Thursday, September 15, 2016

Layered Birthday Wishes!

Welcome to this week's blog hop! The Stampendous Design Team was provided some great tools from the folks at Perfect Paper Crafting to use with our beautiful Stampendous products to create LOTS of wonderful ideas for you!

Tools For Crafting with Stampendous and Perfect Paper Crafting

Today I'm sharing a  card I designed for the July catalog. It pair the Dreamweaver Cardinal Stencil with one of Dreamweaver's Happy Birthday stencils. But wait, this doesn't look like a Cardinal! By using blue tones instead of reds, you can change the whole look of this stencil. I think he looks pretty good as a Blue Jay too!

Of course, if we are having a Blog Hop there must be Prizes!

There will be 3 prize packages available during our hop! Each winner will have the chance to win one of the following prize packages, a Perfect Ruler and Pop-Up Die Set combo package, a Mini-Perfect Layers and Pop’cessories Die Set combo package, or a Perfect Airbrush, 1 – Holly Pattern Stencil and 1 –Holly Scroll Stencil combo package. US winners only, see Official Contest Rules for details.
MMW811 Mixed Media White Paper

DWLM110 Cardinal Stencil
DWLM150 Happy Birthday Small Stencil
DWLL332 Picasso Stencil
DWDEP Regular Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader
DWBHB-3 1/8" Brush #3 Blue Handle
DWGHB-6 1/4" Brush #6 Gold Handle
DWNHB-12 1/2" Brush #12 Natural Handle

My Colors Cardstock - Winter Lake, Ocean Side
Memento Inks - Bahama Blue, Danube Blue, Rose Bud, Bamboo Leaves, Rich Cocoa
Brilliance Inks - Sunflower Yellow
Mini Perfect Layers
Foam Tape
Removable tape

Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Winter Lake cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2: Tape the Cardinal stencil to a 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of white cardstock and Happy Birthday to a 1 1/4" x 4" piece of white cardstock with removable tape
Step 3:  Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply a coat of Regular embossing paste over the Cardinal, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning, let paste dry
Step 4:  Use  a 1/2" stencil brush to apply Bahama Blue ink to the Happy Birthday, add Danube Blue to the lower part of all the letters, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning
Step 5:  Place the clean, dry Cardinal stencil over the dry pasted image and use stencil brushes and the Picasso tool to apply color, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning
Step 6: Adhere the Cardinal to a mat of Winter Lake, use the Mini Perfect Layer tool to trim a 1/8" edge all around, adhere to a mat of Ocean Side, trim, then to a mat of white, trim, adhere to the upper left side of  the card front
Step 7:  Adhere the Happy Birthday to a mat of Winter Lake, then a mat of Ocean Side using the Mini Perfect Layer tool on each layer
Step 8: Use foam tape to add the Happy Birthday to the card front

Check out more great ideas:

Louise Healy

Happy Creating,


craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

Pam B said...

Beautiful card!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I agree, he looks good as a blue jay. Beautiful.

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful! LOVE the blue base and the blue bird is a favorite of mine so this makes my heart happy!! My birthday is coming up and a card like this would make me happy!! TFS!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Great idea to make the cardinal into a blue jay by changing colors. I always love your clean designs.
Side note: I had trouble using the link from the other sites to find this post. Maybe it is me, but you may want to check it out.

Carolina Kathy said...

Love yr card! The bird stencil looks amazing in blue!! Thx for sharing!

Judy said...

Your card is so pretty. Great job on the design and your colors are so nice. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the two different sets of squares.
The blue bird is so pretty.
thanks for sharing.

luluvision said...

What a pretty Blue Jay! Great job!

cghundley said...

Very pretty card
and love the stenciling.
Carla from Utah

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card with that handsome Blue Jay! Love those nice, even layers you cut!

Jean Bullock said...

This is one of my favorite cards in this hop. I love the paper choices, the matting, and the stenciling. Love it all. Great job on this.

Sue D said...

This is beautiful--I like all the layers.

Viki Banaszak said...

What a pretty card! Your stenciling is so pretty on this one.

McStamper said...

Love your card. The layers and colors look great.

Louise said...

Thanks, it should be fixed now!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Lovely card. That bird is so precious. TFS

Billie Dee said...

Beautiful! My fav of today!

Helen Gullett said...

WOW... that bird is beautiful. So cool to see that we can precisely adding different color with the airbrush. said...

Beautiful Blue Jay stenciled card!! Love your gorgeous design!

Jean said...

Simply gorgeous!!