So, my husband broke his leg in two places last week (that’s a Welshman for you, trying to skate on our lake like a Canadian), so I’ve been pretty busy looking after him after his surgery, but I’ve finally had a chance to get back at making cards this morning!
Ever since I started carrying The Ton Brand stamps in my shop I have admired the adorable Panda Can’t Even Stamps and Dies so I decided today was the day!
For this Cute Little card I started with a 4″x4″ card blank, for the glitter frame I cut a piece of black glitter card stock to 3.75″x3.75″ and the used my We R Memory Keepers Frame Punch Board to make a 0.5″ thick frame out of it. On top of that I glued a 3.5″x3.5″ square piece of paper from the Papermania Capsule Geometric Mono 6″x6″ cardstack (which has beautiful gold foil designs on it!)
The Panda’s were then heat embossed with black embossing powder, die cut and then mounted onto the front using foam squares.
The hearts were cut out of red glitter cardstock using my Cricut Explore Air machine (available upon request).
If you haven’t checked out Honey Bee Stamps you must! Their items are gorgeous and great quality. In this card their Zen Floral was a perfect image to be gold foiled, and was very nicely complimented by gold glitter cardstock, and classic black & white stripe paper.
Ok, so I’m totally excited about The Ton stamps launching new stamps and ‘Couture Sequins mixes’, and with that a new Challenge Blog, so of course it was the perfect reason to play with a stamp set I hadn’t used before and some fun items and create a new card!
The theme of the challenge is “Celebrate” so I chose the Pyrotechnics set from The Ton as the main stamps on the card, the sentiment is from the Born Classy Stamp set, also by The Ton.
To make this card I used an 8″x8″ cream card base (cut down to 7″x7″), with a 6″x6″ piece of gold glitter cardstock with a a 5.5′” square piece of black card used for stamping.
I stamped a variety of the firework shapes using the Perfect Pearls Medium, and then dusting with a variety of colours of Perfect Pearl Dusts. I then highlighted some of the fireworks by stamping using Versamark and heat embossing with Gold Nuvo Embossing Powder, to add that extra bit of celebration to the card I heat embossed the sentiment in gold as well.
This was a fun little project as it was my first time using Perfect Pearls, I LOVED them!
Hope you enjoy and make sure to hop on by and check out The Ton Challenge for yourself!