Hello again everyone! Ashlea here and I’m thrilled to be back with some tips using one of the newest die sets available from Birch Press. The Epiphany Layer set reminded me so much of the holidays, specifically a wreath, so I wanted to bring in festive colors that would help remind others of that as well! To do this, I customized my colors for each layer by creating my own colored card stock. I used Catherine Pooler inks for this and used a “pad to paper” technique that I’ve used here before, but it’s so useful that I thought it warranted another mentioned.
To create the wreath part of the image, I used Lime Rickey on white card stock for Layer A, Grass Skirt on white card stock for Layer B, and finally Spruce on white card stock for layer C. I love the dimension these colors give to my “wreath” and that they work so well to get the point of the wreath across.
For the center of the wreath I thought I’d bring in the reds to complete my holiday palette. I used Samba for Layer A, Polished for Layer B, and Peppermint Scrub for Layer C. Again the choice to darken the tones on the descending layers gives a great deal of shadow and depth to the collections of die cuts.
As you can see from the die in the photo above, there is even one more piece to the die that I have omitted for this card but saved for another time. I love these types of cover dies that can be used together or separately to create so many looks and types of designs for cards.
I hope that you’ve enjoyed learning a bit about how I created this look using the new Epiphany Layer set!
GIVEAWAY ALERT!! We are celebrating the new release at Birch Press Design, and are giving away the Epiphany Layer A die that I used on today’s card! For your chance to win leave a comment for me on today’s post. I love to read your comments.
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You must comment by midnight EST August 23. Winners will be announced August 26.
August 21, 2019 — 5:41 am
This is a beautiful design, thanks for sharing.
August 21, 2019 — 6:07 am
So beautiful! <3
August 21, 2019 — 6:11 am
So so pretty!! Another fantastic die and a super fun technique!! Thanks for sharing!
August 21, 2019 — 6:15 am
Beautiful colors. So bright and cheerful.
thanks for sharing.
August 21, 2019 — 7:55 am
Oh so GORGEOUS!
Those hand inked card
stock colors are so vibrant
& really accentuate the
layered die cuts. I’d love to win
this amazing die!
August 21, 2019 — 7:57 am
Your color combination is amazing! And I have always love these dies,
August 21, 2019 — 9:01 am
Love the color combination. I’ve been using mostly monochromatic combos when using Birch Press dies…I will have to try this color combo. Thanks for the inspiration!
August 21, 2019 — 9:04 am
Wow, what a beautiful die! Love how you used it for a Christmas card.
August 21, 2019 — 9:10 am
This card was so beautifully made! Love the die and the colors you chose. This will be perfect for Christmas time 🙂
August 21, 2019 — 9:50 am
Very beautiful. Love the color combo. And great idea to use a pad-to-paper technique to get custom colored cardstock.
August 21, 2019 — 9:53 am
Gorgeous! I love your intricate layered dies!
August 21, 2019 — 10:40 am
I love the custom look of ink pad to paper and it stretches your supplies! I always forget about this technique thanks for the reminder. Beautiful card!
August 21, 2019 — 11:18 am
August 21, 2019 — 12:43 pm
Yay! This one, the Epiphany die, is my favorite from the new release. Your example is lovely!
August 21, 2019 — 12:46 pm
Love your card and technique! Beautiful!
August 21, 2019 — 12:47 pm
Beautiful and the colors are just up my Florida alley!
August 21, 2019 — 1:08 pm
Festive and pretty card! I do so love the “mandala” type dies and creating a wreath gives yet another possibility! Great idea to use the pad to paper technique for the die cutting.
August 21, 2019 — 2:13 pm
What a gorgeous die.
Jan D., FL
August 21, 2019 — 2:15 pm
Fantastic card. The dies are so pretty and versatile. I love the bold word dies. I have one set in my inventory and love it. Haven’t got any stackables yet, but they are definitely on my wish list.
August 21, 2019 — 2:39 pm
Great card & design, you should win a prize!
August 21, 2019 — 2:39 pm
What a gorgeous die and card! I love the colors!
August 21, 2019 — 2:42 pm
Such a pretty card. Love this die!
August 21, 2019 — 3:03 pm
What a pretty card…love the colours you chose and the gorgeous die.
August 21, 2019 — 3:07 pm
Gorgeous dies & love your color choices!
August 21, 2019 — 3:07 pm
This is gorgeous!! Loving the card
August 21, 2019 — 3:09 pm
Such a cute card, thanks for sharing💗
August 21, 2019 — 3:10 pm
Love the colors you used. Such a pretty card!
August 21, 2019 — 3:28 pm
Great ideas. Thanks for sharing.
August 21, 2019 — 3:44 pm
So pretty in these colors.
August 21, 2019 — 5:08 pm
Love your color combos and the ‘wreath’ look you created. This is a wonderful die and would be so versatile. Thanks for sharing!
August 21, 2019 — 5:51 pm
I love your idea of using these dies for a wreath—one more creative way to use them!
August 21, 2019 — 6:20 pm
Such a beautiful card! The new layer die is so neat. Great ideas!
August 21, 2019 — 6:42 pm
Love this uniques design – so cheerful
August 21, 2019 — 7:39 pm
Love the color combo! Awesome card and awesome dies!
August 21, 2019 — 8:00 pm
These dies are so stunning and have so much detail! Great card and I really like your color choices.
August 21, 2019 — 8:27 pm
Gorgeous color choices and a classic beautiful design.
August 21, 2019 — 8:40 pm
Wow, this is a gorgeous design! What a beautiful card!
August 21, 2019 — 9:20 pm
Oh what a lovely card! Beautiful design and color combination.
August 21, 2019 — 11:38 pm
Lovely work on this
card. The layered
dies work so well
Carla from Utah
August 22, 2019 — 5:10 am
Thanks for reminding me that I can color my cardstock with ink pads. There are so many new ideas out there, and sometime the older techniques get forgotten. I’m attempting to keep a list of them to jog my memory. I’ll add this to it.
August 22, 2019 — 8:18 am
Another beautiful Birch Press Die! I love seeing different ways a die is used by others. Sometimes just the change of colors can give it a totally new look.
August 22, 2019 — 2:48 pm
Love your Fabulous work!
August 22, 2019 — 3:46 pm
Fabulous colors. So bright.
August 22, 2019 — 7:05 pm
Gorgeous card, awesome dies, I love the custom colored cardstock!
August 22, 2019 — 7:09 pm
This is very pretty!
August 22, 2019 — 7:10 pm
Wow, I just love these colours.
August 22, 2019 — 7:11 pm
So beautiful, I love this die and the way your project turned out!
August 22, 2019 — 8:54 pm
What a beautiful and colorful card!
August 23, 2019 — 8:39 pm
I love your use of color. Your designs are quite unique and wonderful.
August 24, 2019 — 2:11 pm
What a pretty card! I love the colors.
August 24, 2019 — 2:34 pm
Beautiful. Simply love the layering dies!
August 24, 2019 — 2:43 pm
Wow, it has such depth. And it’s in my favorite shades!
August 24, 2019 — 6:52 pm
Yay for CP inks! And the card is awesome. Thanks for the chance to win!
August 24, 2019 — 7:11 pm
Very pretty card. Your colors really make the center pop.
August 24, 2019 — 9:24 pm
Love this die and the custom color paper using the inks!
August 25, 2019 — 10:26 am
August 25, 2019 — 10:29 am
Beautiful card. Love how you make your own colored cardstock. I forget to use to pad to paper technique.
August 28, 2019 — 8:53 am
Reminds me of stained glass windows!