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!


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