Posts Tagged ‘Birch Press Design’

Mandala Madness

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Welcome back to the Scrap ‘n Stamp blog! Today’s Random Acts of Cardness prompt is MANDALA. I don’t use mandalas a lot on my cards, but I wanted to play with a layering die set from Birch Press Designs, Kaleidoscope. If you’re unfamiliar with this company, they make beautiful, intricate layering dies that can be used in a variety of different ways. For my design, I was inspired by the colours of our current Random Acts of Cardness board. Here’s my card:

I picked three colours of cardstock from Memory Box’s Sunny Orange 6×6 cardstock pack. This is heavyweight paper, but the dies cut it beautifully. I adhered my layers together and then cut the resulting mandala in half with my trimmer. For my white panel, I wanted a subtle ombré effect from the top, so brayered a little squeezed lemonade distress ink on a gel plate and pressed my cardstock onto it. (I could have also blended the ink, but it’s fun to play around sometimes.) I used the middle colour of cardstock for the card base and to die cut my sentiment.

Do you have mandala stamps or dies in your collection? Perhaps you draw your own! We would love to see your mandala cards on the Scrap ‘n Stamp challenge page – and entering puts you in the running for a $50 gift card! Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by.

 

MFT – Trendy Triangles

Sunday, July 25th, 2021

Hi Friends!   Chala here with today’s Random Act of Cardness word “shapes”.  It’s funny as cardmakers we can forget about using simple shapes in our creations.  Well, I am here to challenge you to pull out all your geometric shapes and get creative!

I chose to use triangles today with MFT’s Trendy Triangle stamp set, but of course you can use circles, squares, stars, etc.  Some great geometric stamps sets I also recommend are Concord & 9th’s Geometrics.

I stamped out the triangles onto some white cardstock in the following Distress Oxide Inks:  Mermaid Lagoon, Pine Needles, Squeezed Lemonade, and Barn Door, Seedless Preserves and Carved Pumpkin.   I then then fussy cut out the triangles.

There are so many combinations you can put together with these triangle designs and so many different ideas you can do!  I didn’t get to it this time, but I thought it would be fun to stamp out the Triangles with Versamark, heat set them with clear embossing power and the distress ink over top with a couple of colours. I think that would look really neat.

For today’s card I just simply laid the triangles out in a patter that was appealing to my eye and then adhered them down with some Art Glitter Glue.

This card is for my son’s birthday, so to personalize it I die cut out the number one  twice from a number die set that was given to me. You can use a set like Tim Holtz’s Countdown Thinlits Dies. Number dies are another staple I use a lot in making personalized cards.

One I had the numbers adhered down, I added a bit of Clear Wink of Stella to add a bit of shimmer and interest.

The “Happy Birthday to You” sentiment came from the recently purchased  BirchPress Happy Lingo Stamp & Die Set.  I cannot wait to make more cards with this particular stamp and die set.  There are so many possibilities and so little time!  Especially since I am trying to knock this card out before I head out on my first post-pandemic vacation to……VEGAS!  In fact, when this post goes up I will be boarding the plane with a shirt that I made that says, “Vaxxed, Waxed and ready for Vegas!” .  Lol!  All kidding aside, it will be a very different feeling this time travelling, but a much needed holiday for the husband and I  (Thanks Mom for watching the kids.  You’re the BEST!).  I hope that you guys have been able to have some holiday time this summer too!

Here is the look at the finished card.  Simple shapes, simple colours, but a lot of fun!

Thanks for spending your time with me today and I hope you have an amazing day!

 

~Chala, xoxox