Hello Birch Press friends! I am excited to be back up on the blog today sharing a colorful floral card using 2 new dies sets from Birch Press Designs latest release! For today’s card I am using the new Phlox Blooms and Contour Layers and the Sylvan Berries and Leaves Contour Layers. I had a lot of fun, so let’s get started!

I love these beautiful new florals and leaves and couldn’t wait to create a card with lots of color! I am dreaming of warmer days! I started by selecting 3 colors of sprays from my collection (pink, yellow, and green). I sprayed each color onto a piece of Canson Mixed Media card stock. I allowed each panel of color to dry, spritzed with water, then used a paper towel to add texture. I repeated the process several times. I allowed each panel to fully dry, then die cut the florals and leaves.

Once all the florals and leaves were die cut, I added dye ink to each of the die cut leaves, stems, and flowers. I applied the dye ink using a sponge dauber. On the leaves and stems I used a dark green and brown shade. On the yellow I used a dark orange and on the pink florals I used a deep shade of purple. Next I adhered the floral and leaf layers together using liquid glue. I set these aside to work on my card panel background.

Next I chose a piece of kraft card stock from my stash. I ran the card stock through my die cut machine using the Memory Box 3D folder – Ringadings. I then lightly sanded the rings using a sanding tool. Next I added a bit of Distress Ink in Walnut Stain to a few of the rings. I then trimmed the panel using my Deckle Edge trimmer. I then used a distress tool to add a bit more distressing to the card panel. Next I added more Walnut Stain to all 4 sides of the panel. I then adhered the Ringadings card panel to an A2 card base.

To complete the card I adhered the leaves and florals to the card panel using a combination of liquid and foam adhesive. I chose a Happy Birthday sentiment from my stash. I added a few Fairy Drops to a few of the leaves. I adhered these with liquid glue.

I had a lot of fun creating today’s card! I hope you enjoyed it! I will be back soon!