Mmmm…sequins, glitter, watercolor yumminess.  Pink, orange, aqua, and green happiness.  I had such a great time making this card!


I have become so enamored by cards from the likes of Aga and others that I just had to try and replicate their dreamy, glistening wonderful-ness that I admire. I don’t think I’m there yet, but I’ve really been working at stretching my creative muscles as of late, and I think that’s a good place to be!


I began with the inspiration image from this week’s Fusion Card Challenge:

I love the pale pink background paired with the the brightly colored butterflies.


The base layer of the card is painted with a combination of pink and orange pastel watercolors. I die cut some arrows using my Cameo….heat embossed some stamped splotches….painted some glossy accents medium and covered with glitter….and glued on some sequins.


The sentiment….is a font! Yep. Just typed, printed and cut. I know. Are you loving it as much as I am?!


Whoomp! There it is. Did I mention that I loooved making this card?… I am entering it into Fusion Card Challenge #4.

Supplies used:
Paper – Recollections cardstock in White, Orange, Light Blue, Light Turquoise, Light/Dark Coral Pink, Olive Green, Recollections Vellum, Canson watercolor paper.
Stamps – Hero Arts Brush Strokes.
Silhouette Cameo/Shapes – Negative space from Triangle Flags
Font – Impact Label
Other – Crayola Washable Watercolors. Recollections embossing powder in Snow. Martha Steward glitter in Sugar Cube. Glossy Accents medium. Sequins.

Card size: 5″ x 6″


I am a CTS Guest Designer this week!

I am so happy to announce that I am *Guest Designer* this week over at Case This Sketch! Weeee!!! I’d like to offer a BIG shout out to Chrissy from CTS who invited me – this is my VERY first guest designer spot and I couldn’t be more excited!

Here is my card:


I started my design with the criss-cross of the arrows. I knew I wanted to incorporate a heart and/or a Valentine’s sentiment since this Friday is, after all, the big day of love!

I used two slightly different shades of embroidery floss to stitch the arrows onto the die cut heart, vellum overlay, and card.


I used my Silhouette Cameo to lay out the sentiment, and then used the fill feature to create a yummy pink and orange blend to the text.


Finally I glued some gold sequins for a little bling and also for the fact that I am really loving the pink/orange/gold color combination in projects that I’m seeing out there right now.


So head on over to Case This Sketch and check out my Guest Designer feature AND this week’s challenge! Have fun! And have a Happy Valentine’s Day – I plan on taking my little prince on a “date” to Build-A-Bear (as long as the weather is cooperative!)

Supplies used:
Paper – Recollections Cardstock in White and Dark Coral. Recollections Paper Pad, 12″x12″ in Neapolitan Inspiration.
Silhouette Cameo/Shapes – Heart from You Are My Happy
Font – Amatic SC
Other – Embroidery floss. Gold sequins.

Card size: 5″x5″