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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sparkle N Sprinkle Feb Monochromatic Blog Hop

Happy Valentine's Day!!

 

And welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's February Blog Hop!  If you've arrived here from Dawn's blog, you're in the right place!  If not, you may want to return to the SNS Home Blog to start from the beginning.  That way, you won't miss any of the great projects and you can catch all the detail on how to win some great prizes too!


Since so many people are stretching Valentine's Day into a long Valentine weekend this year (and why not?!) - I thought I'd do my monochromatic project in honor of Valentine's day!  So pop open that box of chocolates that you got and let's have a look at the project.


 
I decided to build interest into my monochromatic piece by combining a lot of different materials and textures.

The (dry) embossed piece was done with Mirror Red Cardstock and accented with Fire Engine Red Glitter. Using Brushable Glue, I accented half of the hearts by brushing the glue into the recessed hearts and then sprinkling them with the glitter.  The result is a really neat tone on tone (and sparkle on shine!) look.  Even though they're the same color; the smooth mirror cardstock and texture of the glitter offer a really nice contrast.  I LOVE how that piece turned out!!  And of course, it's even better in person! 



Take a look at all the shimmer and shine that bottom panel has!

(Remember, you can click any photo to see it better!)








The upper panel was created using the "XO" from Set 401 - Love is Sweet  This time the texture is created by embossing it with Firecracker Red  embossing powder to add just a little more texture.  The main saying was also done with Firecracker Red EP, but done on white to let the sparkle in the embossing powder come out more and give a little bit more pop to the greeting.  The greeting is from Stampette Set 453S - Happy Hearts. 
 

Flowers in varying shades of red and a felt heart were added to hightlight the saying.  And for a final touch of contrast, I added the matte look of the felt hearts and some bakers twine to the seam between to the two papers.
 






Well I hope you enjoyed my monochromatic magic!  Hopefully, you've still got some of your chocolates left for the rest of the hop lol!  Next up is Keri's blog; so hop on over to see what she has for you today!  (Don't forget to leave a comment to let me know what you think and qualify for the prizes).  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!!

Until next time,
***Julie***

38 comments:

Barbara Bruder said...

Julie, what a great Valentine's card!!! Your flowers are the perfect embellishment and I really like the embossed panel. It has a lot of pizzaz. Great card!!

April said...

Such a pretty card, Julie! I love the embossed mirror card stock and the flowers.

Jacqueline Smith said...

Fabulous card, love the red and all the details on your card! Great Job!

E. Marie said...

Love the embossed mirror card. It really enhances this sweet image, along with the variety of great embellishments you used.

Shanna Shands said...

I love the foil paper. The flowers are beautiful.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Julie! What a romantic WOWSER of a card! Love the red theme and the repetitious use of hearts and flowers! I have not tried putting glitter on the mirror CS before - what a great idea! I love how brushable glue works on glossy and mirror CS - I have even "shaded" with it so that the glitter is heavy in some places and lighter in others by rubbing the glue with my finger. Thank you for always coming up with new ways of using the products - always inspiring me! ((hugs))

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a glitterific card! So much bling and sparkle and the little flowers are gorgeous too!

Anne Temple said...

Wow, love this. Lots of great textures and sparkle. I'm going to have to CASE your idea of embossing and glittering mirrored cardstock :-)

Amanda R said...

Julie, those embossed and glittered hearts look fabulous! What a great idea! Love the entire card and how pretty is that row of flowers. Hope everyone out your way is doing well!

Rose Wilson said...

Pretty card. Love the red and roses

Karalee said...

What sweetheart wouldn't love receiving this card. The mirrored cs is perfect. Just gorgeous!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beautiful and well designed Valentine you created. Perfect for today and by the way, I wish you a Happy Valentine's Day as well. Thanks for sharing your talents.

dmbennett said...

Beautiful card Julie. Love all the red together. Never thought to use glitter on mirror card, will have to try that out. Love all the details you used on your card.....

namabear said...

Beautiful card Julie and yes I have to agree with you on the bottom panel. The mirror red card stock embossed and glitter does out shine itself. Thanks for sharing.

Brenda said...

Love how you used the mirror cardstock - embossed and also glittered it! It's got to be even more gorgeous in person!

elf1023 said...

Love your card, perfect for the season. Love the mirrored cardstock.

FranTic said...

Mirrored cardstock - another idea lol - very nice card.

Gita said...

Love the dry embossed with the added glitter. Looks great!!

Dianne Potter said...

This Valentine is perfection! I to chose bunches of different red hearts for my "Sweetie's" Valentine. I was great fun! Thank you and Happy Valentine's Day!

Debi said...

Fantastically dazzling card!!!! Love all the red and the very pretty sentiment stamp.

crafty grandma said...

Amazing v-card! love the flowers and dazzle...thanks for sharing.

Karenladd said...

Love this fun card! I have this stamp set and used it for my own Valentines this year!

Marci M said...

Julie, What a beautiful card. I can't wait to try the embossing part, that us amazing!

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful card love the layering and the stamps used it super. love the roses and the papers. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

love, love, love your red family card!!!!! Love how you used all the different textures on it. This is one sweet card! Thanks for sharing with us.
Linda Gibb

Anonymous said...

where do I sign up to follow your blog? You have tons of info on your home page but I sure didn't see where I could follow you.
Linda Gibb

karenajo said...

Beautiful card - love all the dimension with the felt and glitter hearts and flowers - so very pretty !

Karin said...

This card make me happy just looking at it, so what a perfect sentiment! Love the whole design from the hearts and flowers,to the twine and embossing! We are one of those stretching out Valentine's by going out to dinner tonight...Hoping your Valentine's weekend is superb :)

HelenM said...

Love the hearts!! Thanks!

SusanH said...

Very pretty card - love the Valentine's!

carrie said...

Very pretty Valentine's card. Love the glitter and shine of the mirror paper. Great mixture of materials.

aileen said...

I really enjoyed your card. I went crazy for the piece with the glittered hearts at the bottom, so unique. The rest of the card wa kept nicely simple, so that the Bottom of the card really stood out. Great card!

Auntie Em said...

Red hot and romantic! Love the shiny paper embossed with the hearts and the row of flowers. Love all the red! :)

Katy said...

This is such a wonderful Valentine Day Card! I love the shiny hearts at the bottom and the heart "flowers" are so pretty! :)

Frann said...

A really cute card--I love all the different ways you made it sparkle!

Anonymous said...

Julie, lovely! Such a happy color and perfect Valentine's Day theme.
Cammy

Julie Z said...

Re: To Linda Gibb:
Thank you so much for your kind words about my project and blog! And I also wanted to thank you for bringing it to my attention that you couldn't find the place to follow my blog. My sincere apologies for that. I do have a place on the side bar where you can follow my blog by email. So sorry it was difficult to find.

Currently, you'll find it on the right side column - towards the bottom. However, I may go ahead and move it because of your difficulties; so do keep that in mind.

So thanks again for both comments!! I really appreciate your comments! And I do hope you'll become a follower - I'd love to have you stop in regularly!!
Julie :-)

Jill Jacobsen said...

Love to add sparkle to mirror cardstock!!