Friday, January 13, 2017

inspired by kate's sequin strands

I had a productive crafting session yesterday. Ready? Have you seen the lovely sequin strands Kate L. has been creating lately - like this one here? Had to do that. So I took a cue from this card and made this card.


I did some shaving cream/acrylic paint marbling awhile back and used a piece of glossy cardstock from that session and Diemond Dies Snowflake 1 to cut three flakes which I clustered together atop a BG heat embossed in white with a snowflake from Artemio. Added a white heat embossed Klartext Gluckwunsch sentiment too. Then the sequin strand and voila!


I chose my marbled specimen based on the colors at Rubber Dance January challenge. Perfect for wintery cards, don't you think?

So with lots of marbled loveliness still left, I pulled out Kesi Art Snowflakes and die cut one marbled and one gold large specimen. And made this.


Created my cardbase by randomly stamping with Winnie and Walter Sentimental Winter, then applying embossing paste through Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil and sprinkling gold glitter on some of the snow while it was still wet. Then I splattered with blue watercolor. See that sparkly gold snow gently falling? Such fun.


And, since there was still a wee bit of the marbled CS left... I made a card for my friend's hubby's January birthday.


Used Studio Calico Wonky Hearts Wedding to die cut hearts from a white panel. Dry embossed it with a woodgrain embossing folder. Adhered a few of the white hearts to the panel, some marbled snippets to a blue cardbase and then adhered the panel with foam adhesive.

I used the last tidbits of the marbled CS and fun foam and Memory Box Parker Alphabet to cut "happy". Completed my sentiment with a heat embossed Winnie and Walter Winter Wonderland "birthday". Completed the card, balanced it out a bit, with two bits of washi on the front panel. Don't you love how the woodgrain and marbling make a nice pairing?


Lots of texture happening here - glossy CS, acrylic paint matt-ness, dry and heat embossing as well as the raised panel and the extra white heart die cuts.

I'm taking these cards to The Heart Desires #8 too, inspired by those snowflakes on the cake and the wintery branches.


Cuz I used acrylic paints for marbling I'm joining CAS Mix Up for January.


I used new products (Klartext Gluckwunsch, WW Sentimental Winter and Studio Calico hearts die) so I'm hooking up at Danipeuss #034 - Alles neu too.

And the last two cards are going to Winnie and Walter Gossip Column - Marble


Hope you enjoyed this lineup. Have a great weekend!



29 comments:

  1. These are amazing Maria, love the designs and that marble gloss is gorgeous

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  3. Gorgeous cards, Maria! Love your designs and the marbled look!
    xx Ashwini

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  4. Oooh, LOVE these! Fabulous cards!

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  5. Great selection of cards here Maria, love the pretty snowflakes too ;) Viv xx

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  6. Vivid and splendid, I adore these cards. That sequin stand, on the first one, just makes me want to play :D
    Nice touch. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  8. Those marbled pieces look amazing as snowflakes and hearts Maria. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour and CAS Mix Up! xx

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  9. Great range of cards Maria, love how you managed to use up all of your gorgeous marbled panel, Cathy x

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  10. Maria, All three of your cards made from your marbling pieces turned out beautifully. Your designs are so pretty and creative. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix UP. Hugs....

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  11. Wow...these are breathtaking! So beautiful Maria. Love your sweet cards.

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  12. Gorgeous cards!! Love the marble technique, must try that again soon. Thanks for the inspiration and for joining our January challenge at Rubber Dance ♥

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  13. It's funny-- I came over to your blog to look at a card that caught my eye the other day and see what stamp set you used, and what do I find--this awesome post!! You know one thing (of many things) that rocks about you (beyond your amazing, inspiring designs)? You give shout outs and credit-- maybe it's our teacher-ly, writerly backgrounds that emphasize citations, but I find it's a rare thing... so thank you! I've been making a bunch of the strands because it's a good way to think, to while away time when I'm too tired to put together a piece, and ultimately as a way to use up the billions of sequins and bead-things. Plus they just look so cool, right?! Your cards are total gems-- but I can't stop looking at that Snowflake one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So glad you are contributing to the THD challenge. Thanks again friend!

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  14. Wonderful cards! They are super elegant! Love them. Thanks for joining us at the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugs, Susanne.

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  15. Wow, Maria, you got 3 gorgeous cards out of that pretty marbled piece! The first 2 certainly do sparkle and shine! Love the cut out hearts too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  16. Never seen a sequin strand. They are fun and cool. Love the marbled snowflakes. Beautiful cards. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz

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  17. What pretty designs Maria - LOVE the sequin strand - so fun! Your colors are so vibrant on your die cut snowflakes - thanks for joining us in the CAS Mix up Challenge! Julia xx

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  18. Marbling magic, Maria! Such a gorgeous trio of cards ... vibrant, fun and fabulous ... I especially love that first one with the sequin strand and all that glorious white space! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

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  19. Absolutely fabulous..loving the creativity and the fun ideas x

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  20. These are all awesome. I really love the first one with the dangle. Super cute cards. And very unique. Thank you for playing along with the heart desires challenge

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  21. Productive is an understatement. These are things of beauty. Ahhhhhh! Lovely, Maria!

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  22. What a FAB trio, Maria! In my country there is this saying "the virtue is in the middle"... and so is my favorite card from this trio :). Amazing and creative as always!

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  23. What a wonderful selection of cards, Maria! Such fun designs. And now I want to find the alphabet die in my stash to create some marbled letters. They look yummy!

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  24. Maria just came to say congrats on your card at CAS design. It made it as one of the Outstanding Designs and I can see why. Actually all the cards in this post are wonderful. Well done.

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  25. Beautiful Cards! Love those marbled letters. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance January Challenge!
    Hugs, DT-Anita ♥

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  26. All of these are fabulous--very fresh and pretty! Thanks for joining in at THD!

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  27. Wow wow wow love your submission to hearts desire...fabulous technique!

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  28. I love those little touches of marble on the flakes - perfect way to spotlight the technique! Thanks for spreading The Gossip on w&w's The Gossip Column!

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