Saturday, 22 August 2015

50 & fabulous

I love to make special cards to celebrate milestone birthdays for family and friends.
This month it is time to celebrate a fabulous 50th.

The glitter sheet is from American Crafts, as are the Thickers (the "50" is DIY Shoebox, the ampersand DIY Rockabye & the "fabulous" Amy Tangerine Scene) and the WOW silver glitter I coated them all with so that the silver matched perfectly.  The embossed panel is the large Peacock Fans embossing folder from Couture Creations and this time I included a sheet of vellum inside the folder with the cardstock (Canson) so that I had a crisp texture without any cracking or tearing when I put it through my Big Shot.  Instead of foam dots, I popped the layers with foam sheets adhered in place with Helmar 450 Quick Dry, the liquid adhesive allows me to get the layers aligned perfectly and it is great for securing the embossed and glittery textures firmly in place too.  Note to self - get some thinner foam sheets, these are a bit too thick, especially when there are four layers!  Needless to say, this card is a little too chunky and heavy to be posted, so we're looking forward to hand delivering some sparkle to the birthday girl.
card base 5x7, glitter panel 4 3/4 x 6 3/4, embossed panel 4 1/2 x 6 1/2
sentiment - glitter panel 4 1/2 x 1, white panel 4 1/2 x 1 1/4
alpha - glitter panel 2 x 2 1/4, white panel 1 3/4 x 2
foam panels - 1/8" inset from the panels they're popping

                        I have entered my card in the following creative challenges                          

The team at the Freshly Made Sketches blog are celebrating their
200th challenge this week and I am thrilled to be playing along with the
Freshly Made Sketches 200
Don't forget to head on over to the Freshly Made Sketches Blog,
join the celebrations and have the chance to win too :)
Entries close noon, Monday 25th Aug PDT

I'm also entering my card with the
Come on over and join the creative fun with the Crafty Gals.
Entries close noon, Tuesday 25th August CST
There are two randomly selected prizes and you also have
the chance to be selected by the DT as one of the Top 3.

... I always struggle deciding how to photograph my cards,
here is another shot, I think it shows the texture and sparkle better
... what do you think?


  1. Tracy- this is an amazing love love the glitter and the sentiment is perfect-that silver is awesome!

    1. Thank You Sue :)
      ... I'm still learning to emboss with my Big Shot and find that it is helping me cope with "white space"

  2. Your card is awesome and is going to be loved the person receiving it! I am loving the elegance of white and silver. Thanks for joining in our 200th challenge at FMS this week!

    1. Thank You Narelle :)
      I really enjoyed joining the challenge and celebrating your MAGNIFICENT MILESTONE!!!

    2. Thank You Donna :)
      I'm hoping Liberty loves sparkle as much as I do, still working on some cards to send her and hopefully bring a smile to her day.

  3. Fabulous is right! Love that extra sparkle for such a special celebration! Thanks for joining our 200th sketch celebration at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Your card caught my eye over in the Freshly Made Sketches Gallery and I wanted to come visit and see more! And what a treat - this card is awesome, sparkly and so full of shine!! Love all the glitz and glamour it has - so cool!! I really enjoyed visiting your blog and I would love it if you popped over for a visit to my blog at!! I have a giveaway going on right now!
    Taunya Butler

    1. Thank You Taunya :)
      I have seen you and your work in my crafty travels, so it was a pleasure to drop by and visit your blog. Looking forward to regular visits and being inspired!!!

  5. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner! Jeanie, DT

    1. Thank You Jeanie :)
      I haven't crafted for a while, now I'm looking forward to being inspired by and joining the fun of the Crafty Gals Corner challenges again!!!

  6. Pretty card! Love the shine! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!


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