Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sending Joy with Sequins

 Hello Crafters! 

It's my turn over at the Create a Smile Blog today. I'm using that water colored embossing paste background I talked about here. It's amazing how a little color can completely change the look of something!

Here is a little sneak for you!

You can see the whole card on the Create A Smile Blog. I hope you'll go over and take a peak :) 

Speaking of Create A Smile did you know we are sponsoring the current challenge over at CAS on Sunday? You could win a gift certificate to the store to get yourself some cute stamps :)

The theme is celebration with sequins! Sequins, you say? Okay I have to play along!!

Kelly Latevola You and Your Big Dreams

I used the bubbles from the Comfy set to create my wreath. I stamped in Versamark and heat embossed them in white. I added distress inks with a little water to color my bubbles. I used picked raspberry, salty ocean, an crushed olive. I rubbed on a light coat of salty ocean (i.e, what was left on my foam applicator) to make the white bubbles pop a little more. The bubbles I didn't color I filled in with stardust stickles. You can never have too much shine! 

I tamped the sentiment in black. The sentiment from Your View originally said "Sending Sunshine" but I masked it to make a Christmas card. Immediately, I felt like the black was to bold! Too late to go back now right? I used a black pen to draw in a few black dots. I felt like that balanced it a bit better. 
The sequins are from Neat and Tangled's Winter Wonderland pack. Love the colors in there!

Pretty simple one layer card but I think it's super fun. What do  you think?

Thanks for visiting!!



  1. the heat embossing looks amazing!

  2. gorgeous! and a perfect way to use those sequins!

  3. You've created a super fun OLC that packs a terrific punch with all the sparkle and color, Kelly! I love it!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Such a fabulous card this is ..Love it :) ..I really enjoyed popping over at the Create a smile blog to check out your work ..its as always amazing !!!

  5. Kelly, your card is so tender! I think the sentiment in black is completely okay, it stands out of small bubbles

  6. WOW! I love how you created this card - it's beautiful!

  7. FABulous card, Kelly! I love how you made the wreath. Thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday. Luv, Wilma

  8. This is just gorgeous, Kelly! I feel a CASE coming on.......