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Monday, March 25, 2013

Papergtrey Ink March 2013 Blog Hop



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THE CHALLENGE: SEQUINS

 Sequins are popping up everywhere on paper crafting projects and now's your chance to try out this new trend!  With the variety of colors and shapes available, the sky is the limit with the creative possibilities!  Use them to accent the centers of flowers, add them as borders, fill shakers, or create random splashes of sparkle. 



My first attempt at this challenge involved an anniversary card using Birds and Blooms stamp set. My final project couldn't be farther from that design!!

 I was inspired by Betsy Veldman's card from the March release (here) where she used Wonderful Words: Birthday die and stamps and a string of banners across the top. I kept the card fairly clean and simple, which is not my usual style, but I'm pleased with the final results.

I stamped the banner image from To You From Me in various colours and then hand cut along the chevron edges. These banners are larger than the Double Ended Banner dies, but I liked the fact that I could use the blank space to stamp the sentiments. I used a copic marker to highlight the tips of the banners and then slightly curled them. The banners were mounted on foam dots and a pink baker's twine was threaded through the folded section.


I stamped 'wishes' from the  Wonderful Words: Birthday stamp set and then embossed the front panel. The word 'birthday' was die cut and stamped with Raspberry Fizz. Finally several sequins were added around the die cut and on one of the banners. The front was attached to the card base with foam tape.


Card Details: (PTI, unless noted) 
Stamps - To You From Me,  Wonderful Words: Birthday, Tiny Tags I & II, 
Mini Scrapbooking Series: Tabs 
Inks - Raspberry Fizz, Harvest Gold, Winter Wisteria 
Paper - Stamper's Select White 
Dies - Wonderful Words: Birthday 
Other Supplies - Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug); 3D foam adhesive dots; Baker's Twine (American Crafts); lavender sequins (from my stash); Micro Glue Dots; copic markers.

P.S. 
I finished the Birds and Blooms card (without sequins!!) and will post it later this week.

Enjoy today's blog hop. Thanks for visiting.
Karen C.

20 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Karen just the right touch, great card.

Sandy Kay said...

Nice card, Karen! Love how you did the banners!

paperella said...

Love your fun banner, Karen!

Kelly Griglione said...

Hahaha, love how you shared where you started! Funny where we often end up, isn't it? Love all your little messages in the banners. You could really do a lot of different things with this idea!

Crafty Kate said...

What a clever use of the To You from Me set! Really cute!

Leigh said...

I love how you made your banners, Karen! What a great idea! Your card is so pretty!

Marybeth said...

Love your sweet banner and the way you made it. I am finding that I love just a bit of sequins on a card. Very pretty!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Very pretty!

artful-notions said...

Those banners are so sweet. Great card! The sequins are just the right touch.

Joyce said...

Such a fun card. That banner is just such a brilliant idea.

victoria h said...

love the banner with all the stamped messages.

Cindy H. said...

What a fun birthday card! Lots of color and sparkle!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the messages on your banner and the way you highlighted the tips - what a fun, festive birthday card!

Lynne said...

What a totally sweet card. Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing!

Steph Hilt said...

This is such a fun birthday card! I just love your little banner and your used of the sequins an an embellishment but not the focus on the card. Nice work!

Kara said...

sweet..love the fun birthday banner!

Cindy Groh said...

Fun card. Love the colors and those banners are super cute.

A Crafty Person said...

Fun card! I like the banners.

Kathryn A said...

Love your banner card! It's very bright and cheerful,and I think sequins go perfectly with these birthday stamps!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

So fun! Great use of sequins!