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Monday, September 15, 2008

Did someone say glitter?!

Ok, someone pinch me because the technique challenge today on Splitcoast was glitter surprise. Oh my word was I tickled pink LOL! I LOVE glitter and bling and sparkle so just imagine me jumping up and down in my living room when I read it. Truthfully though I rarely use glitter in it's "raw" form and I only have clear/white glitter. I tend to use stickles, glitter pens or glittery embossing powder but not today I used the real stuff. If you would like to play along (of course you would LOL) you can check out the details here on Splitcoast.

My first card is probably now in my top 10 favorite cards that I have made. It is so sparkly and pretty and this is one of those that truly is prettier IRL. The photo is not too bad but just can not quite capture the sparkle. Take a look and see what you think.

I started by "inking" my border stamp from verve with my essentials glue pad and stamping it twice- glueing in between. I then sprinkled my glitter over it and WOW what a gorgeous bg!! I set it aside to set. I then stamped my center image twice and cut out the diamond from one and popped it on top of the other image. All the white layers except the card base were matted with a 1/16" border of silver paper. I accented my sentiment with 4 rhinestones in the corners. I attached to my glitter bg with glue dots because I wanted a strong adhesive because of the glitter. The card was finished by tying my ribbon in a bow at the top. This card measures 4 5/8" square.

stamps- verve stamps artful elegance and warmest wishes
Cardstock- white from PTI and silver from SU
ink- silver metallic and essentials glue pad
accessories- bridal elegance ribbon, rhinestones, glitter

My second card my daughter thought was so cool LOL! See what you think:

I stamped my guitar image repeatedly on my white paper to create my bg. I sponged the edges and used a stardust sakura gel pen on the centers of the guitars. This was matted and attached to the black card base. I inked my chipboard "U" with my black pigment pad and embossed it with silver jewels ep. I also embossed "rock" on my black rectangle. I offset the black rect. and silver rectangle and adhered to my card. I finished by attaching my "U" with glue dots. This set is great if you make cards for teens at all. It is a newly released set from H&M Stamps and they are offering FREE shipping till the end of the month so check it out- no coupon code needed

stamps- H&M Stamps Rock On
cardstock- white, black and silver from SU
ink- brilliance graphite black
accessories- stardust gel pen, chipboard letter U, silver jewels ep, heat tool

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today- have a great day!


Kristine B. said...

Both of these are awesome. That first one is just amazingly elegant, and the second one ROCKS! ;) Lol. Really!

Etha said...

That is so pretty! Love that wedding card, and the ribbon fits so wonderfully with it.

Sue Strozyk said...

WOW, I'm speechless!!! Beyond gorgeous!, and the guitar one is perfectly teenish!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Oh, I love both of these Janette! I love the elegance of the wedding card (I can't do elegant!) and I love the rock & roll one as its funky but still maintains its class.

Silke said...

Hey girl - this is my favorite card out of the TLC today!!!!
It's stunning, fabulous and fantastic....and sooo sprakly - can you tell I love your card????

JHET said...

Oh Janette! Both cards are fab especially the first one. SO elegant looking.

Have a blessed day!

Anonymous said...

These are both so glittery and gorgeous Janette!! :) TFS!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love all the glitter, awesome job.

Heather "Hev" said...

Wow that wedding card is magnificent!!!