August 26, 2011

Two card challenges and a Glam Squad cheer :).

First off yahhhh. I am soo excited, I joined my first Friday Mashup last week and my card was selected as one of the Glam Squad.

It just so happens that my post is for this weeks Friday Mashup, I though I would combine two challenges with one card as I am behind a day with the 365 Card Challenge. I am trying for a full week of a card a day.

Friday Mashup Challenge this week is Bossy and Sketchy:

So here is how we are "MASHING IT UP" this week
    1. Create a project using the provided "Sketch".
    2. or Create a project that has a "Dry Embossing on it".
    3. or "Mash it Up!" and create a card using the "Sketch with Dry Embossing".
The Second Challenge is for 365 Card Challenge- Day 178-Buried Deep, the details are as follows:

"Dig into your stash and crack open 2 items that you've never used before.  They can be old or they can be new, but they can't have been used."

This sketch is perfect for the card I had in mind. I used my Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder to emboss all the designer paper layers and the scalloped circle, I used a brand new stamp from my Inkadinkado Dot Flourishes, I also opened a new package of Crystal Stickers.

The focal image was first stamped with Stampabilites- Faded Text Background, I then stamped a Flourish and used a Tombow glue pen to follow some of the dots and add Glitter, it turned out a little thicker in parts then I wanted but it still looks good. I used a wide variety of pearls and gems to give a unique look.

I tied brown dotted ribbon then added Sew Easy fancy floss, finishing with small bow.
I tried to angle the picture to get the gems and the glitter but I could not make it happen, so sparkly gems it is.

Supplies: Cream and brown cardstock, Designer Paper-Kaiser Craft, Inkadinkado-Dot Flourishes, Stampabilites-Faded Text Background, The Stamps of Life-getwell2you,Crystal Stickers-Gems and Pearls, Sew Easy fancy floss, misc ribbon, EK Success- Circle Punches.



  1. WOW!! This is GORGEOUS! Love the monochromatic look and the gems are fabulous! Great to have you at the Friday Mashup again!!

  2. HI Nina, I absolutely love this swirls of bling you have used on your fabulous card. So glad you decided to enter our challenge at the Friday Mashup.
    Kasey ~ in Oz

  3. Love this.. I really like the gems you added. That swirl on the rectangle panel came out great. The color combo goes great with all your elements. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

  4. Wowsers, you are one talented stamper Nina! This card is amazing! Love all the details, especially the BLING! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

  5. Wow, what an absolutely beautiful card! The papers, the colors, the gems and the images you used just make this such a wonderful piece of work! Truly fantastic!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  6. Love all those layers, the swirls and the baker's twine. And I especially love the bling!