44 posts categorized "Birch Press Design"

10/11/2020

Sun 11

Stitch a Giant Candy Corn by Jean Okimoto

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07/23/2020

Thu 23

Build a Birthday Cake with Snowglobe Bases by Jean Okimoto

 

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One of my favorite classes to teach at Impress is BEYOND THE BOX.  We take ideas from my blog posts then tweak them, using Memory Box products in unexpected and unintended ways.  For example, build a 4-layer birthday cake with the popular Snowglobe Bases and Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape.

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a card that could have two reactions -  #1-OK, maybe it's a birthday cake - or #2-what was she thinking?    It all begins with Snowglobe Bases

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Attach Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape to pink cardstock and cut various sections of it with Snowglobe Bases.

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Stack the layers and tape them together.  Cut three of the Tall Birthday Candles from the pink Delicate Pastels 6x6 glitter cardstock.  Color the flame sections with a Sharpie, Zebra Mildliner or Copic Marker.  Attach the candles behind the top layer.  Trim the left edge of the two bottom layers.

Attach peachy-pink cardstock to adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet and cut Birthday Cursive Script Circle.  Leave the tiny dot over the "i" in the die until you're ready to attach it.  Attach the diecut to a side-folded white A2 card.  Add the tiny dot.

Stamp "wishes" - from the Cherry Blossom Wreath Clear Stamp and Die Set - on the same cardstock with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.  Quickly emboss it with detail clear powder.  Trim it and attach it to the card with foam tape.

Cut three butterflies from the Birch Press Design Butterfly Cluster set from the pale pink Delicate Pastel glitter cardstock.  Color them with a peach marker, dry the ink, and attach them to the card.

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Enjoy experimenting and creating different looks with dies, stamps and papers from your Memory Box stash.  I think you'll be surprised and happy to discover so many ways to use Dave's great designs!

Thanks for visiting - see you again this weekend...

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07/17/2020

Fri 17

Foiled Ornament Christmas
by Trina Pham

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Happy Fri-YAY everyone.  Continuing with the Christmas in July theme, I have another Christmas card to share today featuring foiling with stencils.  I love the look of foiling on cards, but am not a fan of having to use a laminator.  So when the Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo came out earlier this year giving the option of foiling without heat, I was all for it. 

Using a circle die from Circle Basics, a circle stencil was created from Cornelia Variegated Wide washi tape and adhered to a Bristol panel.

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Placed the Ring Tile stencil from Birch Press Designs on top and applied the transfer gel duo with a palette knife over it.  Set it aside to dry and become tacky to the touch.  Once ready, removed the washi tape and added the foil with shiny side facing up.

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Slipped it into a folded piece of copy paper (to protect the foil from my scratched up plates), and ran it through my Big Shot resulting in this.

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To complete the card, the Vintage Varsity letters were die cut from silver foil and black cardstock and offset for a shadow. 

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Created the attachment piece (between the ribbon and bauble) by die cutting a square from silver foil cardstock with the smallest die from Square Basics, then die cutting with the same circle die used in creating the stencil.  The pine branches were die cut from Bristol paper twice and stacked for dimension.  Assembled the card then matte it on silver foil cardstock before mounting to a white card base to finish.

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I really like the no-heat option for foiling so while all supplies were out, I made a second card following the same process and design... just changed up the foil.

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And that’s it for today.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful weekend.

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06/23/2020

Tue 23

Thank You
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone.  For today's card I have a fun technique that I saw on Jennifer McGuire's blog, which she called Faux Die Cut Monoprint.  

To create this card I inked white cardstock with Distress Ink Pads.  I rubbed the ink pads directly onto my paper to get good ink coverage.

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Next I die cut my image from the inked cardstock.  I was left with the outline and negative shape of the die cut.  

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I sprayed the die cut outline with plain water and placed it face down on another piece of white cardstock.  I run this through my die cut machine several times to transfer the ink.  Next I gently pulled the die cut off the paper.  If you are having a hard time removing the die cut from the cardstock, heat it with a heat tool to help release the paper.

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On the white cardstock you are left with a watercolor like image of the die cut.  

I decided to place my print behind the negative space of the die cut. To add a little texture to my inked background, I placed a stencil over the cardstock and rubbed through the stencil with a baby wipe to remove some ink. 

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Next I glued the outline die cut to a white card base and trimmed the other inked piece to fit on my card.

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I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock. Next I fussy cut the word and used foam tape to adhere it to my card.

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To finish the card I glued a few embellishments to the front of my card.

I hoped you enjoyed today's card and thanks for stopping by.

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05/20/2020

Wed 20

Layered Stencilling
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I don’t have my new Garden Party products yet, so I’m sharing another simple card made with more products from the Spring release.

My card was prompted by the Layered Stencilling theme over at CAS Stencil card challenge.  Started by die cutting a circle stencil from masking paper using Circle Basics die.  Adhered it to a Bristol panel and ink blended on Scattered Straw, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves distress inks (di) using blending brushes.

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The Midnight Mandala stencil from Birch Press Designs was then layered over top and more of the same inks were applied over that stencil.  Removed the stencils and this is what resulted.

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For some shimmer, the panel was spritz with a sparkle spray (couldn’t capture it in the photo, but it’s really pretty IRL).

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Next, the Pretty Blossom Stem was die cut three times from Bristol paper and stacked for dimension.  The sentiment from Wild Rose Stem stamp set was black heat embossed directly on the panel.  Assembled the card onto a slightly textured A2 piece to finish.

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 That does it for me.  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a wonderful day!

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04/09/2020

Thu 09

Beary Best by Jean Okimoto

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Here's a card that was inspired by window teddy bear sightings in our neighborhood.  They were actually bears, elephants, monkeys, cats, bunnies and some we couldn't recognize - all out there and enjoyed by families on daily walks. Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a card that's very different from the Easter project I was planning to post - hope you like it.

We all need something to smile about right now - why not make a card for that?  Share it with neighbors from your window, or send it to someone for their window.  

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The Snow Bunny Deep Edge Set becomes a bear again with just a change of ears.  Cut it from textured metallic kraft paper.  Cut the ear circles with the Circle Basics dies.  Diecut cardboard scrap layers to add dimension to the nose and feet.  The eyes and nose triangle are on one die - cut it from brown cardstock, then color the eye circles with a black marker.

Cut the ear and paw accents from the dark orange Cottage Stripes and Dots 6x6 print.  Cut the dark floral Cottage Meadow 6x6 print with the 3.5" x 4.75" Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die.  Cut the floral tummy piece from the reverse side of the background print.

Cut the 2" x 3.25"  Wrapped Stitch Rectangle from the blue striped Cottage Stripes and Dots 6x6 print.  Stamp the greeting - from the Birch Press Design You Are Awesome Clear Stamps Set - with Pinecone VersaFine Clair on the pumpkin-colored print from the same set.  Heat-emboss it quickly with detail clear powder.

Here's an embossing technique we use in classes...pre-heat the embossing powder from the reverse side of the stamped cardstock, then finish it from the front.  This preheats the powder and (seems to) prevent overheating and scorching the stamped image or words.  

Score, fold and cut a blue A-6 (4.5" x 6.25") card.  Attach the diecuts.  Attach the greeting with thin foam tape.

Accent some of the flowers with Goldfinch and Strawberry Ice Open Studio Glitter Glue.  Set the card aside to dry the glue.

Memory Box Deep Edge Dies are great for fabric arts too - you can cut several layers at once.  Cut the larger bear shapes from fabric, then add cardstock details.  

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This little guy takes a few minutes to diecut and assemble, but he'll make you smile...promise!  Make some extras and send them to others for their windows too!  Bear cards eliminate problems caused by narrow windowsills, wide bears - or both.

Thanks for stopping by, take care...

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04/06/2020

Mon 06

Your Kindness Means So Much
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here. I hope you and your loved ones are home safe...better yet...home safe and crafting!  I love mixing stencils and flowers...especially striped stencils. I used the stamp set Birthday Rose Corner and it's coordinating die. After I stamped the flowers and leaves I used Copic Markers to color in shades RV09, RV19, RV69 for the petals; and YG25, YG17, YG67 for the leaves. I die cut the images.  

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Next, I inked up the background using a stencil from Birch Press Design, Bold Stripes. I used distress oxides in shades chipped sapphire, salty ocean and tumbled glass. I added a few splatters with gold and white paint. 

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I heat embossed the sentiment onto vellum paper, than adhered to the striped panel. The sentiment stamp is from the stamp set Friendship and Kindness, Poppy Stamps. I added a few gems for a finishing touch. 

Thanks for stopping by today!

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03/31/2020

Tue 31

Birthday Wishes
by Donna Sledzik

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Good Morning everyone!  Today I have a bright and colorful card for you.  One thing about sheltering in place is it gives you a chance to work with art supplies you haven't had a chance to.  I've had these Zig Clean Color Brush Markers for awhile and haven't used them much.  This was a perfect time to pull them out and play.

I used waterproof black ink and stamped my flowers on a piece of watercolor paper.  I did use a heat tool to set the ink so that it wouldn't bleed when I added the marker.  I really loved how the color went on and blended.  Once I was done with the painting, I die cut the flowers.

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Next I prepared a background to adhere my flowers to.  I used a stencil, and sponged Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink over the stencil.  I sponged the left side of my card with a little more color, spritzed it with plain water and then spattered the background with black ink. Once this was dry, I glued my flowers to the background.  

On a strip of black cardstock I stamped and white heat embossed the words "Happy Birthday" and used foam tape to adhere it to my card front.

I glued my card front to a black cardstock mat and used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

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To finish the card I added some Black Nuvo drops.  It was so much fun coloring these flowers!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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03/24/2020

Tue 24

Front Flap Birthday
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I need birthday cards and wanted to get some colouring therapy in, so today I have a cheery floral birthday card made with the beautiful Birthday Rose Corner stamp set from the Spring collection.

Jennifer McGuire recently shared some Front Flap cards, and her balloon card inspired mine.  I streamlined the process by starting with a top folding card base created from no bleed through alcohol friendly cardstock.  The image was stamped with alcohol friendly black ink and coloured in with Copic markers and Polychromos pencils.

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It was then die cut out with the matching die.

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The background is a single A2 size Bristol panel.  Blended light gray dye ink through a Bold Stripes stencil from Birch Press and stamped the sentiment from Poppy Stamps Birthday Blowout with Archival black ink.  

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Because the alcohol friendly cardstock I used does not bleed through, it saved me from having to die cut a white piece to cover up the back.
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 To finish, clear shimmer was added to the roses. 

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As you can see, the only part of the card that opens is that small corner piece.  Thank you for spending time with me.  Stay home and craft on!

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03/03/2020

Tue 03

Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out, Double Stitch Square Cut Out and Cottage Meadow 6x6 Pack by Jean Okimoto

 

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Hearts aren't just for Valentines and weddings...use them throughout the year for friendship, encouragement and thank you cards too.  Add Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Outs to a flowery Cottage Meadow 6x6 Pack background and tell someone how great she is.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a design that works for anyone, anytime.

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Cut the pale blue Cottage Meadow print with the largest Double Stitch Square Cut Out die.  Trim a bit of the edges.  Pressure-emboss it with the second-largest Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out die.

Cut the pale peach-speckled Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad sheet with the same heart die.  Save the offcut for another special project.  Cut it with the second-smallest heart die.  Cut the allover floral print (from the reverse side of the blue Cottage Meadow print) with the second-smallest heart die.

Cut the peach glittered cardstock with Cherry Blossom Elements and snip off four flowers.  Attach one to the heart and scatter the others on the background.  

Stamp the greeting - from the Birch Press Design You Are Awesome Clear Stamps Set - on white cardstock with Rocket Red Gold Brilliance.  

Attach the diecuts to a white 5-½" square card.  Attach the greeting with foamtape.  Accent the flower centers with Open Studio Buttercup Glow Fairy Sugar Glitter Glue and set the card aside to dry the glitter glue.

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Love adding sparkly highlights with glitter cardstock and glitter glue?  Be sure to enter the March Challenge for a chance to win a great prize from our Spring 2020 Collection.  Good luck!

Thanks for visiting...see you again on Thursday -

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