Hello Honey Bee friends! I’m taking a little break from the pretty pinks and reds of Valentine’s cards to bring you this springtime inspired card. I had a lot of fun using the adorable Post Box Card Base to make this bright and cheerful card!
Steps for the card base:
- Die cut the Post Box card base and the hinge from patterned paper. I used a piece from the Great Outdoors 6×6 paper pad. Die cut another post box from Neenah 80# card stock.
- For the two additional pieces on the post box, I inked some white card stock with Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide using a foam ink blending tool. I then die cut them out with dies in the set.
- Next I used stamps from Love Enclosed and stamped the sentiment, hearts and decorative corners with Versamark. I heat embossed it with WOW Opaque Bright White embossing powder.
Embellishing the Post Box card:
- Next comes the fun part! Die cut a bunch of flowers, stems, and leaves from the Bunch of Bouquets Honey Cuts. (Note: Before die cutting the yellow flowers, green stems and leaves, I used a few Copic markers to color the white card stock.)
- Using an embossing stylus from the Flower Shaping Essentials Kit, shape the flowers and leaves.
- Add yellow and white NUVO Chrystal Drops to the flower centers and set them aside to dry.
- Stamp an envelope from the Love Enclosed set in black ink and cut it out. Tuck it into the mail slot adding some glue to hold it in place.
- Once the flower centers were dry, I used liquid glue to attach stems and leaves to some of them. I adhered the stemmed flowers along the bottom and then used the Grass Border Honey Cut to cut out two strips of grass. I colored the front and back of these strips with a Copic marker. This will hide the Copic ink bleed through when the card is open. Adhere one grass strip to the bottom front.
- Open the card and color any of the backs of stems that show. Adhere the second grass piece on the inside of the card front. (see photo below)
- I totally forgot to stamp the inside sentiment before adding all the dimensional elements! The Thanks A Bunch set is perfect for this as it also has coordinating dies for the sentiments. I stamped it with black ink, die cut it, and adhered it with liquid glue.
I hope my card has brightened your day some. Spring will be here before we know it! Thank you for stopping by!