Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Birth of a New Year, and a special message

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LYNELL!

Our theme this month, in honor of the birth of a new year, is "Happy Birthday"!  Since Lynell, the Queen of Stencils has a birthday this week, many of us have decided to use our birthday card to wish her a great year on our blogs.  Here is my Lynell Birthday Card:
 
 
 I used three stencils:  LX 7001 Damask, LJ 916 Butterfly, and LM 150 Happy Birthday. I pasted the Happy Birthday with Glossy Black Embossing Paste and the Damask with Silver Metallic Embossing Paste, which I sprinkled with a microfine teal glitter in spots while the paste was still wet.  When pasting, you need to tape the stencil down with the Removable Tape and use the LM 2010 Paste Spreader to move the paste over the stencil.
The butterfly was created with the Double Glitter Technique.  For this technique, you need Double Sided Mounting Paper, a Large Stencil Brush, a stencil, and, of course, lots and lots of glitter!  It is one of my favorite techniques!  (Aside from metal, of course.....)  You can see how glittery this card turned out in this close up.  The Silver Metallic paste is plain on the left side of the picture and glittered on the right.

 
Well,  I hope I could inspire you to get a head start on all of those birthday cards for the year.  If so, be sure to add a link on the Dream It Up! site for your chance to win!  Using Dreamweaver Stencils will give you an extra chance, so give it a try!  You never know what you could do unless to make the effort.
 

9 comments:

  1. What a stunning card Laura...as per usual! You ladies really really surprised me today! Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Really beautiful Laura! The damask stencil is so versatile. Love how you placed the butterfly and sentiment!

    ReplyDelete
  3. So beautiful! Love the contrast background against the pop of the butterfly! Wonderful! Happy New Year, dear friend!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Absolutely gorgeous! Happy New Year!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love all of that glitter!!! Very pretty :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh wow! Sparkly butterflies! I love it!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Beautiful card! I like all the sparkle!

    ReplyDelete