Sunday, February 10, 2013

Celebrate!

Celebrate! Why not? I had a great time going to the Anaheim Scrapbook Expo with my friends last weekend. I decided to use Justrite Friday Challenge to try out some of the products I purchased. Here's my card, "Celebrate!"
Celebrate! Justrite Friday Sketch Challenge #090
This is my second sketch challenge. I'm still getting the hang of it, which in my case means I pretty much copied the sketch.
My favorite new item so far is the glittered embossing powder I bought from Sparkle N Sprinkle. I have long wanted to glitter my stamped images, and I've done it with the glue stamp pad, but what a pain to clean the stamps and myself and my work area.  I shy away from that glue every time I think of using it. The Sparkle N Sprinkle product is embossing powder infused with glitter leaving the image both crisp and sparkly. Neither the pictures in the Sparkle N Sprinkle shop that I linked to above, nor these pictures of my card really do a great job showing the glittery effect, but you definitely should try this stuff; it's awesome.
Justrite's Victorian Tiles background stamp, stamped on textured paper with
Sparkle N Sprinkle's white glittered embossing powder
I stamped a flower from the retired Justrite Original, Beautiful Blossoms set, and embossed it with white (non-glittered) embossing powder.  I used my small stippling brushes, and a dauber, with Distress Ink pads to color the flower and the background.  Adding color in that way is a seriously imprecise business, since the brushes are only marginally thinner than the details in the image.  It is tempting to just keep on adding color, and the key to success seems to be stopping before you get mud.  I cut the frame from pink cardstock using a die from Spellbinders' Floral Ovals, cutting the window with a die from the Classic Ovals set. I never tire of the way these products are designed to coordinate.
Justrite Original Beautiful Blossom, embossed in white
and inked with Distress Inks
Want2Scrap was at the Expo as well, and I picked up some more of their adhesive pearls and the like. I just discovered Want2Scrap's Time2Scrap challenge (thanks Shari), and thought I'd enter this project into that challenge as well. The "challenge" was to use a Want2Scrap product, which turned out to be just the detail I needed to finish my project. I also added a jump ring holding a cloisonne butterfly to my bow.
Bling by Want2Scrap
The sentiment "Celebrate" is from Justrite's Just the Right Words by Becca Fenken. I cut it out with a die from Justrite's Antique Labels 1.
Thanks for looking! That was a fun one.