Hello Birch Press Design Fans! Today I bring you two cards that are designed by layering blended colors on the middle layer of a three part layering die set, creating a stunning ombre effect.

This effect can be done with any of the many layering Birch Press Design die sets. I chose to showcase the gorgeous Viola Plate Layer Set.

First I selected the darkest of the layering colors for the bottom layer. The middle layer was colored in four colors in varying shades from lightest to darkest and blended with a final layer of the lightest color over the entire panel for a more unified blended look.

As you will see, you don’t have to worry about perfect color blending, the die layering will hide any imperfections, and the blending will appear seamless. In fact, any darker or lighter variations in the colors will create a more unique stunning effect!

I used alcohol markers for coloring, however colored pencils or watercolor used with water color paper would also bring lovely results.

The top final layer in a crisp white card stock showcases the vibrancy of the colors so brilliantly. For the sentiments, I chose from the Memorybox Open Studio Peony Corner Garden Clear Stamp Set. This set has several lovely sentiments, large floral sprays, and butterflies too!

I am very pleased with the ease of use and the versatility of this layering set. Each layer can be used alone or in many different combinations. The pierced bottom layer is stunning on its own. This set is a new favorite. I already have some ideas for different looks and am excited to create again with this set!