Sunday, November 11, 2012

stars + sparkle? sign me up!!!

this week's brief at city crafter-- stars and sparkle-- is, as you may already have noticed, right up my street! having said that, when i read the challenge, i envisioned making something very pink, very sparkly, and well, girly as all get out. then a little peek at my birthday book revealed that what i really need RIGHT NOW is a birthday card for my friend joshua. so some pretty fast mental recalculating took place, and i came up with this, instead:

(patterned paper: basic grey, authentique, dcwv; cardstock: core'dinations; thickers: american crafts; gem stars: queen + co; star dies: spellbinders; ink: colorbox; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape, gluedots, sewing machine)

one of my favorite things about josh is that a card with the word "dude" spelled out in sparkly silver glitter letters will not so much as raise an eyebrow on his part. gotta love that in a man, right??! 

for my layout, i used kimber mcgray's saturday card challenge sketch at two peas in a bucket:


this is one i will print out and save, since i can already see about 27 different ways to use it... some of which involve washi tape... come to think of it, i think i will sign off and pursue at least one of those right now. do go back to enjoying your regularly scheduled sunday, darlings, this may take some time! :)

14 comments:

  1. A perfect combination of stars and sparkles ... Brilliant take on the sketch and the challenge my friend ... Many thanks for playing at CCCB this week!

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  2. What a lovely card! Very nice and sparkly and yet, cool for a guy, what a brilliant job you have done! Thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

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  3. What a fun card. I am loving all your stars. Great take on the sketch my friend. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

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  4. I must say DUDE more often. It's one of those words that, depending on intonation, can really convey anything you might need to say. And yes, sparkly silver letters? A man who sees past the glitter is worth his weight in it! Love your starry take on this awesome sketch :)

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  5. Sees past the glitter? Oh no, no, no, no, no. A real mam embraces the glitter. Or at least that is what CK told his workmates during a meeting many years back when his silver hair sparkled with the green glitter my bebe girl had been using the previous day.

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  6. Love this! Looks wonderful and the Fall colors are perfect for this time of year!

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  7. How cool is this card! I printed out this sketch this morning to play tonight. You rocked the sketch awesome!!! Thank You so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

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  8. Fab card Dude! Love it! So glad to hear your power has been restored!!!

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  9. WASHI? YOU?! And now i've added ANOTHER challenge blog to my reader. Read 10, add 15. yeah, that's about right.

    And i WAS expecting pink. :D

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  10. Absolutely great boys card. I love it. I hope you win. I planned on making a card for this sketch and have not yet. Considering its due this afternoon.... well its looking like that is not going to happen.

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  11. This is so cool! I love how you made a dude sparkle card.

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  12. Simple and elegant deserves for plastic cards printing, as it makes it durable and long lasting...

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