Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Can Cards be Delicious?

I ask can a greeting card be delicious?  My answer is a definite yes they can.  The 'in real life' details of this card are absolutely yummy and so tasty.  I started with the "Baby Wipe" technique (this week's challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments) and instead of using my inked baby wipe to as a stamp pad to ink an image, I used the wipe in a direct to paper technique.  I like this technique best with glossy white card stock and that is the base of my card.  The reinker colors I used were Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, (this week's color challenge at The Shabby Tea Room) and Certainly Celery.

I decided to do a New Years Holiday card and was inspired by The Shabby Tea Room photo #145.  The challenge is to use pink, aqua, white/cream, and glitter--yah those are some of my most favorites!  And as a side note, If I could have this room I would be a very happy camper. 

Once I colored my card stock with the wipe I ran the piece through the new Honeycomb TIEF.  (That folder is a new delectable morsel in my stash of accessories).  Then I sanded the raised edges to really make the textured pattern stand out.  After that is where I went a bit indulgent in my design process; next I rubbed the card stock with an Illuminate ink pad and then embossed the piece with Iridescent Ice EP (see the bottom right corner in the photo below).  That touch alone made the card fabulous.

My next step was to wrap the card with Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle and the new Natural Trim.  I tied off the right side with Pool Party Bakers Twine and then I got a bit crazy.  If you know me you know that I always have a can of Aqua Net and a salt shaker of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on hand.  What I did on this card was to coat the two ribbons with hair spray and then sprinkle on the Iridescent Ice EP.  I melted the powder and it gave the ribbons and twine a beautiful stiffness.

A few punched stars, the number 2013, and a banner came together for a perfect focal point.  The "Celebrate" greeting is from one of the Sale-a-bration stamp sets called Feeling Sentimental.  I used Platinum Shimmer Paint on a sponge to ink up the image and while it was still wet I hit it with Iridescent Ice EP.  This card is so pretty and I think I will tuck it into a frame and enjoy it myself as a bit of New Years decor.


  1. Beautiful card, love the colors!

  2. So sparkly and fun .. the close up pics really show off all that shimmer!! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room this week :)

  3. I love the shimmer and shine on the honeycomb, along with the silver glimmer numbers. Beautiful!



  4. Love all the sparkle and glitter...perfect for New Year! Thanks for sharing your pretty card with us in TSTR!

  5. Emmy award for you, girl! That is the BEST! Aqua Net really works for glitter? I have to try. And I somehow missed out on the Illuminate pads, I just noticed them in the carryover. So, so gorgeous! I need to you to come to NC for a crafty retreat :) Happy New Year! Erika

  6. STUNNING! Pinning this for a future CASE, hope you don't mind!