Saturday 20 July 2013


Woo hoo, it's Saturday which means we have a brand new challenge over at ATCAS

This challenge is being hosted by Shana and she has chosen this code word for you -

ooooooooo, the dreaded glitter. I LOVE glitter but I HATE that it gets everywhere. Luckily I have used a technique for my cards that didn't cause me to have glitter in my hair, eyes, on my clothes, in my food... you get the drift.

I have two DT cards for you this challenge. 

Here is my first one -

I have used one of our sponsors images. Unfortunately I am not sure what it is called... I firstly printed this image onto blender paper so I could colour in the image with my Spectrum Noir pens (who doesn't love colouring in?). I then used my Lacy Oval die to cut it out and popped it up on dimensionals. Easy peasy. I added some Diamond Stickles to the pink flowers for that sparkle I needed. Stickles are great because it's the kind of glitter that doesn't get everywhere!

Here is my next card -

These are my favourite butterfly dies. They are from Memory Box and are called Pippi and Isabella. I first adhered some double sided paper to a piece of cardstock and ran the dies through the Big Shot. 

For the base butterfly, I peeled back one side of the tape and sprinkled Martha Stewart glitter all over it. The colour I used for this was Azurite. The trick to not getting the glitter everywhere is to use a transparency sheet folder in half. I open up the sheet and then start adding the glitter to my die. I then fold the sheet back over and use my bone scorer to 'burnish' the glitter so it really sticks and there isn't any glitter falling off. It's an easy way to contain the glitter. 

The top die is a little more intricate and I wanted two colours of glitter on this one. So I peeled back the sheet just a little and added the first colour. Then I peeled it back a little more and added the second colour. I kept going like this until I had the colours alternated on the die. The glitter colours I used for this butterfly are White Gold and Blue Topaz.

I decided that Black and Blue would be great colours for a base and I have embossed my blue panel using the Square Lattice folder. 

The sentiment is from my Itty Bitty Banners set with co-ordinating dies.

Well, that's it for me! 

We have a great sponsor for you this week who is offering 4 images to our CAS Perfectionist -

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So, pop on over to the challenge blog and check out the inspiration! It is GLITTER-IFIC!!

Thanks so much for looking xx


  1. Wow, Kylie, both your cards are stunning! The diecut with that beautiful image looks amazing on the first one and I LOVE your colour scheme and glitter butterflies on the second. Sue x

  2. Beautiful cards Kylie, love your colouring on the 1st one and the glittery butterflies look amazing, love how you got 2 colours on the wings :) Cathy x

  3. Both cards are fabulous but your first card is just beautiful!!

  4. both are stunning Kylie but I have to say the second one is my favourite-the glittery butterflies blow me away!! And I love the contrast these have with the strong lattice background x

  5. Stunning cards Kylie - love the soft pastel colouring on the first, and the gorgeous double-layered butterflies on the second. Great glittering techniques too!
    Have a happy weekend - hugs, Sylvia xx

  6. Two gorgeous cards Kylie. Love the first with it's delicate colouring and hint of glitter and the second is so pretty with the glittered butterflies.


    Karen x

  7. Two fabulous cards Kylie. Your coloring on the first image is AMAZING! Love the little touches of stickles to take it up a notch! The butterflies are also gorgeous ... love the variegated coloring! Loll xx

  8. Oooo! I say. Rather fetching little numbers these KL!! he he. Seriously they are both super cards. I love how you have added the glitter to the first one. Hope all is well and you are safe in your travels.
    Hugs, Flo xx

  9. These are both beautiful, Kylie! I adore the soft coloring of the first and the perfect overall design of the second!

  10. I especially love your first card your coloring is fabulous and mind-blowing!

  11. Two lovely cards and great use of glitter without it being over the top. Pretty cards.


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