Beautiful Cherry Blossoms

Good morning and welcome to the LDRS blog.  I am here today to give you all the details on this Beautiful Cherry Blossoms card including two ways to create the layered flower look.  Let's jump right in.
I'm creating an A2 sized card and I'm starting with the leaves of the cherry blossoms.  As you can see, the back of the packaging shows how to layer the different cuts to create a dimensional look for your flower!  I am using scrap pieces of card stock from my stash for the stems and leaves.  This is method one of creating the layered dimensional look.  Using different tones of card stock (lighter and darker) to create the dimension when assembled.  
For the flower petals, I want varying shades of the same color to create the dimension and thus I decided to use ink blending to create the colors I want. This is method two.  I blended varying colors of LDRS Hybrid Ink onto one piece of card stock and then die cut using the packaging as a guide.
I used Pink Tutu, Lipstick Jungle, Tickled Pink, Fandango, and Boysenberry Blast Hybrid Inks.  They're absolutely beautiful and coordinate & blend like a dream! 
After die cutting the flower petals, I next wanted to create an embre effect with some of the same inks for the sentiment.  I'm using the Large Word Spring Sentiments die set.  I swiped 4 ink colors across a scrap piece of white card stock and then die cut.  I die cut two additional layers in white cardstock, then stacked the sentiments for added dimension.  I used Pink Tutu, Lipstick Jungle, Fandango, and Boysenberry Blast for the sentiment.  So so pretty!!!  You could also spritz it with a little sparkle spray to add a little something extra!
Lastly, I am going to assemble the card on an A2 white, top folding card base.  I layered with two panels cut from the A2 Stitched Layered Frames Die set.  This die set is a staple in my craft room!
What do you think of the final product???  I LOVE it!  I love die cutting and these layering sets are a dream!
Happy June!  I hope you're having a wonderful summer!
Crafty Hugs,  LeeAnn
 

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