Thursday 5 November 2015

Beautiful birch backgrounds

Just for you

Well today's the day! It's time to get the fireworks out not only to prepare for Bonfire Night, but to celebrate Clearly Besotted's November release that's available to purchase from 10pm GMT tonight!

As promised, I've to two cards for today's post and I'm showing you two very different looks you can achieve with the beautiful Birch Background and Birch Background II stamps. I love that there's both a portrait and landscape set of this design; I honestly wouldn't be able to pick just one!

First up is a very bold design featuring some multicoloured heat-embossing. It's super-sparkly up close but it's pretty hard to capture on a picture. I paired this simple design with a sentiment from Sweet Sentiments Plus. So easy!

My next card is much softer and subtle with icy wintry blues and some heat-embossing onto vellum:

heartfelt thanks

I would like to have used silver embossing powder for the sentiment to complement the icy, crisp blue and white combo but it's decided to hide from me and I can't find it anywhere! Note to self: buy more silver embossing powder so the original pot will turn up. ;)

Well that's all from me and all of the sneak peeks of the November release. Stephanie will be sharing the sets in full along with links to some final projects from the Design Team so pop across and get ready to make your shopping list for when the new goodies are available to purchase from 10pm GMT tonight!

Happy shopping, and for those celebrating it, have a happy and safe Bonfire Night!



loulou said...

Fantastic cards. Love the bright embossed colours. Buying a replacement certainly is a sure-fire way of having the original turn up.

Scrappin4kim(Jennifer) said...

Love your birch trees and I don't think I could choose just one either!!

Mary said...

I LOVE both of your cards. I have both bold and soft moments so thank you for giving us a peek of how to use the products. I'm so in love with all the creativity from the designers and I'm gonna love my Christmas presents to myself! :) Thank you so much for your art and creations.

cm said...

Your showcases of the birch trees are magical...I want to bundle up and go for a walk...

Helen Gullett said...

Lovely card with that colorful background behind the birch tree!

Maureen said...

love how you've showed 2 ways to use this beautiful background, Duchess! Fingers crossed that naughty embossing powder shows up :) ox

TaeEun said...

Very chic design on the first one! Love the combination of the fresh colors and the elegant birch image! The second card looks very elegant with the gold sentiment!

New Creations said...

Love the glittery look on the first one and soft look on the other one, so versatile!

Craftyfield said...

Love the Birch background too! The multi-coloured embossing card looks gorgeous but the second one is so elegant...

EriEs said...

What a wonderful cards - love color combo on first and softness of second one.

Unknown said...

Two beautiful cards. Karen x

Diane Jaquay said...

Love what you did with the birch stamps, especially love the colors on the first card!!

Katia said...

my goodness your cards are stunning, I love the color of your card!

Brenda Lee said...

Oh, WOW!!!!! Stunning cards. Love the bright colors you used for the heat embossed birch card. The soft look to the second card is simply beautiful.

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