Thursday, 12 April 2012

Glitz Design with Focus

Hi, crafty folk! An April challenge is up on the Glitz Design blog, and it's a Spring-themed one! We are given the beautiful collage below, for our enjoyment and inspiration. I picked some of the pastel colours from it, and designed two cards - one in cool, breezy tones and another one, sweet and sunshiny.

Spring reminds me of swallows (and the other way around), and the Whatnot bird from Laced With Grace is so much like it. I chose a coordinating paper, Glitzer and another Whatnot (that I cut out the word "SMILE" from), out of the same collection. I played with textures a lot on this card, just how I like it - embossing, sewing and textiles complete the look. Isn't that a fun colour combo too??

Glitz Design "Laced With Grace" paper: Polka
Glitz Design "Laced With Grace" Whatnot
Glitz Design "Laced With Grace" Glitzers

Other: cardstock: cream; sewing machine; rose ribbon: Kaisercraft; button; seam binding; Spellbinders™ M-Bossabilities™ Flora folder

I'm entering the card above, in Jay Gee's Nook Challenge #18, with this beautiful colour inspiration:

For the "cooler" look, I decided to cut into my brand new Happy Travels papers. I especially like this swirly design and built my card around it.

Glitz Design "Happy Travels" papers: Floral, Stripe, Polka
Glitz Design "Happy Travels" Epoxy Words
Glitz Design "French Kiss" Clear Stamps
Glitz Design "Beautiful Dreamer" Journaling Cardstock Stickers

Other: cardstock: white; stamps (birdcage, sentiment): The Craft's Meow (Fly Free); ink: Versafine (Onyx Black), Memento (London Fog), Distress Ink (Iced Spruce); Spellbinders™ dies: S5-031 Fancy Tags Three, S5-051 Fanciful Flight; brads; lace trim

If you have Glitz Design product on hand, why not give our challenge a try? You have until the end of the month to play, and there's always a magnificent prize up for grabs!


  1. Some gorgeous cards and I love the pink flowers on the first one...

  2. Both cards are so pretty, but I am so drawn to the first one with the pink and orange. They look so summery together - and the swallow on that printed cardstock - really striking!

  3. Wow Iwona... beautiful cards. That swallow and rose ribbon on the first is stunning. So happy that you joined us at Jay Gee's :) Hugs Judith

  4. These are both so pretty, Chupa! Love the rose ribbon on that first card...such a perfect pop of light pink!


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