Tuesday, January 10, 2012

HB Glitters

Card Patterns     CPS #147-Sketch
CAS-ual Fridays     CFC34-Chip Off The Ol' Block-use chipboard
Mark's Finest Papers     Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 89-use brads or eyelets
Shopping Our Stash     SOSC 34: All that Glitter Sparkles, or Shines

I have to make a quik edit this mid day--I guess I was more tired than I thought last night because I left off the Shopping Our Stash challenge and that was why I added the Dazzling Details to the chip board letters so they would shine and sparkle for their challenge. Hope you gals don't consider this back linking just an old lady blunder.
I've got a 5 1/4" square card for my closing project tonight. 
I started with the sketch from Card Patterns and decided to pair it with the CAS-ual Fridays and Mark's Finest Papers challenges because I immediately thought of my favorite button brads and the sketch had 2 dots in the left hand corners so it was a perfect placement for eyelets. Instead of either or, I chose both.
This was an easy one. After I got the card set up with the 2 mats, added the eyelets, the ribbon, and brads, it was just a matter of covering the chip board letters with designer paper,cutting off the extra bits and filing around the edges to smooth out the roughness. I went around the edges with a Sharpie White Paint Pen to give them some depth, then for the final touch I spread some Dazzling Details over the letters for just the right amount of sparkle. Hope you can see it when you click on the picture to make it bigger. 
Hope you've had a great Tuesday--

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥


Janine said...

great use of eyelets and brads

Designing with Debbie said...

Cute card. I love the bright colors. Thanks for playing along with Speedy Fox and Friends this week, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenges with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun with Mark's Finest Paper, a Heinrich Co.

Kim said...

Very nice and bold!! You did a great job with the eyelets - they don't seem to be used that much any more.

Virginia L. said...

Hi Beverly! What a happy and cheery card! It's so perfect for birthdays! So glad that you played with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

This is absolutely yummy! Fun colors, great use of chipboard - and super fun! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

Terry said...

Such a fun birthday card! I always smash eyelets, so this is very impressive!

trisha too said...

Bold and fun--great card!!


Anonymous said...

Hi hun i have given you the Liebster award if you pop over to my blog to see what to do. xx

lauren bergold said...

what a great way of adding sparkle and interest to a "guy card"! this is just SO fun and SO FESTIVE! (& a brilliant way of SHOPPING YOUR STASH!) :)

Christina said...

Great use of those big chipboard letters! I love the bright colors you chose. Thanks for joining us this week at Card Patterns!

June Houck said...

Cute lettering and a great use of buttons! Thank you for joining us at Shopping Our Stash.

Alica said...

very nice! The glittery letters looks great and I love how you used buttons!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)