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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Here Comes The Sun


Thought I would play along with a couple challenges today - Glitz Designs and Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday challenges.

Both challenges this week involve glitter.  I'm generally not a huge glitter fan....it's just generally messy and I have enough mess that I don't really need more.  But then I thought why not use my Wink of Stella pen?  Happily that's exactly what the ladies at Simon Says Stamp are showcasing this week.  I love it when a plan comes together!

I used the Sunshine in My Soul papers.  I have to say this is one of my favorite Glitz releases from last year, and I think the most underated.  It was a mid-season release last year so didn't seem to get as much play as the others, but it is just so pretty.

I really wanted to showcase this sunburst pattern pattern paper.  If you look closely at it you can see some bubbles/circle bokeh like pattern on the paper.  I used the Wink of Stella pen to go over those circles.  Another mostly solid blue paper was used as the base/mat, and then I die cut the alphas in yet another gold paper.  The alphas were run through my 1 1/2" sticker maker.  While they were still stuck to the plastic, I added glitter to them with the Wink of Stella.  Then I adhered them to the front panel.



Some dimensional adhesive was used to attach the front panel to the card base and then some clear and gold sequins were added for a little extra pop.  I really like how they play with the glittered bokeh circles.

It rained all day yesterday, so I'm hoping that the sun really does come out today!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Glitz - Sunshine in my Soul 6x6 pad; PTI - Kraft cardstock
Other:  Lawn Fawn - Cole's ABC dies; Zig - Wink of Stella pen; Neat & Tangled - Clear and Gold Sequins; CTMH - Dimensional Foam Tape and Liquid Glass; Tombow - Mono Adhesive

19 comments:

  1. Love this look with a bit of shimmer and sequins! The die cut letters with the almost tone on tone look is so cool!

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  2. Beautiful!!! I love the shimmer!!!

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  3. Beautiful card, Miriam, you really captured the glimmer in your photo! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  4. Miriam, you do glitter with so much elegance!
    Thank you for sharing this gorgeous card of yours with us!

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  5. super pretty Miriam...love it...

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  6. Just gorgeous! And oh how I love glitter!!

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  7. Love love the glitz and shine! Perfect use of sentiment for this sunny design! I love how you placed the sequins with the Wink of Stella dots ( I need to get on that "Wink train" FAST...)!

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  8. well I sure do hope the sun is coming soon.. we are expected snow tonight.. boo..
    I love this card Miriam..

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  9. Love your sunshine card Miriam! Wink of Stella is the best way to get glitter without mess, something I have issue with too!

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  10. Wow.. what a sweet and fabulous card. The glitter and sequins are gorgeous! Love your beautiful creation, Miriam. :)

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  11. Great idea for a card - would brighten anyone's day and I think with winter hanging on in a lot of N.A. it is especially needed. We had little snow this year in Amsterdam, but grey days are a norm so I am humming that tune as I admire your handiwork!!

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  12. Love your card, Miriam!! The shine looks awesome!

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  13. what a lovely shiny design Miriam! love that Wink of Stella effect! I wish we did have the sun here - winter just does not want to release it's hold on us here in MA!

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  14. Love all the subtle shimmer and shine! Beautiful!

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  15. Love the gold embossing and how it emerges into sequins :)

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  16. FABULOUS!!! ooh so love the shimmer :)

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  17. So so pretty, Miriam!! Love the sequins & shimmer! Thanks so much for playing along in our March Glitz Design project challenge...we LOVE seeing your work!!

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