Friday, July 9, 2010
A Sweet and Sparkly card
Just a quick card today with (shocking, I know) no Cricut! In the never ending quest to tidy my craft space I was sorting through more "trial" bits and pieces that were on my island and I found a card base made with a punched edge that had never been finished. The base of this card is 4.25 x 11 inches, scored and folded at 5.5 inches. The edge is punched with the Floral Vine deep edge punch by Martha Stewart. Be sure to center your punch to get a nice symmetrical design. For directions on centering the punch pattern, see THIS POST.
The deep edges punches are fun to play with to create borders. You can see my first post about this punch at this LINK.
The paper layer for the front of the card is a soft green damask from this wedding mat stack that I bought on clearance for $1. I am not sure if it is still available - here is the upc information
This paper has a lovely linen texture which was very effective when the glitter is applied.
The glittered designs and words were done with this adhesive rub-on set from K & Company. Once again, it is something I have had for a while and i am not sure if it is currently available. Here is the UPC info
I cut the adhesive rub-ons into smaller sections so I could use many shades of glitter. I used six different colors of glitter.
I used a variety of colors from a set of Martha Stewart glitters on the adhesive rub-ons. The Martha Stewart glitter is very fine and worked beautifully. I could sprinkle on just a bit of glitter and use my finger to apply it to the adhesive with almost no waste.
It is quite difficult to photograph the beautiful shine of the finished glitter. It is incredibly sparkly but in a soft, not brassy, way. The adhesive rub-ons are great for working with glitter and not making a huge mess!
I applied a strip of the same paper to the inside of the card to show through the punched border. You could line the entire card with a contrasting color if you prefer that look.
I am expecting a special delivery tomorrow. I have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of my Cricut Circle membership box. It was supposed to be here on the 3rd of July. Well that didn't happen and now it is arriving on the 10th, on my birthday, so it turns out to be perfect timing! I can't wait to make something with the French Manor cartridge.
One more note: According to an email I received this afternoon, the Lettering Delights 60% off sale has been extended to the end of the day July 10th - all of the details and the code are in yesterday's post HERE. They just added a really cute seaside bundle called the "Seven Seas Collection" - so I had to buy that one too while the sale was still on!
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