Sunday, December 15, 2019

Technique Blog Hop - 'Tis the Season to Sparkle

Welcome to the Close To My Heart Technique Blog Hop!

The theme this month is Season to Sparkle. To me, that means bring on the bling! 

You should have arrived here from Krista Hershberger's blog.

I have SO many Christmas cards created already - and mine were mailed a while ago. I didn't want another Christmas card so I decided to create a birthday card with sparkle for this blog hop. 

I began by using my Cricut and inserted the chevron background from Artbooking onto the canvas. After a lot of slicing, I created equally spaced chevrons in the size of a standard card. I cut the entire outline and inside pieces from Bluebird cardstock. A piece of Silver Glitter Paper was used as my base and I placed the chevron pieces where I wanted them - it really helped to have the outline to be able to adhere the pieces in the correct place. 

A birthday sentiment was embossed on vellum using silver embossing powder. I lined that with a piece of silver shimmer trim cut in half and then adhered it to Carolina cardstock. The vellum is folded around the back to allow better adhesion. 

A few embellishments and this is finished - ready for an upcoming birthday. 

The next blog on the hop is Tamara Sandwisch's blog
I am certain she has something amazing to share with you! 

Products used are all Close To My Heart: 

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Carolina Cardstock, Bluebird Cardstock, Silver Glitter Paper, Vellum
Stamps: Birthday Greetings
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Artbooking Cricut Cartridge, Silver Shimmer Trim, Silver Glitter Gems, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool



  1. Awww...super fun! I love the chevron pattern with the glitter paper!

  2. What a fun card! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Sparkle & Shine...lovely! :) I just "broke out" this stamp set too! I love the fonts in this set!

  4. Love the blue and gold! Great design. Real eye catching!

  5. I have never heat embossed velum... I guess I need to add it to my list of things to try! I love the fun chevron!

  6. So gorgeous! Love everything about this card!

  7. This is cute - I love all the sparkle and espeially the chevron design! Nice embossing on vellum! I think I need to do more heat-embossing!


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