Wednesday, October 16, 2013


A few months back, the designers at Sparkle N Sprinkle were asked to submit cards for consideration to Cardmaker Magazine for a special issue on coloring techniques for cardmaking. I submitted six cards and was thrilled when I heard that they were going to use all of them in this special issue. Several other designers from Sparkle N Sprinkle are also featured in this issue, all using unique techniques. The magazine is full of great coloring tips and ideas, including a very informative section on Copic coloring: 

That's my little fishy card at the top on the front cover, but today I'm going to share another of the two cards with you.

The first one is Happy Bloomin' Birthday:

I ran a piece of vellum and white glossy cardstock through Pure Pleasure embossing folder at the same time. After separating them I applied the chalks with a blender pen to the back of the vellum and stamped the sun on the white glossy.  I taped them temporarily together and ran them through the embossing folder again. The two layers were attached to the peach with the pastel brads, after removing the tape.  The sentiment was heat embossed with Black Detail.

The second card I would like to share with you today was "colored" both with Copics and Flockings. Since making this card, I have learned that you can take it a step further and even color on the flocking with Copics!!  Here is a tutorial on how to do that! This way you can have flocking in every color that you have a Copic. Sorry, I digressed! Back to the card in question:

Isn't that "one cool cat"?  So my coloring technique here was to use flocking. The ribbon was two pieces of white ribbon, colored first with brown ink and then I stuck a strip of 1/4" Tear-ific Tape down the center of each piece.  I applied Amber Wheat flocking to one and Mustard Yellow to the other. Then I taped the two pieces together to make a two-toned ribbon. The frame was die cut and the same flockings were applied with Brushable Glue. The outside edge of the card is also flocked.  Full directions can be found here (or in the magazine!)

So that is my share for you today.  I'll be back in a few days with another couple of the cards.

See you then,



  1. Congrats Shona on having all 6 of your cards featured in the mag. How awesome!!

  2. Oh wow, your cards are just out of this world creative. Huge congrats on being published, its so well deserved.
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  3. Loved seeing all your cards. You are so very creative.

  4. WOw ! How cool is that to get all 6 cards published ..CONGRATS !! I loved both card techniques you shared.

  5. Congrats on your cards being published.....when is the book available to purchas? Luv both techniques you shared thanks

  6. Great news!! Congratulations on being published!!! Love these 2 card especially the "cat" one.

  7. CONGRATS!!!! That is awesome news. And I really love your cards. I will have to try that technique you used on the first one. It is new to me. And I love flock, so the second is really fab.
    Can I have your autograph???

  8. wow, Shona! What a fabulous post, and great photos. I enjoyed seeing your MANY, MANY contributions in the publication itself, but your photos are SO MUCH BETTER than what I saw in the publication! Wow! And Congratulations! hugs, de

  9. Wooow what a beautiful post , I love both cards but the tiger is amazing!!!Great ART work, my congrats!!


  10. Wow! That's so great!!! I came SO close to buying that issue at my grocery store the other night. Maybe I'll go back and get it now. Congrats :)

    Best crafty wishes!
    Staying Crafty

  11. Congratulations Shona! So happy for you and well deserved. Thanks for all of the tips you give us, things I would have no idea were possible you bring to life!

  12. Really beautiful cards, Shona. They surtenly deserve to be shown on the magazine.


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