Birch Press Design – Slimline Mosaic Watercolor

Hey friends! I’m really excited to share today’s card with you! Birch Press Design released this awesome stamp set a while ago called Crystal Lingo and I’ve used the sentiment numerous times but had yet to attempt the cool mosaic image that’s included in the set. I finally did and I’m in love with the results!

The piece of watercolor paper I was heat embossing my image on was big enough for 2 of these so I thought, why not!?! And I’m so happy I did because the rainbow one was a blast to create but taking it down to just the red/pink tones down to yellow turned out so cool too!

The sentiments were all heat embossed in white black or silver. The large words were die cut using the coordinating dies and the smaller ones were just trimmed with my scissors. You all know I love dimension so there is no shortage of that on these cards either.

I glued the watercolor panels to black cardstock slightly larger and added foam tape to the back of them. Then the rainbow one was added to a teal card base and the other was added to a pink base. The sentiments are all popped up with foam squares too.

I don’t know if I can choose a favorite this time at all…I keep looking at both of them and they are so striking in different ways it’s impossible to choose.

Do you have a favorite? I would absolutely love to hear in the comments! Also, if you’d like a tutorial how I put these together, head over to the Birch Press Design blog and check it out.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Birch Press Design – Easter Hugs

Hello everyone! I’m over on the Birch Press Design blog today sharing a trio of cards to share featuring the petal egg layering set and a few different backgrounds to pair it with.

To start off today’s cards, I just pulled out a variety of cardstock colors – glitter and not – and started cutting the layers of the petal egg. It was so fun to mix and match, and just play, with all of them once they were cut out.

After I decided on the layers that I wanted to use together, I ended up with three complete eggs and thought it would be fun to make three cards to share with you today.

For my backgrounds, I used layer A and C of the Field of Blooms set. Then for my third card I pulled out the Memory Box spring plaid paper pad and chose one of the beautifully foiled pieces to use.

I used liquid glue to adhere all of my egg layers together and decided I wanted the backs to be solid so the background panels didn’t show through. Since there isn’t a solid egg shape I traced one of the dies three times and cut inside the tracing line and glued it to the back of my layers. If anything hung over, I just used my scissors to trim off the excess. Super easy and forgiving if you don’t fussy cut well.

I used liquid glue to adhere the Field of Blooms backgrounds to white card bases and then used foam tape to add the plaid paper, which I had trimmed down to 4×5.25 inches. Then for my sentiment, I went with the hugs honey script dies. I cut the shadow from vellum and then the words from the same paper as the bottom layer of the egg it was coordinating with.

I adhered the sentiments with liquid glue and the popped the eggs up on each background with foam tape. For finishing touches I added Twiddler’s Nook baubles to each one. This first one has gold to play off the gold foiling in the patterned paper.

Then I used silver baubles for this one because I thought the bright colors worked well with the bright silver.

And for this final card, I chose pearls because it’s got a bit softer colors and I just loved how they worked with the pink glitter paper on the top layer of the egg.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Birch Press Design – Congrats

Welcome to another wonderful week everyone! Today I’m popping in really quick to share a card that I made for a coworker who recently got married. I used some of the Birch Press Design layering dies, with a Lawn Fawn sentiment and some Trinity Stamps baubles.

I started by die cutting all 3 layers to the Viola Plate layer set from white cardstock. I used liquid glue to adhere them together and then chose a light green card base to glue those to. I pulled out my Lawn Fawn Scripty Thanks die and cut it from silver glitter cardstock, the same green as the card base and white and glued them together with liquid glue as well. I added some foam squares to the back and popped it in place.

I love the look the shifted sentiment gives and how much that teeny bit of glitter cardstock adds to the whole design. It’s so pretty!

Last, I finished the design off by gluing some Trinity Stamps Stunning Silver Baubles to the centers of the “flower” areas on the Viola die cuts.

Isn’t this so pretty? It would be beautiful for so many different occasions as is or swapping out the sentiment takes it to a whole other level of possibilities.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Birch Press Design – Enchantment Meets Crystal Lingo

Welcome everyone! Today I’m over on the Birch Press Design blog with this pair of cards featuring the Enchantment layering dies and the Crystal Lingo stamps and coordinating dies. I had a fun idea I wanted to try after being inspired by my friend Ellen earlier this week and instead of having waste, I made 2 cards!

My original idea was to die cut the three layers for the Enchantment layers but omit the middle arch like I did on the card on the left, but I couldn’t just waste those pieces so I went ahead and cut just that middle part a second time and created another card!

My friend Ellen inspired me this week by using Thermoweb Deco Foil Flock for her Birch Press layers and I thought it looked so cool that I wanted to try it out. For today’s card, I used green flock, a pink textured cardstock for the middle layer and a smooth rose colored cardstock for the top layer.

On this first card, I didn’t want the background layer to be stark so I did a little ink smooshing on a panel and adhered it to a white card base. Then I adhered the Enchantment layers together and on to the card. I stamped, heat embossed and cut out the sentiment from the Crystal Lingo set and used a combination of foam squares and liquid glue to adhered them down. For finishing touches I used pearl baubles from Twiddler’s Nook to give some shiny accents around the design.

For the second card, I blended tattered rose and dried marigold distress oxide inks on a panel, spritzed it with water and flicked some pearl watercolor on it. Once it was dry, I trimmed it down to 4×5.25 inches and popped it up with foam strips on a white card base. I adhered my Enchantment ring and then the sentiment just like the first card. I used the pearl baubles from Twiddler’s Nook on this card as well, just in a different way scattering them across the design randomly.

These colors are so pretty and have me wishing for sunshiny warm days and being outside!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Birch Press Design – Linear Triangle Duo

Hello there. I’m over on the Birch Press Design blog today playing with a couple of very new goodies available in the shop. I had to play around with things a bit so I decided to make 2 cards to share with you today.

This new Linear Triangle die is really cool and could be used multiple ways. I die cut a couple of them and started playing with them on a card front just to see how they looked. I came up with this look and loved that it works both portrait and landscape.

I inked up 2 backgrounds with aged mahogany, fired brick and tattered rose distress oxide inks and splattered them with water. I die cut the linear triangle from 2 shades of the same tone teal cardstock and glued them down with liquid glue. Then I splattered the panels with gold watercolor.

While those were drying, I stamped and heat embossed my sentiments from the new crystal lingo set in gold and white embossing powder. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and trimmed the other into strips. They are popped up on each card with foam squares.

Super simple card but they have so much visual interest because of the dies and sparkly watercolor. The crystal lingo set has a bunch of great sentiments so it’s easy to swap things out for different occasions or needs to.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Birch Press Design – Sending Love

Hey friends! I’m over on the Birch Press Design blog today with a different technique for you to try. It’s embossing with your dies, especially panel dies! I paired it with some alcohol ink blending and love how it turned out.

I started by blending and mixing Ranger Alcohol Pearl Inks in enchanted and villainous on a piece of Yupo paper. When I got it how I wanted, I left it to dry for a while really make sure it wasn’t sticky. Then I took the Kinsley Heart Plate A and the sandwich for my die cutter that embosses and ran it through. It gives this great embossing of the areas that would have cut if I used the regular sandwich. This usually requires a silicon mat for your die cutter but they are very inexpensive and can totally open up a new world for your dies!

Then I die cut the layers for the Kinsley Heart in white and glued them together. For my sentiments, I used a combo of white, black and light purple cardstocks with vellum shadows. Each one has 4 layers for extra dimension and are attached with liquid glue and foam squares to keep things laying nicely.

Because I used alcohol pearl inks, the background is full of shimmer and I didn’t want to detract from that so the only extra thing I did for finishing touches on today’s card was add a little Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the word LOVE.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Birch Press Design – Hearts and Hugs

Happy weekend everyone! I hope your day is starting off wonderfully and you are able to enjoy it! I’m over on the Birch Press Design blog today sharing a step-by-step how I created this pair of slimline heart filled hug cards.

I started by choosing colors and die cutting the layers to my hearts. After gluing them together, I went with an ink smooshing technique for the background so I pulled out my Tombow waterbrush pens and made an inky mess. I love doing this!

I adhered the panels to card bases, then the hearts on there. I chose a sentiment and cut the layers. The shadow is cut once and the word is cut 4 times for each color. I used liquid glue to adhere them together and to the card front.

Then I finished things off with some Nuvo Crystal Drops in coordinating colors…just in the background for the red and blue but I added them to the hearts of the purple card just to try something new.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Birch Press Design – Winter Thanks

Hello again! I’m over on the Birch Press Design blog today with a pair of thank you cards fit for winter thank yous that we’ll all be sending out soon.

I couldn’t totally decide on a color scheme so I decided to try both ideas and see if I liked them.

I used the Birch Press radial pinpoint plate, floral star and big sugar script sending paired with Trinity Stamps embellishments and the thanks from Lawn Fawn’s Big Thanks set.

The first card has a white bottom layer and gray background for an understated, simpler card but I think it’s beautiful.

Then the other idea I always have with Birch Press layering dies is to add a little bling to one of the layers. It just looks so cool every time! So I added a silver glitter layer to the star, white background and used vellum on the sentiment. Again, beautiful and I love it.

Do you like one more than the other? I think the first one would be better for mass producing as the glitter cardstock can get spendy but I think I like the bling more to be honest.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Birch Press Design – Merry Christmas Poinsettia

Hello there! I’m over on the Birch Press Design blog today and I’ve decided to try and turn the Dahlia Mini Frame layers into a poinsettia. I think it turned out really pretty and had fun creating this simple card.

After cutting the dahlia layers from white I cut the flower from red glitter and the center from gold glitter cardstocks. I pulled out some alcohol pearl inks and created a serene blue background for my flower and let it dry. I glued the bottom layer of the dahlia mini frame to the alcohol inked background and then treated the glitter pieces like a puzzle and glued them all in place with liquid glue. Then I adhered the other layers on top and added foam tape to the back.

I cut a white panel to 4×5.25 and used my score board to add some embossed details 1/4 inch in from each side. This panel is popped up with foam tape on a white card base. Then I tied twine around the dahlia panel and popped it in place too. Last, I heat embossed a sentiment banner from the Christmas Ornament and Labels set and used liquid glue to attach it.

I just love the texture combination between the layers, glitter cardstock and the alcohol pearl ink. They play off each other nicely and add so much interest to a simple card design.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Birch Press Design – Give Thanks

Hello everyone. I’m over on the Birch Press Design blog today and wanted to share another Thanksgiving themed card while there’s still time. I had fun pulling my copics out and coloring for this one.

I stamped my images out from pumpkin lacework and colored them with my copic markers and then used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. Then I cut a piece of white cardstock and inked it up with distress oxides in evergreen bough, pine needles and peacock feathers. I spritzed it with water and let it dry. Then I ran it through my die cut machine with the pinpoint radial plate.

I decided it looked a little flat so I pulled out my gold watercolor and flicked some of that for added interest. I love how that shimmers in the light.

Next, I used liquid glue to adhered my leaves and pumpkin stem to the pumpkin. I backed the whole thing with foam tape, including the sentiment banner and popped it all in place. Then I used liquid glue to adhere the whole panel to a white card base.

For finishing touches, I adhered some peach colored hearts around the design. I just love how this finishes off the whole card and fills in some of the blank space perfectly.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!