Friday, July 31, 2015

Sparkly Birthday Card

Hi Nicole here.  I never, ever have enough birthday cards.  I recently just used the last one and so I've been trying to get busy to add a few more to my card box.  This card I decided to add some sparkle with metallic and glitter card stock.

This time when starting my card I started with my sentiment.  Using Versamark Ink I stamped it on Lustre Metallic Card Stock and then layered gold embossing powder over the top.  

I carefully cut the sentiment out and then chose the rest of my card supplies.  

My silhouette program has been acting up so I decided to make some vellum flowers by hand.  I used a circle punch and punched several circles and then spiral cut all of them starting from the inside and working my way to the middle.  

The flowers are quickly formed with some liquid glue and rolling them.  I began attaching all the items to my card front and then decided to add some color to my flowers and leaves by using a watercolor brush and watercolors.  

I really like the finished card with the soft touch of watercolors on the vellum against the spark of the glitter/metallic card stock.  

Thanks for stopping by! products used in this project:

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

She sparkles

Hello, Nicole here on the blog today.  A couple of weeks ago I got to visit with a childhood friend.  We have been friends for over twenty-five years and I got to meet her little baby girl for the first time.  I had my camera along and I captured these sweet pictures of her and her momma together.

The glitter card stock and metallics from the Curious Metallic Collection are the perfect touch of glimmer to document this moment between mother and daughter.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Happy Crafting! products used on this project:


Monday, July 27, 2015

Congratulations with Metallic Gold and Silver

Happy Monday to all my crafty friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and ready to start off the week with some crafty inspiration. This is Alexia and I'm here today to share a card I made with you with gold and silver card stocks!

This time I chose to use the gold and silver card stocks from Stardream collection (my last post was a garland made using gold and silver foil card stocks). I love the quality of the card stock very much and the fine gold card stock is very suitable for creating something elegant, such as the card I'm sharing today.

I don't have much tutorial to share for this project, but I can show you what card stocks I used to create this card.

I used the one of the doilies die from Couture Creation, which I think is great for making a double layered card. For the background, I chose to use the basis aqua card stock I think they all go pretty good together, what do you think?

I hope you like this card, don't forget the gold and silver card stocks are still on sale! You can never have too much of card stock. :) I hope you have a fantastic week and get lot of crafting done!

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Embossed Stardream Metallic card gift set

Good morning to you all! It's Kristie Larsen here and today I wanted to share some sparkle and shine with you. I made up an easy card. So easy in fact you can quickly make it into a card set to give away as a gift!

I started with this size A7 Stardream Metallic prefolded card base. It is such a lovely copper color. They have every color under the sun in the store. Lovely shiny colours! And, they are all ON SALE now!!
I started by running it through my die cutting machine with an embossing folder. Now the cool thing is if you run the whole card through folded it will emboss the ENTIRE card in one shot.  Talk about fast!

Then I cut it in half and then in half again to give me 4 panels. Also, the cool thing about that is they come out the perfect size to add to an A2 card base. No other trimming necessary. Because of the nature of the embossing folder two of these panels are embossed and two are debased. But all are gorgeous when finished!

I then die cut a slew of sentiments out of the Esse Textured black card stock and glued 4 together for each card.

I then adhered them to the card panels and added a clear glue to the top of the sentiment to make it shine, as well as some rhinestones for a sparkly touch.

To package the cards I put them in a clear box that I had in my stash and tied a bow across it. I placed a second 'bow' into the first one for some added bulk. Let me show you how:

I started with a smaller strip of black ribbon and pulled in the two sides and adhered it with some double sided tape. Glue lines and dots would work good to.

Then as I was tying the first bow I slid this second one in and tied it tight.

You can see here it gives some added fullness to the look. I trimmed the edges of the ribbon into a banner flag style. (is that what you call it?)

Here is a shot of the finished card. In the box I put in 4 Stardream Onyx envelopes too. They too are shiny and beautiful!

Here is the set of 4 together. Easy and fast! I rounded the corners of each panel and popped them up using foam adhesive onto the Esse textured black card stock. I love that stuff. I use it all the time. It's a really great item to have in your supplies stash.

And that's it! A nice shimmery and shiny card set to give to a friend. I think these would be a perfect gift for a new bride. They are so elegant and lovely and what new bride wouldn't want some hand made cards to send out to guests? Well, now I just need to meet me a bride so I can give it to her! :)
Thanks for spending a little bit of time with me today. I hope you found something fun here. Be sure to check out the store. There are all sorts of shimmery and shiny things on sale that will round out your crafting stash!

Thanks for stopping in.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Fans and Followers Giveaway: July Edition

It's that time.... time for a giveaway! This month we saw Giovana's beautiful wedding card, complete with a lovely envelope seal.

These envelope seals are so versatile; they can be printed on or stamped on and completely customized for your project! We want to share a package of the seals (your choice of gold or silver) and a pack of envelopes with one lucky blog/Facebook fan.
To enter, just leave an answer to the question:
Gold or Silver, which do you prefer?

Leave a comment on this blog post, and jump over to Facebook and leave one there to double your chances. You have until midnight on Sunday, July 26th. We will announce the winner on Monday, July 27th. Good luck!