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


28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Laurence
    Apr 16, 2012 @ 08:08:31

    Such a wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Robyn’s Fetish Challenge this week.



  2. princesskittencalligraphy
    Apr 16, 2012 @ 08:33:05

    cool trick – thanks for sharing

    kitten – DYSU team


  3. La Vikinga / Charlotta
    Apr 16, 2012 @ 10:24:18

    Great card! I cand beleive how many challenges you have found to participate in! I hope you get a lot of positive comments!
    Thanks for participating in our challenge “Things with wings” at Crafty Ribbons this fortnight and welcome back next week for a new challenge,



  4. Anita
    Apr 16, 2012 @ 15:16:35

    This image is so pretty and I love the sparkle. Thanks for playing along with us at Inky Impressions Challenges this week. Hugs, Anita


  5. Michelle
    Apr 16, 2012 @ 15:19:52

    I love the black and white in this card. Everything looks great together. Thank You for sharing your card at Robyn’s Fetish Challenge.



  6. Maggie S.
    Apr 16, 2012 @ 17:47:17

    Love the silhouette image. Your paper is beautiful and I love your added embellishments.


  7. pinky
    Apr 16, 2012 @ 20:21:11

    Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.


  8. Maria
    Apr 16, 2012 @ 20:54:50

    Such a beautiful card! I love how you’ve used the image on the acetate – you’ve created a wonderful effect. Thanks for joining in with us at the Craft-Room Challenge and good luck in the draw.

    Maria x


  9. deborah Ryan
    Apr 16, 2012 @ 22:20:38

    what a fairy musical magical card, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, Debi x


  10. Trish Lucey
    Apr 16, 2012 @ 23:04:43

    Fabulous card.Thankyou for joining us at CRAFTY RIBBONS.
    Trish (-:


  11. Colleen Dietrich
    Apr 16, 2012 @ 23:15:06

    Your framed fairy is so beautiful! Love your post title, too. 😉 Thanks so much for playing with us at Creative Inspirations Paints!


  12. Hazel
    Apr 16, 2012 @ 23:22:33

    A beautiful card, I love the image. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.


  13. julieprice3
    Apr 16, 2012 @ 23:34:41

    Love the colours, nicely done. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Play this time
    hugs Julie P


  14. Mary
    Apr 17, 2012 @ 15:09:55

    Lovely card! Love how you framed the cool silhouette. Thanks for joining us at DYSU..


  15. melissab1872
    Apr 17, 2012 @ 16:04:03

    Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the sparkle!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!



  16. Joni52
    Apr 17, 2012 @ 18:16:00

    Wow what a stunning card. Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions


  17. Jen Leeflang
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 00:04:44

    Just gorgeous! I love the silhouette!


  18. christybeans
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 03:04:31

    Fabulous use of acetate and lots of Glamour Dust! Love all the sparkle =) Thanks for joining us for the 3 or More Patterned Papers challenge at PCJ! ~Christy


  19. christybeans
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 03:05:56

    Fabulous use of acetate and lots of Glamour Dust! LOVE all the sparkle! =) Thanks for joining us for the 3 or More Patterned Papers challenge at PCJ! ~Christy


  20. Jackie Rakoski
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 04:09:31

    What a fabulous card, it’s so pretty and simple! Thank you for playing along with us this week at the Inky Impressions Challenge!


  21. Charlene
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 10:28:33

    Gorgeous card…love the way you did the glitter on the acetate…thanks for telling us how you did it. Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy Celebration Challenge ~ Charlene DS4J DT


  22. Caroline
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 19:22:48

    Beautiful card – you’ve achieved a gorgeous glitter effect.
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Caroline xxx


  23. Starla B
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 20:02:12

    Adorable. Thank you for sharing your technique for using the glitter acetate…it looks fabulous! Thank you for playing along with us at Digi Doodle Shop!

    xx Star


  24. Melanie
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 20:33:04

    Beautiful card, love your paper. Thank you for joining us Oozak’s first challenge 🙂


  25. Carol
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 22:20:16

    Beautiful card, love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this time. Carol DT x


  26. Hilde
    Apr 20, 2012 @ 00:55:44

    Great card, lovely colours, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the fox, blessings Hilde


  27. Rachelle
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 15:09:16

    I can tell a lot of work went into this card. Thanks for joining us for this fortnight challege “Hit the Bottle” at the Corrosive Challenge. Be sure to join us again soon.

    CC DT


  28. Mary J
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 18:39:29

    How beautiful, I love it! Thx for joining us at the Cupcake Craftroom!

    Mary J x


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