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Thursday, August 13, 2009

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Hey everybody! Today is Sharon's Stamp Simply's 100th challenge! Woohoo! To celebrate, we're making birthday stuff--cards, gifts, you name it! And there are presents, and blog candy, and all kinds of fun things on lots of blogs! I have chosen to make a glittery, clean & simple-style card that is quick and easy to do! It's a fun technique many of you have probably tried before, but it's always fun to have a refresher:

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Cameras and glitter just don't seem to get along---the colors of Martha Stewart glitter I used were Kunzite, Garnet and Carnelian....just pretend you can see all the pretty glitteriness here! And they really match my ink much better than represented here! LOL!

To get this glittering effect, punch out some stars, then the circles around them. Put some wide, clear packing tape on the back of each opening and liberally sprinkle on some glitter! That's it! I know that SU has a Sticky Paper (of course, I don't have any!) and there are other products out there that would be easier, but I used what I had! The sentiment is from PTI's Star Prints, stamped in Pixie Pink/Melon Mambo; the little star has also been colored with a Gelly Roll pen. The big ribbon (gasp!) is from my stash...I would have liked to have had a better edge cut on it....but it just wouldn't behave!

So be sure you check out all the other designers that Sharon has today---they've been busily creating and gathering blog candy goodies, so grab a tall iced tea and check them out! Have a great weekend!

  1. Pat Adam - Christmas Gift Tags with BLOG CANDY

  2. AJ - 1 Card Done 3 Ways

  3. Janine - A Stress Free Summer Menu with BLOG CANDY

  4. Tammy - Birthday Reminder Book with BLOG CANDY

  5. Jennifer - Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY

  6. Julie - Card Set in Tote with Directions

  7. Barbara- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY

  8. Deb- Tutorial on Dying Silk Ribbon Using Copics and Refills

  9. Jenny- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY

  10. Jerri - Birthday Card and Tutorial on Hand Embossing with Light Box

  11. Joan- Birthday Card and Etched Glass with BLOG CANDY

  12. Barb- Birthday Cake 3-D Gift Item with BLOG CANDY

  13. Darlene - Birthday Card with Special Recipe

  14. Rose Ann- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY

  15. Leslie - Gift Tin of Soaps with Coordinating Card

  16. Heather - Birthday Card

  17. Sabrina- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY

  18. Sharon- Monogrammed Birthday Gift Set with BLOG CANDY

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Congratulations, Sharon, and thanks for all your wonderful creativity and inspiration!

36 comments:

Stacy said...

I LOVE glitter! Great card and way to celebrate a birthday!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Very cute LeAnne! Love the glittery stars and yummy ribbon!

Ann said...

LOVE it, LeAnne! Glitter and pretty ribbon--you can't go wrong with that!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Gorgeous card LeeAnne and thanks so much for the tip on the glitter, maybe now I will use it more often as I will not have it all over the place anymore thank to your tip ;D.

Anonymous said...

I love the way your card turned out! It's so simple but colorful, too.

Swedie

Harriet Skelly said...

That is an awesome glittery card LeAnne! Love the glittery stars and the ribbon!

Wendy K. said...

Another cute card with that awesome ribbon!

Nicki said...

Cute card Leanne, love glittery! so fab!
take care
Nicki
x

Zhenya and Nika Aksutin said...

Dear LeAnne! Thank you for beautiful "Thank you" card, that you send me in the mail!

Joan Fricker said...

LeAnne, cute card and a great idea for a simple card!!!!
Joan

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Now here's a technique I NEVER remember to use .. thanks for the refresher! Your card is PERFECT and of course that beautiful ribbon that you used (tearfully I'm sure) was the perfect finishing touch!! Thanks ... have a great weekend!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Fun glittery card, LeAnne! Love the sparkly stars and the beautiful ribbon! TFS!

StampinCathy said...

Love this gitter card and that pretty ribbon too! Thanks for the tip.

mudmaven said...

Great card - love the sparkly stars! ~chris

Doris said...

Nice use of the packing tape glitter technique! Never thought of using it on a punchout. I'll have to CASE that soon...

Deborah Saaranen said...

So fresh and pretty LeAnne! I love the star's glimmer!

Juanita said...

Wow, I love this card. I also love how you improvised your glitter adhearing.
This is glittery and CAS and I love it.

Spicey Cat Chick said...

I feel your pain in photographing sparkly and shiny things! I can never get them to look as good in photos as real life. Your card is still WONDERFUL! Thanks for the tape trick. I think I'll give it a try.

Ravengirl said...

I just love the CAS style and it is good to have refreshers!

Cherie said...

Wow! Awesome glitter! Makes me want to get mine out and try some new stuff! Thanks for the reminder of a great project!

Cherie

Bree said...

That card is Beautiful

Jerri Kay said...

A fabulous birthday card LeAnne, it's so adorable, just love it!

cards4u said...

Love the sparkle and the white on white! Thanks for sharing your technique : )

Heather T said...

Very pretty LeAnne, I like your classy CAS style.

Janine said...

This is just such a pretty card LeAnne!! Love it!!

Rose Ann said...

I love your sparkly stars and beautiful ribbon, LeAnn!! Wonderful card!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Love your glittered star windows -- adorable project!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Susan Raihala said...

GREAT use of packing tape for this...I was wondering how you did that, and it's genius!

This card made my jaw drop...totally stunning and clean in its sparkly glory!

Gigi said...

Great work on the card. This is a great technique. Thanks for sharing =)

Leslie Miller said...

I love the glitter windows! This card is utterly fabulous in its simplicity. A perfect birthday card!

Charlene said...

Simple. sweet amd oh so glittery!

Tammy Hershberger said...

LeAnne this is so sweet! LOVE the glittery stars and that ribbon is YUMM-O! Fabulous CAS design!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for reminding me of this technique. Very cute.

Donna H.
2realtors@cox.net

Gigi said...

LeAnne, thanks for the great idea using the stamp set; I have it and will definitely pull it out to make a star-studded card, too :-)

Jenny Gropp said...

Simply super! The glitter just makes it POP!!!!

Kim Gasper said...

Pretty bling on the stars!