Sunday, 7 July 2013

Glitter Circles

My second card this weekend didn't turn out quite how I imagined it, but I went with it anyway.  The absolute best thing about this card is the Strawberry Slush layer for the Apothecary Accents diecut.  I cut that layer using my Silhouette Cameo and was so excited when it worked!  I don't like the wide layers on the nesting framelits and now I can cut layers as wide or as narrow as I like.  I tell you, this machine is way cool!

(For anyone who is interested, I die cut the frame in Basic Black cardstock, then scanned it into my PC.  Once I had it in the Silhouette software, I just used the trace and offset functions to make it the size I wanted before I cut it.  This blog helped immensely with the process.)

The inspiration for this card came from the sketch at CAS(e) This Sketch and the inspiration challenge at Just Add Ink, which is the cover of the new SU Annual Catalogue.  I chose the glimmer paper circle banner and the dress color as my inspiration for this card.

I punched a whole lot of gold and silver glimmer paper circles using the 1/2" circle punch and the Itty Bitty circle punch.  I then laid some cotton on the card base and stuck the circles randomly onto the cotton.  A thin sliver of Strawberry Slush and the Apothecary Accents sentiment finish off this CAS card.

Products used:

Stamps:  More Merry Messages
Cardstock:  Whisper White; Silver Glimmer; Gold Glimmer; Strawberry Slush
Ink:  Strawberry Slush
Accessories:  1/2" circle punch; Itty Bitty Circle Punch; cotton; Apothecary Accents framelit; Silhouette Cameo



lostinpaper said...

What a fabulous idea and those glittery buables are perfect, love it!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!

Linda Beeson said...

I love how you used the little circles for the sketch!

Mae Collins said...

I like how you have varied the sizes of your glitter baubles and found different elements in the front cover to use for inspiration. Thanks for joining in with our challenge this week at Just Add Ink.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea. I love all the circles. They are a great feature on the Catty and on your card too. Chantell JAI

Paula said...

I LOVE all your glimmer baubles! I also love that you have chosen just one element from an otherwise busy inspiration photo. Very cool card. Thanks for playing this week at JAI.

donna mikasa said...

So festive--love the glittery baubles!

Nikki Spencer said...

Very clever use of the inspiration Karren. I always love your CAS style! Great to see you at JAI.

KimB said...

Oh I do love those glimmer circle baubles! They add the perfect festive touch to your Christmas card Karren. Thanks for playing along at Just add Ink.

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is so cute Karren! Loving all those glittery circles and the overall cleanness to your card! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!