12 November 2016

Birthday Diamond

Birthday wishes in a sparkly card.


Sieze the Birthday: Stencils
The Crafter's Cafe: Black, Yellow, Green, Purple
Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge: Shine Bright Like a Diamond
Tuesday Throwdown: All About the Words
Crafting in a hotel room with limited supplies brought in luggage + a few papers/cardstocks bought at Joanns


Putting It Together

I'm on vacation visiting family and making cards, in the hotel room, when we're not visiting. I brought along a selection of supplies but don't have anything for die cutting or heat embossing, both of which could have been very handy for this card.

I created the green panels a few weeks ago (but don't have pictures) and brought them along with me on the trip. I used a Heidi Swapp stencil with Perfect Medium...

...then brushed the panel with Grape Fizz Perfect Pearls. 

I stamped the large word "Wishes" on the white glitter sheet with Distress Ink.

Since the ink is a bit splotchy and very wet. I blotted it with a coffee filter.

This made the stamping more smooth but still wet.

Since I don't have a heat tool with me but wanted to set the ink, I thought of the hottest place that was handy, the power adapter for my over-sized gaming laptop. I left the panel there while I worked on other parts of the card.

I cut the stenciled panel into a square along with black glittered card. I dry fit the elements on a card base to see if it would work and needed more. 

Once the Wishes was fully dry, I fussy cut the word with a bit of a border. 

I dry fit again with the addition of a purple background panel and trimmed top and bottom.

I stamped Birthday in black.

The black/stenciled panel and the word, Wishes, are popped up with foam mounting tape. I also added 3 green rhinestones to the card. I left the interior blank for personal messages.


  1. This is a lovely card and I love the shimmer. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  2. Love the card and all the sparklies. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  3. So pretty with the added sparkle! Thanks for joining in at Mod Squad


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