Hi friends,

I took a short break from the blog here, and now I’m happy to be back with you, sharing the love of Birch Press Designs! With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I wanted to share a lovely card using Banner Heart dies and You Are Loved Sugar Script die and hot foil plate. Also, I’ll be using Bevel Plate layering dies, Phlox Blooms & Leaves dies, Memory Box Vintage Pastel paper, and Flora Plate (A only). All of the products used will be listed at the end of my blog post!

First, I die cut the Heart Banner and Phlox Blooms & Leaves onto white watercolor paper. I planned to add a lot of color and water, and watercolor paper holds water well. I sprayed the heart and flowers with Lindy’s Magicals in shades of blue, yellow and pink. I love the shimmer these magicals add! I also created a background using pink, red, and blue magicals. Then I set everything aside to dry. When they were dried, I adhered the layers together. In the photo below, you can see a closer look at the heart die and flowers! These are PERFECT for Valentine’s Day!!!

Next, I focused on adding the layering designs to my card, using Flora Plate Layer A and Bevel Plate layering dies. I die cut all of the dies onto white cardstock. I layered the Flora Plate A over the colorful background to soften the intense color just a bit. I adhered all the layers from the Bevel Plate and placed them over gold cardstock from Memory Box. Then I adhered that over the background panel. The touch of white to the card panel will help the colorful heart, flowers, and sentiment stand out! Plus, the Bevel and Flora dies add beautiful texture!

The next step was to work on the sentiment using You Are Loved sugar script. I hot foiled the sentiment in pink foil over white to coordinate with the background, and then die cut the sentiment using the coordinating die. You can see the lovely, shiny sentiment in the photo above!

Now I was ready to put it all together into a Valentine’s Day card! I adhered the Banner Heart layers over the Bevel Plate dies in the lower right corner. Then I added the flowers and coordinating leaves to the corner of the heart using foam tape for the smaller flower. I love how the colors blend so beautifully! Then I placed the sentiment to the upper left corner using foam tape. I finished with a couple of clear drops over the center of the flowers! Below is one more look at the finished product!

I’m so happy you stopped by today!