Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Birch Press Design - Delicate Peony

You're going to love all the latest additions to the craft section of the Birch Press Design Store.   Birch Press dies are created by Dave Brethauer - he's well known for his intricate detailed designs for Memory Box, Poppystamps and more!  There's lots of new dies and stamp sets perfect for Holiday crafting! There are a few for every day makes too including this Delicate Peony stamp set with coordinating dies. This is a 3-step image that has lots of depth and dimension. 

Making this card is fun and easy. The floral arrangements and colors are up to you, but first let's look at the stamping. You'll need three shades of the same color ink. Here's a step by step reference to make it easy.

The first layer is of course the easiest. Stamp it in your lightest shade of ink.
Next stamp the outline layer in the darkest color ink. For me this was an easier way to define the different areas of the image making the last step (the shading) easier. I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig to help line up the layers.

For the shading detail use your middle shade of ink. Placement of this stamp should be easy using the outline as a reference for stamp placement.

A beautiful bloom right? The dies for the set are all open window dies so they are easy to line up over the image. Just tape the die in place and run it through your die cut machine.

I stamped the bitty flower (also a 3 step image) on a sheet of white card stock several times to create a background for my card. Next I stamped and die cut the flower, leaves and "Happy Birthday" sentiment and adhered them to the card. To add dimension I adhered the flower and leaves with adhesive foam tape. 

The sentiment is a fun script - very clean and contemporary!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you'll join us every Tuesday on the Birch Press Designs Blog for more craft inspiration from our design team!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Birch Press Design Delicate Peony
Dies | Birch Press Design Delicate Peony
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh Crystal Clear
Ink | Altenew 


Karin Åkesdotter said...

Such a Beautiful flower - love the sunny happy colors too!!!

Marybeth said...

It's gorgeous Jeanne! You sure made a beautiful card with the Birch Press Design new products! Wow!

Sue McRae said...

Beautiful card Jeanne and I love that large birthday sentiment! Tried leaving a comment on the blog but it doesn't seem to be working.

Lisa Elton said...

Lovely card!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Jeanne your card is gorgeous! I love the tutorial that you did showing the steps for the layered stamping. It makes it so much easier when the guess work is taken out of the equation! Lots of beautiful photos too! You have set the bar high my friend!

Julye said...

I love peony's and have a couple of varieties in my garden ,one is a really deep pink and was a plant from my mums garden when she split hers , the others I have are called Sarah Bernhardt and has ginormous big blousy pale pink flowers that when the sun shines you can smell their gorgeous scent all across the garden. Your peony is just as beautiful and you make creating it look so easy and have made such a beautiful card that will be treasured by anyone who receives it, thanks for sharing.