Saturday, November 17, 2007

Glitz Galore!

Hey... So sorry it's been so long since I posted last! Time sure flew... Yikes!

But, I'm back now and hope to share some fun things with you! The card I'm posting today is one I made for a sweetie-pie friend of mine (hi Katie!), for her birthday! She loves PINK and BLING, so I thought I'd accommodate her in that! LOL!!!

The background papers are from Basic Grey's "Perhaps" 6"x6" paper pad. I did the wallpaper "wainscoting" thing. After adhering the 2 backgrounds to the Pomegranate panel, I took my Essential Glue Pad and stamped the Stampendous flower with it -- and then added SU!'s Dazzling Diamonds, of course! LOL!!! This gave the background a glittery swirly effect (can't really tell in this photo, though).

Then, after tying the Pomegranate stitched ribbon at the paper seam, I added SU!'s (ret.) Vintage Diamond Mini-brads to the corners of the panel.

I stamped the Stampendous bloom again, on vellum CS, Pomegranate CS, and one of the "plain" Perhaps papers, using my Palette Noir black ink pad (that pad is FABULOUS!!! First time I've used it and I was very impressed by the coverage, etc.!). After letting the ink dry, I cut out all three flowers and shaped their petals with my fingers. And, of course, added more Dazzling Diamonds glitter to their centers, with the help of my Sakura Quickie Glue Pen! I LOVE how you can control exactly where you want that glue!!! It's FABulous, Dah-link! The flowers were mounted onto the card using dimensionals.

The last touch was the Happy Birthday sentiment (SU!), stamped on more of the pink Perhaps paper, punched with the ticket corner punch, and backed with a Pomegranate panel done the same way. Added more diamond brads, mounted it on dimensionals and, voila! 'Tis finished!

In case you are wondering, all the non-Stampin' Up! items listed here I got from eP (eclectic Paperie at, my FAV online paper-crafting store!!! In fact, it has been impossible to find the glue pad here in the SLC area, at least in the major craft stores. I know, because Katie looked for one ALL OVER after I gave her this card! LOL!!! Nothing like being an enabler, eh?!? LOL!!!

Anway, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Katie!!! Have an AWESOME year! (Go check out the cake her DH decorated for her, here: -- Don't you just LOVE the cute hearts he made with ALL THAT FROSTING?!? LOL!!!)