Friday, July 12, 2013

You're Sweet

This is a birthday card I made using a free image from Lacy Sunshine called Gemma Gumdrop. Heather offers a free image by e-mail on her challenge blog where I'm going to share my card in her anything goes challenge.
I used some awesome textured glitter cardstock by DCWV for my background and frame. It feels exactly like the hard sugar on a gumdrop and came in some pretty great gumdrop colors too. The embossed background papers were made using the D'vine Swirl embossing folder. My card, image frame and sentiment are all Silhouette cut files. I used the print and cut on my Silhoeutte to cut Gemma out and then colored her with my Prismacolor pencils. I also used some glitter gel pens to outline her here and there to add more sparkle. A gold glitter gel pen made the faux stitching around the frame too. For my gumdrop embellishments I enlarged the gumdrops in the image and cut them out of the same glitter cardstock. I then added 3 layers of Glossy Accents to give them a real gumdrop look. I love how that turned out. I had to keep my card fairly one dimensional because I am mailing it so my gumdrops work really well for that too. Some Glossy Accents on the gumdrops in the image finish things off.

My 2nd picture, to show all the sparkle and glitter, can a girl ever really have too much of either?
I would also like to share my card at:
Just Inspirational Challenges inspiration photo (shape, colors), closes July 16,
Charisma Cardz no designer papers, closes July 17,
Cameo Creations glitter it up, closes Aug. 7 ***Winner!!!***


Alyx said...

Beautiful card Barb! Love the gumdrops and you've coloured Gemma Gumdrop beautifully.

Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.

Unknown said...

This is fabulous, Barb! Love your gorgeous sparkly papers and those gumdrops look good enough to eat! Gemma is coloured up so beautifully too!

Thank you for sharing with us at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge and good luck!

NGCARDS said...

Gorgeous creation hun! Thanks for playing at Charisma Cardz! xxx

Anonymous said...

Adorable card. Love your interpretation on the Inspirational photo. Thank you for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenge this week. Hugs Shelly

Wendy L said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week, xxx

Julie Odil said...

Very nice! Thanks for joining the Cameo Creations Challenge. Julie, DT member

Stacey said...

beutiful card and great blog. thanks for joining us at just inspirational challenges.

Cumbrianlass said...

2 very beautiful cards love your colour choices.
Thanks for joining in the Lacy Sunshine challenge

kelly ledder said...

Beautiful colours! Thanks for playing along at Just Inspirational Challenges.

Kelyl x

Shorty Creations said...

Such a sweet image and super cute design.

Thanks for playing along with us over at Cameo Creations!

~ Ana Maria CCDT

Kate said...

What a sweet card, Barb!! The image is adorable and I'm so impressed with your colouring! And I LOVE the Glossy Accents on the gumdrops!!

Thanks so much for leaving me a comment! I'd been looking for your blog a couple of weeks ago. For some reason, I thought "garden" was in the name. I have no idea where I came up with that! Anyway, I'm delighted to have found you again. Now I'll know what to look for on my blog list!!

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous card and thank you for your comment I am now a follower of the challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Ceci V. said...

I love all the sparkles and the techniques you used. Thanks for the inspiration.

Thanks for joining the Cameo Creations challenge.

Ceci V.

Lisa Norris said...

SO adorable! I love that shimmery paper! Thanks so much for joining us over at Cameo Creations!