11 August, 2010

Glitzy Pink Card!

As a child, I was never one to go gaga over the colour pink. But over the years I've actually become more of a girly girl! I own pink blankets, jackets, tops, perfume bottles and a scarf (acquired this winter--made from hand dyed and spun wool). I think this card turned out more girly than I planned! I've owned the embossing folder to make this card for about a year and have only now had the chance to use it. Can't wait to use it with a whole different colour scheme--like green or blue. This card took quite some time to make, so I will be selling it for $5.00. Do you want to know what goes into making a card like this? Then keep reading...

1. Cut metallic silver cardstock to A5 size. Fold in half.

2. Run front half of card through embossing machine using Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles embossing folder. Adjust folder and run through again to emboss bottom section that was missed.

3. Cut pink cardstock to size. Run through embossing machine using Cuttlebug Friends Forever embossing folder (looks a little like arty dandelions). Attach to silver card.

4. Draw over the embossed (raised) lines with a metallic silver pen. Add self adhesive rhinestones in different sizes to some of the florets of the dandelions.

5. Stamp a sentiment on a coordinating piece of paper (Stampin' Up! stamp used here). Cut to size and mount on silver paper. Mount again using double-sided foam tape to give sentiment a 3-D effect.

6. Hand draw a border around the pink cardstock and sentiment box. Even subtle borders give definition to the different layers of a card.

7. Adhere metal dragonfly. Voila!


  1. Yay! Mel is a girly girl! Good to hear you're warming to the colour pink :)

  2. BTW, This card is amazing - so much intricate work put into it.

  3. At the markets, a young guy came up and said, "Do you have a REALLY pink card for my 13-year old sister?" and I said, "Yes, I have just the thing!" He said it was perfect and and bought it for $5. I love it when the right person comes along for a particular handmade item and really appreciates the work put into it!