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Monday, 30 July 2012

Sparkle and Shine

Evening Folks
Hope you are all well.  Been having a little play tonight with some new goodies that I purchased on Saturday.  I went along to Sir Stampalot as they had a demo day.  A lovely lady called Jayne Saunders was demonstrating products from Imagination Crafts.  It was totally fascinating and I came home with loads of ideas and a bag full of new goodies.
The main items that I bought were some Sparkle Medium and stencils from Imagination Crafts.

Here is what I created whilst having a play.  This card will be going to a good friend of mine for her birthday.


The sparkle medium is a gel paste which can be used on card, acetate etc.  Once dried it leaves a lovely glittery surface.  In this card I have used Summer Blossom stencil and stencilled with the sparkle medium onto acetate.  Once dried I mounted this onto some white card.  The sentiment in the centre is also from Imagination Crafts.  I stamped and embossed it and then die cut it out.  I used the next size up of die cut for the purple layer.  The border around the outside is done using some ribbon.  Although you can't see very well from this picture the ribbon has a real purply glimmer to it.  A couple of bows, a flower,some gems and pearls and a little pearlescent butterfly on the sentiment were the finishing touches.

Here is another picture which shows the sparkle off a bit more.  I really wish you could see this in real life, the purple is so much more vibrant.


I really enjoyed using the medium and think it would be really great on christmas cards.  Would be really interested to know what you think.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Fab N Funky - No stamped images
Charisma Cardz - Monochrome
Crafty Catz - All that glitters
One Stop - Just good friends
Kaboodle Doodles - Birthday or Special Day
Totally Gorjuss - Pearls
Crafts 4 Eternity - Brilliant Birthdays

Thanks for popping by.

24 comments:

sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Mags, I love the design and the colours are gorgeous.

Hugs Sue

Lynne in NI said...

Ooooh gorgeous card Mags, bet its even more fab in real life with all that sparkle! Love it!

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Mags,love the backing...fab sentiment.xxx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mags, love the sparkle, great design.
Wendy xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Mags, I like the colours all the sparkle and the sentiment.
Kevin xx

The Gov. said...

What a gorgeous card! . . . and I'm lovin the Sparkle Medium you used.

Trish Hughes said...

wow, those glitter flowers are very pretty. such a fab card. thanks for joining us at the kaboodle doodle challenge

Shelby said...

Beautiful use of color and texture and that paste looks amazing! Awesome card

Shelby

Cumbrianlass said...

A very beautiful card, love the sparkle background and the sentiment is super.
Thanks for playing along with Kaboodle Doodles challenge and good luck
Janet

Shirley said...

Beautiful card! I love the effect you got with the sparkly medium! What was the name of it, and where did you get it? I will definitely have to this method a try! It hink it woulod gorgeous on a Christmas card!

Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

Caz said...

Really pretty card Mags, might have to add the sparkle paste to my shopping list, looks fabulous.
Hugs
Caz x

sue - bearhouse said...

Hi Mags, it's me again! Just popping back for another look at your gorgeous card and to say thank you for taking part in the Fab n Funky Challenge

Sue

Janette said...

Hi Mags, Love this sparkly, sweet card, very pretty and love the sentiment.
Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Mags
A beautiful card love the colour thankyou for joining us this week at CRAFTYCATZ CHALLENGES
Hugs Dianne xx

Wendy said...

Hi Mags it's me again...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week with your stunning card.
Wendy xx

Basslady said...

i love the glitter-look of your card so much! wonderful!

hugs nd kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Mags
Firstly I would like to say thank you so much for all your words of comfort and encouragement. I have been blown away by the amount of support I have received; all my blogfriends have been very thoughtful and very kind.
I have taken some time to check your blog and see what I have missed and I must say you have been very busy. I adore todays card, it is just fabulous. It looks like you really enjoyed your time. I also think your sassy Scalloped circle card is just fantastic and such a giggle. Look forward to seeing lots more now I am getting stronger.
Hope you are well. Linda xx

Lizzie said...

Lovely card !! Thanks for joining us this week at C4E !!!
Liz

xxxtglxxx said...

Wow! Stunning card, very elegant! :)

Thanks so much for playing at Charisma Cardz this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Vee said...

Such a beautiful card with lovely colours. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Bubbles said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
Joanne x

ahlers5 said...

Love all the glitter. Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.
Diane

michele said...

Gorgeous card Mags! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Jayne said...

Hi , Mags found you !!!! and am now a follower...whow what a fantastic card..I'm really pleased you were inspired and you rushed home and played ...and what a result..look out for the craft along blog hop on my blog starting next week Jayne x