Thursday, January 8, 2015

Dreamweaver: Dreaming of Birthday Wishes for the New Year

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:

For some reason, I seem to  be in a bright yellow, orange, and pink mood lately. Hmmm. Could it have something to do with being tired of doing red and green? At least for now...

This card has a pocket on the side that holds a bookmark and a gift card, but is large enough for a variety of things...maybe even a chocolate bar!

The main card is created from Bazzill Basics cardstock, and ink-stenciled with a large stencil brush and Splendor ink from Tsukineko. These inkpads are like little palettes of color, and are perfect for ink-stenciling. I used the Dreamweaver Flower Corner stencil. Once stenciled, I die cut an oval from the card using the Nested Ovals dies medium size, and then cut the small one from that piece. This small one was adhered to the bookmark strip, to slide into the pocket.

I ran a panel of acetate through my Big Shot with the Hexagons stencil, which did impress it a bit, but not quite as much as I would have liked, so it did not photograph very well. Oh, well. Live and learn! However, it provided the perfect spot to paste-emboss the sentiment from the Dreamweaver Birthday Combo stencil using Glossy White Paste. Once dry, this was slid into the pocket and adhered behind the oval opening.

The pocket was just a panel of white cardstock cut the same width as the card, and 1/2" larger in height than the size of a gift card. 1/8" folds were done on the top and bottom, and adhered to the back of the front flap of the card. This allows easier access to the gift card and bookmark, along with a semi-circle punched from the left side. A bit of ribbon and a brad become the pull tab.

I did machine-emboss a thin strip of cardstock with the Hexagons, and brushed with ink as a border for the bottom of the card.

Of course, more birthday inspirations coming your way from our "B" team:


Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

What a wonderful bookmark/gift card CARD! Thank you for posting such great creations all the time PAM...yes all the time!

Kristine Reynolds said...

This is so cool! Just telling you now I am copying this idea! Love the clear opening...too cute!

Katia said...

so beautiful!

JD/ Jill said...

Beautifully done! Great idea!