Thursday, January 28, 2016

Botanicals Beauty

Here's a card I made that I just love.  I'm not bragging.  I love it because of the products I used to make it.
If ever there was a prettier paper, I don't know when it would be...   AND it comes with a coordinating stamp set ... AND framelits!
The card front was so pretty, that I decided to make the inside extra special, too.
Even though the card has a ton of details, it was still pretty easy to make because of the framelits.  These are amazing!
If you only get one product suite from our Occasions Catalog, make it be the Botanicals.
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies ..... and a Bold and Beautiful Card

How about a card today that would brighten anyone's birthday?  I can't think of a color story that brings more cheer than Basic Black and Crushed Curry. 
I think I'll be using this balloon stamp a lot, too.
If you're looking for a super fun way to make a birthday card, here it is!  This is quick, easy, fun and your recipient will love it!
 Click here to enjoy a video about this fun product.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Getting Your Sparkle On ..... Final Part (14) ..... with a Tutorial

Let's wrap up this 'sparkle' series with one final way to add gorgeous sparkle to your cards and projects.  This is creating with the dryer sheet technique.  If you really want to get your sparkle on, this technique will do it. 


Here's my dryer sheet technique:
1.  Choose a DSP that will show up under your dryer sheet.
2.  Spread glue stick adhesive (Stamp' Glue Stick) over the entire sheet of DSP.
3.  Quickly lay dryer sheet over it, press down lightly.  (Use a used dryer sheet.)
4.  Sprinkle on Dazzling Diamonds Glitter while glue is still wet.
5.  Tap off excess.
6.  Trim off edges and attach a border over it or you can wrap edges of dryer sheet around to the back and secure it.

That's it!  It's that simple.  I hope you've enjoyed my little series on Getting Your Sparkle On.  Let me know if you have any comments or questions.  I'd also like to hear from you if you have any suggestions for a future mini series and/or possible tutorials.
Click here to see a previous card project using this technique.  For this one, I used a stamped image instead of DSP.

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Getting Your Sparkle On, Part 13

As we begin my next to the last post in this little mini series, I have a project for you using our Foil Sheets.  I don't know if they qualify as fitting the 'sparkle' theme, but they are certainly shiny.  I've added them to a card that is covered with sparkle, so this one gets to play, for sure:) 
I left off the sentiment, for now, until I decide if I need it for a congrats or a birthday card.  It would be great for either.
Instead of stamping on the inside of the card, I added more shiny stars, cut with our tiny star punch.
If you're wondering about the background, this card uses the dryer sheet technique.  I've had several requests for a tutorial on this technique, so come back for my next post and I'll have the tutorial for you, along with another dryer sheet card.  See you then!  

Friday, January 22, 2016

Getting Your Sparkle On, Part 12

Here we are up to Part 12 already.  Are you wondering just how long I can keep this little series going?  Well... we're getting close to the end.  And... if you're wondering what effect this series has had on my studio..... let's just say that there's a lot of sparkle going on around here:)  Now, for today's card, I have some soft and beautiful Pool Party, vellum and sparkle.
Isn't this vellum just gorgeous?  I got it FREE, with my S-A-B 'earnings' with my last order.  During our Sale-A-Bration (S-A-B) you get to choose a free item for each $50. you spend.
It didn't show up at all in the photo, but I colored in parts of the design on the vellum with Wink Of Stella.  For other sparkle, I embossed the greeting and the little flowers and then added a small rhinestone to the center of each flower.  Before adding the rhinestones, I watercolored the background on the tag and then sponged the edges.
Next up...

I have a couple more posts for you with my little sparkle series, so be sure to check it out.  We'll be wrapping up the series soon with a dryer sheet technique tutorial.  I've had several requests for this, so I'm happy to share it with you.

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Getting Your Sparkle On, Part 11

Wow!  Who knew we could have so many ways to create with sparkle!  Today's card is super simple and has just a tiny touch of Wink of Stella. 



Next up...
a really pretty card in Pool Party, with lots of sparkle.  See you then!

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Getting Your Sparkle On, Part 10

As promised, today's card features Iridescent Ice, Wink of Stella and Glitter Ribbon.  It is covered with sparkle!  
This card is actually a similar version to the card in my previous post.  I used the Washi Label Punch to punch out my greeting and then sponged around it before attaching it with dimensionals.
I cut out the flower, colored it, attached it with dimensionals and then added Wink of Stella to the blossom.  You can actually see a little bit of the Iridescent Ice in the background on the close-up.  As you know, it'd so difficult to capture the true beauty of the sparkle in a photo.
I love this paper and love the card.  Compare it to my previous card and you can see what a difference the color of the mat makes when using the same DSP design.  This one is also one of my favorites.
Next up...
a really simple card, using Wink of Stella.  See you then!

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Getting Your Sparkle On, Part 9

Let's continue our sparkle series with some more beautiful Wink of Stella and some sprinkles of rhinestones.  Bring on the sparkle!  Today's card is one of my favorites.  
I cut the tag from watercolor paper, splashed on a bit of color for the background (with my Aqua Painter), and then embossed my flower and colored it in.
Once my flower was dry, I added Wink of Stella to the blossom on the flower and then added a sprinkling of rhinestones.  Notice the ribbon technique.  This is one that was in my Ribbon Techniques Album.  Click this link to see it.
I'm sorry the sparkle doesn't show up much on the flower blossom, but it's there and is very pretty in real life.  It's just such a great way to add a subtle touch of gorgeous sparkle... and so easy.  I'm kind of finding myself wanting to put it on most everything... Hee, hee!

Next up...
Iridescent Ice, Wink of Stella and Glitter Ribbon.  See you then!

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Getting Your Sparkle On, Part 8

How about some more Wink of Stella... and some Glitter Ribbon for today?  This time, I used Wink of Stella on every scoop of ice cream on the DSP.  It actually didn't take too long... and it was fun.
The downside is that it's almost impossible to see it in the photo.  In real life, it's gorgeous. 
Ice cream, anyone?
Next up...
More Wink of Stella and some rhinestone sparkle fun.  See you then!

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Getting Your Sparkle On, Part 7

Today's sparkle is brought to you by some gorgeous Glimmer Paper and some Iced Rhinestone Embellishments.  My favorite part, in addition to all the sparkle, is all the die cut pieces. 
These die cut pieces are all cut from the same set of framelits I used in my previous post.  I'm not sure I'll ever need to put these away because I'll be using them so much.  They are my favorite product from our Occasions Catalog this year!  I used 2 colors in my die cut leaves, to echo the 2 shades used in the leaves on the DSP. 
In the close-up, notice how the flower pieces are cut to be dimensional.  This is all done with one little flower framelit!  I used one of our Iced Rhinestone Embellishments in the center of the flower.  Pretty!
I added a row of tiny rhinestones to complete my design.
Next up...
Using Wink of Stella on DSP and some more gorgeous Glitter Ribbon.  See you then!

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Getting Your Sparkle On, Part 6

Today's card features head to toe Iridescent Ice, a cute little rhinestone and beautiful satin ribbon.  Best of all, besides the sparkle everywhere, it also shows off some fabulous new framelits.  Check out the flowers and delicate leaves.  Aren't they wonderful?
I already have some future plans in the making for using these new framelits.  I know I'll be using them a lot!
Look carefully in the close-up of the flowers and leaves and you can actually see the Iridescent Ice in the background.  Also, notice how the smallest flower is very dimensional.  The die cuts it out that way!
I love this card.  You may have noticed that I've left a lot of my newest cards without text on the fronts.  This is because I plan to use a lot of them for note cards.  I can also adapt them to many different occasions, by adding a text later to the front or adding a text inside the card.  It's good to keep your options open:)
Next up...
Glimmer Paper and Iced Rhinestone Embellishments for my next sparkle fun.  
          See you then!

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