Thursday, 29 January 2015

Birthday Wishes week 5

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!

Where has January gone.  Here we are with the fifth week of celebrating Birthday wishes cards that we all send.  This post I have used both Dreamweaver and Stampendous products.  I have used different techniques and products so this time I've got Stamping, Embossing, Frantage and basic pasting.

Here's my birthday wish for this week:

This is what I used:-
Stampendous Stamp set Lovely Garden CRS5066
Frantage Encrusted Jewel Kit Gold
Black card
Dreamweaver Stencil Happy Birthday LS1010
Versamark Ink Pad
VersaFine Vintage Sepia Ink PadSpellbinder die
Heat Gun
Palette knife
Gold embossing paste
Low tack tape
3D foam squares
Double sided adhesive
3 coordinating pieces of patterned paper/card
Blending tool

and this is how I created the card:-

1 Fold an A4 piece of black card in half for the blank card.

2 Cut a black matt about 1/2 inch smaller than the front of card.

3 To get the gold edge around this panel take the versamark ink pad and tap the edge into the pad and then pour some of the Champagne Pearl embossing powder from the Frantage Encrusted Jewel kit onto some scrap paper and tap the versamark edge of the card onto the powder.  Heat this with the Heat Gun. Do the same on all four sides.  The result is a very fine gold edge to your card.

4 Take the 3 patterned pieces of paper/card and stamp the large bloom from the Lovely Garden Stamp set using the Versamark Inl Pad. Cover the image with the Aged gold embossing powder,  tap off the excess and heat from underneath with the heat gun until the powder is melted.  Do this with all 3 pieces of paper.  Once this is done cut the images out but on each layer cut more of the petals away.  These layers will eventually be decoupaged on to the card.  the edges of the cut flowers are distressed using the blending tool and the Versafine Vintage Sepia.  (I did this to make sure that any odd edges of the paper that hadn't been cut away would blend into the design.)  Put the layers together using 3D foam.

5 Take the back panel and randomly scatter the embossing powders and elements from the Frantage Encrusted Jewel Set. Mine were in the top right and bottom left corners and using the heat gun heat from underneath and heat until the embossing powders melt and hold the glitters, etc.

6 The final piece is the sentiment panel, I cut my lace matt out first and again distressed with the Vintage sepia ink and blending tool. I then cut the back panel to go behind the lace panel.  The edges of the black piece was completed as in Step 3.

7 Take another piece of black card and attach the Happy Birthday Stencil to this with low tack tape on all 4 sides.  Apply the gold paste using a palette knife. Remove stencil and put in water for cleaning.  Put the sentiment panel to one side and allow to dry.  Once the panel is dry cut down to size and edge with gold as in Step 3.

8 The last thing I did was to tie a bow and place it on the top left hand corner of the sentiment panel

Of course, more birthday inspirations coming your way from the rest of the team:-

If you are in the UK or Europe and would like to purchase any of the products for the above projects they are all available from The Stampman or your local Woodware Stockist.

Thanks for stopping by.


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  1. Very that use of the "Frantage" pretty!

  2. This is so pretty! Love the Frantage powders too!

  3. Nicely done...I like how you added the Frantage powder. I have a jar and I must be honest, and tell you that I have not even opened it yet...your card has inspired me to go look for it and actually USE it! smile.