Hello there, I hope you’re having a lovely day! Seeka here and I’m so very excited to share my first post on the Birch Press Design blog!
I started by die cutting the three layers of the Folk Art Heart Layer Die set out of white cardstock. Because I planned to color each heart, rather than letting all of the pieces fall out I left them in their negative space and backed each piece of cardstock with Post-it tape to hold everything in place.
Next, I used red and green Copic markers to quickly and loosely color the die cuts. The only place I took a bit of care was on the die cut with the darkest red tulips. On that die cut, I made sure not to color over the white frame of the heart, and ensured that the green stems didn’t blend into the red flowers.
Then, I moved on to the negative space around the tulips. I decided to use Aqua Ranger Alcohol Ink to create a blue sky with a bit of color variation. I added a few drops of alcohol ink to a small piece of Yupo paper, and then added a few drops of Blending Solution. When I’d covered a large enough area, and when the panel was dry, I used the die cut with the largest tulip (Layer C) to cut the piece of Yupo. Using the same Aqua alcohol ink, I also colored two narrow strips of Yupo.
I stacked and adhered the layers of the heart together and then pieced in the blue sky, backing the entire piece with paper tape to hold it all together.
Next, I used the Handwritten Love You and Outline die set to die cut white cardstock. I used the same technique of leaving the die cut in the negative space of my cardstock and backing it with Post-it tape to make it really easy to color with a red marker. Then I adhered the sentiment to the shadow layer.
To assemble the card, I adhered the blue strips of Yupo to the left and right edges of an A2-sized card base. Then I adhered a 4″ x 5.5″ inch piece of white cardstock in the center of the cardbase. To finish, I used foam tape to adhere the heart and the sentiment to card front.
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