Hello crafty friends! Lien here with another bright and colorful card and a fun way to get more use out of your cover dies! As always, I will leave the video linked below the tutorial if you're curious!

For this card I started out with my background. I cut a piece of Clairefontaine DCP 250 gsm cardstock down to A2 size, put it in my Misti and stamped the large floral stamp from the Hello Daisy stamp seton it in Tangerine ink I added some inkblending as well to add more color with Bumblebee ink and more of that Tangerine ink. I also added some gold splatter.

For my focal images I am using the Love Bugs stamp set and I stamped the bee and the flight path heart on more of that Clairefontaine DCP 250 gsm cardstock in alcohol marker friendly ink. I left my stamps in my Misti, colored the images in and then put the paper back in my Misti to stamp over the lines once more with Versafine Onyx Black ink to get a crisp black line. I do this because I want to add Clear Gloss embossing powder. Alcohol markers eat away at the embossing, making it look dull and the embossing will gunk up the tips of your markers as well, that's why I do an extra step of stamping after coloring.

Now for the rest of my focal images I wanted to add some flowers, so I diecut the Stitched Daisies cover panel from Canson Montval 200 gsm watercolor cardstock and colored in the stitched flowers with my Karin Brushmarkers. I fussy cut them out and die cut the Love Bugs images with the Coordinating Confetti Cuts. I'm stamping one more thing which is my sentiment. I'm using the Big Heart Sentiments stamp set and stamping one of the sentiments in Versamark ink onto gold mirror cardstock. I emboss it with WOW Bright White Super Fine embossing powder and cut it out with the Coordinating Confetti Cuts I use that same coordinating die to cut 3 more layers out of thick white cardstock.

The last thing I do before putting my card together is die cut the Large Detailed Circle Frame confetti cuts from the center of my background and three more times out of thick white cardstock. I stack the diecuts together, do some quick die cut inlay (watch the video below for a good tip on how to easily line everything up) and then arrange all my other elements on top of that frame: the stitched daisies, the bumblebee, the flight path and my sentiment. To finish it up I'm adding some gold pearls and I also added stickles to the bee's wings!

If you'd like to see how I made this card plus a fun matching envelope, please watch the video below! Thank you so much for visiting!