Hi crafters! Today I use the beautiful Altenew Sakura Blossom dies to make this dimensional birthday card.

 

 

Instead of stamping the blossoms and leaves, I started by die cutting a bunch of it using the coordinating dies from the set. I also cut a few of the elements from the Altenew Bild a Wreath die set. I used distress inks to watercolor it: Worn Lipstick and Wild Honey for the blossoms, Evergreen Bough-Peeled Paint-Twisted Citron for the leaves.

 

 

I assembled the flowers by placing the small on top of the big one and adhering with Ranger Multy Medium adhesive. For the wreath, I adhered three of the circle elements to atchive the wanted dimension and glued the piece onto a Neenah Solar White panel that was previously blended with some Wild Honey Distress Ink.

At that point, I was thankful to remember that I had to stamp the sentiment, so I placed the panel inside the MISTI and stamped the birthday sentiment from the Sakura Blossom stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I continued by adhering all the other flowers and leaves to a cluster. Once again I used Multy Medium as my adhesive.

 

 

The whole panel was finaly foam mounted onto a standard A2 card base and embellished with Nuvo Orange Marmalade Jewel Drops.

 

 

I am submitting this card for the ‘Easy Die Cutting Techniques’ – I was inspired to create with coordinating dies by instructor Yana Smakula and I hope I’ve given you some inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you soon!

  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Love your layering and composition, Athena! I love that you used just the dies for the flowers! Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

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