Thursday, January 22, 2015

Happy Birthday to YOU! January's Challenge






































Hey! 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!

As far as occasion cards go, I think birthday cards are the ones that I am in need of most often! So I try to have a few extra made and on hand for those special friends and family. This card was actually made by Elaine Benedict and it is sparkly and bright! Elaine happens to love stenciling with ink and the way she made this card was to stencil the butterflies (LL591) with pigment inks and then paste embossed the image with the translucent embossing paste (DEPT). She then removed the stencil and while the paste was still wet she sprinkled it with the Stampendous crystal glitter. Remember that the translucent embossing paste is milky white, but when it dries it is clear and the wonderful thing about the Stampendous crystal glitter is that it is also transparent. The happy birthday stencil (LM285) was paste embossed with the gold embossing paste (DGP) onto a beautiful Japanese paper by Hanko designs.


Thanks for sharing with me Elaine...hope you are enjoying the warmth of Hawaii! 


Please take the time to see what our design team is up to and don't forget to leave them some nice comments. In fact if you are reading this and leave comments for my team this week I will enter your name for a drawing to win the new fairy stencil that I posted on my blog yesterday! I will announce the winner on my post for next week. I like to do these things once in awhile to see if you are reading...LOL!!! Love that you come to see our posts and comment! Thank you!!!






14 comments:

ionabunny said...

Ha ha. These butterflies are stunning. Maybe I should get me some of this translucent stuffy. Love the colours and the glittery result. Hugz

LynB said...

Love your card Elaine and the technique is a fabulous result!

Nedlnut said...

I can't wait to try this technique. It's a beautiful card!

Pam Hornschu said...

Ooooh. I'm getting good at this. I knew immediately that this card was one of Elaine's beauties!

Janis said...

What a beautiful card!!! The sparkle makes it look absolutely magical.
<3 J

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Janelle Stollfus said...

It's a lovely card and what a neat technique!

Jan Castle said...

The butterfly card is fabulous!!!!! TFS a...what an inspiration!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan Castle

Amante del Papel said...

The challenge is super fun, your card is so vibrant and coloring, I love it, very beautiful!!!

Carol McCready said...

Those butterflies are beautiful.

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Christina Doré said...

A really beautiful card. I love the graduation of colours and the glitter makes it look extra special. Lovely.

Katie said...

Wonderful DT work! They are always inspiring. :) I hope to enter the challenge too before it ends. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

BurningRubber said...

I am so far behind on reading my email. Sigh. I love them all. TFS

ShersL84bed said...

Fantastic cards design team. This weeks favorite for me is Louise. I love the way you used the paste and the stencil on your card.

Smiles Sher

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