Monday, November 1, 2010

WARNING: Wear your shades… TOO much sparkle in this post! (+FREEBIE)



Hello hello there my Blogville buddies… my room is a kitchen sink at the moment. I have started so many cards and finished none of them. I did however manage to finish one card today. This is an “Engagement Invitation”  based on the sketch from Digis with Attitude. First take a look at the card then we can begin with all the screaming…

Again, it’s a cellphone pic… so bear with me.


EeEEEEEeee aaaAAAaa I know… that is a LOT of glitter, O.K, more than A LOT… But this is how our weddings are! Lots of sparkle and shine! There is never too much bling in this part of the world when it comes to weddings and related occasions!

Anyway this person is wearing steel grey dress on her engagement, hence the matching invitation.

I have glittered the embossed section of the card and sprayed some lacquer on it to make it stick, it has given the embossed flap a very different look than the base (which are same by the way).

Here is another view against the light, so you can see what I am talking about.


Seeee… it looks nice right?? It looks better with the lacquer… the lacquer muted the glitter somewhat and gave the paper a pearlescent touch. Thank God!

Don’t know why the flower is looking fluorescent, it is really not… in this picture it is giving off light on its own! LOL Oh I so want my camera!!!

The flower is handmade. Never made this one before. Looks good, too big though.

The card looks beautiful… I had my doubts when she chose this particular folder… I showed her the birds and swirls one… thinking that the lesser the glitter there is, the better it will look.

The light orange swirly border is a diecut.

Will show you the complete package soon, till then… hugs and love!


P.S Forgot to add the sentiment :(

Challenges: Digis with attitude (sketch), Inky Impressions (flowers), Inktegrity Design Team Challenges (anythig goes), ABC Challenge(Glitter), Craft Your Passion Challenges (Anything Goes), Whoopsi Daisy Challenge (add sparkle), Lexi's Creations (anything goes), Digi Doodle Shop's Best (anything goes)


This was on request from a lady who mailed me the quotation. Thought I’d share.





Shalini said...

the invite luks absolutely stunning... the entire glitter work is super duper awesum... gorgeous!!!
though grey is nt really my fave color, but this just stands out beautifully!!!

Lauretta See said...

very elegant.. and that handmade flower is gorgeous :) great job! Thank you for playing with us this week on our anything goes challenge at craft your passion! Good luck!

dragonllew said...

Great card stunning flower thanks for joining us at Digi's With Attitude!
Jenny x

snehal watwe welde said...

I love the whats new?I love everything You do...Gee that rhymes.....
Love the muted glitter and the grey and the lovely contrast the flower provides.
Kindly share what is lacquer?
And how to use it?Also a request pl share a tutorial/tips on making that gorgeous flower.
I am sure your friend loved the invite.
Thanks for sharing the sentiment . It is really cool.

DeeAnn said...

I love the card. The color combination is stunning. I think the orange really sets the card off. I love your flower. Thank you for the gift. I love it.

Jennie said...

Stunning card! Loving all the bling :D


Cec said...

Fabulous and very sparkly indeed. The colours are gorgeous together and I love that big orange flower. Thanks for joining us at WhoopsiDaisy.

Ujjwal said...

This is stunning girl!! No matter how much glitter you use, it is never too much on your cards. I love your glittery ways :)

Moments by Marla said...

Love your invitation! I know what you mean about many projects started and very few completed. I really work better under pressure. As far as the age goes I know quite a few people like that, but being a two time cancer survivor I don't mind everyone knowing. I look at every year as a bonus and I have had 20 of them! Thank you.

Viv said...

Wow! This is gorgeous ! Love the orange against the grey and your embossing looks beautiful! Thanks for playing at Digi's With Attitude! Viv x

Rleen said...

Gorgeous card, I love the embossed with glitters. Great job!
Thanks for joining us at the Whoopsi Daisy this week challenge. Hope to see you again next week.
Hugs, Rleen

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

what an absolutely gorgeous card! that flower is fabulous!

Linnie said...

wow i looove all the bling its fantastic
Thankyou for joining us at whoopsiDaisy dont forget to come back next week

My Inkie Fingers said...

Wow!! Very pretty! Love the embossing =)

Thanks for playing along at DWAC's


Lori said...

Love the embossing and the brilliant pop of orange, thanks for joining in our Anything Goes Challenge over at Lexi's Creations!

Hestia's Helper said...

Thank you for the freebie sentiment... that's really funny!

That orange flower is beautiful and altho I've never put gray with orange, they actually look really nice together!

Juanita said...

This is a beautiful invitation, love the sparkle on the embossing and the way the flower pops. Thanks for joining us at Digi's With Attitude! Challenge.

Great music, I hadn't heard Adam's version of Mad World in a long time :).

Karen said...

Really lovely, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

Sara said...

Love all the glitter, thanks for playing along with DDSB!

WeirdCat said...

Very elegant,thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
Ruth x

Julie said...

Your card is just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best

skylife said...

I thinks it's a great invitation. And actually like a lot the glitter - after all, it's wedding isn't it!

Love the contrast between the flower and the card!

Thanks for joining us at DDSB

Janet said...

Hello, This is the first time I have been to your blog, I had to become a follower and add you to my favorites list. You have an awesome talent I look forward to learning from you. Thank you for sharing.

Mari Harpham said...

I love your card and I don't think there is to much glitter. It is a lovely wedding card. I wish your friend the best in her upcoming marriage.

Thanks for sharing this awesome creation with us at Digi's With Attitude! Challenge.


SmilynStef said...

My-oh-my you do rock the glitter ... stunning.

Louise said...

Fabulous card, wow the bling looks awesome. Thanks for joining us this week at Digi's With Attitude!

Tracey said...

Stunning card, so elegant - love that flower :)

Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations & Good Luck!


Emma and Susan said...

Wow beautiful....Love the flower and all that glitter!!
Thanks for joining us this time at Whoopsi Daisy.
Love and hugs
Susan and Emma

Lilacanglia said...

awesome card
Thank You for joining us at Whoopsidaisy this week,
Hope to see you again next week,
Whoopsidaisy GDT

Jóna said...

Lovely card !

Thanks so much for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best, hop to see you again :D

I am one of the DT members and I want to tell you about group I have opened at PCP "Fan's of Digi Doodle Shop" and you are so very welcome to join us there :D

All the best to you, Jóna

Heather P. said...

This is stunning! Love the pop of orange! :)

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

How pretty with all of the glitter and detail!! Wonderful sentiment as well. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at WHOOPSI DAISY this week:)

Susheel said...


Karyn said...

Such an elegant card! Absolutely stunning! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion. x x