May 9, 2021

Rainbow Butterfly

Hi there and Happy Mother's Day to all the mother's visiting here today. I am on the Birch Press Designs blog today sharing a project using a couple of newly released products from Birch Press Design!


The new Rainbow Days Lingo Notes stamp set was starting point for my card. I stamped the rainbow off the card on the left side with embossing ink and white heat embossed it.

I stamped the rainbow on to a full adhesive Post-it Note and trimmed it use as a mask. I masked off the rainbow and then ink blended a sky with Broken China and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide inks. Once the blend was done I splattered some diluted white acrylic paint on to the panel. When that was dry I smooshed some Broken China Distress Oxide ink on to an acrylic block with a bit of water and then splattered that on to the panel.

Once the mask was removed I coloured the bands of the rainbow using my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush watercolor markers blending the colours out with a water brush and set aside to dry.

I blended a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock about the size of the butterfly in the Eloquent Butterly Layer die set. I blended on an angle a rainbow of Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Mowed Lawn and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide inks. I cut Layer A of the Eloquent Butterfly from Vellum. Layer A has beautiful embossed details on it that look stunning on the vellum. It was glued to the centre of the Layer C ink blended butterfly and set aside.

Now that all the pieces were completed I white embossed a sentiment from the Rainbow Days Lingo Notes stamp set on the top centre of the sky. Then the butterfly was attached to the end of the rainbow on a slight angle.

The panel was attached to a white top folding card base with foam tape for some life and the final touch was to add to pearls to the body of the butterfly.

This was such a fun card to make, a few different techniques with such a pretty end result.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


May 7, 2021

Making Multiples

Happy Friday!



I have been playing with the Concord & 9th Triple-Step Blooming Hearts stamps and dies. There are so many things you can do with this set. You can work just with the stamps, or just with the dies or you can put them together like I did for my cards today. I was inspired by my friend Kim Heggins, Cupcakes Cards and Kim, to use up some the patterned paper that I have been  hoarding for a long time and stamp up a bunch of cards. Two of my cards have already gone out in the mail to my mother and my mother-in-law. 

This first card was made with Lawn Fawn inks--Fake Tan, Sunflower and Cilantro. Love these vibrant colours.


I switched to Catherine Pooler inks for the next card. I used Lime Rickey, Cummerbund and Serenade.



For the next card I use inks from Concord & 9th in Grapefruit, Aqua Sky and Sprout.


The last card is also Concord & 9th, Honeysuckle, Buttercup and Parsley.












May 1, 2021

Color Hues #17 - Guest Design

Happy Saturday, I  hope the sun is shining were you are!
Excited today to be guesting at the Color Hues Coloring Challenge #17!






 These colours are traditionally bright and bold but you are welcome to use any hues of these colours on your card that you like. I chose to go bright and bold for my card and created a background using the graphic stencils from the April My Monthly Hero Kit. I used Catherine Pooler Inks in Rocket Red and Orange Twist with black as a neutral colour.

The first layer was done using blended using Rocket Red ink on to a white background. Then I cleaned off the stencil turned it a quarter turn to the left and created my second layer with Orange Twist ink. I trimmed the panel down to 5 1/4" x 4" and mounted it with foam tape to a white top folding card base.




The sentiment is from the kit and it was white embossed on black cardstock. Then I stamped and clear embossed three dragonflies, also from the kit, with VersaFine Onyx Black ink on to vellum. The dragonflies were die cut with the coordinating dies.



To finish out the card I added the sentiment with foam tape and then I cut a thin strips of foam tape and added those to the back of the body of each dragonfly.



Now it's your turn!
What are you going to do with these colours?
I can't wait to see your work in the gallery.

Thanks for stopping in today and have a wonderful weekend!