Hello crafty friends! It's almost Easter and I just had to use Honey Bee Stamps' adorable Easter Buddies set for one last Easter card! I had lots of stencil fun creating my background! Keep reading for the details!
First I created my background. I have a few photos below showing my steps. All of my inks are Distress Oxide inks and I used Honey Bee's Blender Brushes for my stenciling, which makes it really easy! First I laid out the Oak Tree and Grassy Hill Borders stencil sets and placed them on my A2 80# Neenah card stock to kind of make a plan for my stenciling. I used Gathered Twigs and Ground Espresso for the tree trunk. Next I stenciled the tree and leaves with Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, and Rustic Wilderness. The grass and hills are Mowed Lawn with a touch of Twisted Citron.
When I was finished, I realized I had a white sky! So I used my Blender Brush for blue Oxides (without adding more ink) and lightly stenciled in some clouds with the cloud stencil that's in the Outdoor Scene Builder stencil set. (TIP: I keep one Blender Brush for each Oxide color family. I just wipe it off on a clean, dry paper towel between each shade of that color and it works great!)
I decided to add a few water splatters to the grassy area and covered up the other parts before sprinkling on the water drops. I took a clean paper towel and blotted it dry. I wanted to add water drops to the tree, but I was too afraid of messing it up! LOL! I die cut the panel with the largest Deckle Edge A2 Honey Cuts.
Next I stamped all of the adorable little images from the Easter Buddies set in Copic safe ink and colored them with my Copic markers. Then I cut them out with the coordinating Honey Cuts. As I was planning on where to put everything on the card, I thought that the tree looked like it needed something more. I remembered the cute little birdhouse and bird in the Birds and The Bees set and stamped, colored and die cut them with their coordinating Honey Cuts.
I decided to fussy cut the little grass pieces so they wouldn't cover up the eggs as much. I added foam tape to the back of the birdhouse, bunny, chick and flower group and adhered them to the card front. I adhered the other images with Bee Creative Glue.
I had a hard time choosing from all of the fabulous sentiments in the Hoppy Easter stamps, but finally decided on two. I stamped them in Onyx Black ink and die cut them with the coordinating Honey Cuts. I LOVE having dies for sentiments and Honey Bee does them so well!
I had so much fun creating this card! The stencils sure do make creating backgrounds so easy! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a very blessed "Hoppy" Easter! Thank you so much for stopping by!