Sparkling with in-tent!

At Craft Your Passion this week the theme is Die Cuts and/or Punches.We have Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps and Simon Says Stamp!  as our fab sponsors too!Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

For my card I’ve used Lil Trumpeteer by Floppy Latte Designs  available at Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps.He looks like he’s heralding in the Spring.I wanted to create a ‘caught in crystal’ effect.The trouble is inkjet printable acetate is ridged on one side to give a key for the ink.So I flipped the image so that I could allow the smooth side of the acetate to be face out on the window aperture I’d cut in my card.Now because the gloss medium I wanted to apply is water based I knew I couldn’t use it on the printed image as it would run into an icky mess.So that’s where another piece of acetate came in.I scribbled some gloss over it,not getting to close to the edges,then sprinkled some mica powders and Glamour Dust about.I used yet another piece of acetate to smoosh it around a bit (I’ve saved that  for another day).Once dry I backed the image with it.The day before my copy of Cardmaking and Papercraft dropped onto my doormat with these gorgeous papers and matching chipboards.The butterfly and flowers in the corner have been coated in Glamour Dust.Icut the flowers from one of the sheets too and lined the inside of my card with a bright green one.I got to use my lovely new swirly die that I picked up rather reasonably reduced price at my local craft warehouse 🙂 I stamped the greeting onto the chipboard piece and completed the card with some grosgrain ribbon and pearls.

Supplies :
Image : Lil Trumpeteer by Floppy Latte Designs
Mediums : Anita’s 3D Gloss,Mica powders,Crystal Glamour Dust,Jet Black Archival Ink
Card & paper : Freebie Pink Paislee Spring Jubilee paper pad and chipboards for Cardmaking and Papercraft,Papermania Textured Capsule A4 Colossal Pack
Tools : Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Edger Punch,Nestabilities Labels 1,Joy! Crafts Cutting and Embossing Stencil and Fowers 3 Cutting and Embossing Stencil,Big Shot
To embellish : White flat backed pearls, grosgrain ribbon both from stash

Some challenges this is for :

2 Sisters : Flowers
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards :  Pearls & Lace
Totally Papercrafts : Things with Wings
Wags ‘n Whiskers : Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge : Spring/Summer colours
Crafty Ribbons : Things with Wings
Craft Us Crazy : Mother’s Day and/or flowers
Cute Card Thursday : Spring flowers
Digi Doodle Shop’s Best :  Paper lace
Do You Stack Up? :  Glitter/bling
Paper Crafting Journey  :  3 or more patterned papers
Paper Play : Things with Wings
Pixie Dust Studio : Ribbon
Crafty Creations :Flower power
Crafts and Me : 3-D embellishments
Digistamps 4 Joy : Glitter and bling
Flutterby Wednesdays : Birthday card
Inky Impressions : Make your own embellishments 
Little Red Wagon : Spring colors
My Mum’s Craft shop : Celebration
Scrapbook Sisters : Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp : April showers bring spring flowers 
Craft Room Challenge : Music
Digital Tuesday : Birthdays
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations : Spring
My Time To Craft : Fairy Nice
Corrosive Challenges : Hit the bottle!
Creative Inspirations Paint : Inspired by Spring
Robyn`s Fetish : Spring Image Cards 
Sentimental Sundays : Frame it
The Squirrel & the Fox : Things with Wings
Cupcake Craftroom : Bugs n Birds n Wings n Things
Oozak : Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x