March 19, 2017

The 30 Day Coloring Challenge - Day 19

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For Day 19 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge with Kathy Racoosin.



Another quick post today. I love this cute little octopus from Lawn Fawn. I coloured him with Copic markers--V01, RV63, B00 and BG01. The background was created by white heat embosing some water bubbles and then sponging Distress Inks onto Bristol cardstock. Then I splattered a bit of water on it patted it with some paper towel. The octopus was added with a bit of foam tape.

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March 18, 2017

The 30 Day Coloring Challenge - Day 18

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For Day 18 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge with Kathy Racoosin.




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March 17, 2017

Birch Press Design Blog Blitz



For Day 16 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge with Kathy Racoosin.




Welcome back to the final day of the Birch Press Design Blog Blitz! We are showcasing our new butterfly exclusive craft dies and new clear stamp set. What's a blog blitz?  We'll it's a chance for us to show you some designs made with the new products and give you a chance to win.
Today I am showcasing the new Close to the Heart stamp set and matching craft dies.

 I am very excited to show you what you can do with these beautiful butterfly images. Here is a look at the stamp set and the matching dies which are sold separately.


To make the projects I am sharing today the butterfly images were heat embossed on white Bristol cardstock with clear embossing powder! To do this you first prep your cardstock with an anti-static tool, embossing buddy or even a dryer sheet. Then you apply Versamark ink to the butterfly image(s) and then apply black archival ink. Stamp on to your cardstock and then sprinkle your clear embossing powder to the image(s). Heat set so that you get a smooth and shiny black embossed image. Once cooled use the craft dies to cut out the images.

I coloured the images using watercolour markers using a waterbrush to blend the colours. For my background I used the previously released Sevilla background dies cut in soft grey and white. The sentiment is from the Close to the Heart clear stamp set embossed in white on BLACK cardstock.

For my second project I created a tag using the smaller butterfly from the set. For the background I used the Sevilla C craft die to create a stencil and applied embossing paste. A couple pieces of greenery from the Brushed Christmas Greetings stamps and craft dies set were stamped in green and tucked inbetween the tag base and the butterfly.


Want a chance to win the Close to the Heart clear stamp set?  
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