Birch Press Design

With love butterfly

Hi Everyone!

My crafty time has been compressed since the start of the year and I haven’t been able to play along with many challenges. Happily today, I had enough time to create a quick card and I decided to play along with the sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches and combined it with the current Color Throwdown challenge (pink, yellow and blue).

I cut two panels I’d created from distress oxide inks with two dies from the Birch Press Design Sparkler butterfly die set. I then stamped a circle from the Essentials by Ellen set and applied some glitter paste through a Tim Holtz stencil to reflect the sketch. I adhered the butterfly and stamped a Clearly Besotted sentiment to complete my take for the challenges.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Mew did it!

Hi Everyone!

Happy Monday! Today I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge!

I love this sketch – so many possibilities! I started by creating a background with Color Bursts, but I couldn’t decide on a die cut to go with it… so I left my card for a while and did other things.

When I got back to my craft table, I decided to get out my gilding flakes and try to create a background using them. I ‘painted’ some water on to my card base and then applied some Ranger sticky powder which I heated before applying the flakes. I really like how the background turned out but I knew I needed a bold die cut on top of that! I tried SO MANY different dies – foliage, butterflies, flowers. Nothing seed right until I stumbled upon this Cat Silhouette die by Birch Press Design. I love how bold it is! I adhered it to my card base and added a My Favorite Things sentiment together with a few stars to complete my take! I’m so glad I persevered!

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

Hello there little butterfly

Hi Everyone!

Next, I’m playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge!

I pulled out my older Basic Grey papers and got to work. I started by adhering the patterned paper banner to my card base and then used the Birch press Design Sparkler Butterfly to cut more Basic Grey papers. I added a butterfly body from a Memory Box butterfly die and completed my card with a Hero Arts stamped sentiment.

Thank for stopping by!

LucieG.

AAA Cards One Third challenge with hearts twist

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card using up to one third of your card base only; our optional twist is ‘hearts’! Our sponsor is Stamplorations.

I adhered the die cut on my card base and cut it a second time from a panel I’d created using Distress Oxide ink. I then added my favourite valentine’s sentiment (this one is by Reverse Confetti) to complete my take on the theme..

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, Mugdha, who has some lovely inspiration on her blog!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Fly, Butterfly, Fly

Hi there!

I’m back to share the card I made for the current Color Throwdown Challenge where the palette is navy, coral, teal and cream.

My mojo has been somewhat lacking of late so I turned to my trusty dies! I chose the Birch Press Design Flutter Plate Layer set that I purchased a few years ago. I cut each later from different coloured cardstock and stuck each frame together. I then used the top cover plate die to cut a piece of cream cardstock which I then embossed using a ‘Happy Birthday’ embossing folder.

Finally, I adhered some vellum to the back of my butterflies before adhering the image to a card base.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Sparkler Butterfly

Hi friends!

I am back with my entry into the current CAS on Friday challenge which has the theme of butterfly.

I used the Birch Press Design Sparkler Butterfly Layer Set with coloured cardstock. The base layer is standard white card, but I wanted the bottom layer to sparkle so I die cut the second layer from white glitter card as well and inlaid the little centre pieces before adhering the final two coloured layers.

While the butterfly is stunning by itself, I wanted to add a little soft detail to the background, while keeping the card CAS. I softly applied some distress oxide ink through the fabulous Shrubbery stencil from Funky Fossil Designs.

I stamped a sentiment from My Favorite Things to finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.