Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Be Inspired #22: Glitter

Happy Wednesday girls! I hope you have got your drink of choice by your side and have a few moments. 3 posts today so be sure to "just keep scrolling"

First up is the Be Inspired Challenge for the Cuttlebug Challenge. For this week we were challenged to use glitter in our creations. Our sponsor this week is Sweet-N-Sassy stamps and I used the butterfly image for my card.

I colored it in with my markers and then ran it through my Xyron upside down so that the adhesive was applied to the front - or colored side - of my butterfly. Then I covered it in ultra fine clear glitter. Oh it is sooo shimmery!!

For the base I used the Harlequin die and cut out the harlequin shapes from a multitude of glittered papers from a DCWV stack. After adhering them to my black base I added gemstones at the points and then attached it to my base with dimensionals.
What do you think? It's very bright and colorful and definitely not my usual style. One minute I adore it and then the next I think it's too much and too busy.
Be sure to visit the Cuttlebug Challenge blog for more info on this week's sponsor and to see the rest of the design team's creation.


Allison said...

great job with the butterfly, love the papers

Karen said...

Love the shimmery on your beautiful butterfly. The paper goes so well! Great card!!

Mrs J said...

I love this Cassie! Great idea for the harlequin background - it looks stunning! And the butterfly is beautifully finished and glittery! Perfect!
Hugs Mrs Jx

Anonymous said...

Great job with the butterfly and glitter! I love all of the bright colours!

Riet said...

what a amazing card Cassie.

hugs Riet.x

Rosemary said...

wow, your background is gorgeous with this beautiful butterfly. stunning!

Heather said...


I love the geometric pattern in the background, and I love all the bright colors and you did a great job on that sweet sweet Butterfly to!!!

Awesome Job Cassie!!!!


Danni said...

Ohhhh! I love this! Gorgeous!

Janna said...

I love it and I cannot believe you cut out all those diamonds! That is unbelieveable! Wow, wow, wow! I love the bright colors and the funky pattern! Beautiful job on the butterfly as well! Really makes it feel delicate!


Christi said...

This is beautiful! I love that dp!

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty...I love that colorful background!! The jewels are awesome as well! Great job with the challenge this week!


Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Love what you did with the challenge, Cassie! Great colors and that butterfly is fantastic!


Amber said...

Just lovely Cassie! I love the shimmer and the background is gorgeous!

Rleen said...

Fabulous card, I love the design and all the shimmer.