I am back with another project and a giveaway! How exciting! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and we have a great release to celebrate!
The Adora Layering Die set is perfect to show someone how special they are with all the hearts to go around!
I knew I wanted to create a distress oxide background, so I grabbed three of my favorite colors and had fun ink smooshing onto my bristol cardstock! I started with my worn lipstick and then used my aged mahogany. For some final touches I added some ground espresso splatters… because when does a background not need those right?
Once that was completed I set it aside so it could dry.
Now to all the die cutting! I used my white card stock and cut each of the Adora layers and three sets of my sentiment, we will get to that shortly!
Once all my die cuts were completed I layered then all together starting with layer B onto layer C and finally layer A onto B and C. I then used one of the dies to create a cut out in my background.
For my sentiment I used the Big Lingo Type HUGS die. What I love about this die set is you have options… You get three ways to give HUGS! An outline, solid, or just the letters, what could be better!
I layered three of the solid of the sentiments together and then added two of the outlines to the top of the base. I love this look and the possibilities are endless on how you could dress this sentiment up!
I grabbed my liquid adhesive and adhered my background panel to my standard A2 size card base and then set my Adora Mandela in the cut out. I love this look… These dies create an illusion to the eye, is the focal point going into the card or coming out of the card?…
I then adhered my sentiment to the bottom right hand corner.
If you want to see more details just click on the video below and see our project come together step by step!
Now don’t think I forgot here are the details for the giveaway!!! Here is your chance to win Layer A of the Adora set!
We’ll be giving prizes from the new Valentine release on posts throughout the end of the month. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. To enter ALL the posts during the January Valentine giveaway you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the giveaway. Only one prize per person per giveaway. We use random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST January 31 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on February 1.
For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND…
1. ) Visit our Instagram account and FOLLOW US!
2.) Like each post you want to enter
3.) LEAVE A COMMENT and TAG A FRIEND by 12am US EST January 31.
One comment per post will be selected by random number generator. The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on February 1. The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!
Now don’t forget to LEAVE A COMMENT!!
I hope you enjoyed today’s project… Make sure you stay tuned for more wonderful projects coming soon! Have a great day and always remember… Be Creative!
January 23, 2019 — 4:10 am
Love Love this card!
January 23, 2019 — 5:18 am
This is just gorgeous. It could be framed!
January 23, 2019 — 5:48 am
Beautiful card. It’s cool how you die cut into your background. All the new dies are amazing!!
January 23, 2019 — 6:12 am
Beautiful card!! Love the colors in your backgroond!!
January 23, 2019 — 6:41 am
January 23, 2019 — 6:42 am
As always love your work! Beautiful !
January 23, 2019 — 8:09 am
That die is beautiful.
January 23, 2019 — 8:13 am
I love the depth you get with the layering
January 23, 2019 — 8:19 am
Beautiful card as always! Love the background colors that you chose.
January 23, 2019 — 8:26 am
Love this card, the background turned out so cool!
Glenda S Demorest
January 23, 2019 — 8:30 am
I like the colors you chose. It give nice depth to the card.
January 23, 2019 — 8:49 am
Desiree your work is always amazing and the dies complement your work.
January 23, 2019 — 8:52 am
January 23, 2019 — 9:06 am
This is such a gorgeous card. I love the depth with the hugs die as well.
January 23, 2019 — 9:45 am
Wow beautiful card and what a fab giveaway! Oh how wonderful that would be to win! Keep up the great work
January 23, 2019 — 9:58 am
Lovely card!!!! I appreciate when the designers show cards that are doable!!!
January 23, 2019 — 9:59 am
This is a gorgeous card. I always love to see the creations made with Birch Press dies!
January 23, 2019 — 10:01 am
So beautiful! Love the distress oxide background. And the layered die-cuts look so delicate against it. Almost like carved marble.
January 23, 2019 — 10:02 am
This is just beautiful!
January 23, 2019 — 10:14 am
Beautiful dies! The card is gorgeous.
January 23, 2019 — 10:15 am
Enjoyed watching how you layered all the dies. Beautiful card.
January 23, 2019 — 10:16 am
Love love love this!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!
January 23, 2019 — 10:18 am
What a beautiful card! And the layering dies are just FANTASTIC! Thank you so much for the wonderful chance to win!
January 23, 2019 — 10:19 am
Love your cards.
January 23, 2019 — 10:23 am
Gorgeous layering and background on this pretty card.
K Van der Leest-Vegt
January 23, 2019 — 10:32 am
A gorgeous card. I love how the dies create depth and are elegant in white while the background is really valentines day.
January 23, 2019 — 10:32 am
Beautiful card…thanks for the blog and ideas!
January 23, 2019 — 10:40 am
Beautiful card and dies. Could be used for anniversary and beautiful wedding cards as well.
January 23, 2019 — 10:45 am
This is beautiful! 🙂 Love this die.
January 23, 2019 — 10:47 am
Wow!! So freakin’ gorgeous! These dies are amazing and your use of it, it incredible!
January 23, 2019 — 10:48 am
Love this! Such pretty die cuts!!
January 23, 2019 — 10:49 am
Beautiful!! Loving the new layered dies, they are a must have ❤️❤️❤️
January 23, 2019 — 10:50 am
I love all the Birch Press layering dies!! Would love to win this one!!
January 23, 2019 — 10:54 am
Great background to showcase the beautiful die cuts!
January 23, 2019 — 10:54 am
Simply stunning! Amazing dies! Thank you for the inspiration!
January 23, 2019 — 10:58 am
Love this card. I so enjoy ink smooshing for backgrounds (Cuz I can do that, uh huh) This is a beautiful die set. unfortunately I cannot afford them on a retirees income 🙁.
January 23, 2019 — 10:59 am
Awesome card…love the look of those dies! Thanks for all the ideas on how to use them.
January 23, 2019 — 11:05 am
Another lovely card. You do amazing work.
January 23, 2019 — 11:05 am
Stunning card! Love this new die set from Birch Press! Love all their stuff….I have never won anything on the many give aways I have entered but, I will keep trying!
January 23, 2019 — 11:06 am
What a delightful die set! Birch Press rocks!
January 23, 2019 — 11:07 am
Love this card. The die set is gorgeous. I really enjoy ink smooshing (cuz I can do it, uh huh), lol. Your work is always beautiful.
January 23, 2019 — 11:15 am
I always love your makes and your spunk and fun can’t be beat!
January 23, 2019 — 11:49 am
Pretty card. The background is cool.
January 23, 2019 — 11:55 am
Love this card it’s so beautiful!💗 I need this die!😉☺️
January 23, 2019 — 11:58 am
Loved it😍 . The die is beautiful and elegant.
Thank u Desiree👏🏼
January 23, 2019 — 11:58 am
Love the background. Card is beautiful
January 23, 2019 — 12:00 pm
Stunning die set and card
January 23, 2019 — 12:11 pm
Beautiful die, but I really love your background!! I wouldn’t have thought to cut out the background with the die! Thanks for sharing!
January 23, 2019 — 12:29 pm
This card is so beautiful!!
January 23, 2019 — 12:32 pm
love these dies
January 23, 2019 — 12:42 pm
So gorgeous! Can wait to get my Birch Press dies I have on order with my local retail store!
January 23, 2019 — 12:50 pm
Love all birch press dies!
January 23, 2019 — 12:51 pm
Such a beautiful card and love the use of the distress oxide. I love your die sets and have used the ones for Christmas projects already. would love to add this one to my collection. thanks for sharing!
January 23, 2019 — 12:51 pm
I loved your video! I really like this die; its beautiful!!! It looks so nice built up like you did!!! And the way you built up the hugs die was beautiful also!!! I really like the use of only the two dies on that one! How you cut the “opening” in the colored card stock and the put the built up die into it was GREAT! Sooooo many good ideas and techniques!!! Thank you for sharing!
January 23, 2019 — 12:56 pm
Love this card, it’s so pretty ! Really like your shooshing background…
January 23, 2019 — 1:04 pm
Absolutely beautiful card. I am a die person and love all Birch Press dies 🙂
January 23, 2019 — 1:05 pm
This is GORGEOUS! I love the espresso splatter! Thank you for the video too!
January 23, 2019 — 1:14 pm
Love this sooo much!!!
January 23, 2019 — 1:18 pm
Love your card and that die is beautiful.
Thanks for the opportunity.
January 23, 2019 — 1:20 pm
Falling in love with this new Lingo font!!!
January 23, 2019 — 1:30 pm
Beautiful card! The background is awesome.
January 23, 2019 — 1:32 pm
Beautiful card!! The background is awesome
January 23, 2019 — 1:39 pm
So pretty! I love the all white die cuts.
January 23, 2019 — 1:47 pm
Great card, awesome dies! Birch Press has beautiful dies!
January 23, 2019 — 1:56 pm
Really pretty card! I love these layering dies.
January 23, 2019 — 1:58 pm
Birth Press I love you so much! So elegant you are….. Just plain white and there in all your glory simple white…. with a splash of your favorite colors!
January 23, 2019 — 1:59 pm
So beautiful, love it!
January 23, 2019 — 2:13 pm
January 23, 2019 — 2:32 pm
Love your colour choice and these layering dies are brilliant x.
January 23, 2019 — 2:37 pm
Very nice. Seems quite complex.
January 23, 2019 — 2:39 pm
I love your card & this die set. Wish it didn’t cost so much.
January 23, 2019 — 2:45 pm
Just stunning. I love your background, all the tips, and those products are amazing! Just a beautiful project.
January 23, 2019 — 2:47 pm
Beautiful card and love both the Adora dies and the Hugs die!
January 23, 2019 — 2:58 pm
Love these beautiful layering heart designs! Gorgeous card! Pretty colors and details! The Adora Hearts dies are absolutely lovely!
January 23, 2019 — 2:59 pm
Very beautiful!!! Great job!!!
January 23, 2019 — 3:02 pm
love these dies and all things Birch Press
January 23, 2019 — 3:12 pm
Beautiful card and dies. Loved how you did the Hugs word.
January 23, 2019 — 3:12 pm
These dues are fantabulous as always!!! @nicholspohr
January 23, 2019 — 3:25 pm
Love this, I love your designs and dies
January 23, 2019 — 3:34 pm
Love the background & your card is gorgeous! Oh yes, I certainly would love to win today’s prize!
January 23, 2019 — 3:37 pm
Gorgeous card!!! Love these dies!!!
January 23, 2019 — 3:49 pm
Beautiful….love how the white die stands out on the card.
January 23, 2019 — 3:52 pm
Love this card. Ink smooshing is awesome, and fun! Beautiful dies. Great job as always !
January 23, 2019 — 4:01 pm
A really gorgeous card. Love the colours and how you stacked the sentiment. Thank you for the inspiration.💕
January 23, 2019 — 4:14 pm
So beautiful, even in white monotone!
January 23, 2019 — 4:14 pm
A beautiful card and the layering die is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing Desiree
January 23, 2019 — 4:16 pm
Stunning card and I love all the birch press layering dies
January 23, 2019 — 4:19 pm
I love Birch Press Dies, they are always so beautiful! I have 2 of my own!
January 23, 2019 — 4:25 pm
Love the clear gems. So pretty.
January 23, 2019 — 4:45 pm
Love it ❤
January 23, 2019 — 4:50 pm
Anything hearts for me!
Harmony Rose Lane
January 23, 2019 — 4:59 pm
Love the white vintage doily effect. Beautiful background.
January 23, 2019 — 5:19 pm
What a beautiful creation! How I’d love to be the lucky winner!
January 23, 2019 — 5:28 pm
Oh, the hugs die cut is so cute along with the rest of your card. Thanks for sharing!
January 23, 2019 — 5:35 pm
Just love these dies
January 23, 2019 — 6:24 pm
Beautiful!! Love that fabulous background! And that die is just so gorgeous!
January 23, 2019 — 6:28 pm
Beautiful card. I am just starting to get the Birch Press layering dies. I love them.
January 23, 2019 — 6:45 pm
Oh my, I love this one!
January 23, 2019 — 7:05 pm
I love this layered die set. Would love to win it!
January 23, 2019 — 7:08 pm
I really love these Birch Press dies, the hearts is a new favourite of mine. TFS
January 23, 2019 — 7:18 pm
So pretty with the die cutting and the background.
January 23, 2019 — 7:31 pm
Beautiful card, just like every other one I have watched you make.
January 23, 2019 — 8:06 pm
Love all the dimension!
January 23, 2019 — 8:11 pm
January 23, 2019 — 8:21 pm
I love these dies and your card
Thank you for the chance to win one of the dies
January 23, 2019 — 8:46 pm
What a beautiful card! Love the colors and of course the die set is beautiful! TFS!
January 23, 2019 — 9:10 pm
Love your pink background which makes the white heart dies pop! Beautiful!
January 23, 2019 — 9:21 pm
Beautiful card! Love the dimension and intricate design.
January 23, 2019 — 9:22 pm
The background on your card is so pretty! I would never have thought to put those 3 colors together but they work really well. Then there’s the heart die that is absolutely beautiful, but what caught my attention was the hugs die. It was really unusual the way the two died worked together. Thanks so much for sharing your card!
January 23, 2019 — 10:05 pm
What a beautiful card! I love the Adora layering dies AND your background with the distress oxide inks.
January 23, 2019 — 10:23 pm
I ADORE this Adora die set! Gorgeous card!
January 23, 2019 — 10:32 pm
Another great die set and card! Thanks for the inspiration. Can’t wait to see what you create next.
January 23, 2019 — 10:42 pm
These dies are so beautiful!
January 23, 2019 — 11:01 pm
Your background really enhanced this stunning die! Such a beautiful card 😊
January 24, 2019 — 1:30 am
This card is wonderful. Love the adorable Adora die set.
January 24, 2019 — 2:15 am
Absolutely gorgeous card & die.
January 24, 2019 — 3:35 am
Such a beautiful card. Amazing Dies !
January 24, 2019 — 3:59 am
Would be thrilled to win this beautiful die!
January 24, 2019 — 4:26 am
Wow, this die is stunning and so is your card! Love the pretty colors you chose and yes, ground espresso splatters are perfect (& yummy!).
January 24, 2019 — 4:33 am
I love the dies and the background you created. The layering gives so much texture and really elevates the design. I love it!
January 24, 2019 — 6:04 am
What an amazing card. i love the layering involved. I’m new to your blog and am going to head over to YT and IG to check out more. I’m always looking for new ideas
January 24, 2019 — 7:11 am
Another great card, Desiree! Thanks for sharing your talents and inspiring us.
January 24, 2019 — 7:35 am
This is just an amazing card. The dies you used are beautiful.
January 24, 2019 — 7:45 am
Very pretty card and great new dies!
January 24, 2019 — 8:12 am
Beautiful card! Love the all white layers of the medallion.
January 24, 2019 — 8:57 am
As always I love your card. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a great die. That’s very awesome of you! Thank you for sharing!
January 24, 2019 — 9:34 am
January 24, 2019 — 11:51 am
Once again beautiful card created w/incredabley awesome layering dies! Love it!
January 24, 2019 — 3:30 pm
Stunning die to make a beautiful card — can use for any occasion all year!! Thanks
January 24, 2019 — 5:06 pm
January 24, 2019 — 5:18 pm
Gorgeous card! Amazing background and such a stunning die set.
January 24, 2019 — 5:28 pm
This is such a gorgeous die! The overall design of the card is fabulous!! Thanks for the inspiration and for the giveaway!
January 24, 2019 — 7:27 pm
I love BP layers dies, and use be to make beautiful cards. Please enter me in the drawing to win one!
January 24, 2019 — 10:54 pm
This is such a beautiful set of dies! Your card is amazing, and I like how you cut the outline into the background. I love the sentiment die, as well! Thanks for the opportunity to win.
January 25, 2019 — 1:58 am
This is my favorite Valentine die set!!
January 25, 2019 — 4:47 am
I love the background on your card and the for just looks so pretty on it!
January 25, 2019 — 5:26 am
Hello Desiree, lovely card design.
January 25, 2019 — 5:33 am
What another FABULOUS card. These die sets really are AMAZING. The background is beautifully coloured. I’m in love with the layering die! ( can one be in love with a die lol). Thankyou for the chance to win one of these great prizes.
KT Fit Kitty
January 25, 2019 — 5:54 am
This is beautiful! I love the die-cut in white with the gorgeous background!
January 25, 2019 — 9:47 am
Beautiful card! I love that you used all white! What a great idea! This is a great die! Love the depth of your card and the pink background!! So pretty.
January 25, 2019 — 10:46 am
Love the background
inking on this beautiful
card. What a wonderful
Carla from Utah
January 25, 2019 — 12:08 pm
Love your dies!!!!
January 25, 2019 — 12:54 pm
This card is beautiful. Thank you
January 25, 2019 — 1:25 pm
I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE this die. So pretty and versatile. You can do so much with it. LOVE IT!
January 25, 2019 — 5:52 pm
Oh WOW! What a lovely floral lace look, but with layered heart petals!! EXTRA special and that background shows it off perfectly!
January 25, 2019 — 7:49 pm
January 26, 2019 — 5:37 am
So very beautiful!
January 26, 2019 — 5:47 am
Great card. Absolutely wonderful way to use the dies.
January 26, 2019 — 2:35 pm
The background is incredible and love the word die with the outline on top, very stylish indeed!!
January 27, 2019 — 1:17 pm
This is a very stunning die! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation.
January 27, 2019 — 5:15 pm
What a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing the details.
January 27, 2019 — 10:22 pm
The card is sensational and these dies are absolutely beautiful!! They could be used in many ways for so many occasions.
Jo Anne Malicoat
January 28, 2019 — 4:35 am
That die is so beautiful, I just love it!
January 28, 2019 — 5:05 am
Gorgeous dies.! Even Distress Oxide looks elegant using these! A very beautiful card.
January 28, 2019 — 6:20 am
The “flower” looks like a big dahlia.
It is beautiful. Love the thick
letters – I ought to do that more
often. Fun background.
thanks for sharing
January 28, 2019 — 8:13 am
I should have read more of the description.
I look at the pictures and get an idea
of the design and comment from there.
Don’t read through everything unless I
have a question.
The flower is a dahlia and it is fantastic.
January 28, 2019 — 6:30 am
wow this layering die set is incredible – so detailed and elegant – thanks for the chance!!
January 28, 2019 — 7:44 am
So amazing i love this card!
January 28, 2019 — 9:43 am
What a delightful card! So elegant! Loving these gorgeous dies 😍😍
January 28, 2019 — 5:01 pm
What a gorgeous card! Thanks so much.
January 28, 2019 — 6:08 pm
Woow beautiful card, the die I loved
January 28, 2019 — 10:36 pm
Fantastic card! And thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous layering die!
January 29, 2019 — 6:11 am
The white on white gives the card so much sophistication!
January 29, 2019 — 11:22 am
January 29, 2019 — 2:41 pm
Awesome card. I love the white on white. Great dies
January 29, 2019 — 9:00 pm
January 30, 2019 — 6:43 am
Wow! Awesome card! Love the mandala and the beautiful background!!!
January 30, 2019 — 6:49 am
Awesome card and background!!!
January 30, 2019 — 3:29 pm
What a beautiful die and card!
February 3, 2019 — 4:00 pm
Gorgeous die set!!! I love hearts! Anytime!