Good Morning everyone, i hope you had a lovely weekend.
Its time for a new challenge over at Make My Monday, the theme for the next 2 weeks is
Funnily although most of my family's birthdays are in December and January ive never actually made a winter themed birthday card and found it harder than i expected. I eventually decided on my snowdrop stamp set as the snowdrops are just coming out to flower in my garden.
5x7 white linen cardblank. I first stamped the snowdrops in black archival ink. I then dry embossed 2 sizes of stitched rectangle dies to give frames. One around the outside of the cardblank to frame it and one where i wanted the sentiment to be. I think this is also my first totally flat one layer card too.
I added masking gum to the snowdrops. I then used a circlur leaf stencil centreed in the middle of the card and inked through with 2 distress inks, where the 2 green met they created a 3rd shade. Evergreen bough & twisted citron. Once ink was completely dry i removed the masking gum to reveal the white snowdrops underneath.
I then stamped my sentiment into the smaller embossed box. I very lightly inked the outside card edge with evergreen bough DI and lightly embossed some small circles in the corners to add interest. I think it will be the year of the stencil in my crafting😀, the more i use them and get the hang of the stencil brushes the more i like the effect, i guess like everything you learn each time.
A close up of the embossed stitched frame die and sentiment. You can emboss any thin metal die by using a rubber mat.
Close up of the snowdrops. I left them completely uncoloured but added some clear glitter to the flower heads to help them stand out against the busy background. I also went around them with a very pale grey alcohol marker.
Chocolate Baroque 'Spring is in the air' stamp set
Leafy burst stencil
Double Stitched rectangle dies
TH Distress Ink - evergreen bough & twisted citron
Stickles twinkle glitter glue
CraftUk white linen card
If you fancy joining in or some inspiration for winter birthday cards please do hop over to MMM - im looking forward to see what everyone comes up with.
I hope you all have a good week and get some crafting in. Thank you for stopping by and all your amazing comments last week. Hugs Emmax