Friday, February 14, 2014

Sequins Birthday

This week at Color My Heart we are working with Sorbet, Blush, and Juniper.  I used some leftover flower cuts in two different sizes as well as a chipboard frame to bring you this:

Here's the supply list (anything in italics is CTMH):

  • Stamp sets: Holiday Tags, Distressed Backgrounds
  • Ink: Sorbet and Blush (dye ink); Juniper and White Daisy (pigment ink)
  • Accessories: Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (p. 29), Sponge Daubers, sequins (adhered with Liquid Glass), Dimensional Elements-Framework (or you could use Irresistibles-Frames), white embroidery floss, and a white gel pen

The flowers are white.  I used Sponge Daubers to ink them to the desired color, went over the edges a smidgen more for definition, then stamped over top with one of the patterns from Distressed Backgrounds.  It's difficult to see in the picture, but the Blush flower has the very fine dotted pattern on it.  It makes it look like fabric.  I used pigment ink for the houndstooth pattern on the frame because I wanted thicker coverage. The stamp only went 2/3 of the way across the frame, but that was the effect I was after anyway.

I added the sequins and knot of embroidery floss to the flowers while I gave the Juniper pigment ink a chance to dry on the frame before handling it.  Once it was dry, I placed the frame on my kraft card base and used a pencil to lightly draw the inner circle.  I set the frame aside again and stamped the sentiment from Holiday Tags in White Daisy.  Using Liquid Glass, I adhered the frame and flowers onto the card and added three more sequins to the upper right corner of the frame.  Really, what did I do without sequins all these years???

The last touch was to draw a border using a white gel pen.  I'm partial to the "framed in" look on cards.  Most of the time I will cut my center panel to 4x5.25 and mount it onto a 4.25x5.5 card base.  This card, however, seemed to need a bit of white around the edges and I didn't want to triple mat...not because it would have looked bad but because it was just plain easier to draw the border.

If you don't have any Dimensional Elements, you can easily create this frame using the Art Philosophy cartridge and Cricut Craft Room.  Use the frame on p. 43 cut at 2.5 inches, then center a 1.5 inch circle (p. 21) inside the frame and cut.  If you want the thickness of chipboard, cut four of the same shape and glue them together.

I love the light feel of this card.  It's springy and airy and cheerful.  And, let's face it, all that sequins is enough to make a girl feel like a princess.

Until next time,


  1. I like that hand-drawn border. I really need to start using my chipboard. Happy Valentine's Day too!

  2. I love the sequins! These colors just scream SPRING and after the unexpected 5 1/2 inches of snow we got here yesterday, I'm ready for spring! Thanks for sharing.

  3. What a sweet card. I haven't gotten into the sequins rage yet, but I like how you incorporated them into this card.

  4. I {heart} this! Great stamping on that frame! I really like the change to spring creating, let me tell you! Also, just between us, you again will be wondering how in the world we came up with our cards separate from each other--I had only seen the color combo for the new Color Dare when I made I was shocked when I saw yours! I am linking up on Wednesday, so just wait! Beautiful, Becca! :)

  5. I just wanted to let you know that when I came onto your site today, all your photographs were blocked by a 'no entry' symbol. Maybe gremlins are at work, but I see by the comments that other people can see them.

    1. Yes...gremlins are at work. I did something to delete pictures off my phone and somehow ended up deleting everything off of Google Chrome. You can still see pictures if you use Internet Explorer. Weird and frustrating. Hope to have it fixed soon!

  6. I love how simple and elegant your card is! I also like that you only partially stamped on the dimensional element - it really makes those flowers pop. Also, thank you for stopping by my blog - I'm excited to be doing these challenges and getting to see all the great artwork out there.

  7. Great textures on the card. Love the houndstooth on the frame.


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