#907 – STB: Sparkle and Shine

PE: Outstanding at Virginia’s Show and Share challenge!!

Virginia's Show and Share - Winner

Hello and welcome! We have a great new challenge starting today over at Seize the Birthday. Its the last challenge for this year, and the topping is something that is just perfect for a birthday. Suggested by our lovely team mate Cathy – “Sparkle & Shine‘. Of course, if that doesn’t suit your mood, go ahead and create a birthday project using anything you want – the “Anything Goes” option is always there! πŸ˜€


So for my card, since it had been so long, I focused on simple stamping, without any special techniques but added some sparkle for the sentiment and then embellishing. Here’s what I made –

I used the stamps from Reverse Confetti Blooms n Buds stamp set around the edges of a white card panel. Once done, I trimmed it on the wider edges, then adhered it over a light brown cardstock.

For the sentiment I wanted to add some sparkle, so I used some foil. Of course, I don’t have that many colors in my stash, I had to improvise. So I used Copic marker – a dark orange one on a silver foil. This isn’t end up with an even color, but that didn’t matter much, since I was die cut would have thin lettering. I die cut this using My Favorite Things Birthday Wishes die, and some more pieces, which I adhered together, and then adhered to the cardstock.

Finally, I added a few dots of glittery gold Nuvo drops here and there for some extra subtly shimmer.

And that completes my card! I’m joining the following challenges with it –

The Flower Challenge #50: Use a Sentiment

Retro Rubber challenge #148: They Said It’s Your Birthday (my old stamp is the Reverse Confetti Blooms n Buds, which is from the 2016 release)

RRCB 148

Virginia’s November Show & Share

Virginia's Show and Share

Step over to the Seize the Birthday challenge blog for some more sparkly inspiration from my wonderful team mates, and our Surprise Party Guest Julie Peddicord!

Thank you so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

34 thoughts on “#907 – STB: Sparkle and Shine

  1. Oh, you got a great picture of the sparkly script on this card. I love that font and the way that you used it on this one. Our last challenge of this different year is spectacular.

  2. This is a really fresh, pretty card! It just shows you don’t always need a lot of fancy technique, just some smart stamping to make a great card. Could you just let us know which is your older-than-a-year stamp? We’d love to be able to consider you for a top spot. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge (apologies if you have said and I missed seeing it.)

  3. The floral border you’ve stamped looks so pretty and well balanced ! Love the idea to color the silver foil to gold! It worked perfectly , as I thought it would be a gold foil :)! It’s pretty floral card, Ashwini! Thanks for linking this up at The Flower Challenge!

  4. This card is a perfect example that you don’t have to have all the gizmos and gadgets to make a great card! Your colors and placement of each stamp is perfect! Love this a lot Ashwini!

  5. Totally dig this! It’s wonderful to see you try new things and play with techniques. So glad that you join the fun with my β€œShow & Share”! WONDERFUL! Very happy to see your lovely work! Thank you for your support!

  6. What a fantastic stamp-focused card design! I love your color palette and the scripty sentiment! It’s perfect! Thanks so much for sharing this at the Retro Rubber Challenge #148 – They Say It’s Your Birthday!
    Rachelle – Guest Designer : )

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