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!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

paper smooches challenge

I decided to play along with this month's Paper Smooches Challenge. It's a color challenge, and I decided some of the purples would make a fun Christmas card. Here's what I came up with:

I stamped the snowflakes from the Fresh Snow set with Versamark Ink on Tim Holtz watercolor paper, then I embossed them with Judikins Sparkle Embossing Powder. I picked out 4 Distress Ink colors that I thought matched some of the colors in the challenge, although that lightest color seemed to match better before I added the water. I used an ink blending tool to create somewhat of an ombre effect. I then sprayed it with a Perfect Pearls and water mixture so everything is nice and shimmery. I used some frame die cuts to cut out a frame. I die cut Merry Christmas twice and glued them together, then embossed it with the sparkle embossing powder, then glued that to the small rectangle. I popped up the two inked pieces with foam adhesive over a piece of cardstock with more sparkle embossing powder. I like how it turned out. The whole thing is very shimmery and sparkly.

I'm also going to send this card to the 2016 Caring Hearts Card Drive. If you like making cards, I hope you'll send some there, too.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

paper smooches sparks challenge again

I decided to make a second card for the April Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge. I used the Birthday Bash Stamp Set. I stamped the greeting, then masked it off to stamp the balloons. I stamped the single balloon in Audrey Blue from Simon Says Stamp and added sparkle with the Spectrum Noir clear shimmer pen. I used a little piece of foam tape to pop up the balloon. I rounded one corner, added a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins, and then that's it for this simple card. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

paper smooches sparks challenge

Every month I see the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge, and I think about entering. And then the next thing I know, the month is over and it's time for a new challenge, and then the cycle repeats itself. I finally managed to create a card for the challenge this month, and I may even do a second one, but I'm not making any promises. :)

The challenge is black and white with a pop of color. The color on my card doesn't pop as much in photos as it does in person, (Who knew mint would be so hard to photograph?) but I think you can see it a little better in the close up.

I started out by stamping a background using the Calico stamp set on Neenah Solar White cardstock. I rounded the corners and ran my black ink pad along the edges to help it stand out from the white on the card itself. I then die cut Happy Birthday from some mint cardstock and used a clear Spectrum Noir glitter marker all over it so it's super sparkly. That is a new-to-me marker and I really like it. I adhered the die cut to a vellum strip that I stapled with the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher. I finished the card with a couple sequins and droplets from Pretty Pink Posh.

That's all for now. Thanks for stopping by!