Hello crafty friends! Maureen and Michele from Kreative Kinship here with you today to share a beautiful floral birthday card we created using a simple layering die set by Altenew. Birthday cards are, by far, the most needed cards in our stash so we love finding ways to create them quickly and easily. We have a lot to share, so let's get started!
We started with the background by cutting a 6” square panel of white cardstock. We set it inside our splatter box and sprayed it with some yellow and yellow-orange Oxide sprays until we were happy with the color. Once this panel was dry, we lightly misted the back side of it with water, placed it inside the embossing folder and ran that through our die cutting machine. This panel was then trimmed down to a 5” square.
The Cape Marguerite Craft-a-Flower die set by Altenew creates a small and large flower. We die cut enough white cardstock to create two small blooms and one large bloom for our project. Using dye ink, we blended color onto the flower petals and centers with blending brushes and then assembled the flowers with liquid glue and small foam squares. These dies are engineered in such a way that they completely eliminate confusion! Each die has a small shape and number built into it which are impressed into the paper die cuts. All you have to do to assemble the flowers is align the shapes and layer the petals in numerical order. It was SO easy!
The Craft-a-Flower die set came with leaves but we wanted something smaller and looser for our card project, so we pulled out the Itty Bitty Branches die set. We die cut several different leaves from white cardstock and some of the branches using gold mirror cardstock. Green dye ink was blended onto the white leaves using a blending brush.
The main sentiment was foiled onto white cardstock with gold foil and cut out using the coordinating die. We chose to use “Birthday” for our project, so all the other sentiments were stored away for future projects. The sub-sentiment was stamped onto a white cardstock strip with embossing ink, covered with gold embossing powder and then heat set.
The embossed panel was adhered to a piece of mirror gold cardstock (same cardstock used to die cut the branches) measuring 5-1/8” x 5-1/8”. This was then adhered to a side-folding card base measuring 5-3/4” x 5-3/4”.
The flowers, leaves and branches were arranged and adhered with liquid glue once we were happy with the arrangement. The sentiments were adhered with foam squares to complete the card! We hope you like today’s project as much as we do!
Maureen and Michele
Floral Dies: Altenew – Craft a Flower: Cape Marguerite
Foliage Dies: Altenew – Itty Bitty Branches
Embossing Folder: Altenew – Dotty Circles 3D Embossing Folder
Sentiment Foil Plate & Dies: Pinkfresh Studio – Brushed Sentiments
Sub-sentiment: Honey Bee Stamps – Birthday Wishes
Embossing Ink: Tsukineko – Versamark
Embossing powder: Tonic Studios – Classic Gold
Foam Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives/3L – Thin 3D Foam Squares
Liquid glue: Bearly Art – Precision Craft Glue
Cardstock: Accent Opaque 80 lb. White (die cuts and card panel), Hammermill Premium White Cardstock 100 lb. (hot foiling)
Gold mirror cardstock: Source unknown