Hello again, Friends! Today I am sharing this gorgeous layered floral star card using one of my favorite color combinations. There is just something about orange and turquoise together, right? It has to be one of the more striking complementary color combos.

I love creating texture in the background of my cards, even if it’s not with dies. For this card, I created texture by stamping and embossing the large stamp from the Christmas Ornament and Labels set. I used a textured turquoise embossing powder – the texture gives it a more muted and imperfect look. I cut the stamped panel down to 4″ x 5.25″ and mounted it to a dark teal A2 card base.

I die cut each of the three layers from the Floral Star Layer Set, using orange paper for Layer C, dark teal for Layer B, and white for Layer A. I then traced one of the negative spaces from those die cuts onto a turquoise piece of paper and cut it with my scissors to form a solid back. I adhered the layers together with liquid glue and then adhered the entire element to the embossed panel, making sure to cover the ornament shape in the stamped image.

Next, I die cut the “friend” shadow twice from white card stock, adhering the layers together. I die cut the friend word twice from white card stock and once from orange card stock, layered those together and adhered to the shadow. Then I placed the finished word into the middle of the floral star. The sub-sentiment is from my stash – I stamped it on the same dark teal card stock and white heat embossed it.

This card is the perfect example of why I fell in love with Birch Press Design when I first started making cards several years ago. The layering dies and the font in their sugar script dies will always stay fresh. Fresh! Maybe that’s the word that comes to mind when I see this color combination.

Thank you so much for joining us today. I hope this card brings a smile to your face.

Wishing you a crafty day,