Saturday, February 8, 2014

Love and Sparkle!


Hello everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Kristine Reynolds our challenge hostess for February brings us another fun challenge.

Valentine's Day is in less than a week and we are sure that you still have a card or two to make so  Kristine is challenging us to make a Valentine or a card for a loved one. 
Our card must also have glitter on it.

For my card this week I created an accordion card using the Oval Accordion Card die set  by Karen Burniston’s for Elizabeth Crafts Designs. The frames around each panel use the Oval Dots Frame Edges and the Oval Flourish Frame Edges.

The image on my card is one from Art Impressions (Tina Set) which I purchased recently on a shopping trip with my friends. I stamped the image onto card and then stamped the heart balloon onto red glitter card (we needed to add some sparkle!) As the balloon is can’t be anchored to the card as the oval panel swivels from the inside to the front of the card and is only attached to the arm by a thin piece of card, I decided to add a piece of wire and sandwich this between the red glitter balloon and the white balloon attached to the image, poking the wire through some foam tape attached to the back of the girls arms … this made the balloon more stable.

On the right panel I added a sentiment (also from this stamp set) and added two red glitter card hearts using the heart die which is included in the Oval Accordion Card die set … see Karen knew we would need a heart die!


Here is a view of my card when the card is closed.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

  • Anja de Regt
  • Barbara Anders
  • Betty Wright
  • Heather Pulvirenti
  • Helen Cryer
  • Jessie Rone
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Kelli Hull
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Peggy McCurry
  • Danielle Lounds (February Guest Designer) 
  • Accordion Card Oval

    Oval Dots Frame Edges

    Oval Flourish Frame Edges

    Stamps: Tina Set – Art Impressions
    Paper: White; Red; Pink; Red Glitter Card
    Pop It Ups Dies: Oval Accordion Card; Oval Dots Frame Edges; Oval Flourish Frame Edges – Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics


    Karen B said...

    LOVE this! Wow do you know how to combine stamps and colors just perfectly. said...

    Lovely! Yep we love you & we'll put up with you b/c you make AWESOME cards.

    Betty Wright said...

    Absolutely adorable card, Frances! The sentiment made me LOL!

    nwilliams6 said...

    I love this card! I need to use that sentiment on a card to my hubby for sure! Great image and great sentiment. Hugz!

    Kristine Reynolds said...

    Love this card and love, love, love all the new dies you have been using. Got to get this one!

    Joanne (jojot) said...

    love these sassy cards....fab V day creation