Thursday, March 26, 2015

Spring Birthday

Ready for fresh air, sunshine, new leaves, and flowers blooming? 

Well, the Dream Team is right there with you! Our challenge for the month of March is...coincidentally...Marching into Spring. Per usual, we'd love to have you play along with us, and link your own creations to the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog, or at the bottom of this post. Play as many times as you'd like. Those of you who work Dreamweaver and/or Stampendous products into your projects receive bonus points, but everyone has an opportunity to be the winner who receives the stencil of their choice.

Here's my hint of Spring:

I decided to combine all my teams challenges this week so this card is full of Spring colors, birthday wishes, and it uses products available from Stampendous, Woodware, and Dreamweaver which seems redundant since they are all super intertwined companies!

For my card I used
House Mouse Designs, Cheesy Gift, Crosswords perfectly clear stamps, and Graduated Dot Stencil.

To create the glittery background panel I used the Double Glitter Technique.My teamy, Wendy Jordan, has a great video demonstrating this technique HERE.

I started by adhering a panel of Double Sided Sticky Panel to a white cardstock panel.  Then I rubbed the back of the Graduated Dot Stencil with soap and then lay it down on the sticky side of the panel.
I sprinkled Crystal Micro Glitter over the stencil and burnished to cover the dots.


Then I shook the excess glitter back into the jar before gently lifting the stencil off the panel.


I covered the entire panel with Sunflower Micro glitter, burnished it, and then poured the excess back into the jar.


I cut a thin strip off of the panel before adhering it to my card.
That's the strip that I used on Monday's card.


I colored the image with Copic Markers (yr21-yr23-yr24-e50-e51-e93-y15-t08-y00-yg03-rv02-rv13-rv14)



The "B" team would love to share their interpretations of this theme...check them out!:


33 comments:

Gavi S said...

Fun background technique! Cute card!

Christina Furner-Webber said...

Great technique! Great burst of sunshine! TYFS!

ricki kalp said...

Wow love this technique...and the color! It's so bright and cheery...and who doesn't love the mouse!

Pam Beatty said...

Wow, thank you for the tip with the soap. Hadn't heard of this before. Beautiful results!

Karen Petitt said...

I had forgotten about the soap tip - so thank you for reminding me. I have a load of glitter that I am trying so hard to use - so I know what I'm going to be doing with that glitter now.
Thank you for the blog hop and awesome inspirations Karen

Craftyfield said...

What a fantastic technique!Another idea I need to try... Cute card!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

I am blown away by your adorable House Mouse card! Your explanation of the "soap" didn't get but LOVED it nonetheless!! Such a fabulous card and especially that background of sunshine!

LaChelle Shown said...

Love the background with all its shine and glitter! And the little mouse could not be sweeter.

barbara macaskill said...

Sparkaliscious! LOVE this image and your color choices ROCK! TFS!

cghundley said...

So cute and very
pretty. Love that
glammed background
paper you made!
Carla from Utah

Joni said...

I love what you did with the glitters. They made the card so cheerful. I hope I can remember the tip about the soap. Great job.

Pam Hornschu said...

Love this! So bright and happy. Great tutorial on the double glitter technique.

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Such a fun card Kristine! Your yellows and pinks work beautifully. Love the glitter swirl dots!

CraftyJo said...

What an adorable card, great bright and cheerful colours.

Janis said...

I really love that double glitter technique but haven't gotten brave enough to try it, yet! Such a sweet and happy card!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Stampendous said...

Oh, I love that stencil technique, it adds such a great dimension to the card, but that little mouse steals the show! Fabulous card today, thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

BurningRubber said...

I love the double glitter technique that you did on this card. I really need to try that some time. Such a bright and cheery card.

Carol w said...

Cute card, love the stencil you used.

Mary Holshouser said...

thanks for the idea on making the background. It is very pretty.
the little mice are always darling

Nancy Mullins said...

Awesome pairing of the background paper with the image. Beautiful card.

Judy said...

What a great card with all the bright colors and the glitter. Thanks for sharing with us.

D.Ann said...

Oh, MY! Fab coloring, but that glitter panel just blows me away! Thanks for showing how you did it!!

Amy M said...

Love the use of the embossing powder and the little mouse is so damn cute. Thanks for sharing

rose s. said...

what a sweet card and the glittered background looks like sugar :). i really do need to get that stencil!!!

Sue D said...

Very cute. I really like how you made the glittery background.

Michele Henderson said...

I love this little guy! Really cute card! Love the glittery technique too!

Jan Castle said...

So cute!!!!
Jan

Mariah said...

How cute. Learned a new technique I can't wait to use. Thanks for sharing.

Mariah said...

How cute. Learned a new technique that I cannot wait to use.

Cindy Groh said...

cool. Thanks for the link to the video. I will have to try that technique. It looks awesome on your card.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

What a cute card. I love your background. Wonderful job coloring the cutie too.

Jade Passmore said...

Love that glitter technique and your card is so cute!

scrappykate said...

What a cute card. The yellow and white glitter background looks good enough to eat!