Hello friends! This is Virginia here. How do you like our September release? Impressive, right? If you are a nature and floral lover, then you might have noticed the Birch Impressionism Stamp Set. This layering stamp set comes in two sizes of birch trees, four layers, two hearts, and 4 sentiments. With each layering stamp, it allows you to create incredible depth and details. I have created 3 cards and perhaps, through my examples, you will be quite impressed with this stamp set!
Let's get right to the first project. The sentiment “happy winter birthday” was my inspiration. I set out to create a winter scene with birch trees. To simulate the white bark of the birch trees, I white-embossed (starting from the solid as first) the 3rd layer of the set first. Then I took out the Gentleman's Gray Ink Set and applied ink to the trees.
You may not see that I used the coordinating die, but I did use them for the ink-blending. This is why the dies are worth getting because you can use the negative die-cut paper as the mask. With the negative die-cut (I use a piece of copy paper) in place, I applied the gray ink. After that, I used the coordinating die to cover up the trees and applied various blue inks (Deep Blue Seas and Lapis Lazuli) around the trees.
Our Pure White Ink Spray is the best “snow”! I absolutely love creating the snow scene. The scene started to come to life once I added the white splatters! And oh… did I mention that it's worth getting the coordinating die? I stamped the sentiment “happy winter birthday” and used the birch tree die and die cut the sentiment! I bet you can use this die for ALL of your sentiment! Cool, right?
TIP: To create a natural setting, do not be afraid to change up the stamps a little bit. The slanted tree on the left evokes a sense of nature in a rustic setting. ALSO, you can leave out the word “winter” and just use “happy birthday” all year round.
The 2nd card is to celebrate love and nature! The Parchment Cardstock is perfect for stamping the birch trees!
I then die cut the trees and popped them over the cardstock. The background (Vanilla Cream) and heart (stamped in Rubellite) die cut with Halftone Hearts Nesting Dies were stamped with “A Walk in the Woods”. I also changed up the sentiment “you & me” to the vertical setting.
TIP: stamp the & first and then you (on top) and me (at the bottom). I used Washi Tape to cover part of the sentiment, so it will not leave any ink in unwanted areas when stamping.
I paired it up with Charming Doodles with the assorted colors of Birch Impressionism images. This card is pretty straightforward. I am listing the colors in case you like to create something like this.
TIP: To add dimensions, simply pop up part of your background to create height and you can position your elements accordingly. In the 3rd card, the coordinating dies provide the background, sentiment, and colors!
I hope this post inspired you and leaves you with a good impression of the Birch Impressionism Stamp Set. I am truly impressed by how this set challenged me to get creative! Have a BEAUTIFUL day!