Wednesday, July 15, 2015

You Totally Rock - Scrapbook Expo Blog Featured Project

Hi everyone!  Today I'm stopping by to share a project that I created for the Scrapbook Expo Blog.  Make sure you head over there and check out the post...I'm sharing a little bit about myself, as well as some of my favorite projects.  I was asked to create a project in my "signature style" to share over there.  I decided that I would have to do a project featuring some of my favorite things, including watercolor, patterned acetate, die cutting, vellum and of course, gold glitter card stock.  I didn't know I could jam pack so many of my favorite things in to one card!

I started by creating a watercolor circle.  I wanted to have a guide for my watercolor, but I was hesitant to use a pencil line, because I didn't know how well it would erase if I accidentally went over the pencil line.  I decided to deboss the circle in to my watercolor card stock using my circle dies instead.  This gave me a great guide for my watercolor circle and also adds a fun detail to the card as well.

After my watercolor background was dry, I layered a piece of my favorite patterned acetate over the top.  This We R Memory Keepers polka dot acetate is such a fun accent to any card.  I added it on to the card front using some foam adhesive.  I hid the foam behind the polka dots, and centralized it in the area where I knew the sentiment would be.  This created the perfect disguise for the foam adhesive.  I love how the polka dots appear to float over the watercolor background.

The You Rock die set from the Essentials By Ellen line is right up my alley, so I decided to use these fun dies, along with a Demo label accent, to create my greeting.  And of course, a ROCK like that deserves some gold glitter card stock.  I layered the die cut with some vellum to create a fun shadow effect.  By offsetting them just slightly, I was able to create the perfect layered effect for the die cut sentiment.  I also added a layer of Glossy Accents over the gold glitter die cut to add even more shine and dimension.

The card wouldn't be complete without a little bit of black and white patterned paper and some sequins.  I layered up the card front with some patterned paper, Juicy Pear card stock and some more gold glitter.  Then I added my favorite sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

I've included a video tutorial below walking you through the entire creation of this card.  I've also included links to all the products used in this project.

Thanks for stopping by today!  And I want to thank Paige over at Scrapbook Expo for having me as a guest artist.  I hope you've enjoyed this project that's jam packed with sparkle!  Until next time, I hope you have a fabulous day!

Watch The Video

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  1. Lovely as always. It is defently your signature style. I came home today after going to Kendra Scott's store and was inspired to go on YouTube to watch your videos in my folder. The colors & style reminded me of you while I was there thank you. Gorgeous.

  2. This is stunning!! Just love the pops of glitter!

  3. LOVE it!!!
    found your blog through the blog post you had at jennifers blog today..I am in love with your style..so will subscribe for blog updtaes by email..
    now I am looking around a bit more here..
    greetings from the Netherlands,