So for our challenge this time we want to see your Winter Birthday creations.
Josephine is hosting this one and will get to choose our Winner/Top 5.
I've been venturing back to distress ink backgrounds recently, so I decided to make mine a wintery sunset/sunrise scene, where the sun is pinkish rather than the luscious yellow of summer.
First thing I did was to shade the background of a square piece of stamping card, because my stamp (woodware) is a silhouette. If you stamp the trees first, there is the chance you can smudge the image during the blending process, and also muddy the effect.
So using a mask, I made the hilly bits at the bottom, then used the same colours to make the top of the sky. In the middle of the two I blended in two shades of pink - a deeper round area in the middle. Having done that - I stamped over the top and using a quickie glue pen, added some glitter to my tree branches.
The card base is my favourite 6 x 6 - and I ran the front part of it through the cut n boss in a creative expressions embossing folder. Onto this I layered a pink dotty background paper onto which I placed my coloured image.
It looked a bit flat - so I decided to make it a shaker! I cut another piece of card the same size as my topper image, and cut the centre out to make a frame using a tonic square die. After running this through the cut n boss in the same embossing folder previously used, I backed the frame with acetate (using red liner tape to keep the acetate in place) and then edged the topper image with foam shaker tape. In the centre of the image I placed a few small scoops of micro beads and after peeling off the shaker tape backing, stuck the frame firmly on top.
With hindsight, I could have put more beads in there...
To finish my card, I added the sentiment in the top right hand corner.