Pearlized Lotus Surprise + Giveaway Info!
by Jennifer Svare

Hello! I’m back with some more Lotus Flower fun to share! Today, I’ve made a bunch of cards using different techniques using mostly Layer A from the set. For these first two cards, I did use inner die cuts from Layer B as well.

This die set has sparked so much creativity, and I have really enjoyed using supplies I haven’t used in a long time. The cards above have a Pearlized Paint stripe in the background. I used the Finetec Mica Pearlescent Watercolor set. The textured background is the Handmade Ivory Pebble paper also available here at Birch Press. When the light hits them, they glow with beautiful colors, as in the photo below.

I made this card *slightly* larger than standard size A2 so I could fit in a white border along the base with room around the die, but still fits in the A2 envelope.

I had very limited amounts of the pebbled paper in my stash, so for my next card, I painted a pearlescent ivory background, and embossed a pattern to create texture.

I tried some more layouts using only Layer A from the set, below. I am amazed at how many looks can be created using only ONE die!

For my first card using only Layer A from the Lotus Flower set, I die cut it from masking paper. I then painted the interior of the flower with the golden pearlescent paint. It is such a subtle elegance! All of these cards can be seen in action in the video.

The other cards were made using inlay techniques, mixed with different pearlescent areas of focus. The first card is strictly a petal inlay, with no borders. The middle card used leftover embossed paper with layer A to outline the negative space of the petals. The third card is simply the outline, but it has been painted with the pearlescent paints so when the light hits it, it is so gorgeous!

I’m using Layer A for most of the cards shown above, because I wanted to share ideas for the die that one lucky winner is going to WIN! Here are the details:

GIVEAWAY ALERT!! We are celebrating the new release at Birch Press Design, and are giving away this LOTUS LAYER A die! Want a chance to win? Here’s what you need to do to enter:
1) To enter the blog giveaway, just comment on this post. Which card do you like best? Can’t wait to read your comments!

2) For a second chance to win one for YOU and YOUR FRIEND, follow us on Instagram @birchpressdesign Like this Instagram post and TAG A FRIEND. 1 tag per comment, more tags the more chances you have to win. One comment will be selected and you and your friend will both receive this die. 

You must comment by midnight USEST August 23. Winners will be announced August 26. GOOD LUCK!

Thanks for stopping by today! See these cards in action below:


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