Recently my granddaughter was visiting. She mentioned that she was not that creative (but she is, she's a dancer) and didn't think she could make a card. So I thought of the technique I used recently to make a card with glitter. Its a easy technique, I made a card with her, showing each of the steps. I Here are the cards we made:
Granddaughters card (I really like how she offset the square and the text):
We used the following to make the cards:
Glitter Ritz - Merlot and Silver
Stampendous Detail Silver Embossing Powder
Spellbinders Circle Dies
Words for Sayings stamp set
Glitter Ritz - Java Bean
The Stamp Doctor - Copper Glitter
Stampendous Rose Gold Embossing Powder
Spellbinders Square Dies
Greenhouse Society Anemones Stamp Set
To make the card, we covered a 4.25 x 5.5 piece of white card stock with the double sided tape. After peeling off the release sheet, lace was added on top and carefully pressed down onto the tape. The glitter was added and burnished in. The lace removed and the other glitter added and burnished in. We then cut an opening from the glittered card stock, and added the glittered card stock to the front of a top fold card base. The sentiment was stamped inside the opening with Versamark and the Embossing powder added and heat set to complete the card.
I really like the Art Impressions Watercolor stamps. Using these stamps you really get a watercolor look with the stamps. I originally purchased a few sets, but now I want them all! Here is the first card I made with the stamps I had:
I used the following to make the card:
Art Impressions WC Series 7 Set 2 stamps, Foliage Set and Flower Set
Fathers day snuck up on me this year, and I needed to make some quick cards! I decided to use a technique I previously used, and based on one I saw on a Jennifer McGuire blog post. You can see my original cards here. Unfortunately, I mailed most before I took a picture.
To make the card I used:
Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass, Broken China Peacock Feathers
Perfect Pearls - Perfect Pearl
We are Memory Keepers Next Level Embossing Folders - Geometric
CTMH Framed Stamp of the Month Stamp set
Versfine Black Onyx Ink
Zing Clear Embossing Powder
To make the card:
Mask the edges of 4.25 x 5.5 of white card stock (I used Neenah Solar White 80lb).
In the center area, starting with the lightest color, I sponged on the distress ink, then added the darker color blending well.
Perfect pearls was then added on top of the distress ink.
The masking tape was removed, and the card stock trimmed slightly.
I then stamped the sentiment with the Black Versfine ink in the center of the distress ink area. Clear embossing powder was added and heat set.
The piece was then embossed using the embossing folder and added to the card base
For this card, I used the same lace as in my previous card, but changed the colors. I think for the technique to work, there needs to be a bigger difference in the colors, but my husband thought it looked good, so I made a card with it.
The card is 4.25 x 5.5 and I used the following to make the card:
Glitter Ritz Glitter - Java Bean
Elizabeth Craft Designs Silk Microfine Glitter - Bright Cranberry (657)
Sookwang Double sided tape
Elizabeth Craft Designs Happy Birthday Die (1054)
Recollections Foil Paper
To make the card, I covered a 4.25 x 5.5 piece of white card stock with the double sided tape. After peeling off the release sheet, lace was added on top and carefully pressed down onto the tape. The Java Bean glitter was added and burnished in. The lace removed and the Bright Cranberry glitter added and burnished in. I then cut a circle the Happy Birthday with the dies and the foil paper and added it to the card.