Today's Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop theme is Winter Birthday. This was a fun one for me because to me winter means cold, snow, and stark trees. And that leads to this CAS (Clean and Simple) card, which would be suitable for any winter birthday!
I started by buffing Balmy Blue and Mango Melody on the card base with Blending Brushes to create a chilly sunrise. We've been having a lot of those lately, BRRR!
After die cutting the snowbanks some Wink of Stella was brushed on the top edges to give the sparkly snow effect. I didn't know how to recreate the diamond dust we sometimes see when conditions are right, but it's sooo pretty; the air sparkles like someone tossed glitter in it!
The trees were cut from the lightest silver in the Silver Foil Specialty Pack and adhered between the hills. Don't you just love the font used for the 'Happy Birthday' in the Calming Camellia set? It fits the space perfectly.
That's my share for today. Click the Next button to jump over to Libby Fens at Libby Stamps, or the Back button to see what Lori at Loritamarie Crafts has made!
Stampin' Up! products used:
- Stamps: Calming Camellia Sale-A-Bration Host Set (greeting)
- Paper: Basic White, Silver Foil Specialty Pack
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Balmy Blue, Mango Melody
- Accessories: Inspiring Canopy Dies, Blending Brushes, Clear Wink of Stella, Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins