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Good as Gold Birthday Card with “Dazzling” Crystal Effect

Today, we make a sparkly birthday card with Dazzling diamonds and Crystal Effect! Do you like the joyful dots in the background? The paper comes from the FREE Sale-a-bration card kit “Good as Gold”. Get it now until you can! The Sale-a-bration is ending in less than 3 weeks!

The flame of each candle was cut with the Bird Builder punch (with the bird wing) and colored with a little bit of Pumpkin Pie ink using the Blender pen. The flame of each candle was covered with Crystal Effect and before it dries,  I sprinkled some dazzling diamonds to make them really shiny!    The dazzling diamonds glitters get caught in the crystal effect as it dries.  The candles were embossed with the Stripes and Chevron embossing folders. I used the Curly Label punch to cut the shape at the top of the candle. The trick is to insert only one end of your strip from the top of the punch.

Good as Gold birthday candles

Good as gold birthday candles2


Stamp set: Itty Bitty Banners

CS and paper: Basic Black, Island Indigo, Pistachio Pudding, Daffodil Delight, Good as Gold card kit (SAB item)

Ink: Island Indigo, Pumpkin Pie

Tools: Bird Builder punch, Curly Label punch, Big Shot, Stripes and Chevron embossing folders, Blender pen.

Accessories: Crystal Effect, Dazzling diamonds glitters


Pink Butterfly and Stitched Satin ribbon

Are you ready for another 2-layer card?  I think I’m starting to be addicted to this challenge!!!  I used the “Papillon Potpourri” stamp set to make this card.  I wanted to make one butterfly really “pop” so I stamped it with StazOn black ink and colored it with markers and with the blender pen. I then added Crystal Effect over.  It is really coming out of the page now!  Too bad the picture really can’t capture the effect!!!  I also used the FREE Stitched Satin ribbon in Primerose Petals.  Have you got your free ribbon yet?  There’s only 3 days left! Don’t miss it! Email me your order today!!!

For the background, I stamped as many butterflies I could in Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose.  I also added some ink spatters (in Pretty in Pink) with the Color Spritzer Tool.  (I’m starteing to be addicted to this new cool gadget too!!!)  I used the Paper Piercer tool to make a dotted line to show that the butterfly was flying.  Maybe not the best I’ve ever done but it still looks OK…

My husband said that the butterfly looks like a “real 3D sticker” from the store.  I said “No, I did it myself!!!” and he replied “this is a good thing, you know…”

Stamp set: Papillon Potpourri (#123757W or 123759 C), Word Play (#120308W or 120651C)

CS and paper: Natural White, Primerose Petals,

Ink: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Primrose Petals, StazOn black ink; Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight Stampin’ markers

Others: Crystal Effect, Primrose Stitched Satin ribbon, Paper Piercing tool, Color Spritzer tool.

Ornament Keepsakes with Crystal Effects

The new Ornament Keepsakes stamp set is one of my favorite in the Holiday mini-catalogue!  I used that set as well as the matching Framelits dies to make this card.  For the “center part” of the ornament, I stamped it with Midnight Muse ink and colored it with Markers.  I used Crystal Effect on the center to make it “glossy”.  I wanted to make it look like a stained glass ornament.  I think the effect is nicer in real life than on the picture… I used the Paper-Piercing tool and the Paper-Piercing pack to make the “hanging” string.  It’s so easy when you follow the template: perfectly lined up and spaced!

Ornaments details:

Stamp set: Ornament keepsakes (#128048 W or 128051C), Voeux Indémodables (#129531)

CS and paper: Midnight Muse, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Whisper White

Ink: Midnight Muse, Crystal effect; Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive Stampin’ Markers.

Tools: Big Shot and Holiday Ornament Framelits dies, Paper-Piercing tool and the Paper-Piercing pack,

Masculine Birthday Card

This is the card I made for my brother.  I used a new stamp set from the big catalogue called “Clockworks”. I think this set has great potential especially for masculine birthday!!! (Those are always harder to do, it seems…) I used the color combination of Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade and Basic Gray.  For the clock, I wanted to make it look like there was a glass over it, so I used Crystal Effect all over it.  I know it’s hard to see on the picture, but in real, it appears shiny and it’s really nice, trust me!!! I used the new Chevron embossing folder in the background.  Also, I stamped the happy birthday on Vellum card stock and attached it with a mini silver brad.


Stamp set: Clockworks (127290 W or 127292 C), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370 W or 127802 C)

CS and paper: Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, Vellum crd stock

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Basic Gray, Black ink StazOn

Tools: Big Shot and Chevron embossing folder

Others: Silver mini-brad, Crystal Effect, Blender pen, dimensionals.


Artisan Award Non-Winning Entry Day 7: My Dragonfly Scrapbook page

Here’s another Scrapbook page that I submitted to the Artisan Award.  It’s an 8 by 8 inches page.  I wanted to use this picture since it was a truly amazing one! My daughter had found a dragonfly on the beach and was able to put it on her finger! Even more, we were able to snap a picture before it took off!

For the background, I stamped “Baroque Motifs” with Versamark and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I then sponged some color to make it “pop out”: Pool Party at the top and Crumb cake at the bottom. For the dragonfly, I used window sheet that I cut in Oval shape. I scribbled on each one with Pacific Blue, Tempting Turquoise and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Markers, then added Crystal Effect for a “real wing” effect!!! The flowers were made with Boho Blossom punch, separating each flower into 2 layers and sprayed with a mixture of Shimmer paint and rubbing alcool.  I used a rhinestone brad to put them together.  The smaller flowers were fringed flowers, which is a quilling technique.

Dragonfly close-up:

Close-up of the flowers:

Material used:

Baroque Motifs stamp set;

Naturals Ivory, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Pool Party and Whisper White card stock;

VersaMark pad, Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Crumb Cake and Pool Party Classic Stampin’ pads; Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso Stampin’ Markers;

Crystal Effects, Window sheet, Frost White Shimmer Paint, B

ig Shot, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Medium Sizzlits Dies, Little Leaves Sizzlits Die; Modern Label punch, Boho Blossoms punch, Large Oval punch, 1-3/4” Circle punch; Paper snip, Mini Silver brads, Rhinestones brad (clear), sponge, Paper-piercing tool, Heat tool, Dimensionals,  Multipurpose liquid glue, Snail adhesive.

Artisan Award Non-winning Entry, Day 2: Cupcake Shaker Card

For this card, I have to say I went a little over the top!  I wanted to do a Shaker card with a birthday cupcake and I looked for what I could use to make the little candies inside the shaker frame…  I eventually found what I would use!  The Sweet Shop Specialty DSP (from last year Occasion Mini-Catalogue) had really pretty candies! I used the Owl punch which has a circle about the size of the candy and cut out a bunch of candies.  I wanted to add some dimension so that they would move around when you shake the card, so I added Crystal Effect on each one! That was a pretty tedious process!!! After everything had dried, I was good to go! I did a step-card with 2 side-panels. I used a strip of Vellum for the greeting. I made the cherry with Crystal effect as well. It almost looked like a real one!

Here’s the card:

and a close-up of the Shaker Frame: (the candies moved inside the shaker frame!!!)

You can see the step-card and vellum a bit better on this picture:

and the inside of the card:

This is the designer paper that I used to cut out all the candies inside the Shaker frame:

Material used:

Invitation and Packed for Birthday sets; Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade, Early Espresso, Textured Soft Suede, Pool Party, Whisper White, Basic Black and Vellum card stock; Sweet Shop Specialty DSP; Early Espresso, Calypso Coral, Pool Party Classic Stampin’ pads; Whisper White craft ink pad, Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Marker, Crystal effects, Blender pen, Crimper, Jelly Bean Brads, Window sheet, Shaker frames, Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits dies, Paper-piercing tool, paper snip, Owl Builder punch,  1-3/4” Scallop Circle punch, 1/2”Circle punch,  Simply Scored Scoring Tool, stylus, Multipurpose liquid glue, Snail adhesive.

Papillon potpourri Part 2

Here’s another card I made using the new stamp set “Papillon Potpourri.” I really like how the middle butterfly turned out!  I first stamped it with Midnight Muse ink and then I used the “Elegant Butterfly” punch to cut it.  I sponged all over with Daffodil Delight ink.  I added some Pumpkin Pie ink with the blender ben and the Marker and finished with a little Tempting Turquoise in the center.  I then put Crystal Effects all over the butterfly.  That creates a glossy, lacquered look.  I used dimensionals to make it look like it was coming out of the page!  The smaller butterflies were colored with Stampin’Markers: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise, and I used the blender pen to blend the colors together.  The new Fancy Fan embossing folder and 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain ribbon finish the card.

Stamp set: Papillon Potpourri (W123757) (C123759)

CS and Paper: Daffodil Delight, Indigo Island, Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie,

Ink:  Indigo Island, Midnight Muse, Pumpkin Pie,  Stampin’ Markers: Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight.

Punches: Elegant Butterfly, 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle, Scallop Trim Border

Tools: Big Shot, Fancy Fan embossing Folder

Accessories: 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Daffodil Delight