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Hello Honey Bee friends! Easter is almost here so I made this beautiful pastel card featuring the Egg Crate Honey Cuts along with other new sets from the Simply Spring release! I had so much fun coloring these eggs. Read on for the details!

After I die cut the eggs in the Egg Crate Honey Cuts from 80# Neenah, I colored them with Distress Oxides using Detail Blender brushes. The Oxide colors I used are: Spun Sugar, Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold, Speckled Egg, Milled Lavender, and Bundled Sage. After I had each egg colored I smooshed that egg’s color of Oxide ink onto my craft mat.

Then I spritzed the ink with just a bit of water, dipped a paintbrush into the diluted ink, and added splatters to the egg. I repeated this for each color. When the ink splatters were dry, I diluted some white gouache and added white splatters. I love how these turned out!

Next I built the Egg Crate by die cutting paper found in the Fresh Brewed paper pad. Be sure to check out the Layering Guide found in the product description for the Egg Crate. I wanted extra dimension for the rim of the Egg Crate so I die cut two more of Layer 3 and Layer 4 from brown cardstock. I trimmed off the top piece of Layer 3 before adhering the layers together. Bee Creative glue is the best for adhering these pieces. It has a bit more “wiggle” time before it totally sets up!

I used two Copic markers (E43 and E44) to color in the circles on the Egg Crate lid.

For the card background layer I die cut the largest Spring Vine Layering Frames from paper in the Pinstripes and Polka Dots: Spring paper pad. I die cut one more from white cardstock and glued the layers together. I inked Milled Lavender Distress Oxide on the edges of the die cut with a Detail Blender Brush.

The sentiments are from the Eggstra Special stamp set. I first stamped it with Milled Lavender Oxide ink and then stamped it again with Clear Embossing ink. My MISTI made this very easy! I added clear embossing powder and heat set them. Next I cut them out with the coordinating Honey Cuts and adhered them to the Egg Crate.

The greenery is a die from the Lovely Layers: Spring Greenery and inked up with Bundled Sage Distress Oxide ink. I repeated the steps of adding ink and white gouache splatters.

I hope I’ve inspired you to get out those inks have fun coloring your Easter eggs!! Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a very crafty day!

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2 responses to “You’re Eggstra Special!”

  1. Jane B. says:

    I love your card. I’m waiting for my latest HB order to arrive. Your card is an inspiration.

    • Carol Hintermeier says:

      Thank you Jane! I’m so happy to hear that I’ve given you some inspiration. I hope you have fun with your new crafty supplies!

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