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!

Skipping Stones Design Sketch Challenge!

Skipping Stones Design has a great sketch this week!

Here's my take on it:

All the stamping was done with elements from 
Skipping Stones'  "Everyday Blessings" stamp set.
The die cut circle behind the bird (not the white paper doily) was done by repeatedly stamping and heat embossing the wreath pattern in the stamp set,
and then cutting it out with the
Spellbinders "Blossom" Nestie.
Then I cut another just one size smaller inside the first.
That provided me with the scallop circle that I threaded the ribbon through. Does that make sense?  LOL!
If that wasn't confusing enough, I also cut a section of the heat embossed wreath to make a little popped out "nest" for the bird.

This is also the first time I have stamped a
sentiment on ribbon!
Wow, that Staz-On truly works wonderfully for that!
The background paper is Prima. 
They make some of the most gorgeous, romantic stacks!
The embossing powder is Stampendous Extra Fine Bark and is my new favorite embossing powder! 
Thanks, Jennifer, for enabling my addiction once again! LOL!

Hope you enjoyed this lengthy, however somewhat entertaining, post!
Please leave a comment so I know I'm not out here alone!