Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sparkle & Shine

Sparkle & Shine with Vellum and
Exploding Dazzling Details Medium

Card Front:                                                                  Card Inside:

It's a celebration at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge - Challenge #100 is here! My card is in recognition of each dedicated Design Team member. These ladies "Sparkle and Shine" with their special works of art each week.
Let me share the worst first: To finish off the card I was going to add a few dots of Dazzling Details in silver around the sentiment. When I squeezed the bottle, the nozzle flew off, dumping globs of the stuff all over the card. I wiped it away but there is residue all over the vellum. I even found it inside the card. All I could do was go with it! 

The front of the card is stamped on white vellum then heat embossed with black glitter powder and silver metallic powder. The images were colored on the back side of the vellum. The sentiment was die cut then coated with Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents.

I drew the large diamond with a ruler and pencil on black cardstock then again on the back of the glimmer paper. I cut apart the glimmer paper to achieve the facets and adhered them to the cardstock. The black cardstock that shows through was then coated with Glossy Accents. The diamond image is popped up using Fun Foam. I added strips of glimmer paper across the top and bottom of the card - then the Dazzling Details fiasco ensued.
The inside is decorated with black heat embossing as well as the continuation of the sentiment, coated with Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents before being adhered.
For fun and inspiration, visit the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog!
Techniques: Heat embossing on vellum, coloring on vellum, stamping, die cutting
Products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.
Stamps & Dies: W Plus 9 Sparkle & Shine
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Specialty Paper: White Vellum, Dazzling Diamond Glimmer
Ink: Markers in various colors, Versamark
Other: Dazzling Details (silver), Ranger Glossy Accents, ZIG Wink of Stella, Recollections Embossing Powder (silver), WOW! Embossing Glitter (Black Glint), Fun Foam
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")


  1. Thanks so much for sharing this creation with us - it's beautiful. Love all the bling!!! Come back and play again soon at AHSC.

  2. Oh my Mel. This is an explosion of creativity. So cool and pretty! Love it!

  3. Your card turned out beautifully despite the minor explosion! :) Love those die cuts and all of the sparkle.

  4. Wow, sparkle & shine with all those gems. Thank you so much, we enjoy seeing your creations. Thanks for you joining us this week as we celebrate our 100th sketch.

  5. OOOHHHHH I am so loving this card the the shimmer! I am not a huge fan of over the top glitz and glam, I am a jeans and white t-shirt kinda gal but this card has just the right amount of shimmer to be AMAZING but not over the top! Great job I love it! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  6. I love it when we turn disasters or even blemishes into opportunities! Great card! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    DT member AHSC

  7. Nice job. Lots of sparkle. Thanks for joining us at AHSC

  8. Wow...what a rock...and so sparkly and glittery. Even with the Dazzling Detail Explosion it didn't hurt the embellishments or card at all. Great job.

  9. You needn't even have mentioned your mishap because this card looks flawless! The font is perfect and using black to offset the sparkle was genius! It's a dazzling delight!