For the latest AAA Card Challenge they are looking for lots of 'glitter'. Its not something I use on my cards very often but I watched a video recently that showed a great way to add strips of it to my cards.
The always amazing May Park did a video a few weeks ago that I finally was able to watch over the weekend. May used strips of double sided tape on her card and then rubbed glitter on to it. I thought this was a fabulous idea. She also created an ombre background and stamped in a similar colour pink, to create a tone-on-tone look. I loved the look so thought I would create a card trying out these techniques:
I recently won on Instagram the stamp set 'Make a Wish' from Create a Smile stamps, thank you so much Jeanin!!
I thought this would be a good chance to take the stamps out for a spin and use them to create the background. I used my mini-blending tool with Distress Ink 'Picked Raspberry' and added the to a panel of white CS until I was happy with the coverage. I then added the stars from the stamp set using HA 'Bubble Gum' Shadow Ink as it was a similar colour. I cut a strip from the bottom half of the panel and embossed the sentiments in gold.
After working out where the panels would sit, I added a strip of double-sided tape to the card front and sprinkles on Wow Gold Glitter, rubbing it on with my fingers. I then popped the two panels up on lots of foam tape. And of course I had to add a few small gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh for a bit more sparkle!!
Create A Smile are having a February Guest Designer Search, so will also link my card to their blog and cross all my fingers and toes!!
I have one more card to post and then I'm off to bed. The kids have some friends coming over early tomorrow morning and staying the night. They are brother and sister as well and are like part of our family, so always enjoy having them around. Hopefully with the kids all hanging out I might be able to sneak in a card or two during the day....shhhh......