Hello crafty friends! Easter is almost here so I made this beautiful pastel card featuring Honey Bee Stamps' Egg Crate Honey Cuts along with other new sets from their Simply Spring release! I had so much fun coloring these eggs--read on for the details! And, if you are on Instagram, check out my fun reel showing some of the card making process--click HERE.
After I die cut the eggs in the Egg Crate set 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 acrylic paint 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 used some Milled Lavender Distress Oxide to ink up 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. 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 you enjoyed coloring Easter eggs with me today! Have a wonderful and crafty day!
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