Thursday, July 9, 2015

Silver Sparkle

My Sparkle card was inspired by two challenges: Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge #259 and Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge #104.

The focal panel was made by die cutting red cardstock and foiled cardstock with scallops. The foiled cardstock was purchased with a wavy design already embedded but the red cardstock was embossed with a diagonal stripe. The sentiment, Sparkle, was die cut from the silver foil and adhered to the red. The stars were punched and adhered. The red panel was adhered to the foiled die cut panel.

Using a white card base, a piece of silver foil was adhered to the card front. A piece of wet watercolor paper was colored using refill ink. Once dry it was trimmed to size and adhered to blue cardstock, then adhered to red cardstock. A piece of wired silver ribbon was tied around and it was all adhered to the card base.
A piece of craft foam was adhered to the back of the focal panels and adhered to the card base. The inside of the card was decorated with three punched stars.

Visit Pals Paper Arts and Sunday Stamps for challenge fun!

Techniques: Die cutting, dry embossing, water coloring, punching
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: none
Ink: Pacific Point refill ink
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Real Red, Whisper White, watercolor paper, foiled embossed silver cardstock from stash
Dies: Crafter's Companion Die'sire Scalloped Rectangles
Punch: Star from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Set
Misc: Wired silver ribbon from stash


  1. I like all your texture and the scallop edges on the background...sparkle is great in silver! Thanks for playing along with the Pals color challenge this week!

  2. What a festive card! Love your sparkles and the fact that you water colored your paper-how cool is that? Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps this week!

  3. Super cute card! I love the stars peeking out from the inside - what a fun surprise for the recipient!

  4. Fantastic card Melanie! Your layering is perfect and your silver ribbon adds just the right touch. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, can't wait to see your next project! :)

  5. What a beauty full of sparkle! Thanks for playing PPA259 with the Pals!

  6. Terrific job with the sketch, great card!

    Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

  7. Melanie, this is so fun! Love the colors and the sparkle you created! So glad you joined us at Sunday Stamps! XX

  8. Cute, cute!! What fun!! Thank you for joining us at the Pals!!!

  9. This card makes me happy with all the bling! Thanks for playing with the PPA this week.

  10. What...already embossed foil? Sparkly and colorful card, and love the embossing on both backgrounds, even though one was already done for you, LOL, Great card.