Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sparkly Hello

Hello!  I've got a clean-and-simple card to show you today, using shimmer paints and glitter from Creative Inspirations Paints.

It all began with my star punch and a box of cereal.  One day in May, I just sat and punched out as many stars as I could from the box's chipboard.  I got quite a few!

In order for the Creative Inspirations paints to show up best, I wiped each star first with a white craft ink pad.

Next, I used Turquoise and Evergreen paints on the stars.  The paint dries so quickly, which I love (keeps my crafting train going full steam ahead!).

I painted on Aleene's Tacky Craft Glue, then sprinkled Resplendence Angel Dust glitter, also available from Creative Inspirations.  This glitter is super fine, and SUPER iridescent and sparkly.  Bee-autiful.

A sentiment from Hero Arts and a scattering of rhinestones fit just perfectly among the sparkly stars.

As for the card bottom, I used Tumbled Glass ink and the Houndstooth background stamp from Market Street Stamps along the bottom of the card base.  A bit of lace and Wild Wasabi ribbon from my scraps add interest.

On another note, I'm proud to say that my 'Prayed for You' card won a Froggin' Fantastic Four award over at Lily Pad, for the Vera's View challenge.  Yay!

And  I earned a Heroine award at A Blog Named Hero for my 
'Double the Damask' card.  :-)  (the one with the single tulip)

Thanks for letting me share these things with you!  No one else quite understands what it means to win an award for a card, unless it's another card-maker.  ;-)  The family just doesn't get it, most of the time.  

Thank you SO much for joining me!  Enjoy your day!

Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Essential Messages - Hero Arts; Houndstooth - Market Street Stamps
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: Tumbled Glass - Ranger; Whisper White craft ink - SU
Fibers: Wild Wasabi ribbon - SU; lace trim
Other: cereal box chipboard; star punch - Fiskars; Resplendence Angel Dust glitter, Turquoise & Evergreen Shimmer Paints - Creative Inspirations Paints


Jennifer said...

Congratulations on your wins! Your cards are beautiful. Love that these stars came from a cereal box haha! Clever indeed =)

~amy~ said...

Oh I LOVE your star the glitz and congrats on the win!!!!

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, Colleen, your crafting train was barreling right down the track on this one. This is outstanding! Your stars are so sparkly and the colors are so, so very pretty. I love this combo. And your stars and rhinestones are scattered perfectly. :)

Congrats on your recent honors and wins!! You are on a roll, girl!!

Martha Herrera said...

OH WOW, this is card is amazing! Thank you for the tutorial. I'm always on the lookout to learn something new.
Congratulations on your wins!

Martha H.

Lisa Elton said...

Love your fun twinkling stars Colleen! I just ordered some PTI star dies, thanks for inspiring me to make them shine ;)

Congrats on your card recognitions ~ hugs!

Benzi said...

Beautiful glittery stars and I just love the houndstooth. Great card, Colleen!

Benzi said...

Oh, congrats on your awards...I understand. :-)

Marisa said...

Loving the sparkly stars, Colleen, and CAS feel to this card. Well done as always :)

Annette Allen said...

gorgeous...those stars are perfect...i love it

Unknown said...

Such a pretty card. You know I love the sparkly stars.. And congrats on your win over at the Lilly pad.. Your right it is a big thing to us! :)


Stella said...

Well hi there dearie :) Miss MIA in back:) and I really love this card. You know it hun when there is blue involved. Such a lovely way to recycle and your stars are bright and beautiful. Your card is elegant, fresh and perfect in every detail. I am jumping in after weeks of being busy with some projects but it's sooooooo good to be here. Tnhought about you a LOT. I'll mail this weekend; hope you are ok.
Big hugs!

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful Colleen! Hugs, Joanna

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOOOOW! You rocked these glittered stars! BEAUTIFUL! SO pretty--thanks for sharing how you created them! <3 I'll have to try this technique:)

Erum Tasneem said...

i love love love the coolness of this card! love the glittered stars and how breathtakingly gorgeous this looks!

Jinny Newlin said...

LOVE this color palette! And those sparkly stars and your snippet of lace are absolutely perfect!

Bonnie said...

I love the colors and fantastic glitter on these stars! Fun card, Colleen!

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