Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Anything Goes at Addicted to Stamps and More!

Anything Goes, everyone's favorite, that's our theme this week at Addicted to Stamps and More! I decided to practice on my CAS skills since I think that's my weakest style in card making -mainly because I keep adding stuff and there goes the CAS style! :) ATSM has a sister blog, Addicted to CAS, their theme this week is glitter so I decided that glitter is what I need!

I started with masking the square with post-its, sponging the area with two shades of Distress Inks and giving it a mist of Fuzzy Navel Peach Stardust spray. I keep forgetting that I have these sprays and it's a pity -they give a really beautiful shine! After my square was dry I removed the post-its and stamped the Hero Arts chandelier with black Versafine, embossed it with sticky embossing powder and poured black glitter on top of it when the powder was hot. I think the chandelier looks stunning and the glittery effect is amazing but I can also tell you that I had to vacuum my craft-room afterwards... I ended up having the black glitter everywhere! It was also quite difficult to get the excess glitter out of the card although I had used an embossing buddy before starting, just to warn you off if you want to try the technique. :) To finish off the card I stamped the LOTV sentiment with my two DI:s -it's not completely straight but I decided not to mind. I'm trying to learn how to be merciful with small mistakes. :)

I hope I'll see you at ATSM Anything Goes Challenge! As always, there's plenty of DT inspiration  in the challenge blog and you'll find all the challenge rules and details there too. MelonHeadz sponsors the challenge. Happy crafting!

I'd like to enter the followiing challenges: Clean and Simple Glitter


  1. Hi Nonni. Two gorgeous colors of ink for your sponging ... they are amazing together!! Love the black and glittery chandelier ... you should enter this card into ATCAS challenge - it's "glitter"!!

    I know what you mean about the mess of working with glitter ... I find it and embossing powder so messy. A tip I have is to use a rubber mat (one that you might have for your cutting machine??) ... it just grips onto the glitter and makes the clean-up easier. Loll xx

  2. Oh my goodness this is stunning. This is one of the cards I call CAS perfection!! The masking is perfect and the added glitter to the chandelier is such a great idea giving interest and texture. I think you are pretty good at CAS Nonni, you have rocked it with this card and reminded me that I haven't done masking for ages and I love it x

  3. Smashing cards Nonni.

    Love the colour and the image.

    Thanks for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle.

    Tracey DTxxx

  4. Your blending of the colors looks phenomenal! I love it! The black glittery chandelier was the perfect touch too. Thanks for playing at ATCAS. :)

  5. Your card is stunning! Thank you for describing how you achieved the effect - I would like to try this myself.

    Your card fits our CAS challenge perfectly at Glitter and Sparkle Challenge Blog. Thank you for playing with us and good luck in the draw!

    KT Fit Kitty, DT Glitter n Sparkle
    my blog:
    P.S. I am following you now. I would love it if you would follow me. I am a new blogger looking for followers - I have candy too!

  6. Stunning card Nonni! LOVE that glittery chandelier. I don't have the patience to mess with glitter but I sure do love how it looks. Wonderful background too - great colors! Is there any style of card that you can't do :o)

  7. Hi Nonni. Wow, fabulous card. Love your sponged panel and the glittered chandelier is amazing. Who said that CAS is your weakest link? ... looks more like strongest!!! :-) Hugs Monika xxx

  8. Hienot, voimakkaat värit ja kontrastit! Tuo kristallikruunu on mielettömän upea!

  9. Lovely thanks for joining in at glitter n sparkle

  10. Hi Nonni. Stunning card. very elegant and stylish. Love the design.
    Hugs, Flo xx


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