3 Ways to Add Sparkle + Rubeena’s Anniversary Blog Hop

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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!

How I Made It
3 Ways to Add Sparkle + Rubeena's Anniversary Blog Hop

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.

3 Ways to Add Sparkle + Rubeena's Anniversary Blog Hop

Next I stamped a bunch of the Altenew Layered Laurel images with their Cool Summer Night oval ink pad set. The blues in this ink grouping are some of my most-favorites!

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.

3 Ways to Add Sparkle + Rubeena's Anniversary Blog Hop

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.

For a bit of final embellishing, you’ll notice a scattering of Rose Gold and Peach Beach sequins (from both Pretty Pink Posh and Simon Says Stamp).

3 Ways to Add Sparkle + Rubeena's Anniversary Blog Hop
Why I Love It

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!

3 Ways to Add Sparkle + Rubeena's Anniversary Blog Hop
Supplies Used

Simon Says Stamp BIG HAPPY Wafer Dies…
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Altenew Layered Laurel Stamp Set
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Birch Press Design SENDING YOU LOVE…
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Neat and Tangled MODERN TRIANGLE…
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Simon Says Stamp PEACH BEACH Sequins…
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Pretty Pink Posh 4MM METALLIC ROSE…
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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WOW Premium Glitter Sparkles TRUFFLE…
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Viva Decor PALETTE KNIFE SET 604127
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Sakura STARDUST 6 Clear Glitter Pens…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WORN…
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Tonic SILVER SCREEN A4 Glitter…
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
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Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine…
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Keep Hopping

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!

Please visit Ruby’s blog for the full details and hop list.

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!

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.

163 Responses

  1. andrea murdock says:

    everything just pulls together perfectly on this card xo

  2. Stacey Kowbel says:

    Beautiful card! I love all the sparkle and fabulous colours!

  3. Jessica Williams says:

    I just love this card! The colors, the glitter, everything!! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Kris Reeves says:

    That’s a whole lotta sparkle!

  5. So so beautiful! Love the homemade glitter paste… beautiful color palette and love all of your glittery touches!

  6. LC Lamothe says:

    Amazing techniques! Your card is gorgeous! I love your wonderful style and impressive artistry.

  7. Ilda says:

    So gorgeous and the colors are so different and yet amazing!

  8. Theresa Petermann says:

    such a beautiful and complex card. I love it and all the layers to create it. hope you make more with this depth of complexity. thanks as always for sharing.

  9. Tina says:

    This is gorgeous, Nina! Love the soft colors and all that sparkle, wow 😍

  10. Parker Lee says:

    “Happy to have you in my life” is a wonderful sentiment for your creation.

  11. Tracy L. says:

    Theres no reason to hide from the glitter anymore :) !!!!!!!!

  12. Cathy Lillie says:

    So sparkly and pretty! The modern triangles stencil is so pretty and the glitter over it gives it a frosty ice feel. Love the touches of glitter pen on the Laurel leaves. I like that all the sparkle stays on the card. Thanks for sharing these techniques.

  13. Patt H. says:

    Love, love, love all the sparkly glitter on this elegant creation! A fabulous card!!


    I love the different colors. They work well together,

  15. Lisa Moline says:

    Love all that glitter and shine! Very pretty card! Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. Sherrie Johnson says:

    Such a lovely card. Love the ways you’ve used to make it sparkle!

  17. Jennifer Archambault says:

    Such a cool card! Love the colors too! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us!

  18. Nina, Your card is very beautiful and a bonus the glitter stays put!! You really brought that background die to life!! Love it! Thank you for being a friend of Ruby’s and inspiring me to get crafting!

  19. Liz O says:

    Wonderful card Nina, the texture and colors give it a special feel, congrats to Ruby for her anniversary! Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. Leanne S says:

    Beautiful card!!

  21. Gilda says:

    Beautiful card. Love the colors and fabulous background.

  22. Janelle J says:

    This card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors and the glittery-ness!!! ;) Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  23. Annette Reed says:

    I really love glitter!!! This is a great card that really sparkles. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  24. Mendy Crumpton says:

    Love, love the card. I am getting ideas of cards to make and techniques to try. Like I need more ideas!! ROFL!! :)

  25. Jean Marmo says:

    So elegant! Love the colors!

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