I hope you’re having a great day! Tuesdays are dedicated to the craft section of the Birch Press Design Store! Have you had a chance to see the new Peony Bloom and Fiori Plate Layer Dies? Today I’m sharing a card made with the Fiori set!
There are three stackable dies for each collection that you can use individually or together as a set. It’s fun mixing paper colors for unique designs. I love to add a layer of glitter paper for some sparkle and shine.
Today I wanted to share some of my favorite things to have on hand when working with these intricate dies. First I would recommend a steel shim / adapter plate for your die cut machine. You can find them where you purchased your machine under “accessories” . Several die manufactures also carry them like Memory Box.
There’s lots of ways to add adhesive to the back of your designs – my favorite is a precision needle tip applicator that reduces glue mishaps. A large acrylic stamping block provides just the right amount of weight to keep your design flat while each layer dries.
I always cut the final panel (in this case the orange) that’s attached to my white card stock base slightly smaller than the die cut background so it doesn’t peek out the edges.
The layered backgrounds are all so beautiful that you will want to keep your sentiment’s simple so those intricate background patterns steal the show. This sentiment is from the Make A Statement Stamp Set.
If you visited during our giveaway last week I want to thank you for all your wonderful comments! You make us all so happy! There are three winners to announce – all selected with random number generator. Congratulations!
|June 1, 2017||Tracey’s Post||Amanda Dellamano|
|June 2, 2017||Angel’s Post||Sue LD|
|June 3, 2017||Laurie’s Post||Amy Cooley|
All winners have been contacted by email!