous Painted Blooms for a frame! Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful, crafty week ahead!

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