There's a new challenge site, the Sparkle & Shine Challenge! These challenges are dedicated to sequins!!! I'm thrilled to be joining them, along with some of the Pretty Pink Posh team, for their first challenge.
I was inspired by the green and shamrock.
To make my card, I die cut the Stitched Duo 1 die and lined the back with foam tape. I partially adhered it to my white card base, then sprinkled in some 4mm Gold Metallic sequins, 6mm Sparkling Clear sequins and 6mm Mossy Green sequins. I stamped and die cut the shamrock and then the sentiment from Champagne card stock, adhering both with liquid glue. The finishing touch was a bow tied from Pretty Pink Posh Brown Twine.
I had a little bit of free time yesterday and decided to use it to just stamp for fun. I don't do that nearly enough these days and I'm determined to fit that back into my schedule. I took my inspiration from this week's CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge. It gave me the perfect opportunity to use the new WPlus9 Sending Sunshine stamp set and the Sunshine Layer Dies.
I recently got a request for birthday cards and found that I don't have nearly enough in my stash. Penny Black's Bright Wishes stamp set is the perfect set to make birthday cards quickly and easily!
I stamped the Bright Wishes stamp repeatedly along the bottom portion of a 4 x 5 1/4 " piece of white card stock. Next I colored the candles with Copic markers, no blending, just straight coloring. I die cut the Tagged label from the stamped layer as well as a piece of purple card stock. I heat embossed the birthday sentiment from Special Wisheswith white embossing powder and inlaid it into my card. For a little added detail I colored over the candles with Wink of Stella and tied the top with black and white twine. This card is perfect for mass producing (if you don't mind some coloring) and perfectly flat for mailing!
Looking for more ideas for the Bright Wishes stamp set? Download my free App, CAS Birthday. There you will find a Clean & Graphic Birthday card using Birthday Wishes!
The Rock & Roll technique is the first technique I learned and it's one I turn to time and time again! I especially love using it on leaves in the Fall and flowers, it gives bold images such a realistic look. Here I stamped the flowers from Penny Black Petal Power in Sweet Nectar ink and then rolled the edges in Sweet Gelato. I did the same with Mojito and Appletini inks on the leaves. The "enjoy" sentiment from the Penny Black Hooray die set was cut from black card stock and covered with Glossy Accents. I love how that really makes a word die cut really pop!
To learn more about dye inks and a twist on the Rock & Roll technique, join us in our new class,