June 22, 2021

Rainbow Butterfly Mini Slimline


Today I am posting on the Birch Press Design blog with a mini slimline card using some of the newest products Birch Press Design. We are seeing slimline and mini slimline cards all the time these days and what is the CORRECT size? Well that varies when you start to do a bit of research. If you look at it as more of a range, which is what I am doing, a mini slimline card bases seem to be anything between 3 - 3 1/2" x 6 - 6 1/2". Really a card base can be whatever you want it to be! Today my card base is 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" which I made by cutting a 7" x 6 1/2" piece of cardstock and scoring it on the 7" side at 3 1/2". Okay done, and set aside.

I started with a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock and I ink blended an 8 colour rainbow on an angle with Distress Oxide Inks. Once I was done I cut a solid butterfly from the panel using the newly released Butterfly Basics die set. I also cut a butterfly body from black cardstock. Then using the Eloquent Butterfly die set I cut Layer A only from black cardstock. I glued the black layer over the ink blended butterfly, added the butterfly body. I set this aside for now.

I cut all three layers of the Dazzle Mini Frame die set from white cardstock. The layers were glued together and  how beautiful is that? It is going to be the frame to set my colourful butterfly over.

The last element I needed was my sentiment. I used the Handwritten Thanks and Outline die. I cut the shadow from black and the script sentiment two times from white. All the pieces were glued together to form a dimensional sentiment. It would have been ever more dramatic if I had cut a third white sentiment but two seemed just enough to give my card a lift without being too in your face.
ry I assembled the card. White cardbase, Dazzle Mini Frame glued tot he top of the card base, the colourful butterfly adhered to the Dazzle frame with foam tape and the Thanks adhered to the bottom of the card.

To finish up I added a few rainbow bright fairy jewels to the butterfly body and wow I was so pleased with the end result!

Thank you so much for stopping in today and I hope you pop over to the Design Blog and say hello!

June 2, 2021

Anniversary Wishes

Hi there, I have a card to share that I made some time ago for a good friend and her husband who were celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary!

I used the Pretty Pink Posh Happy New Year stamps and dies along with the Fireworks stencil.

I placed the stencil over a 5 1/4" x 4" ink blended panel and pressed my embossing ink all over the stencil then I embossed it with gold embossing powder. All the images were coloured with Copic Markers, then I added a vellum circle to soften the background before adding the images with a bit of foam tape. A little Wink of Stella ove the champagne to finish it off.

Thanks for popping in!