Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Hello Friends! There is something fun going on at the Meljen's Designs blog this month. It's a Tic-Tac-Toe game. We are to create a project using three different types of embellishments chosen from this board in a horizontal, vertical or diagonal direction. Take a look at this...

This is sooo much fun! It really jump starts the mojo! I have so many ideas floating around in my head, I hope I can create a few more cards for the game. The winner gets free Meljen's Digital images...you know I love that! For my card I used Halloween Cupcake, one of Melissa's newest designs. Isn't it cute?! I just love the little bats on here. My tic-tac-toe for this card is, "buttons, bling, twine".

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I had so much fun creating this card! It took me two days, but it was well worth it. I really wanted something simple but cute and I loved the way this turned out! I did a lot of glittering and of course I added my tiny twinkles. And I also made the rosette behind the cupcake. I used my Martha Stewart Scoring Board and a piece of patterned paper. It was SUPER-DEE-DUPER EASY PEASY, I promise! After I watched a how-to video on YouTube, I was making rosettes all over the place.

 People have asked how I 'glitter'. I use a Quickie Glue Pen. I outline the image and use a stick pin to pull the glue around the image. That way I don't get puddles of glue, resulting in globs of glitter and un-recognizable shapes. It is time consuming, but I find it very relaxing and the end result is wonderful. I used a border punch to give the rosette a bit more interest. I wanted to mimic the cupcake liner peaks. And, I meant to spray the rosette with shimmer spray, but I forgot.

Here is how I finished off the inside. I just love this paper collection and the coordinating chip board pieces are sooo cute!  I added this little pumpkin dude for balance. His face cracks me up! The finished card is 5x5.

materials used~
digital image: Halloween Cupcake(Meljen's Designs)
stamp set: A Little Everything(Close to my Heart)
card stock: Cryogen White(PaperTemptress)  Basic Black(Stampin' Up!)
patterned paper: Mischievous Collection(My Mind's Eye)
ink: Black Soot Distress Ink(Ranger)  Orange, Black(Close to my Heart)
other: Aqua Mist buttons(Papertrey Ink)   Tiny Twinkles(Taylored Expressions)   Black Licorice, Lemon Drop, Orange Sherbet glitter(Martha Stewart Crafts)   Scoring Board(Martha Stewart Crafts)  chipboard pumpkin(My Mind's Eye)  Charcoal Baker's Twine(The Twinery)  Heart Border punch(Stampin' Up!)  Classic Circle Nestabilities(Spellbinders)  Clear Star glitter pen(Sakura)  Copic markers

That's it for me today! Thanks for dropping by! Have a wonderful day!



Trina said...

Great design inside and out!

Jeanne said...

Love it! I think I might have to head over to Meljens and get that cupcake image, it's so darn cute! Thanks for sharing how you glitter. I didn't know that and those are some good tips. I think rosettes are so fun to make. I didn't watch the video yet, but I need a chart or something to tell me if I need more than one 12 inch strip to complete the rosette. LOL

Barb, your work is always fantastic. Thank you for sharing!