Saturday, 26 September 2015

hello . . . again!

I enjoyed the card I made yesterday using the Kaisercraft Limelight 6 1/2" paper pad and Paper Smooches Roses Dies so much that I had to make another one.  The Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins look like dew drops on the rose petals.  This time I added more layers for extra pop and gave my White Wink of Stella a workout on the detail of the rose and the sentiment.  I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to apply and the lustre of the sparkle.  Even without seeing the sparkle, you can see that the detail of the rose pops against the white background petals.

The card is 6x6" made using American Crafts textured cardstock.  I matted layers inside to give the back some weight so that it was more stable when standing open and because layers look pretty too.  I used the negatives of the rose and petals to mark out a background for each piece, then fussy cut and layered under the detailed die cuts.  I layered two stems together so that they were the same height at the rose & leaves.  The flower is popped over a piece of foam.
PS - if the top sequin looks out of place, well, that's because it is - there was a mark in the cardstock that I didn't notice until it was adhered, luckily the sequin hit it perfectly!

  It is difficult to show the SPARKLE, but it really is lovely to see the detail of the rose & sentiment in real life, it has an almost delicate golden shimmer

Here is a photo showing the two cards, I think the extra mats and extra sparkle are so much prettier.  What do you think?  I can't add more layers to the original card but I think that I will be adding some Wink Of Stella to the first version.

The gorgeous paper is from the Limelight 6 1/2" pad from Kaisercraft.
The dies are from Paper Smooches - Roses Dies and Hello Word Dies.  I used the negatives to draw & fussy cut the background for the rose & leaves and to line up the letters of the "hello" too.
The sequins are Sparkling Clear 4mm & 6mm from Pretty Pink Posh.

The extra sparkle is from the White Wink Of Stella.

Layers adhered in place with Helmar 450 Quick Dry.

Die cuts and Sequins adhered in place with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.

          I have entered my card in the following challenges:          


The challenge is to use the photo inspiration below to create a project and it must include sequins.
I used Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and they look like dew drops on the petals of my rose.
Entries close 11:55pm Friday 25th September 2015


The theme this week is Anything Goes featuring Paper Smooches product
I used the Paper Smooches Roses Dies and the "hello" die from the Hello Words Dies.
Entries close 11:59pm PST Saturday 26th September 2015


Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #38 - Sparkle & Glitter

Entries close 12pm CST Tuesday 29th Sep-15


  1. So pretty on that background, Tracy! Thank you for joining us at Sparkle & Shine!

    1. Thank You Vanessa :)
      I wish you could see the sparkling detail of the rose, it is quite elegant and lovely!

  2. What a lovely design and that bit of sparkle adds great dimension!!! thank you so much for playing along with the PS SPARKS challenge.

  3. Pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!


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