Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Winter Blues

Hello Classy Friends, Diane here with you today! This week our challenge theme is Winter Birds.

I have to admit, my card today is far from winter, but I just could not resist using this awesome stencil by Dreamweavers called Bird and Blossoms. I had a technique I wanted to try and this bird just kept calling to me, or should I say chirping!

But, before I get to my project, I wanted to share a real winter bird. I have had about 12 Cardinals at my feeders all at one time. I love seeing their bright red feathers against the white snow! 

Okay, back to the project. I used a gorgeous Metallic Silver embossing paste by Dreamweaver, applying it with my Palette Knife to black card stock.

Here is a photo of the image drying, it is pretty enough,
you could stop right there!

After the embossing paste was totally dry, I placed my stencil back over, after cleaning it of course), the embossed image, applied Perfect Medium, then applied Perfect Pearls with a small brush using the colors Mandarin, Jubilee Blue, and Sour Apple. This same technique can be done using VersaMark and Mica Powders. There are a few more steps after applying your powders, that I haven't gone into here.

The design papers I used are from Glitz Felicity. I added a baby blue bow and a beautiful Ribbon Slide. The finishing touches, were adding LaCreme Pearls to some of the flower centers!

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Thanks for stopping by!!! Until next time...

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Dottie said...


Diana Nguyen said...

Gorgeous! Now you have me adding silver embossing paste to my wish list.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Absolutely stunning!

Nancy Carroll said...

What a gorgeous card.