Thursday, July 29, 2021

A Happy Birthday in Green

 Hi there.   Dawn here to share my card to inspire you today.   Our theme this month is tone-on-tone.   And our superb sponser is Birch Press Design  this month and they have donated a $20 gift card for our random winner (to be announced August 3rd). 




My card using the stunning Big Birthday Sugar Script die which the lovely Diva Cindy sent me a few precut.  I took the inner die and used some Dark green Altenew ink to colour up.... be warned though - keep an eye on the tiddle.... mine decided to run away and I couldn't find it.... I had some lovely green patterned paper but it wasn't quite the green I needed so I used the same dark ink to blend over it and the white layer.  Once the dark green die was added to the white shadow layer I added it to the blended background and stamped a little happy.  To finish a little dark green butterfly.  Loving this mini slimline size. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  You have till 9.00 pm Pacific Time on the 31st to join our challenge.  

Sunday, July 25, 2021

More Play With Birch Press Design

 I really couldn't stop playing with the String Art Frame, as you can tell.  You can create so many gorgeous cards and get a little creative too.  I had a piece of alcohol inked paper and saw this piece as part of the earth in clouds and went with it.  I mounted the String Art Frame on a navy panel, affixed a sentiment and it was done.


When I was coloring one of the frames, I tore a piece and then thought of making a circle with two partial frames, so cut another partial frame and rotated the frames so both outer edges would show in slightly different colors.  I now have a totally different shape made from the same die. 

Birch Press Design String Art Frame - both cards
Birch Press Design birthday - 2nd card
Vagabond die cut machine
Sentiment pre-cut on 1st card & gems on 2nd card

Tone -on-Tone Birthday Wishes with Birch Press

 Hi Dawn here to share my Birch Press designs.... Our sponsor this month is Birch Press Design who will be giving our winner a $20 gift certificate. 


I was lucky that my Teamie, Arlene, sent me some Birch Press die cuts - String Art Frame.  Today I have a Twofer using one the frames..

Card 1

I started by jnking up my card base - using all four inks in the Altenew Warm and Cozy set.  I then took the frame die and using the darkest ink (Firebrick) used my mini blending brush to colour it up.  I did this over some white card and got a bonus background.  I added the frame over my card base, and then used a circle stamp and sentiment from Gina K's Wreath Builder set.  A few little gold gems finished my card....

Card 2

This is how I used my bonus background


Loved the look of the background.  I stamped one of the Dovetail Butterflies from Altenew in the Firebrick ink and Obsidan black ink.  I used the matching die cut and added it with some 3D tape to the card.    I used the same orange as my card base to die cut the Birthday sentiment from Paper Roses.  I used vellum for it's shadow layer and then did a bit of stamp surgery on a sentiment from Altenew's Sentiment Strip set.   A few little black gems and it's done.

Do come and join us this month with our Tone-on-Tone challenge. 





Wednesday, July 21, 2021

A Tone on Tone Blossom

Hi Diva friends - Linda here with some inspiration for our July tone-on-tone challenge. 

The fabulous Birch Press Design sponsored us this month and has donated a $20 gift card for our random winner (to be announced August 3rd). 


Birch Press Design Vivid Bloom Stitched Layer Set

You can see all the details plus another card HERE
 (Scrappin', Stampin' & Singin')

Remember - we're looking for various shades of the same color this time (including neutrals is ok). Be sure to use a die cut or embossing folder on your project - only those following the challenge guidelines will be eligible for the random prize.


Hope to see your lovely tone on tone creations in our Die Cut Diva July gallery (deadline July 31st at 9pm Pacific Time). Thanks for stopping!!

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Tone on Tone - You're My Sweet Love Card

Hello Crafty Friends - I am here with a fun Tone on Tone card featuring Birch Press Designs
I am using Bali Layering Stencil along with some Distress Oxide Inks.

I used the Layering Stencil as my focal element on this love card for the challenge
 we're having here on the blog - details below.



 Birch Press Design's talented team has been designing products in the paper industry since 1994 and is constantly inspired by the beautiful outdoors. Based in Seattle, Washington - home to some of the most gorgeous forests and beaches in the world - and with nature as a guide, Birch Press Design creates and gathers the beautiful items you see here today! Birch Press Design's mission is to provide delightful things that inspire others as well. This brand is passionate about celebrating the seasons and holiday traditions of the world and hopes you enjoy their collections.  

Be sure to visit our lovely sponsor for July 

The theme is TONE ON TONE
The Winner will receive a $20 gift certificate.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Teal Mandala

 This month at Die Cut Divas, we are sponsored by-



 Birch Press Design's talented team has been designing products in the paper industry since 1994 and is constantly inspired by the beautiful outdoors. Based in Seattle, Washington - home to some of the most gorgeous forests and beaches in the world - and with nature as a guide, Birch Press Design creates and gathers the beautiful items you see here today! Birch Press Design's mission is to provide delightful things that inspire others as well. This brand is passionate about celebrating the seasons and holiday traditions of the world and hopes you enjoy their collections.  

Be sure to visit our lovely sponsor for July.

The Winner will receive a $20 gift certificate.  Challenge theme is TONE ON TONE.

Here's a reminder of definition of Tone On Tone:

"Tone on tone coloring or layering, is a decorative technique that takes a single or a few colors and uses different saturation of that color(s) throughout the space. The result is a room that can be dramatically transformed just by lightening or darkening of that color."

Here is my project-
 
 

I love teal, and I used some of my hoarded favorite color for this card. This die set makes it so easy to have a stunning card in no time at all. This is going to a male cancer patient, so I didn't add bling to it-but wouldn't some gems be great on this card?

For more information on this card, please join me at Just A Nutter Paper Crafter.

 

Friday, July 9, 2021

A Big Thanks with Birch Press Design

I have a simple card today for our TONE ON TONE challenge. Our sponsor this month is Birch Press Design who will be giving our winner a $20 gift certificate. 


Here's my card


This is a simple card. It's one that could easily be mass-produced and the "feel" of the card would be different when different patterned papers are used. I started with a beige tone on tone patterned paper and used Birch Press Design's Big Thanks Sugar Script Die. If you'd like a more detailed description on how I made this card, please check out my foleysfriend blog.

We'd love for you to join our Tone On Tone challenge.

See you later this month
sue

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Tone On Tone Big Birthday Take 2

 Happy Monday everyone,

Cindy here to share another Tone On Tone card featuring Birch Press Design Big Birthday Sugar Script die.


I used some happy yellow tones to stencil my front panel, and the Big Birthday is done with yellow tone on tone.

Do come over to join in this month's Tone On Tone challenge.  Winner will receive $20 gift card to Birch Press Design who is our lovely sponsor this month.


For more details of my card, you could visit my blog:  Escape To Stamping.

Have a lovely day!

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Bugaboo Winner Revealed

The theme was BIRTHDAYS
Winner will receive a $12 gift code to shop the store.

The Winner of the June Challenge is #50 Aimeslee


Winner:  Be sure to contact Die Cut Divas at thedcdivas@gmail.com so we may send your email address to our sponsor. 

Die Cut Divas' Favorites below.

Linda ooo'd and aaah'd over this beauty from  #25 Debbie M
she loved the combo of stamped and die cut elements!!


Cindy thought this super bright interactive card by #41 Lorraine A must be a delight to receive.


 Michelle really liked this sweet card by #31 Tammy A-
 


Arlene enjoyed the CAS card of Kylie, # 7 as she could have relaxed right under the umbrella herself.


Thursday, July 1, 2021

First Time With Birch Press Design



 Birch Press Design's talented team has been designing products in the paper industry since 1994 and is constantly inspired by the beautiful outdoors. Based in Seattle, Washington - home to some of the most gorgeous forests and beaches in the world - and with nature as a guide, Birch Press Design creates and gathers the beautiful items you see here today! Birch Press Design's mission is to provide delightful things that inspire others as well. This brand is passionate about celebrating the seasons and holiday traditions of the world and hopes you enjoy their collections.  

Be sure to visit our lovely sponsor for July 

The theme is TONE ON TONE
The Winner will receive a $20 gift certificate.

Arlene fell in love with this String Art Frame and no wonder. You can check out A Bit of This and That to see Copic colors, die-cut and image Arlene used.
 

Michelle has always loved the Kessa Arches by Birch Press-

 

Cindy created using Big Birthday Sugar Scrip die.



Annie also used the String Art Frame and some Distress Oxide Inks for create her Tone on Tone look.





You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Still Time For Bugaboo Birthday Wishes


I think Bugaboo digital images would make anyone smile and especially on their birthday.  That's what Die Cut Divas' challenge is all about this month.  You only have until 9:00 p.m. Pacific time to enter the challenge at Die Cut Divas.

The theme is BIRTHDAYS
Winner will receive a $12 gift code to shop the store.

The Die Cut Divas thank Bugaboo for their sponsorship. 

Arlene can't imagine a birthday without ice cream, so she concentrated her efforts on... ICE CREAM!  Check out her blog at A Bit of This and That.


Linda's card features a puppy party using Bugaboo's Birthday Puppies image - so adorable!!
You can see more details and a bonus card on her blog HERE (Scrappin', Stampin' & Singin').


Dawn has used this Stella image... A fun card for a good friend.



Sue's card features Bugaboo's Birthday Bear image. You can see the details on how she made her card on her foleysfriend blog.



Monday, June 28, 2021

Happy Birthday Card

Hello Crafty Friends - Annie here with a fun birthday card featuring
 our sponsor Bugaboo Digi Stamps

Here's the birthday card I created using the Digital Stamp called Turtle - Birthday


I think Bugaboo digital images would make anyone smile and especially on their birthday.  That's what Die Cut Divas' challenge is all about this month.  

The theme is BIRTHDAYS
Winner will receive a $12 gift code to shop the store.

Since Bugaboo is the DCD sponsor this month, it is our pleasure to present our Divas' inspiration cards to start the month out.

Friday, June 25, 2021

Balloon Birthday bear

  It's time for me to share a card with you over at Die Cut Divas... 


Our sponsor is Bugaboo this month and our theme is BIRTHDAYS.  Winner will receive a $12 voucher to the Bugaboo store.  

Here is my project.  


I did some paper piecing for my card using two co-ordinating papers.  I used my Gina K designs Master Layours to cut my layers.  I printed the image onto white card and also onto the patterned papers and fussy cut them to piece on the card.  I die cut some Simon Says Stamp hearts and added to the sentiment circle. 

Do come and join us at Die Cut Divas with your birthday cards. 

Monday, June 21, 2021

A Bugaboo Birthday Party!


It's party time on the Diva Blog - Diva Linda here with a cute birthday scene 
 using digi stamps from our Bugaboo sponsor!! 

Our random winner this month will get a $12 gift code to their shop.


Bugaboo Digi Stamps:

I love Bugaboo digi stamps - so fun to color and combine! You don't need to use this brand to play along in our June Birthday challenge but we'd love it if you do! You have until 9pm Pacific Time on June 30th to add your link.

For more details on my card and a bonus, please go to my blog here (Scrappin', Stampin' & Singin').

Thanks for stopping and hope to see your birthday card in the gallery - just remember to use a die or an embossing folder in your birthday design!!


Thursday, June 17, 2021

Happy Bird Day Card

Hello Crafty Friends - Annie here with a fun birthday card featuring
 our sponsor Bugaboo Digi Stamps

Here's the birthday card I created using the Digital Stamp called Happy Bird Day Chickie


I think Bugaboo digital images would make anyone smile and especially on their birthday.  That's what Die Cut Divas' challenge is all about this month.  

The theme is BIRTHDAYS
Winner will receive a $12 gift code to shop the store.

Since Bugaboo is the DCD sponsor this month, it is our pleasure to present our Divas' inspiration cards to start the month out.