February 23, 2018

Birch Press Design - Faux Faberge Egg



Have you seen the new spring release at Birch Press Design? The Fiori Egg stackable dies have all the beautiful stitched details you have come to expect from Birch Press Design. Today I have a short video tutorial on the Birch Press Design blog and my YouTube channel showing you how I paired these new dies up with some of the gorgeous new Shizan handmade papers also now available in the shop to create a lovely faux FabergĂ© egg. 



For more detail and photo head over to the Birch Press Design blog!
Have a wonderful weekend!



February 19, 2018

My Favorite Things 2018 Stamping Olympics - Speed Cardmaking

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Two final cards for the MFT 2018 Creative Olympics Speed Carmaking finale!
Down to the wire with the challenges I didn't get this card down before the event closed, but I did get not one but two cards made for it in under 20 minutes!




I started by stamping and white embossing a Bristol Smooth panel, then I sponged it with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink. The next step was to cut it out with the large celebrate die and then I was able to inlay two cards using up the positive and negatives from the two die cuts.


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Version two using the negative die cuts!


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1:32 sec left, even after I lost the inside piece of the R in the black card base version and had to recut! Funny that I was so sure I would be able to get this card done easily in under 20 minutes, but under pressure you end up making all kinds of mistakes!


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My Favorite Things 2018 Stamping Olympics - Crafty Biathalon

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One for the Crafty Biathlon. I finally used my MFT Stamps Gift Card Grooves. I used the Coffee Break and Coffee Date stamp sets for my card. The front of my 4 bar card was done in emboss resist with Distress Oxide Inks. The inside of the card used the grooves die to make a home for a gift card.




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The inside of the card...


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My Favorite Things 2018 Stamping Olympics - Freestyle Card

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Another card for the MFT 2018 Creative Olympics - Freestyle Card, this one is for Event 2 to create a Freestyle card using any MFT products but with a winter theme.




I white embossed a snowflake background and sponged it with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, distressed it with water and flicked Copic Opaque White onto the panel. I finished it of with a white embossed sentiment and deer image from the Deer Friends stamp set!


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Jillibean Soup Creativation 2018 Projects





Today I have a couple cards up on the Jillibean Soup Bean Talk blog that were also on display in the booth at this years Creativation show. I really enjoy using the versatile products from Jillibean, there are so many options from making a quick clean and simple card to using the fun Shape Shakers series to easily make fun shaker cards!

This month the designers were challenged to make card that conveyed love, so easy to do with Jillibean Soup!


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February 18, 2018

My Favorite Things 2018 Stamping Olympics - Stamping Slalom

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I created a card for Event 1 of the My Favorite Things 2018!




Event 1 - Stamping Slalom is to create a card that uses three different stamp sets from My Favorite Things. I used Beast Friends, Polar Pals and Polar Bear Pals. My background was smooshed with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink.


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February 15, 2018

Birch Press Design Fiori Heart

I have a video tutorial up on the Birch Press Design blog and my YouTube channel this week creating this card using the Fiori Heart Layering dies and glitter.




Here is the link to the video.