Hello Crafty Friends! It is Natasha here and I am super excited to be back today! Birch Press Design has an amazing new release and I couldn’t wait to create!!! For today’s card I am using 2 dies from the new release – Tropical Hibiscus Contour Layers, as well as the new Hello Sugar Script foiling die! So let’s get started!
I started today’s card with the Tropical Hibiscus Contour Layers die set and 3 paper pads from Memory Box. I love this card stock, as each paper pad has coordinating colors! They truly do all the work for you!! I used the following 3 paper pads: Berry Red, Sunny Orange, and Lush Green. I die cut each layer of the Hibiscus bloom. I chose 3 shades of pink, ranging from light to dark and a yellow for the center. I then chose 2 shades of green. Once everything was die cut, I added ink blending to each layer of the die cuts. I love the added dimension and texture this provides! Once everything was ink blended, I spritzed some water on the layers and once dried adhered them together with liquid glue.
Next I set the flowers and leaves aside and created a fun and colorful background. I wanted to create a background that gave these blooms a summery feel. I created the background on water color card stock using pigment powders. I added several layers of color and once I was happy with the color, I allowed it to dry.
To complete my card I chose the new Hello Sugar Script hot foil plate and die set! I LOVE the sugar script dies and the added foil plate is so much fun and truly beautiful! I foiled the hello using a matte gold foil, then die cut the word using the coordinating die set. I then die cut several more layers on plain white card stock for added dimension. Next I adhered the layers together using liquid glue.
To complete my card I adhered my watercolor background onto an A2 card base. I then chose the arrangement for the flowers and leaves. I adhered these using a combination of liquid glue and foam tape. I adhered the Hello sentiment using foam tape. To complete the card I added a few clear Fairy Drops! I had a lot of fun today and I hope you enjoyed it too!
I will be back soon! Crafty Hugs,