Birch Press Design

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 24

Happy Friyay!

Welcome to Day 24 of Christmas in July! I didn’t have much time to craft today so I created a very quick and simple card using the beautiful Christmas Wonderland die by Penny Black. I used a stencilled background I created sometime ago – so grateful I didn’t throw it out when I didn’t use it on a project! The sentiment is from a set by Hero Arts.

I’m entering this into the Penny Black Saturday Challenge where the theme is either nature or anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 23

Hello All!

Welcome to Day 23 of Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with one of my favourite challenges – the Color Throwdown challenge. This week’s colour palette (orange, green and yellow) is not a typical festive palette but I made it work using my new Birch Press Design Radiant Ornament die set. I added a layer of holographic card behind the ornament – love the shimmery effect!

Looking at the card now, I think I may have gone a bit overboard with the green distress inks!

To complete my card, I added a sentiment by Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

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.