Wednesday, January 29, 2014


When will this bitter cold spell end?  Another delayed opening this morning.  Now that everyone is out of the house, and I'm waiting on my stamping room to heat up, I'll just blog about the little sneak peak that I left you with in my last post:

I used the same Dress it up set as my last card, but used the other dress image. On this card I decided to use some embossing powders and glitters to give this card a more vintage look. 

I used a couple of different decorative Spellbinders that I've had for a while sitting waiting to be used. The Ribbon Threader die cut was used for the first time. I like brown and blue as a color combination, so thought I'd stick with that. After I had cut and embossed the frame I heat embossed with my favorite vintage look duo: Vintage and Magic Speckle! I threaded some blue ribbon through the slits. The netting at the back of the sentiment is actually a piece of loofah that I had tried to run through the washing machine (which didn't work), and now is a long piece of netting in my ribbon drawer! Waste not want not!

I then cut and embossed the image panel with Spellbinders Majestic Elements - Squares and heat embossed the image with Black Detail, coloring the top and base with Copics.  I  stamped the image again, this time in Memento Black ink, fussy cut the dress and colored with Copics. With the Sakura Glue pen I added Peruvian Lily glitter to the flowers and Cloud Nine to the belt, to add a bit of sparkle.

With a stiff paint brush I dabbed Versamark ink around the image on top of the cream frame and then sprinkled some more Vintage embossing powder on top and heat embossed, giving the frame a distressed look.

Finally the card front was layered on to a cream base which had been edged with 3/4" Tear-ific Tape and Florida Beach glitter was applied to the exposed tape.

Hope you've enjoyed my little show and tell today. Full details can be found here for the card.

I'd like to enter this card in the Created with Love Challenge, their theme is anything goes. Please pop over and take a look as their design team is featuring some of Sparkle N Sprinkle's digi stamps right now, and they've come up with some fun cards.

My next blog post will be the Sparkle N Sprinkle February 1st reveal, so here's a sneak peak of my project (not a card this time!):

Intrigued?  I hope you'll stop by on Saturday to see the rest!  There will be lots of prizes up for grabs too!  

See you Saturday!




  1. Ohh this is so pretty !I loved the embossing and glitter !

  2. So pretty! I love the glitter all around the card. How funny about the loofah. Glad to read you were able to make good use of it :)

    Best crafty wishes!
    Staying Crafty

  3. great card love the techniques used, thanks for joining us at created with love challenges, good luck
    caroline dt

  4. stunning! so full of fun elements and texture.. so sorry it's been so cold and nasty for you - it's been glorious here :)

  5. Great card. Love the textures. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created With Love Challenges

    Created with Love Challenges

  6. pmsl at you and your loofah!!
    Brilliant card Shona, great use of embossing powders and glitter too.
    Intrigued to see what you've made with those bottle tops too
    Anne x

  7. This is how I read your posts..."and she did that how? oh, okay. And what is that neat stuff? Oh, got it!" You are so darn creative and yes, I am sooo over this cold weather!

  8. I love the Magic Speckle and glittery edge! Great job!

  9. Wow love your card. I love the vintage look. this one is very much with the vintage feel. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges.
    Linda K. DT

  10. This is stunning! Love the heavy embossing and all the layers.

  11. what a lovely card thanks for sharing with CWLC this week Rachel DT

  12. Hi Shona, loving all the glitter & glitz on this card, and will be chking the vintage & Magic speckle at the website. It's really so effective with this card. Thanks for the suggestion about the stiff brush & versamark too. Intend to try this. Loved that you used your ruined loofa...inspired! Very textural embellishment. RE: the copic xpress great - but for some reason my Epson ink smeared terribly on this image. Maybe 'cause it had 'thicker' outline? Normally when I color with copics, I prefer Xpress to Neenah. My printer won't take the Neenah - not sure if it's the weight. You will LOVE the airbrush. If you do much of it, save yourself $$$ on the spray cans, and get a compressor. There are some bargain ones to use as a starter. If you decide you enjoy it, go for a good quality one. We have both, and I prefer the better one now. Hope this helps! You may have already known all the above anyway! Hugs & stay warm.TFS - and I'm working on my glitter learning!

  13. Wow this card is wonderful too, I love the dress a lot , and I love the way you put the dress on the card!!!Great background and details!!!



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