The Sisterhood of Crafters – Let the Sparkle Fly!

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Its a new challenge over at The Sisterhood of Crafters and our chief Sistah Darlene has chosen this month’s theme and its “Let the Sparkle Fly”. So make anything with bling and/or sparkle and join in the fun!

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I knew exactly what I was going to do for this challenge with my newly purchased Simon Says Stamp Elisabeth background stamp and it was a spinner card that I was going to make…with lots of glimmer and shine! I first stamped it with Versamark on a white card stock and heat embossed it with Wow gold embossing powder. With a large stamp like that its better to press your paper onto your stamp instead of the other way around.  I then used Sizixx scallop die and cut a circle in the middle of my card stock AND my card base so that the scallop circle would line up perfectly. I fussy cut the flower in the middle of the scallope circle I just diecut as that would be my spinner.

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I painted everything with my Derwent Graphik line painters and once it dried, I water coloured the background with Winsor and Newton paints. As the Derwent pens dry waterproof, this was very easy to do. The only problem was that I forgot to use watercolour paper so the result is a little splotchier than I would have liked. I cut the Congrats sentiment from Winnie & Walter from blue glitter cardstock as this card is going to someone’s 50th birthday.

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To create the spinner, have a look at my post here. For the other side of the spinner, I cut out another flower, coloured it with Prima Marketing gold watercolour highlights, let it dry and wrote 50 over it. Here’s a video of my spinner in action!

Before I end this post I also wanted to share a new product I just got for photographing my cards. I was so fed up of setting up my photo station or not being able to take good pics at night that I finally cracked and bought a photo box. I got it on Amazon and it costs around 30€. On the left is how I used to take pics and on the right is my new photo box. Its very easy to set up and it comes incorporated with led lights and a usb cable. Unfortunately one of my kids took my usb cable by mistake so I can’t show it to you lit up, but here is the link to the product. I got the 40x40x40cm and its perfect for my cards and paintings.

The photo on the left is with daylight using my old photo station and the photo on the right is using my new photo box at night! So happy I finally got it!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll hop over to The Sisterhood ofCrafters challenge blog to leave my “sistahs” some love and join in the fun. I look forward to seeing your creations there!

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I’m also sharing this card over at:

CRAFT STAMPER_TIMI CHALLENGECraft Stamper take it make it challenge – Anything Goes

create and makesCreate and Makes challenge blog – Anything Goes

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unicornUnicorn challenge blog – Anything Goes