June 1, 2017

Birch Press Design May Blog Blitz

We are back again celebrating the May release with a Blog Blitz. Today I am using a few of the newly released products for a card.

The base layer of my card was created with the new Fiori Plate B which is part of another fabulous trio of stackable plates. These incredible plates can be used on their own or layered on top of one another. I started out by preparing an A2 sized card panel using watercolour paper and Distress Oxide inks.

I smooshed the two colours of ink on to a craft mat and then generously spritzed it with water. Then the watercolour panel was dropped onto the ink puddle and then lifted up. The panel was dried with a heat gun and then I dipped the panel back into the ink where I felt it needed a bit more colour and then dried once again. The key to layering the Distress Oxide inks without getting a muddied look is to dry the panel in between each layer. Once dry I die cut the panel using the Fiori Plate B.

Next a couple of dragonflies from the newly released Dragonfly Greetings clear stamp set were stamped and clear embossed using Versamark first, then Versafine inks and then die cut with the Dragonfly Greetings Die Set on watercolour paper. These were coloured with watercolour markers. The ‘sending a happy’ sentiment from Make a Statement clear stamp set was stamped and heat embossed in white on black cardstock. The  ‘hello’ sentiment from Make a Statement was stamped and die cut with the Make a Statement Die Set.

The Fiori panel was adhered with spray adhesive as described in teammate Laurie Schmidlin’s tutorial last week. The black sentiment was adhered directed to the panel and pieces of foam tape were added to the backs of the dragonfly bodies and the hello die cuts before being adhered to the panel.

Another look at the card.

Now would you like a chance to win the Fiori Plate B die? We use random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST June 4th to leave a comment, a winner will announced on this blog on June 6. Good Luck! 


Nora Noll said...

This came out so pretty!! I love your oxide background. I am hopeless with this ink no matter how hard I try!! You have seem to master it!! The addition of the little dragonflies are spot on!! Really great card.

Marybeth said...

This is so beautiful Love the way you did your watercolor and the stitched edges!

Karen Dunbrook said...

very pretty...great die.

Jeanne J. said...

Beautiful inky background Tracey!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a sweet card, Tracey! I love how you blended your Oxide Inks on this beautiful cover plate and your dragonflies are perfect!

Ardyth said...

How did I miss this? You know I love this cover plate, and I love the pops of yellow and pink against the blue/green background! Gorgeous!

Teresa Doyle said...

This card is just beautiful Tracey, love the background die!