Happy Thursday and welcome back to the Birch Press Design blog! I am excited to be sharing another Easter themed card this week using the Petal Egg Layering die set.

I wanted to change up how I used the layering dies, so I have a couple of ideas on how to stretch your supplies. Read on to find out how and to see how I pulled this card together!

To create this card, let’s start with the background. One way I have found to stretch my layering dies is to use them as stencils. I die cut Layer Plate B from the Flora Player Layering set from heavyweight cardstock.

I cut it from a 5″x7″ piece of cardstock by die cutting then lining up the die and die cutting a 2nd time. I used this piece of cardstock as a stencil to create this stenciled background with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink.

I made sure to tape off the edge of the card with a low tack tape so I wouldn’t accidentally stencil the back of the card as well.

To create the Easter egg, I first die cut each layer of the Petal Egg Layer set from Open Studio #140 watercolor paper. I made sure to die cut first, then watercolor. Doing this the other way around would mean the paper might still be kind of soft and wet when I’m trying to die cut.

Next I used a large paintbrush to watercolor each layer using some watercolors that I had on hand. I used a heat tool to dry each layer some, then applied a 2nd layer of watercolor to really get a more vibrant look.

I dried each layer fully using a heat tool, then glued them together using liquid adhesive. Next, I put thin pieces of foam tape on the back of the egg and adhered it to the stenciled card front.

To create my sentiment, I put together two of the sentiments found on the Blooming Spring Stamp Set which is my new favorite! I cut the cardstock down to a strip, and then cut the right edge at a diagonal to add some interest.

My final touches were to add pink jewels to the center of the flowers on the stenciled background. I love that this card didn’t take a long time, and allowed me to use some different crafting techniques when it came to layering cards. I hope you found some inspiration today and will keep on crafting!