Saturday, 21 July 2012

Smarty Pants

After a loooong week back at work, I finally got to make a card today.  This card covers three challenges:  Freshly Made Sketches; Hand Stamped Sentiments and ColorQ.  The challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week is to use the Dazzling Diamond Dust technique.  I'd never done this so it was fun to experiment.  Helps to read the instructions though, as I couldn't work out why my first 3 attempts didn't work.  Hmmm, maybe because I was using Dazzling Diamonds and not Iridescent Ice LOL.

I used the Dazzling Diamond Dust technique on the word panel.  The Basic Black panel has two rows of scoring along each side.  The rolled rose is made using some Real Red DSP with a large pearl in the centre.

Here are the challenge details:

Thanks for looking.

Edited to Add:  The girls at Hand Stamped Sentiments chose this as a top pick this week.  Thanks!

Products used (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):

Stamps:  Smarty Pants
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake; Basic Black; Whisper White; Brights DSP
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz; Black Stazon
Accessories:  Iridescent Ice EP; Circle Nestabilities; sponge; pearl



Sylvia said...

Cute card, Karren, especially love the sentiment! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ and sharing your card.

Tui Nathan said...

What a great card Karren ... love the green on black and that single flower is the perfect accent!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Diane Vander Galien said...

Very Cute!! Love the color combo!! Love the POP of red- perfect accent!!! Love the sparkle!!! Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

This is so cute! I love the sparkly sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches and colourQ!

Kristen said...

great sentiment - almost wish that's what life was about, seems like everything would be easier lol ;)

Showing bloggy love from ColorQ Challenge
xo, Kristina
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Linda Suarez said...

Hi Karren! I love the sparkling sentiment - you did a great job! Thanks for playing with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Anonymous said...

Simple but stunning card. I love your paper rose accent. Such a pretty card! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Allisa said...

Fabulous job combining the sketches. Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Erika Clark said...

Super cute card! ...and, true confessions, I used Dazzling Diamonds too, with a glitter embossing powder that I've had for years :) You did a great job with it, I think it adds whimsy to your sentiment, just right! Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments! Erika

Krista said...

Super duper cool card! Love the colors and the layout! Great job tying in the dazzling diamond dust! Thanks for joining us at HSS.

Anonymous said...


You have been selected as a Hand Stamped Sentiments Artist Pick for your design this week! You have earned the HSS Artist Pick Badge to display on your blog.
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Thank you for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!

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HSS Design Team