Creating Frames with Negative Die Cuts | By Leigh Houston

Hello, crafty friends! I am so happy to be here today sharing these two cards I made with Birch Press Designs’s Avalon Frame Layering Dies. I love using the pretty negative die cuts from my Birch Press layering dies in my cards, and these cards show how I used these pieces to make frames on my cards. I had so much fun making my first card that I had to make a second!

I started my card by die cutting all three layers from the Avalon Frame layering dies from white 110# cardstock. I saved all of the little negative dies off to the side and die cut a circle out of all three layers. I then started coloring my floral elements with alcohol markers, layering them to create different shapes and dimension (all of the elements used in each card’s frame were constructed from the pieces from the three layers; no extra pieces were used!) Once I had enough floral elements colored I arranged them around the perimeter of the circle.

To finish the card, I die cut a watercolored background to put inside the circle. I adhered the Love sentiment from Birch Press’s Love Honey Script die, and stamped the additional sentiment from Birch Press’s You Are Awesome stamp set onto navy cardstock. Some gold sequins finished up the card!

Onto the second card! This card was made the same way, just switching up the colors.

I used a summery color scheme to color my floral elements, and layered an aqua card base behind my 3 layering panels. I die cut the Love sentiment from Birch Press’s Love Sugar Script die and finished the card with some clear sequins.

I had so much fun creating these cards, and I hope you enjoyed them! I’ll be back soon with another card project… until then, happy creating!


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