Clean & Simple Boutique Cards AECP Course – with sparkle!

Clean & Simple Boutique Cards AECP Course – with sparkle!

I have a sparkly card to share today! I have been super busy with my 3D shop so I haven’t had a lot of time to craft, but I make sure to find at least a few moments a day to create at least 1 card – even if that means doing more simple type cards that are discussed in the above mentioned course. However – this one was not quite as simple and took me a while to complete!

Before I go any further…if you want to learn how to make simple, pretty, fun, easy cards to give to your friends/family I highly recommend this course! Inspiration comes from everywhere, and you would be surprised how many different cards you can create with just stamps & ink! Link here!

So onto the card! This card is hot off the crafty table! “Shine like the Stars!” Part of the above course does cover basic foiling – but alas – I do not have foil! I watched the video anyway and decided to substitute with gold glitter embossing powder & sequins! (But tomorrow I think I’ll hit up the Hobby Lobby and see if I can at least find gold/silver foil!)

So I’ll go over the materials I used below:

  • Slimline Card Base (my first ever!)
  • Deep Blue Seas Crisp Dye Inks – Altenew
  • Halftone Stars Stamp Set – Altenew
  • Tiny Stars Stamp Set – Altenew
  • Black Ink
  • Versamark Embossing Ink
  • Gold Glitter Embossing Powder
  • Mixed Sequins

I stamped the larger halftone stars first using the set of inks above to get an ombré effect (I am obsessed with that!) Then I added the smaller stars with embossing ink and embossed those with the gold sparkly glitter embossing powder. Next I added the tiny stars in different areas around the edges, and finally I topped it off with a few sequins. I added the “Shine like the Stars” sentiment at the very end.

That’s it for now – maybe more to share tomorrow! Stay crafty! ⭐️

Happy Birthday, Cupcake

Happy Birthday, Cupcake

Today was a crafty filled day! I finally found time to put together this cupcake card! I had done the coloring weeks ago but it’s just been sitting in my unfinished projects pile. It’s all finished now!

  • Cupcake Stamp by Colorado Stamps
  • Arrtx Alcohol Brush Markers
  • White Card Stock
  • Polka Dot Card Stock
  • Stripe Background Stamp
  • Washi Tape
  • White Gel Pen
  • Assorted Sequins
  • Foam Tape
  • Sentiment by Altenew

This was a a very fun coloring project! I adore cupcakes & deserts on cards with colorful patterns! So cheerful!

Arrtx Alcohol Brush Markers are a great alternative to other expensive brands and they blend really well.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful weekend!