Today I am back with another design team project for Birch Press Design! Let's work on those last Valentine’s Day cards we need to get done! Yes I am always late making my cards... LOL
The Kaleidoscope Layering Die has become one of my many favorites from the recent Birch Press Design Release!
For this card I started out with all my die cutting of my heart. The card stock I used is a watercolor card for all my pieces, even the heart! Once all my pieces were glued together using my liquid adhesive I set my Kaleidoscope Heart aside to dry. I then used the largest die from the Stitched Heart Die Set to cut out a section of my background panel. I grabbed my cutting board to tape down my watercolor paper and picked out my brush and pallet!
I chose my Distress Inks in shades or Pinks, Reds and a splash of purple and placed some ink down onto my pallet. Spraying my water color paper with my mister I then added my color on my panels. Have fun with this and just drop away making sure the colors will blend together.
Once I had my first layer down I removed my Heart from the center and set aside my background panel to dry. I wanted this to have a soft shade of all the colors! I then placed my heart back onto my cutting board for another layer of watercolor.
Using the same colors, I added another layer to intensify the shades on the heart only. It was interesting to see the watercolor go into the layers of the hearts and pool into the cracks of the paper! I removed this from my board and set aside to dry. Yes, I cheated and used my heat tool to speed up the process!
I attached my background panel to my standard A2 size card base so I could re-position my stitched heart die to cut through, this way we had an opening on the front of our card where our heart will be placed.
I was thinking about my focal point and the backside and decided to cut one more of Layer C from the Kaleidoscope set from my water color paper and also a piece of vellum.
I placed this section onto my board and used the same color but only for splattering. The beauty of this die is they can be placed again each other on each side!
Now it is finally time to put our card together!
Using my liquid adhesive, I placed my vellum in between my two heart panels and made sure I had glue around the edges and placed into the opening in my background and card base. I know it may sound confusing and difficult but trust me, it is not and plus I always have a video!
I used a sentiment from the Lingo Thanks Clear Stamp Set and cut into a thin strip and set it towards the bottom of my card!
It will be great surprise when the card is open you get a beautiful pop of color!
Just some of the products used for this project today!...
Birch Press Design – Lingo Thanks
Birch Press Design – Kaleidoscope Heart Layering Dies
Birch Press Design – Stitched Heart Dies
Pretty Pink posh – Ivory Gems
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Well, hello there everyone! My name is Desiree Kuemmerle and I live in Lansdale, PA with the hubs of over 20 years and our furry bot Max! I am fluent in Crafting, a Master Paper Manipulator and a violator of all that makes sense...
Since about the time I spoke my first word, I’ve been an avid crafter alongside my mom and sister. You name the craft and I’ve probably bought it, collected it, tried it and finally stored it. Right now, getting Inky, suffering paper cuts, cutting with metal dies and stamping everything, whether it moves or not makes me smile and I must pass that along to everyone I know and don’t know!
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