Friday, March 21, 2014

glitter. . . .

is the theme for the Simon Says challenge this week.  Here is my card:



A Sakura clear star glitter pen was used to color the flowers and stems on this card.  Of course, it doesn't show up very well in the photo.  But, it is very pretty in person and I think it compares favorably to the wink of Stella.  The only big difference that I can see is that the wink of Stella has a brush tip.

For the background I used more distress inks smooshed onto my craft sheet and spritzed with water.  (Can't seem to stop making these backgrounds)!  The sentiment is from Hero Arts and the glitter epoxy dots are from Kathy Davis Designs and they are so pretty IRL.  I got a bit carried away with the splatters, but still like this card a lot.

Sending this off to a friend today.

17 comments:

Betty said...

i'm with you - i like this card a lot!!!

Cindy C. said...

It's really pretty Joy!! I like how the flowers are peeking out of the window!

Barb said...

Oh, Joy, this is so pretty! Such a beautiful design! Love every detail!

Rosemary said...

simply lovely, joy!!

Chrisboldo said...

Joy, I am a new follower and I love this card, your friend will love it I am sure of that!

Hugs
Chris
http://thecardphilelady.blogspot.com

Virginia Lu said...

I am SURE it is much more beautiful in person, Joy! The glitter really adds that something something..., isn't it? I love the choice of colors and die cut! The sentiment you used is perfect, too! I know what you mean about making those watery Distress Inks BG...so addictive!! Hope you have a great weekend! xo

Cat Craig said...

Joy this card is so beautiful. I love your background and all the white. The dotted accents and color drops are perfect.

Robin K. said...

Oh Joy!! Love every little thing about this card!!!! I don't think you went overboard with the splatters at all!! And thanks for your thoughts on the Gelly roll vs Wink:)

Pam W Merwin said...

This is beautiful, Joy! Love the glitter flowers and the distress ink background :)

CinnamonSally said...

Very pretty card Joy and I bet it looks even better in real life.

Linda said...

this is such a pretty and painterly card Joy and I love that sentiment!

Greta said...

If my backgrounds came out like that I wouldn't stop making them either! This is absolutely beautiful, Joy--one of my favorites! Love the Clear Star pen, too, but I like the Wink for bigger areas like a leaf.

Dawn Turley said...

A very pretty card Joy. Great colour combination on your background.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

I just LOVE your card! I wanted to let you know that I’ve chosen your creation as one of my Weekly Picks and linked back to your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your talent. Kathy at stampsatplay.blogspot.com

Evelyn S. said...

This is a fabulous card....what a wonderful way to use an open die! Thank you for the inspiration. (Here by way of Kathy Schweinfurth's "Weekly Picks")

vicki said...

Joy this is gorgeous :) I love the beautiful background colours and flower and how nice is that greeting and very true :)
Vic x

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Such a stunning card Joy! Wow! So very pretty! Great design!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa