Die Cutting Distress Oxide Backgrounds + New Birch Press

Hello everyone! I am back today with a brand new set of cards that I created using Distress Oxide inks and brand new dies from Birch Press Design! Have you seen Birch Press’ layering dies? They are so much fun, and versatile too. In this video I’ll show you how you can use them without the usual simple cardstocks, but instead with DIY backgrounds!

Die Cutting Distress Oxide Backgrounds + New Birch Press

In all my cards I used Distress Oxide inks to make the backgrounds. You can make backgrounds in so many ways and I share multiple methods for doing so in the video!

This first card using the Butterfly Garden layering set; the colors I used were Tattered Rose, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet. The “thanks” sentiment is a brand new Birch Press die, Big Thanks Sugar Script. There are also some cute Pretty Pink Posh jewels in both Pink Blush and Pansy Purple.

Die Cutting Distress Oxide Backgrounds + New Birch Press
Die Cutting Distress Oxide Backgrounds + New Birch Press

Continuing with the purple tones, I made another card; this time I die cut Oxide ink backgrounds with the Sparkler Butterfly set. Isn’t that butterfly gorgeous?? I paired it with some Swirl Stitch Clouds from Memory Box and the Sugar Script Smile die; the smaller sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp You Got This set.

Die Cutting Distress Oxide Backgrounds + New Birch Press
Die Cutting Distress Oxide Backgrounds + New Birch Press

I loved working with this Sparkler Butterfly die so much that I made another version using Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade. This time I used the Sugar Script Kindness sentiment die for the greeting; these Sugar Script dies have become some of my most favorite word dies!

Die Cutting Distress Oxide Backgrounds + New Birch Press
Die Cutting Distress Oxide Backgrounds + New Birch Press

I made a bonus card while I was working on these other cards; this one features the stunning Dazzler layering die. Isn’t that delicate mandala design so pretty?  I used Evergreen Bough and Cracked Pistachio Oxide inks for two of the layers, plus the top layer has some pretty Tonic Studios Sugar Crystal glitter cardstock.

Die Cutting Distress Oxide Backgrounds + New Birch Press

The Rose Frame die from Poppy Stamps made the perfect tone-on-tone background behind the Dazzler die. There are also some dots of Morning Dew Nuvo Drops on the top layer of the Dazzler die. I added the Sugar Script Celebrate greeting along with the a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Birthday Palooza stamp set to finish off the card.

Be sure to watch the video at the top of this post to see how all these cards came together! I hope these cards have inspired you to try this technique, plus find some ideas for using dies from the newest Birch Press Designs release!

Thanks so much for visiting with me today; I will be back again soon with more inspiration for you!

supplies used

Birch Press Design BUTTERFLY GARDEN…
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Birch Press Design DAZZLER LAYER SET…
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Birch Press Design WAVES PLATE LAYER…
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Birch Press Design SMILE SUGAR SCRIPT…
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Birch Press Design THANKS SUGAR…
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Birch Press Design CELEBRATE SUGAR…
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Birch Press Design KINDNESS SUGAR…
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Birch Press Design BIG THANKS SUGAR…
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Birch Press Design LET YOUR LIGHT…
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Birch Press Design LET YOUR LIGHT…
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Memory Box SWIRL STITCH CLOUDS Craft…
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Memory Box MORNING GARDEN BUTTERFLIES…
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Memory Box ROSE FRAME POPPY STAMPS…
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Memory Box WRAPPED SCALLOPED…
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CZ Design Clear Stamps BIRTHDAY…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps BIG THANKS…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps YOU GOT THIS…
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Pretty Pink Posh PINK BLUSH Jewels
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Pretty Pink Posh PANSY PURPLE Jewels
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Strathmore WATERCOLOR 9×12 PAD 24…
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Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9×12 140lb…
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10 Comments

  1. Joy Moss April 29, 2018 at 8:58 am - Reply

    Hi Nina!
    I love all the cards, but especially those created with the Sparkling Butterfly set! All the different elements on those cards made them delicate and very feminine.
    You do such beautiful and creative work. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Karthikha Uday April 25, 2018 at 3:44 am - Reply

    Wow! Gorgeous set of cards!!

  3. Mary Ellen Nelson April 23, 2018 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    Hi there. I was looking for the winners to the Altenew blog hop but I just wanted to say how much I like the cards with the stitched clouds. Who won?

    • ninamarie
      ninamarie April 24, 2018 at 5:20 pm - Reply

      I email the winner when I randomly select them! The winner was Sarina Parhawk! Thanks for the kind comment Mary Ellen!

      • Mary Ellen Nelson April 24, 2018 at 6:08 pm - Reply

        thank you for letting me know

  4. Marisela Delgado April 22, 2018 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    What beautiful cards, Nina Marie, especially the purple ones, said the Purple Fan. ha-ha Those purple butterflies are stunning! Great Job!

  5. Nora April 22, 2018 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    Your cards are absolutely stunning!!! You totally ROCKED using these fabulous dies!!

  6. Teresa Doyle April 22, 2018 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    WOW Nina, your cards are so beautiful. Well done.

  7. Lindar C April 22, 2018 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    These are lovely

  8. Marta April 22, 2018 at 11:32 am - Reply

    Beautiful! Love your choice of colors! I always enjoy your videos. Thank you for sharing.

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