Thursday, May 18, 2017

thank you card

One more card to share with you tonight, once again inspired by the Sparkle and Shine class at Online Card Classes and the Paper Smooches May Challenge.

I loved how Julie Ebersole's covered the butterflies on her card with sticky embossing powder and Rock Candy Distress Glitter, so I decided to try it on this card with a Paper Smooches flower stamp. I actually didn't have a stamp big enough to stamp over the entire image, so I just masked off a rectangle and then took my Versamark ink pad directly to the paper.  It's so sparkly in person, even though it's hard for me to capture on camera. I actually think the quick photo I took with my phone inside last night captures the sparkle better than the photos I took outside, so I'm using that photo and a close up from outside. The differences in the colors is kind of crazy though.

I love how it looks and I'm already dreaming about doing the same thing with snowflakes on Christmas tags. It's never too early to plan, right? :)

The background was done with a Simon Says Stamp stencil and Bo Bunny glitter paste.

I think that's it for me tonight. I hope these last few posts sound ok. I've rushing through them as my computer wasn't cooperating and it took me a lot longer to do these than I had planned on. Oh well - cleaning up the mess from making these cards can wait until the weekend, right? But if you have any questions, let me know.

Happy Friday Eve!

glitter birthday card

I'll admit, I almost tossed the background of this card because it wasn't turning out how I had pictured it. But I'm glad I didn't, because I really like how it turned out.

I was once again inspired by the Sparkle and Shine Online Card Class, as well as the Paper Smooches May Challenge - flowers.

I used Doodlebug glitter in bright colors to make the background, then I added white die cut flowers and a white heat embossed greeting from Paper Smooches. The scalloped border die is from Pretty Pink Posh.

It's so bright and sparkly. I love it! I hope you like it too. :)

silver foil card

Hi all! I hope you all had a better day than I did. It started out really good, with someone bringing my favorite donuts to the office, but then ended with a coworker chewing me out which was completely uncalled for. Apparently I'm not the only one who has had a problem with this person, so at least I'm not alone. But I'm the type of person who can't stop dwelling on things like that. Sigh. Anyway, this is my crafty blog, so I'll get to the card.

I actually made three cards in the last few days, thanks to being inspired by the Sparkle and Shine Online Card Class. 

I pulled out my Heidi Swapp Minc and the reactive paint and created a silver foil dot background on Gina K silver metallic paper. That was the first time I had used the paint and the cardstock, and I really like both. And I loved them both!

The stencil I used for the background is from Simon Says Stamp. I finished the card with a white heat embossed greeting and die from Neat and Tangled on some vellum. I like how it turned out, but it sure was hard to photograph!

I'll be back in a few minutes with another card.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

sparkle and shine

I'm taking the Sparkle and Shine class from Online Card Classes, and I also needed a birthday card for my friend, Mekell, so I made this card.

Mekell loves glitter and gold, so I used both. It was late when I finished, and I needed it for the next day, so I just have the one photo that I took with my phone in bad lighting. That's what I get for being a procrastinator! :)

I used Glitter Ritz glitter on Scor-Tape. The dies are from Mama Elephant (background) and Paper Smooches (happy birthday). I also used a Wink of Stella glitter pen on the black cardstock, so it's really sparkly.

Mekell loved it, and I hope you like it too!

Sorry this is really fast. I'm attempting to get to bed early tonight, as I have been up late every night for the past week. It probably won't happen though! I just can't seem to manage it lately. I get distracted too easily. :)

Bye for now!