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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Glitzy Birthday

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.
It was my granddaughter's birthday earlier this week and today I have got the card that I made for her to show you.
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


  1. Stencil looks very elegant and I love that glitter colour. I must get my stencils and glitter out and revisit. Trouble is there are so many other things to try out. I need more hours. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. Well you've used all your stamping goodies to the utmost when you created this gorgeous card! Your DGD will love it! The gold and black together look so elegant and festive and I love the scalloped border! What a beautiful card!

  3. Oh I can see you had a good time at NEC and got some luscious goodies. This is splendid with the texture of the paste in that gorgeous swirl. It is stunning against the black. I admired your evenness with the Krylon pen. You must have a very steady hand. The scallop edge was perfect with the embossed swirls, and the tiny red ribbon was a very nice accent to the deluxe treatment on this card. Well done! TFS & Hugs

  4. This is just the most adorable card jean, and I'm sure was much loved by your granddaughter. That stencil is a great size and shape and that rich colour paste is so pretty, and with the soft gold card with lovely scalloped edge, and the gorgeous matching ribbon it is finished to perfection. x

  5. Hello Jean

    Your card is stunning and the stencil is brilliant. I love your choice of colour against the black background. The red ribbon finishes it of perfectly.


  6. A beautiful elegant card, love the sparkle.
    Yvonne x

  7. This is a stunning card, Jean. Love your elegant design and love all the shimmer and sparkle!

  8. That is such a great card Jean. I just bet it's really glitzy IRL.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  9. Lovely and elegant! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at Seize the Birthday!

  10. What a lovely stencil and the sparkle is gorgeous!!
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!!

  11. Gorgeous dazzling card, Jean.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Imaginations Crafts challenge this month.