Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Stampendous Glitter and Shine!

I have a friend with a birthday coming up and she is, let's just say, a bit sensitive about her age.  I found this quote and thought of her immediately.  And what better way to frame such a perfect quote?  An embossed Stampendous frame with bits of glitter and shine, of course!

This month's challenge at Stampendous is to add TEXTURE.  Well, this card has a touch of every type of texture I could think of! 

The paper is from My Mind's Eye, Lush collection, the gorgeous flocked black stripe.
It gives the card such a rich, elegant feel. The sentiment is Fiskars.
 I stamped the Jumbo Cameo Frame onto gold Bazzill cardstock and embossed it with the Dark Bark embossing powder. 
The touches of blue, pink, and green were done with the embossing glitters.
IRL you can still see the centers of the small flowers that encircle the frame.

The really fun part was sandwiching the stamped sentiment between the card base and the striped paper. 
I used fine cream linen to stamp the sentiment, trimmed,
and then stapled it directly onto a tablet back.
This provided the stablility I needed to then attach
it to the card base with pop dots.
The front of the card (with the circle cut out) was then glued to the front of the sentiment. 
The black brads were the perfect answer to making sure it was good and secure!
And I think they also add a touch more vintage to the project!

This is possibly the HEAVIEST card I have ever made.
Thank goodness it will be hand delivered!


Sandie Edwards said...

Certainly a vintage appeal you added Jan, it is beautiful your card. The sentiment is precious, and I really like the colour conbinations. Your bow is perfect, I'm jealous! LOL

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

It is just stunning Jan! I adore this card!!!

Happy Valentine's Day to you my sweet friend!!! Your friendship is a wonderful gift!

Tenia Nelson said...

So pretty!!