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:
In honor of the Queen of Stencils, Lynell Harlow's birthday coming up on the fourth, the team are joining up this week to wish her the best ever. My card is done in Lynell's favorite colors...shades of blue and green...using the Dreamweaver Stripes/Plaid stencil, and one of the sentiments from the Birthday Combo stencil.
The plaid is achieved by inking the stencil with a darker blue chalk ink, and placing it face up on the base plate of my Big Shot machine. A panel of white cardstock was placed facedown on top, along with the embossing mat, and two clear plates. All of this "sandwich" were run through the machine, in an inkpress technique, where the ink is transferred, and at the same time the paper is embossed with the design. Now, the stencil is inked again with a turquoise chalk ink, and placed face up on the base plate again. This time, place the cardstock panel 1/4 turn on top so that the ink transfers in the opposite direction, creating the plaid, almost seersucker pattern. This panel was matted in white and adhered to a dark blue card. Using the Dreamweaver Nested Ovals Dies, I cut one of each size from corresponding navy, white, and turquoise cardstock. The sentiment was paste-embossed with Glossy White on the turquoise oval, and set aside to dry.
For the finishing touches, the ovals were layered, along with two ribbon strips, and a couple of paper flowers with gems in the center.
This card is really simple, and perfect for creating for men as well as women. Just a change of colors, and you've created something entirely different!
Of course, more birthday inspirations coming your way from the Dream Team: