Saturday, January 25, 2014


Another snowy day!  I've really had enough of this!  Just got back from a Church Retreat this afternoon and have put the heat on up in my stamping room, as I've got a "few" projects that are calling me. Thought I'd put up a quick post of my sneak peak from last week, as I wait for the room to heat up:

Using the same Feather Fancy paper, one of the new papers in the exclusive line of papers offered by Sparkle N Sprinkle, but using the paper piecing technique instead.

The dress, from set 525: Dress Up, is stamped on top of a section of the paper and then cut out. I colored in the dots with a black Copic pen. Versamark was applied to the paper pieces and they were heat embossed with Sparkle embossing powder. After attaching the paper on top of the stamped image (on the die cut), I colored the belt and applied Dimensional Glue to make it nice and shiny!

I decided to use the same paper for the background, but wanted to "dress it up" a bit, so I ran it through a dot embossing folder and sanded the raised pattern which left me with white dots (should have taken a photo - but didn't!) Now what? How about we put little dots of our new Mega Tack Glue and cover them with some velvet glitters? I chose to use Luau Green and Orchid Rose.

Look at the dimension of those dots! 

I had cut a window at the base of the paper before I put on the dots, and stamped the sentiment in good old "Belgian Cream" embossing powder. This powder really gives a great detailed look on top of dark cardstock.

Edging the same cream cardstock, as the die cut, with 1/2" Tear-ific Tape, then centering the black base to the cream, applying Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter to the exposed sticky edges, to finish of the card. The die cut with dress is popped up with dimensionals.

I'd like to enter this card in the Bloggers Friday Challenge - Make your own background.  

Hope you've enjoyed seeing what I did with the papers and this awesome new set. Here's another sneak peak at another card, using the same set, but the other dress image and going with a more vintage look:

Till next time!




  1. wow shona lots of dimension on your card...and thanks for playing along...Love your flare with detail and gitter..
    connie paxman

  2. another fun dress and love the shabby chic with the EP on the sneak peak too :)

  3. What a pretty glittery dress! Love the colors and paper too. Looks like a party coming!

  4. The dress is so darling, Shona. Love the paper you used for the dress it self. It really turned out cute.

  5. Oh wow Shona, your card is so beautiful. Love the mixed media feel and the wonderful bright colouring.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  6. Shona, you are really using this new DP to the max! It's gorgeous with your paper pieced dress. Loved reading the details of your glitter journey on this one. Inspirational to think of using the EF to get your dots, then adding some glitz. Loved the use of your glitter on the papers too. I'm trying to learn to use more of the pretty glitter colors I got at SnS on my 2 trips there. They really stand out nicely on this pretty card. Hope you had some sunshine today. We did but it was windy, which made it feel so cold. TFS & hugs

  7. Beautiful colorful background! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  8. I loved the dots with dimensional glue n glitter goes so well with pretty sparky dress :D !

  9. Wow! What GREAT dimension in the new DPs, Shona, and I especially like how you put that little slot in there for the sentiment! Mine would never line up so perfectly. Such wonderful glitz AND glamour! So sorry I have not been able to visit your blog regularly this month - the bingo game is taking all my time and energy - and will until it is completed. hugs, de

  10. I want a dress that fun! *LOL* I just love to see paper piecing on anything. The glitter dots on the already fab paper are a great touch too :)

    Best crafty wishes!
    Staying Crafty

  11. This is so fun. I love the polka dots you did with glitter!

  12. Fabulous! Love the paper pieced dress and that paper is gorgeous.


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