Monday, February 8, 2016

Valentine with Glitter Edging

So what does this say about someone who has cat hair AND real glitter all over????  Ha!

Hi, Friends.....

I am here with a sparkly valentine to share with you. Do you recognize this background as very similar one to what I used for my Mixed Media Valentine??? This one also has hearts punched from scraps and dry embossing with the Darice - Ranunculus folder, and sponged with Distress Ink in Fired Brick.

This time, instead of using heat embossing, I was inspired by this fun idea I saw on a YouTube from Unity about making a glittery edge. I laid down a border of Glossy Accents and sprinkled the Bronze Glass Glitter from the Stampendous Encrusted Jewels Frantage Kit - Bronze over it. (I don't use my poor neglected Frantage kits nearly often enough. I really love them, but seem to use other things.) Next, I added a few more dots of GA here and there and sprinkled on some thrift store black heart confetti. I love the gorgeous sparkle under the hearts!!!
I used more of my delicious black velvet ribbon and......I just noticed....I am really liking diagonals lately!  Hmmm....not sure what got me started on those.  lol....  

I added another focal piece "thing" that came with the red "thing" in my last project.  I don't know what you call these things!!!  Ha.  I don't think I have any of these things I probably will discover their real name now!

I layered up some Prima flowers and attached a Quick Quotes brad in their antique color.  (Thanks, QQ!!!)  Then I matted the panel with black cardstock and mounted everything on a shimmery charcoal card base.  

Hope you like my card.  Thank you for stopping by!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. A Colorful Journey February Challenge - Show Some Neglected Art Supplies Some Love
2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Have a Heart
3. Eclectic Ellapu - Love Actually
4. Craftin' Desert Divas Linky Party - Hearts
5. Country View Challenges February - Make Your Own Background
6. 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #284 - Love
7. Amusing Challenge - Hearts
8. Dragonfly Journeys Challenge #43 - Queen of Hearts
9. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #219 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
10. Ribbon Girls February Challenge - Any Card
11. Cards in Envy - From the Heart
12. Double D Challenges - Pretty Pink Hearts
13. DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #173 - Anything Valentine
14. Mod Squad Challenge - Hearts and/or Flowers
15. Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday Linky Party


  1. Very pretty Janis! Fabulous design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Double D Challenges! We hope you’ll come back often.


  2. Fabulous texture and dimension in this beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Double D Challenges and we hope to see more of your creations.

  3. Love the glittery edge, so very different. Lots of demension too. Good luck, and thanks for joining in the challenge at the Mod Squad this week.
    Barbara, Mod Squad Challenge host

  4. Very pretty Janis, love the glittery edges and the pretty flower and texture with it :)

  5. Dramatic presentation on this very beautiful card. Thank you so much for joining our 219th challenge at Word Art Wednesday this next fortnight. Your creation is inspiring, beautiful and very much appreciated. Blessings, Carole

  6. Beautiful Valentine Card. So sparkly! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  7. This is so very pretty, so love the awesome edging!

  8. This is SO super pretty. I am grateful beyond words to have you share your talents with us. It means so much to have you share your art in our challenge, and I hope that you have a wonderfully blessed week. Please stop by to join us again soon.
    Karen Letchworh
    Word Art Wednesday

  9. Lovely Valentines cards, fabulous details.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  10. The glittery edge and embossing make this card extra gorgeous! And, of course, your comic made me laugh out loud!! : )

  11. Hi Janis! This is really lovely with the great background and pretty flower too. Thanks so much for joining my challenge this week :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  12. Now that is funny!!!! So glad you joined us for the Heart Card Challenge at Cards in Envy. Best to you. Take care.

  13. This is a gorgeous creation! Beautiful design and detail. Thanks for playing along with us at Double "D" Challenges.
    Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenges)

  14. Wow love your card.Thanks for joining us at Craftin desert diva's linky party.
    Patricia CDD DT

  15. Janis, I love that glittery frame! What a fun idea that I'm definitely gonna have to try. Thanks for sharing the way you created your frame. And, thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy. :)

  16. Stunning creation, thanks so much for sharing with us at TRG, hugs Liz xx

  17. Love your gorgeous project,thanks for sharing with us at Country View

  18. Such a gorgeous creation with lots of awesome embellishments. Great job! So blessed you joined our bi-weekly Challenge at Word Art Wednesday and hope you join us again for a new Challenge that started yesterday. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word in Isaiah 40:8 which tells us, "The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever."

    Have a blessed week,
    JO ANN


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