Friday, January 2, 2015

Friends are the Cream

Here's my first card for 2015!  I did a little shopping at Joann's and Michaels today - and one of my purchases was this cute Friends Cup stamp from Stampendous - I've seen it used on several blogs and love the viewpoint of looking down into the top of the cup from above.  AND it was on sale 40% off AND I had an additional 15% off my entire purchase coupon!  So instead of $9.99 it was around $4.50!
I embossed the stamping with Copper Embossing powder and used Glitter Cardstock for the panels.  The Happy Birthday is from the Party Animal Set by Avery Elle.  I added 3 Kraft Blend sequins - also from Avery Elle.  The coffee cup and sentiment are popped up on foam dots.  And just a note:  I always use ScorTape when sticking these glitter panels to each other since the glitter sometimes doesn't want to hold to lighter adhesive!  This card is REALLY glittery IRL!

My card design was inspired by the following challenges:
House of Cards - Use Glitter and/or Inspiration photo
  NBUS - never before used - stamp
 

Stamps:  Friends Cup - Stampendous,  Party Animal - Avery Elle
Paper:  white - PTI, Glitter Card stock - Michaels
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Copper Embossing Powder - Ranger, heat tool, ScorTape, foam dots, Circle Nestability, Kraft Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Word Window Punch - SU.

20 comments:

Mynn xx said...

What a great deal, Julia! This card is totally awesome, too! The glitter paper layers are fabulous with the image--this is just lovely! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! I hope you join in with us monthly through 2015! HUGS and happy stamping! :) Mynn xx

Sharyn Polesel said...

Great job with all of the challenges! I love to run across those good deals when I shop.....great stamp! I love all of the glitter too. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love that sentiment Julia! A great card! Hazel x

Becca Cruger said...

Loving all that sparkle and shine! And lucky you to score such a fantastic deal!

Michele Henderson said...

Julia, I love these bright sparkling color blocks of glitter paper! They really make your card pop! This is an adorable idea too--love the little cup! Thanks for playing along with us over at House of Cards! Have a joyful 2015!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Can you believe: while I was doing the dishes tonight I was wondering if the cards I've made using layers of glitter paper have all fallen apart when they reached the recipients! Talk about perfect timing! I have used double-stick tape, but not specifically Scor-tape, which I have, so I'll use that from now on. Thank you!

And thank you for linking your second card to my NBUS Challenge, Julia! I would have succumbed to buying it, too! It's so on-trend with the photographs we always see of fancy coffee designs in the foam! Your colors and sparkle are perfect for the HoC challenge, too! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Redanne said...

Your glittery card is beautiful Julia and I love your new stamp too - seems like you got a good deal too! Happy New Year to you! Hugs, Anne xx

~amy~ said...

Oh I love this! I have that stamp too...another blogger used it and I hadn't seen it before so I messaged her to find out where she picked it up. Yours was an awesome deal.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Julia, you really have a way of adding so much interest to a card without it feeling busy or overcrowded! This is stunning! Great colours together and all that glitter is just fabulous!! big hugs :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

The glittered background panels are gorgeous! And, of course I am loving the cup! :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

I agree Julia, what a great stamp and you did such a great job showcasing it on your fabulous card.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Such a fabulous card Julia, love the image, Happy New Year sweetie.

Warm hugs
Maarit

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What a fun stamp....and the price was right! Missing you today!

Tenia Nelson said...

One of my fave stamps!!! Super cute card!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic card Julia! Lovin' all the shimmer and shine! Hope you have a great weekend!

Mary Marsh said...

really pretty card Julia-and I like your new stamp-the price was definitely right-happy new year girlfriend

Annette Allen said...

totally love this.. that glitter paper is awesome..

Cindy Hall said...

Beautiful design and gorgeous papers! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Toni said...

I love that stamp! You really scored a good deal and I can tell you're going to use it lots! Fab glittery paper--love that stuff! hope to see you playing along again at House of Cards!

toni

Pat Couder said...

I love the sentiment....how true! Thank you for joining in with HOC! Pat (DT) x

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