Cards with Shine

Today I made two cards with shine.  No, not anything weird, they just have some shiny parts to them.  This first one is for the MFP SpeedyTV Friends of SpeedyTV challenge of making a black and white card.

1-13-14 Black and White Shine

For this one, I used a white card base with a black layer on that.  The top layer is a white shimmer sheet on which I used Black Spark embossing powder from Sparkle ‘n Sprinkle to emboss the borders (Petite Borders by Gina K) and the sentiment (Elegant Post by Gina K).  Not sure where the fun black glitter flowers with the clear rhinestones is from, but they fit the card perfectly.

This next one I did for the SpeedyTV Sketch With a Twist challenge this week.  The twist is to use a die cut or punch, so I die cut the butterfly using the Flying Beauties from Spellbinders.  The shine on this is that I used a pink Stardust (Sakura) pen to highlight the butterfly, the two pink rhinestones and the yellow ribbon.  The sentiment is also from the Elegant Post set by Gina K.  The fun paper is from a set called Emma’s Garden by Jennifer Ellory.  I got it as a freebie with my Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine a while back.  I have to tell you, the freebies that come with every issue of the magazine make it so worthwhile, not to mention all the fun ideas.

1-14-14 Butterfly Shine

Thanks for spending some time with me today!


Sorry I’ve been gone so long. I’ve been busy working on getting the pieces for the 120 cards we are doing at church this weekend ready to go. Think that is ready and now I’m back.

Today I had the day off, so here is what I made:
A very colorful and shiny card. How much bling can you add? Probably more than I did, but this is WAY more than I’m comfortable with. Entered this one in the weekly challenge at ScrapZee, as well as in the MFP SpeedyTV FOSTV challenge. Just about everything on this card has some sparkle or shine. 6-24-13 Sparkle

This one is for the MFP SpeedyTV Sketch With a Twist Challenge for this week. It also works for the StampTV challenge on doing a card in black and white with a bit of gray, then redoing the card in color. You know, I like color tv better than black and white, but I almost think the black and white version of the card is better. What do you think? 6-25-13 BandW vs Color

At the same time, I’ve been working my way through a series on Netflix, which makes it take much longer to craft.  I did, however, get the laundry done.  Now, I need to run get the ironing done and get ready for the work meeting this evening.  Oops!

Thanks for spending some time with me today!