Hello Birch Press friends! I am excited to be back today to share a birthday card using the beautiful Prime Peony Duo Contour Layers dies! I had a lot of fun and enjoyed using fall colors for my card today! So let’s get started!

For today’s card I started with the Prime Peony Duo layers dies and the Sunny Orange paper pad collection from Memory Box. I chose 3 shades of orange from the pad (dark, medium, and lighter shade). Prior to die cutting I added some distress oxide ink in similar shades to add a bit more contrast to my paper. I added water droplets to the paper for added texture as well. I die cut the larger peony, as well as the smaller peony from each color. This allowed me to create 6 Peony flowers in total. Once the floral images were die cut, I worked to arrange each flower. Using 3 different shades of card stock allowed me to create contrast within each floral bud.

Next I adhered the floral die cuts together using liquid glue. To add a bit more interest and depth to the flowers I used dye inks with a sponge dauber to add more texture and depth to each flower.

Next I die cut the stem and leaf for each flower using the Lush Green paper pad collection from Memory Box. On the stem I also added some ink blending using oxide ink, as well as dye inks for more depth. I then adhered the leaf die cuts together using liquid glue.

Next I trimmed a piece of wood grain white card stock to an A2 panel. I then adhered this to an A2 card base. I then adhered a coordinating strip of paper on the left side of the card front. I then adhered my flowers, stems, and leaf images to the front card panel. I added foam tape to each flower. To add a bit more texture I added a twine bow to the card panel and completed the birthday card with a sentiment from my stash.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I had a lot of fun and I will be back soon!