3 Ways to Add Sparkle + Rubeena’s Anniversary Blog Hop
Hello creative friends! Today I am sharing 3 unique ways to add sparkle to your cards. All of these glittery techniques are easy to acheive and the best part? None of the glitter comes off!
I’m also excited to share that my sweet and kindhearted friend, Rubeena Ianigro is celebrating her 4th Anniversary of crafting with a BIG 2-day blog hop! I have known Ruby for this same length of time, and I am so blessed to have been able to share so many laughs, encourage each other in our creative journeys, and spend time together this year after 3 years of online friendship… Ruby is a very special person and helping her celebrate her awesome acheivements means a lot to me.
If you have already been hopping along in today’s hop, you should have arrived from the blog of another friend of mine; Jessica Frost-Ballas!
For this card, I was going for something modern, yet feminine. I also wanted to work with a limited color palette, so you’ll notice that there are just pink and blue tones, anchored by silver and white for some softness.
The first thing I did in creating this card was make the background; because I was going for feminine here, I used a Neat & Tangled Modern Triangle stencil with DIY glitter paste. This is glitter technique number one!
The glitter paste is a mixture of clear, Transparent Gloss paste mixed with WOW’s Truffle glitter. The paste mixture is carefully applied through the stencil over a Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink smooshed background.
After stamping the images and fussy cutting each leaf branch out, I broke out my second glitter technique for today; a glitter pen! The Stardust clear glitter pens from Sakura are so pretty. The glitter has a warm, almost silver effect to it and looks so delicate and elegant on the blue laurel leaves.
Of course I needed to add a sentiment to fill in the center portion of the card… with the celebratory theme of the hop, I felt it only appropriate to use a “happy” greeting in my design!
The Simon Says Stamp Big Happy word die is a gorgeous script that exudes a modern, feminine feel and looks great cut from the Tonic Studios Silver Screen glitter cardstock (which is my third glitter technique!). There is a supporting sentiment under the greeting using the Birch Press Design Sending You Love stamp set.
I love how this card turned out and I hope you like it too! These techniques are all easy to recreate and I really am happy about the no-mess glitter … no sparkles will end up off the card once it dries. YAY!
Thanks so much for visiting with me today; keep on reading for all the supplies used in this card, plus details on the blog hop and giveaway!
This hop is epic with more than 70 guests and over $1,000 in sponsored prizes! Not only are we celebrating four years since Rubeena first discovered cardmaking but also crafting in general. This industry is made up of wonderful individuals who are creative, inspirational, kind, and incredibly supportive! Hop along to the next stop – my dear friends at the Neat & Tangled Blog – so you can learn about why we create and how much joy it brings us!
In celebration of Ruby’s anniversary blog hop, there have several amazing sponsors that have given loads of awesome prizes. Let’s thank them for their generosity! Would you like to win one of these awesome giveaways?? Leave a comment here and on any stop along the hop… the more comments you leave, the more chances you have at winning!
- Studio Katia – $50 gift card
- Hello Bluebird – $50 gift card
- Altenew – $50 Gift card
- Pinkfresh Studio – $30 gift card
- Gina K. Designs – $50 gift card
- Clearly Besotted – £25 gift card
- Simon Says Stamp – $25 gift card
- Spellbinders Card Kit ($55 value).
- Jennifer McGuire – $50 Simon Says Stamp gift card
- Winnie & Walter, LLC – $40 gift card
- Mama Elephant – $25 gift card
- Hero Arts – $25 gift card
- Nichol Spohr LLC – Custom-sewn rainbow pencil case filled with brand new Spellbinders dies
- Danielle Flynn – $25 Simon Says Stamp gift card
- Picket Fence Studios – four $25 gift cards
- Ellen Hutson – two $25 gift cards
- Pretty Pink Posh – two $30 gift cards
- The Stamp Market – July 2018 Release (estimated $100 value)
- Indigojade Art Shop – $50 gift card to Art Prints & Gifts Shop
- Flora & Fauna – a 4×6 stamp set
- Waffle Flower – $25 gift card
- Power Poppy – $50 gift card
Winners will be randomly selected from comments left on all the blogs. The winners will be announced by Wednesday, September 5 on Ruby’s blog.