Hello everyone! I am back to share a bit of inspiration with you using the Birch Press Designs Butterfly Garden layering die set. This is one of my most favorite Birch Press dies, as the layering aspect is so much fun! Plus, because there are layers, you have the ability to use the dies either together or alone; this makes them so versatile!
Because I love this die set so much, I ended up making two cards with it one night just for fun. I did not film my process as I was just playing around and didn’t have my camera set up. However, I will include a video at the end of this post that shares how I made another card using this same die set!
I die cut this first card with all three layers, using Ivory, Cornflower Blue, and Soft Navy cardstock colors. I adore how the navy color adds such intense contrast to the Ivory. To adhere all these layers together, I used the Tonic Studios Smooth Precision Glue Pen (which is my favorite liquid adhesive pen).
To embellish the card just a bit, I adhered a few Ice Cube Jewels into many of the holes that were cut from the background layers.
This monochromatic collection of blues has such a calming feel to it and I love how it turned out!
After creating the first card I showed you, I decided to make another card using just layer C of the Butterfly Garden set. This layer has some pretty stitched details, which makes it awesome for using on its own!
I watercolored a background onto Canson watercolor paper using different shades of blue. I didn’t do anything fancy; simply added color and had fun! Once I had painted the background, I cut it with layer C of the Butterfly Garden die set. At the same time, I also cut four additional layers of that die from white cardstock. Those pieces were layered behind my watercolored piece to create a thicker panel. That provided even dimension from the piece of Sugar Crystal glitter paper I added as the backing panel. The glitter paper peeks through all the negative spaces of the background, creating some nice contrast.
When I had created my first card, I had a bunch of Ivory cardstock butterflies left behind from cutting one of the layers. Instead of throwing them away, I used those butterflies to accent the background. By folding each butterfly and putting a bit of Simon Tacky Glue into the center portion only, that lets them get adhered with a bit of dimension that doesn’t require the use of foam tape. There are also a couple of Flickering Butterflies attached to the background also.
Finally, I added a touch of embellishment into the dots of the background again. But this time, I used Morning Dew Nuvo Drops from Tonic Studios.
I hope these two cards were inspiring to you, and give you a couple more ideas for using these pretty Butterfly Garden dies from Birch Press Designs! Be sure to watch the video below if you haven’t already, to see these dies in action! You can see the original post that this video is from by clicking HERE.