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I'm all about sparkle + shine these days, so that's sort of the theme for today!
First card I created features Map of America CG527 and Tweed Pattern S5654 stamps. The Map of America CG527 stamp is a full size rubber cling stamp, it is large enough to cover a standard size card front. I first stamp the pattern onto white card stock. I trimmed it down just a tad for layering purposes and then set it aside I then stamped the map image onto another layer. Then I trimmed down a sheet of clear acetate and sewed it directly on top of the map image. Before sewing the last side shut, I threw some sequins in. Now it's a shaker card!
Finally, I stamped the sentiment from Essential Messages CL371 separately, trimmed and layered and adhered on top of the acetate layer with some Scor-Tape. It's really much easier than it looks.
The Tweed Pattern S5654 stamp really gives it that vintage air mail look, I think they complement each other nicely.
Here's another card featuring the Tweed Pattern S5654 stamp. I stamped it on white card stock, trimmed it to size and colored in selective areas. To adhere to the sparkle + shine theme, I used my glitter pen and added some shine. It's so neat looking in person! The sentiment is from the Birthday Messages stamp set.
Last but not least, here's a very clean and simple card using the Winter Scene K5524 stamp and sentiment from It's Your Day CL661. I had previously left it without the black strip and sentiment-less, because well, the image is just that beautiful that it can stand alone by itself! Anyway, after further thought, I added the extra elements. I wanted to mimic the look of a cold winter at dusk.
To create the subtle sky, I masked off the hills and lightly swiped some blue Distress ink in an upward motion. The final step was adding some sparkle. I grabbed my glitter pens - silver and gold and accented the trees just a bit.
Thanks for stopping by and good luck! Your next stop on the Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop is my insanely talented friend Jenn Biederman!
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