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Friday, November 15, 2013

Happy Birthday, Joanna!


Today is Joanna Munster's birthday!  She is the genius behind the Inspired By Stamping site which includes her store, blog, newsletter and more.  The Design Team thought we'd wish her a big ol' happy birthday by having a blog hop showcasing some of her stamps, papers, and whatnot.

Today I chose to use one of my favorite razzle dazzle techniques of glittering through lace.

It's simply a matter of placing a piece of lace on sticky paper, coating it with one color (in this case a gorgeous purple), removing the lace and coating with a second color (teal).  Talk about SPARKLY!  I wish the photos could capture the glitter and glimmer and shimmer and shine but you'll have to try it for yourself to see what I mean.  You need to use a very fine glitter, and Art Glitter makes the best glitter in the world, in my opinion.

The flower is an acetate one I made a while back which needed a home, and I centered it with a small pearl.  The sentiment is from the IBS Vintage Sayings set and has been embossed with gold metallic powder.

The inside has been finished with a sentiment from the Happy Sentiment set.

Thanks for joining me and please drop by the other designers' blogs, then pop on over and wish Joanna a big happy birthday!



Happy crafting!


Reusing with Quilling said...

Wow ! The glittery bg looks amazing n I loved the acetate flower a lot !

Colleen Dietrich said...

You just taught me something new, Shea! How gorgeous is this??

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful card and I am sure even more amazing in person! LOVE!!!

Leah said...

WOW! So amazing and I bet in person the glitter is so pretty!! Love it :)

Rebecca Deeprose said...

So glad to learn about this technique! Thank you Shea! This card could light up a room!!!

Rose said...

awesome and pretty :)

Michelle said...

Too cute ! What girl doesn't love glitter!!

Calypso's Crafts said...

Ooh... This spectacular!!! Don't you just love the sticky sheets!!1 I love that acetate flower too!! Stunning card!! So glad to be on the Dt with someone as glittery as you!! :)

Tina said...

Holy glitter! This is super cool!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wow! So very awesome!!

Joanna M - Inspired by Stamping said...

Wow! Shea this is such a beautiful card! I bet it is amazing in person. Thank you for today's blog hop. I am so touched and so grateful to have you on the team! Thank you for all that you do. Hugs, Joanna

Grace Tolman said...

Impressive technique and beautiful card. :)

~ Kendra ~ said...

Wow! Lovely colors used! Bet it is even more beautiful in person!! Beautiful!

Kristi Schurr said...

Girl, This is stunning!!!! Love that cool technique!

nattyboots said...

Wow this is stunning
Elaine H X