- Today, card making is a worldwide hobby, especially popular in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
- 1 in 6 U.S. households participates in making cards
- 86% of scrapbookers also create handmade cards
- 92% of paper crafters create cards more than any other type of project
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Penny at Penny's Page
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Michelle at Precious Thoughts
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Robin at Red Robin Lane
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Sam at Never try to teach a pig to sing
This year's theme for the blog hop is gardening. I chose the ROSE to highlight on my card. Most of my materials are available from Paper Wishes, and I've provided links to many of these products.
I LOVE glitter (see wide array of glitters here) and I finally got around to purchasing these adhesive sheets so I could try the glitter technique shown here.
I started by drawing around my rose stencil onto the top backing sheet of my adhesive paper. I then cut around that drawn line and was ready for the fun.
I started by removing the backing sheet and attaching my cut-out shaped adhesive piece to a white piece of cardstock. Then I carefully removed the top sheet and placed my stencil gently on top. I took a post-it note and covered the leaves/stem portion before adding the glitter to my flower and swirly border. Because of the way I had cut the adhesive sheet, there was just a thin border around the outer edge that I got too. I was using some VERY FINE glitter so just put a bit on my finger and rubbed it where I wanted it - made it very easy to be quite precise with placement.
After brushing off any loose glitter, I removed the post-it and added my green glitter.
Finally, after again brushing off any loose glitter, I carefully removed the stencil from the adhesive piece. I sprinkled a bunch of clear/white glitter over the remainder. It was in larger chunks, but worked just fine. I just dumped off the excess and had my glittery flower.
Then, I trimmed the card stock close to the glittery flower to form a narrow mat as shown.
I cut a layer out of purple patterned paper (an old design from Hot Off the Press), using the Label B template from Design Tool Kit #1.
Before I assembled the card, I scored the front of it on a diagonal with lines 1/8" apart. Then I added my layers as shown in the picture. I wrote the sentiment by hand four times with an opaque white pen, and my card was complete. I love the way it glitters and sparkles!
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