Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Wishing You A Hoppy Easter | Honey Bee Stamps

 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!

Distress Oxides:  Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Rustic Wilderness, Ground Espresso, Gathered Twigs

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