Saturday, May 2, 2009


Glitter, glitter everywhere....

Hi there,
that what's the kitchen = my working space, looked like when I was done with this card. The card was made for Kristina Werner's 50th
colour challenge. Here are the colours.

It was a scary one - lots of bright colours balanced by brown. This time I started by flicking through our new catalogue trying to find some inspiration in the samples there. I did find inspiration but not from a sample, from a stamp. One from the Say it with Scallops set on page 141 of the new Aussie catty. To fit the letters in (spelling "congrats") I went for an unconventional card size 4 1/2 by 5 7/8 (or 11.5 by 15 cm), it may be rather hard to post but at the momment I don't have any one in mind for it anyway.

Here's the card. I found it very difficult to photograph, all the colours kept bleaching out. This was my best shot.

A side view to show the inside

Finally here is a flatish view showing the glitter and how all the letters are up on dimensionals.

Special points to note, include lots of glitter, I actually had trouble as initially my versamark seemed to be vapourising. (We had everything closed up and the heaters going as the whole family was home sick.) Reinking the pad helped but most of the letters, I stamped and then went over with a versamark pen. Then poured over the heat and stick powder. Heated it and then finally the Dazzling Diamonds. I also cuttlebugged the bottom strip of the card as well as the two layered stars. Then finished off with layered ribbons (tying that bow took some practise!!).

Recipe: (All SU unless noted otherwise)
Stamps: Big Deal alphabet
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, YoYo Yellow, Versamark
Cardstock: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Wide Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, Narrow Real Red and Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon, Heat and stick powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder, Large and small star punches, corner rounder punch, 1/2 inch circle punch, Real red brad, Lots of dimensionals, Close to Cocoa DSP, SNAIL adhesive, Mini glue Dots


  1. Glitter is so much fun and that bow is great! I'll have to try that sometime. =)

  2. So cute! I love how bright it is and LOVE the glitter!

  3. Hey Kim! Love love love it!!! Big, bold and beautiful! Lovin the glitter too - I have to admit I find 4 colours a bit daunting but yours are fab!! Those colours just work so well together. Have a great weekend, Kate xxxx

  4. Love love love all the glitter! Great use of the colors!

  5. Fantastic job!! Love the details inside!

  6. Hi Kim,

    Love your card! It just screams PARTY to me! lol

    Thanks for your lovely comments about me making Keesh's design team! I hope I can live up to everyones expectations now! lol I'll be sure to give it my best shot anyways!

    Have a great weekend!


  7. What a fabulous use of colors and glitter and alphabet stamps! This is just pure fun :D



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