Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #4: Show some Sparkle, Glitz, or Glam
Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you had a great weekend and are ready for the coming week. To get it started right, I’ve got my CHACB Challenge #4 guest designer project to share with you! Below are the challenge guidelines and inspiration photo, and follow this link for the challenge rules:
Challenge #4 Show Some Sparkle, Glitz, or Glam!
Graphic 45 is our sponsor this month. They are known for their fabulous vintage products and papers. To pay homage to their glamour and style, create a project that shows off your hoarded sparkly items. Show some glitz! Pump up the glam! Use the photo collection below for extra inspiration. You need not match the colors or style of the photos, just use them as inspiration. Notice the glass, gems, pearls, metal, glitter! What do you hoard that is “sparkly”?
Who doesn’t love some sparkle every once in a while? I know I do! I was inspired by that gorgeous box in the lower left corner and by the beautiful vintage style of our March sponsor, Graphic 45. Here’s what I came up with:
First, things that have been in my stash forever: the gold ribbon, the bottom-most background paper (gorgeous white and sparkly gold that I found on Clearance at JoAnn Fabrics. Wish it showed up better in the picture!), and the peacock feather stamp. Fairly new additions to the hoard: ALL that bling, which came like ribbon on a spool, and the lovely ladies stamp. Aren’t they fabulous?
So, down to the details. I started with the ladies. I stamped them in black ink onto a scrap of paper, then embossed them with black powder. The details aren’t as sharp when they’re embossed with black powder, but I liked how bold it made those sassy ladies look! I added some gold glitter glue (also been in my stash for a long time) and fussy cut around the ladies. Then, I picked a couple pieces of paper and added gold accents with some metallic gold paint I’d picked up a while back. I cut them all down to size, ran one through my Cuttlebug, and went to town layering them. I printed and die cut the sentiment and stamped, embossed, and fussy cut the peacock feather. PS – once you get started fussy cutting, it’s almost as hard to put an end to as hoarding craft supplies. Seriously.
The hardest part of this card was figuring out the final layout. I played with all the elements for a long time before finally gluing everything into place. I only glued the bottom half of the ladies because I wanted them to stand out a little, but I didn’t want to pop them up with foam squares. You may be able to see in the first picture how they sort of lean away from the paper…subtle dimension 🙂
And that’s it for my project! Don’t forget to link up your project on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog by Midnight on Sunday, March 30th for your chance to win this awesome prize pack from our March sponsor, Graphic 45
Also, be sure to visit the Design Team and Guest Designers’ websites for more inspiration: