Hello Birch Press friends! This is Sandhya and I am super thrilled to be a part of the Birch Press design team and look forward to sharing my ideas and creations with all of you. I will start off with a couple of ‘thank you’ cards using the gorgeous new Adornment Wreath die set. It was fun playing with the delicate leaves as well as filling them up with leftover die-cuts.
I started by trimming a piece of copper cardstock from the Memory box Glitzy Glitter Pad to a 4.25″x5.5″ panel. Then, I centered the detailed part of the Adornment Wreath die right in the middle of that panel and die-cut the wreath. I made sure to save the loose leaves that fell out of the die-cut wreath. Next, I used the Big Thanks Sugar Script die to cut out my sentiment from the same glitter panel and set it aside.
Then, I trimmed a panel out of white cardstock to measure 4″x5.25″ and gently ink-blended around its edges with Antique linen Distress ink. I die-cut the wreath shadow layer out of white cardstock and ink blended over it with orange, yellow, and green inks and smaller-sized blending brushes.
Now that I have all the bits and bobs ready, I assembled my card using glue and foam tape. First, I aligned the delicate glitter wreath over the ink-blended shadow and filled some of the gaps with solid leaf die-cuts. I didn’t add much glue towards the outer edges and gently lifted the glitter cardstock for added dimension. I adhered this down on the ink-blended panel and added the thanks sentiment using thin foam tape. Finally, I matted this panel with the glitter panel I used for diecutting and adhered it to an A2 card base.
As I was creating this card, I had another idea to use the solid leaves to fill out the wreath a bit more. So I ended up creating another fun card to give this a try. For this card, I cut the wreath out of gold cardstock from the Memory Box Rainbow Reflection Mirror pad. I cut the solid shadow layer out of white cardstock and set them aside.
Next, I stamped my sentiment from the Classic Sentimental Wreath stamp set on white cardstock and heat-embossed it in gold. I added a gold mat for my sentiment strip for added glam. Then, I went to play with a piece of watercolor paper and ink smooshing with Distress Oxide inks in fall colors – Crackling Campfire, Mustard Seed, and Mowed Lawn.
I inked around the edges in orange and popped the watercolor panel on an A2 card base with foam tape. Next, I aligned the gold wreath imperfectly over the white solid layer and adhered it to the inky panel with foam tape. I went on to tuck the solid golden leaves to fill out the wreath. I just fell in love with this look and might just create this look in different colors now. Anyways, I went on to add the sentiment strip and finish this card. I would love to know your thoughts on my cards and if you will give any of these a try. Thank you so much for stopping by today.