Thursday, January 8, 2015

Birthday Greetings for Winter

Welcome to the birth of a new year...2015 to be precise! In honor of that, we've decided that our monthly challenge for January will be Birthday Wishes. We'd love for you to play along with us, and link your creations to the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of this post, or on the Dream It Up! blog, for a chance to win the stencil of your choice...and remember, using Dreamweaver products gets you bonus points towards an extra stencil!

Here's my birthday wish for this week:

I'm a Winter baby, so I decided to go with a snowflake theme for this week's project. I started off with the lovely Crystal Snowflake and I heat embossed it with clear powder on a sheet of glossy cardstock. I didn't want the snowflakes to be absolutely perfect, but rather to appear to be melting together, so I was purposefully a bit sloppy with my embossing pad.

You can see the raised effect from the embossing powder here. After all of my snowflakes were on, I used 3 colors of Ranger Alcohol Inks to create my background. I used a cotton ball to apply the colors 1 by 1. I started off with the lightest shade and worked to my eggplant color. The embossed snowflakes act as a resist, so the alcohol ink doesn't stick to them.

Now for the birthday part! I cut out my oval with the Nested Oval die, and I used "Birthday Greetings" from the Birthday Words stencil. I used silver Embossing Paste to get the words on my cardstock, and then I applied blue glitter while the paste was still wet. Nice and simple!

I used a border punch that mimics the spikes of the snowflakes, and that's it!
Of course, more birthday inspirations coming your way from our "B" team:

An InLinkz Link-up
Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day! 


LynB said...

What a cool idea to use the crystal snowflake Alison!!!! LOVE it actually!!!! Beautiful card.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

What an amazing card! Thank you for all your beautiful work!

Kristine Reynolds said...

Great card!

JD/ Jill said...

Very nicely done!