Hello and welcome back to the Birch Press Design blog! Today I am sharing a quick to create card, centered around the concept that sometimes the best sentiment, is no sentiment at all.

I had a busy week and wanted to create a quick, colorful card. One thing I love about the Birch Press layering plate dies is that the layers work on their own. For this card I used only Layer C from the Kinsley Heart Plate Layering set and cut it from heavy weight white cardstock.

One thing I love to do when making a quick card is to pair complementary colors. In this case I used a bright yellow and blue. I placed a bright blue from the Memory Box Ocean Blue Collection behind the layer I cut and made sure to pop up the layer with thin strips of foam tape.

PRO TIP: Have thicker foam tape? Cut it in half to make DIY thin strips.

Next, I used some leftover flowers I had from the Star Flowers Contour layers set to cut the flowers from yellow and the contour and stamen from white. I glued these onto the card front using liquid glue, and glued only the center of the flowers so I could gently lift the petals and add a lot of extra dimension to the card.

Lastly, I can hardly get away from finishing off a card without adding some bling! I love the Open Studio gems and I used some from the Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones set. As featured, this card has no sentiment. I love the look of the flowers on the front, and being in a time crunch, I opted to keep the delicate flowers and not add any words on the front or inside.

That is it! I promised a quick card and this card took my about 10 minutes to pull together. (15 if I count the times I stopped to watch TV!)

I hope, as always, this short tutorial and card have inspired you to keep on crafting. Have an amazing day!