Saturday 2 January 2016

Occasions Catalogue Preview - Grateful Bunch & Number of Years Bundle

The first family birthday of the year is just around the corner!  I wanted to make her something feminine and fitting to celebrate her 16th birthday but not too "twee".

This is what I came up with.
SU, 16th birthday card, wink of stella, 2016 Occasions,
It's hard to see in the photo but the flowers, numbers and butterfly shimmer with Wink of Stella
What I used from the Occasions Catalogue:
Number of Years Bundle: 140811
Grateful Bunch Bundle - 140801
Wink of Stella Clear - 141897
Wink of Stella Gold - 141898

The numbers and some of the flowers are popped up on Dimensionals - a good way to use the edge pieces of the dimensionals!

I painted the gold flowers with Gold Wink of Stella - adding a little extra in places for depth.  I then decided that I'd like a bit of Bermuda Bay in the petals but didn't want to reduce the shimmer.  So I picked up some Bermuda Bay ink with the tip of the Clear Wink of Stella brush.  When I'd finished I simply squiggled the brush on some scrap paper until it was clean again.

I hope you like this card - I welcome any comments you have.

'Til next time

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  1. This is so pretty! Did you use a few colours on the number stamps? They look great.

  2. Thanks, Satomi! Yes, I did - well picked-up! I inked the stamp in Bermuda Bay and then sponged on a little Elegant Eggplant before I stamped. Once the ink was dry I used a touch of Gold Wink of Stella in a few places and blended it out with Clear Wink of Stella.

    1. That's a fantastic technique for these stamps.Wink of Stella...has moved up its ranking in my starter kit list.

  3. I love the subtlety of the lace on the side from Grateful Bunch. May I CASE this card? Great job!

    1. Thank you so much Karen. Yes,of course you may CASE it! I do hope I get to see your version!