Hi everone! Its Jen here and I'm so happy to be back with you all, especially as today is my birthday! Spring is in the air and this month I wanted to bring you a beautiful bright and fresh card. I absolutely love the new Cherry Blossom Layering Dies – LDRS Creative.
The Cherry Blossom Layering Dies – LDRS Creative is a layering die that creates the most amazing dimensional flowers and buds. You can cut them from different shades of coloured cardstock but I wanted a softer look, so I cut the layers from watercolour card stock and painted them with liquid watercolours.
To do that I placed all the layers on a sticky mat and dabbed on small amounts of watercolor, allowed it to dry then applied more layers of paint. I think I used about 3 or 4 layers in total. This makes for a lovely soft and dreamy effect on the die cuts.
While I waited for them to dry I started on the background. I took an A2 white card panel and a scoreboard and scored it at 3/4 inch intervals starting at the centre and working outwards. This gives a more even look. Next I took a ruler and Alloy – LDRS Creative hybrid Ink cube. I placed the ruler along the score line and held the ink cube at an angle, then ran the ink along the edge of the ruler the define the scorelines. Then I swiped the ink pad along the left and right edges of the card panel and lightly brushed it along the surface to minic a woodgrain effect. The end result is a cute shabby chic farmhouse background.
By the time I'd finished the background the painted die cuts were dry, so I assembled them using the packaging as a reference. Layering dies can look intimatating but they come toegeather so easy and once you assemble one the rest are easy.
*Tip* You usually assemble from the largest die cut to the smallest.
To ground the image I cut a scallped circle from the Double Stitched Scalloped Circle Dies – LDRS Creative from white card stock. Layered on the inner circle from the die set and popped it into the centre of the card panel with foam tape. I arranged the floral die cuts onto the sclloped circle and adhered them flat with liquid glue.
I stamped a sentiment from the Love Wave Stack 4x6 Stamps – LDRS Creative with Watermark Emboss Pad – LDRS Creative onto some pale lilac shimmer cardstock and heat embossed in white. I used the Sentiment Stack Shadow Die - Wave – LDRS Creative to cut it out and applied it to the bottom.
To add a little more shine I finished off the card with some lilac pearls and added the card panel to a landscape A2 card base.
I love how clean and simple it turned out!
Bye for now, catch you all again next month x