I was given the idea for a card by a work colleague. She has a 60th wedding anniversary to go to in a few months, and as this is the diamond anniversary, I began to think about doing a shiny and sparkly card.
I used an 8” square white card base, and cut a square just under 7.5 inches for the first layer. The black layer is a baroque embossed card from my stash, and was stuck flat to the base card. I covered a piece of coconut white card with a double sided sticky sheet, added Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels for the sparkly effect, then cut a square to layer out of that sheet leaving a fairly wide black border underneath it. I added dimension by using foam tape.
The lattice effect is by using Spellbinders ‘Labels One Card Front’ on a piece of Creative Expressions black card. I stuck the edges and centre down, but not the lattice pieces, as I like the shadow effect this gives. The centre sparkly tag is from Spellbinders ‘Labels 47 Decorative Elements’ which has been raised with foam tape.
The sentiment is by Sue Wilson and Creative expressions, cut from black foam. I tried to cut and layer the sentiment several times from card – I wanted a dimensional sentiment – but I couldn’t quite get the layers to line up right. I remembered I had bought some colours of foam – and it cut beautifully with the sentiment and my electronic Big Shot – no problem at all.
The embellishments are Spellbinders ‘Tiered Multiloop Bows’ cut out of another piece of card I had stuck the Glitter Jewels to. I wanted a solid bow, as it was sparkly, and put the layers together with a Hobby House rhinestone brad.
The two stick pins/hat pins are hand made by me to add further sparkle.
Creative Expressions black card
Creative Expressions coconut white card
Creative Expressions double sided sticky sheet
Creative Expressions/Sue Wilson Noble Dies – Double Pierced Squares – CED5509
Creative expressions/Sue Wilson – Expressions – Congratulations – CED5418
Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels
Spellbinders Labels One Card Front – S6-023
Spellbinders ‘Labels 47 Decorative Elements’
Spellbinders Tiered Multiloop Bows – S6-048
Hobby House – Rhinestone Brads