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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!