Monday, June 12, 2017

You Light Up My Life!

Today's card was inspired Sketch Challenge #500 over @ Mojo Monday...sadly, this is their last I wanted to be sure to participate! I just had gallbladder surgery this past Friday and won't be able to get down the stairs to my stamping desk for a while, so I've got a few cards already done and waiting in the wings to share with you until I get my stitches out in another week.

I'll also be entering this card @ Addicted to Stamping for "Leave a Little Sparkle...", @ Simon Says Stamp for "Masculine", @ Mod Squad Challenge for "Spark It Up" and @ The House That Stamps Built for "Use Washi Tape".

I started this card with a top folding A2 horizontal white card base and spun the sketch on it's side...Trimmed the patterned paper from a DCWV Glitter Mat Stack paper pad according to the sketch and ran the piece of dark blue sparkle paper through my Texture Boutique in a Houndstooth embossing folder from Cuttlebug.

This stamp set is one from Unity Stamp Company and I stamped the sentiment using first and second generation inkings to get the depth of color. (this just means that I stamped once with full ink and then stamped below it right away again without re-inking)

After stamping the light bulb in black ink on gray cardstock, I colored it with Prismacolor pencils and clear Wink of Stella pen for an all over shimmer that the camera sadly just doesn't seem to be able to capture.

 I adhered the blue embossed paper with my ATG gun and added the the two layers of metallic and glitter silver washi tapes down the center. Next up was layering the glittered patterned papers. I also distressed the edges of the focal piece for texture/dimension and adhered it with foam pop dots.

The last step was to add 1 sequin and to splatter the card front with Clear Journey Sparkle Silk from FSJ...but here's where things got a little messy, lol...ya see, I was in a hurry to get finished and spilled some of the Sparkle Silk, sigh. That's why there is a rather large glittery blob on the right side of the card that doesn't belong there! I decided to not re-make the card, because that is the beauty of a hand made I right? It's meant to be perfectly imperfect!!! 

Going with the theme of being perfectly imperfect, the sentiment inside is also flawed because I rocked the stamp as I lifted it and the "!" smeared...oh is what it is, and I am sure my hubby won't even notice when I give it to him, lol! 

Until next time~


  1. I love the collage-y look of this card. So much going on, but it all works perfectly. Very creative!! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at The Mod Squad!!!

  2. Wonderful card! Such a fun design!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  3. Lovely card for Hubby
    love the manly colors...
    great take on the challenge at ATSM this time
    many thanks to joining with us at ATSM this week

  4. Great take on the mojo sketch and best wishes for a speedy recovery! Thanks for joining us in the last milestone Mojo Monday challenge!

    1. thank you -Mojo Monday was an inspiration to me to get back into stamping again 2 years ago!!! I am so sad to see them go :(

  5. This is so cute! I love the embossed panel and the stamped background panel, so fun! And they go perfectly with that image. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  6. Such a beautiful card. Hope you heal up quickly from your surgery. So glad you could join us for the final Mojo sketch.

  7. i really likes your blog and You have shared the whole concept really well. and Very beautifully soulful read! thanks for sharing.
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