Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sparkle N Sprinkle Fancy Bird and a Hop

I promised you a peek at my “glitzy” version of my shoebox card.  This was actually the card I wanted to make to start with but needed to simplify it for the shoebox project.   I just received some amazing glitters from Sparkle N Sprinkle and I couldn’t wait to use them.    The card is based off of the following sketch used in their recent card challenge on their blog.

Go check it out.  While you are there check out their “The Not So Macho Masculine Card Blog Hop”.  The Hop is available to everyone through next Saturday Morning, May 21.  After 11 pm, two winners will be announced.  The Grand Prize is a stamp set of the winner’s choice AND as you visit each designer’s blog, she will not only tell you about her cards, but donate a product toward the grand prize!  Some of the products are brand new – not even on the website yet!  So the Grand Prize will consist of the stamp set PLUS 13 products! A lucky second winner will win a stamp set of her choice! 

Now to my card - I started with a white card base then added strips of 1/4" double sided "Tear-ific" Tape around the sides, leaving a small edge of white showing.  I embossed the blue cardstock with an embossing folder and placed it in the center of the card.  Using a sprinkle spoon I added Burgundy Glitz glitter to the remaining edge of tape. 

For the center of the card I cut three scalloped squares from green cardstock and stamped the Bird Swirl Tree image in dark blue ink on each one.  I colored the leaves on the image with pearlized ink, and then add the Burgundy Glitz glitter to the flowers using a Sakura glue pen.  I layered these onto three slightly larger squares of white cardstock, each edged with more 1/4" double sided "Tear-ific" Tape.  I added Starfire glitter to these edges and placed the squares down the center of the card with their corners overlapping.

I stamped the Fancy Bird image in blue onto white cardstock, cut it out with a label die, and used the glue pen to add Blue Lightning glitter over the image.  I edged the label with raspberry ink, then used foam tape to pop it up in the center of the card.  For the flowers I used Spellbinders Blossoms 3 die to cut two small flowers from sticker paper, cut 1/4” slits between each petal, and added Burgundy Glitz glitter.  I placed the flowers glitter side down onto a thick foam square and used an embossing tool with a large rounded tip to press down on the back of each petal, causing them to curl back.  I turned the flowers over and pushed down with the stencil tool around the center, causing the petals to lift up.  Using glue dots, I added the flowers to the two outer squares on the card and added a jewel to the center of each.

For the last touches I added green silk ribbon across the top of the card and three more jewels to the bottom left side.  This card is simple but all the amazing glitters really make it stand out.  All of the stamp images are from Sparkle N Sprinkle’s Bird Swirl Set. 

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Stamp Challenges – Anything Goes
Little Claire’s Designs Challenge #7 – Sparkle
Crafty Creations Challenges #118 - Anything Goes
Paper Play Challenges Week 19 - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #16 – Tic Tac Toe (Embossing, DieCut, Flowers)
Moving Along With The Times Challenge 98 – Two B’s (Bird and Bling)
Craft Us Crazy Challenge #8 – Favorite Embellishments and/or Something New (Favorites – Flowers/Jewels and New – Glitters/Stamps)


Donna said...

What amazing colors on this darling sketch card, Marie! Wonderful glittery details in several colors! Thanks for sharing your sparkling thoughts with me!

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Marie, love this very pretty card. Fab layout and great sparkles. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's.

Donna x

Brenda Brown said...

This is a great little card and I love the little birdie image.
Thanks for joining in our 2B's challenge at MAWTT we are so pleased you have shared this with us.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Anne Temple said...

Wow, lots of fun details. Love the bird image too. So glad you joined us for the Nature Walk challenge at AiFactory this week.

craftyb said...

such a pretty card - I love all the sparkle! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges! bx

Lori said...

Pretty card! Thanks for playing with our spring challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Cec said...

Super card. Love those sparkly flowers. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Céline said...

cute card,
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week
Céline PPC DT


A very pretty card Marie - the design is beautiful, and the flowers and bird fit perfectly into the layout.

Thank you for joining us this week at the MAWTT challenge.
Hugs, Sylvia x

**Farrah** said...

So pretty and full of bling!
Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!

Nana Connie said...

Fabulous Card! Love the sparkle, and that's such a sweet bird image. Great use of the sketch!

MARY B said...

Super card, love all the textures, Thanks for joining us at Little Claires. Mary x

Kitty said...

This is lovely, love the embossing!

Thanks for sharing your creations with us at MAWTT and hope to see you again for the next challenge!

Kitty xx

mudmaven said...

This is a lovely card! Love the sparkle! Thanks for joining us for our Tic, Tac, Toe challenge on Kaboodle Doodles. ~chris

Lori said...

Such a pretty, vibrant card! So glad you linked up at Craft Us Crazy!