Saturday, 9 September 2017

C4C402 Glittery Desert Card

Good morning friends

It's Saturday so that means a new challenge at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog.  Rebecca Ednie is our hostess this month and our Guest Designer for September is Teresa Kline. You can see Teresa's blog HERE

This is Rebecca's challenge: "Summer water + sunshine always makes me think of glitter. Let's use lots of glitter on our projects this week. You get brownie points if you use more than one colour or use it in more than one way!"

Wow - as much as I like shimmer & shine on a card, one that featured glitter was stumping me. Then I remembered the beautiful glittered embossing powders I picked up at the Mesa Rubber Stamp Show a couple of years ago. And since I have access to my Southwest themed stamps now - it was like a lightbulb went off in my head and I the card practically made itself.

I did use a stitched square die to cut out the embossed panel, but then I decided I wanted to do a standard sized card. I put the panel back in the square die, with one of the side edges outside the edge of the die and re-cut it. I repeated that on the other side, which gave me a custom sized stitched rectangle!

I swiped a scrap of black card stock with Versamark then embossed it with the desert orange embossing powder. The 'Hello' and the heart inside were then die cut from this piece.

The 'BE HAPPY' dies come with the Blueprints #11 die set and I don't get to use it nearly often enough. 

The green and blue glitter paper was another purchase from the same show - I had gone with my friend B and we each bought one colour then split them so we each had both the blue and green.

Check out the C4C blog to see how the Crazies have been inspired by the challenge. We'd  love to see your take on it, so be sure to stop by the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and link up your creations. If you are uploading to an online gallery, please use the keyword C4C402.

Black card stock
Embossing powders - Stamp a mania
Cactus stamp - Ink Block
Glitter paper
Square die - Elizabeth Craft designs
Blueprints #1 (stitched strip) - MFT Stamps
Blueprints #11 (large rectangle and 'be happy' - MFT Stamps

Thanks for stopping by today


StampOwl said...

love all the fun colors on this

Anonymous said...

wonderful card for the challenge