Friday 4 June 2010

Summer glitz

Good morning to y'all hope you are enjoying the summer weather where you are - it is glorious here.

All this sunshine has inspired me to create another summery card (a girly card with glitter and everything !)

So for this card I have used the sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You this week is Laura's sketch and the DT have made some gorgeous samples so pop over and have a look for some fab inspiration.

I decided on a slim wide card so that my images won't look cluttered and give the card an open feel and because I didn't want to clutter my card it all came together very quickly.

The papers are from a HOTP paper pad called kids thats been festering at the back of my craft cupboard - when I flicked through this paper jumped out - just perfect for what I wanted.

The image is my new digi from Birds cards - check this blog out there is loads of free stamps, frames and sentiments and some great inspiration on how to use them.
I coloured the images with chalk and sprinkled with my doodlebug sugar coating glitter unfortunately this doesn't show too well on the picture but they are very twinkly (you'll have to take my word for it !)
I also made my flowers stand out by embossing the middle from the back to give a curved effect (there must be a technical term for this technique not sure what it is - anyone know ?)
I attatched them to my card with my pinflair glue gel which gave more dimension.

Next I tied the ribbon and attatched one of my new buttons with DMC thread.

It still needed something along the bottom to balance my card so I chalked one of my doodlebug paper frills (I always buy these in white so I can colour them to match any card/layout).

Voila - job done !
I hope you like it - thanks for stopping by and having a look x

As well as the 2 Sketches 4 You sketch challenge I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges :

Paperplay challenges - Flowers and sparkle
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Summer delights
Charisma Cardz Challenges - Flowers
Scrap Whispers - Something new (New digi and new button)

Have a great weekend x
((hugs)) Suzie xx


Leanne said...

This is such a lovely simple card - stunning!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week - good luck!

Leanne xx

cnelson said...

perfectly lovely! LOVE those daisies!

Laura Davis said...

This is darling!
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

Sylvia said...

Very pretty, Love it! The sheer ribbon makes this card!