Birthday Tulips | by Tracey McNeely

Hi there it’s Tracey here today and Happy Friday. I had a chance to play with the Field of Blooms layer die set and I can’t even begin to tell you how many things there is to love about this set!

For today’s card I used Layers A and C of the Field of Blooms die set. I started out by dry embossing Layer C on into an A2 sized piece of white cardstock, two times. Dry embossing gives a similar effect as using an embossing folder, but usually it’s not as sharp of an image. For all intents and purposes this works out just fine because this layer will be at the bottom and you won’t see it.

Using Copic markers I coloured over the image that was embossed so that the colours would show through Layer A which is on top. I didn’t worry about colouring perfectly, in fact my colouring is quite messy, but because it is being covered with Layer A there is no need for perfection. The picture below was my practice piece so that you can see what I mean by messy. I changed the colour scheme on a new embossed panel and realized I didn’t snap a picture until I had glued all the layers together, but this gives you an idea of what I did.

After I finished colouring I set the panel aside. I die cut two of Layer A from white cardstock and then glued the two layers over Layer C. The whole panel was then glued to a top to an A2 top folding card base.

The sentiment is made up of the Big Lingo Type Happy. I cut three of the shadow using white cardstock and glued them together to make the word chunkier then I cut the detail layer from black cardstock. The second line of the sentiment is from the Crystal Lingo clear stamp set. It was white heat embossed on black cardstock and trimmed down.

Happy was glued directly to the card front and the second line was popped up using foam tape. Now the card has both positive and negative dimension. Positive because both lines of the sentiment protrude and negative because the two top layers add negative perspective of the tulips!

Thanks so much for stopping in today and crafting with me. Take another look at your layered cover die sets and think of ways you can mix and match the dies. Whether you are adding more layers or using less, or even cutting multiples of the same layer–one change can create a completely different look!

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