Hi everyone it has been a while since I posted anything here as I have been busy making my last few christmas cards, and also I have several family birthdays at this time of year that need to have cards made for.
I bought some Imagination Crafts stencils while I was at the NEC last month and at the first opportunity I got out my Sparkle Medium to have a play. I used an A4 sheet of black card and tried out three of these newer DL size stencils each with a different colour sparkle. When they were dry I cut them apart and they have been hanging about in my craft space while I decided what to do with them. As I already mentioned it was my granddaughter's birthday this week and I also have a step granddaughter whose birthday is the day before, they are both the same age, in their twenties, and I thought they would appreciate a nice glitzy card. This one is my favourite of the stencils, I love the curvy elegance of this design, and also my favourite of the Sparkle Mediums, it is called Metallic Sparkle and has lovely gold and copper glitter in it. So to make the card I trimmed the black panel down quite a bit and edged it with a gold Krylon pen. I then cut a backing panel from some lovely gold coloured pearl card, which I also bought at the NEC. I cut it to fit a DL size ivory base card and trimmed the right hand edge with a Memory Box scalloped die. I tied a piece of rust coloured ribbon just behind the scallops and added tiny gold coloured gems between the scallops. I don't think these show up too well in the photo, the colours look much better together IRL as well, I am still struggling with poor daylight to take photos in at the moment. On the whole I am quite pleased with this card and Melissa loved it as I hoped she would. I may be back to show you the other card I made in a day or so.
I am going to enter this at Imagination Crafts Challenge - Always Anything Goes
and at Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday