Wednesday, August 5, 2015


Hello everyone,

It's been so hectic around here lately - I haven't even had a chance to get to comment on my usual blogs, let alone get a blog written! Bear with me - I will catch up. I'm writing this before my celebrating 21 year old (today) comes home for dessert. I had made this card a couple of weeks ago for my Sister-in-Law's birthday, but didn't want to post it last week (on her birthday) in case she hadn't received it (in Scotland) yet!!!

I picked up some Heidi Swapp cardstock die cuts on sale the other day and thought hmmmm?????????? How can I use these? So I took the flower patterned one, applied Versamark and heat embossed it with Belgian Cream. Now what?

So I took a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet and attached it to white cardstock. Then I peeled off the second protective backing, and placed the embossed die cut down on top of the exposed adhesive. I then started to "color in" (one color at a time) using Bubblegum, Mauvelous, and Raspberry Soda to the flowers. Then Misty Isles and Aqua Marine were applied for the leaves. It's OK to go outside the lines (at least that was what I was taught in school!!)

After the flowers and leaves were colored I then burnished Crystal Ice into the remaining sticky surface. This piece was then layered on to a thin black frame. The sentiment from the Happy Birthday Set 416 was stamped on glossy white cardstock in Versamark and heat embossed with Belgian Cream. It was die cut and embossed with Spellbinder's Romantic Rectangles, which was sponged with a little Memento Rose Bud before removing the die.

The sentiment was attached with four pink rhinestone brads and then the card front was layered to black before being layered to the white card base. A pretty white lace bow finished off my project.

Hope you've enjoyed this quick post. Off to finish the Pavlova!

Oh, almost forgot. For those that saw my "Geared Up for a Great Birthday blog" and were interested in seeing the finished pieces of art by my brother-in-law, Paul Erlenborn, you can now view them here!




  1. Wow..Those blooms are so beautifully and I loved the texture from embossing and the colors are lovely !

  2. You have nearly outdone yourself with this one! Love this rose motif and your coloring and shading with the glitter is just amazing. Love all the added frilly bits - that are so pretty with the roses, and will have to be looking for this die. I thought it was stenciling at first. Just super lovely, and I'm sure SIL smiled very wide when she pulled this one from the envie. TFS & Hugs. Enjoy the birthday boy.

  3. What a gorgeous card. Love the roses and the glitter.

  4. This is super neat! I love it! What a happy and beautiful card!

  5. Great use of the glitter and EP for coloring mediums! Sounds like lots of celebrating is happening at your place this summer! Hope you are enjoying yourself!

  6. Shona this is pure flower gorgeousness and I just love the sparkle, which you as the glitter queen, is a master of. Your SIL is one lucky lady.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}


Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share in part of your day. I would love to hear what you think about my latest creation!