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Layered owl birthday card

Hi everyone, I'm over on the Seven Hills Crafts blog today with a card featuring lots of layers and die cuts. The starting point, though, was the absolutely gorgeous stamp set, Hero Arts Garden Flowers by Lia.

When it arrived, I loved it so much that I stamped a panel on card stock in grey ink using all the stamps still adhered to their wrap so it looked like a paler version of the packaging. I cut it to size using the large rectangle from Avery Elle Pierced Banner Layer Elle-ments, currently out of stock but definitely one for your wishlist, and then held on to that panel for ages while I figured out how to use it!

I finally decided to create a layered card, and so I've made the card you see today. 

The main products used for layers are My Favorite Things Inside & Out Stitched Circle STAX Dienamics (currently out of stock so use Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Circle Lawn Cuts instead), Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Frames, and the smaller rectangle inner from My Favorite Things Essential Cover Up Vertical Dienamic (it was the perfect size!). 

The decorative elements are Hero Arts Garden Flowers by LiaMy Favorite Things Wild GreeneryMy Favorite Things I'm Owl Yours and matching dies, and a sentiment strip from My Favorite Things Blueprints 29.

This was a really fun card to make because it basically involved starting with a panel I loved and then going through my stash to see what dies I had that I could layer up with it. It was a really enjoyable process and I'd encourage you to go through your stash seeing what bits you've got that could work together for a new card.

Thanks for stopping by, and I'll have another post for Seven Hills Crafts up tomorrow as I have an extra turn this week :)



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