hoppy birthday...

Hello my fabulous friends!

For those of you joining me for the Creative Inspirations Birthday blog hop, WELCOME!  For those of my friends who are frequent visitors...  Thanks for joining me again!

If you are here on the hop, you should be arriving here from Irit's blog... if not, go ahead and start from the beginning at the CI blog. You don't want to miss any of the inspiration the amazing people on the design team have to share!

 Sometimes a simple card is just what is needed to brighten someone's day. 
But simple doesn't mean boring. =)

 Look at this fabulous texture! I'm not sure what kind of fibers it is, but it took the CI color fabulously. I simply put the fibers into a little plastic baggie with some Sapphire CI paint and some water.  After squishing it around, I took it back out and dried it. I love how mottled it looks... the darks and lights of color blend wonderfully together!

The only way I could think to attach the thin fibers was to run some red liner tape around the edges. Because of the openings of the fibers, there was a lot of exposed sticky... To fix this problem (and add a sparkling border), I rubbed on some Angel Dust Resplendence. Beautiful.

For the tag, I stamped the image with a combination of Distress Ink and VersaMark. I then sprinkled on  some Simple Stick powder (by a.muse).  Following the directions on the jar, I heated the powder from below, then covered the now sticky image with more Angel Dust Resplendence.  Again, I heated from below, then shook off the extra Resplendence.  This is a great way to cover a stamped image with sparkle!

After die cutting the tag, I used my finger to rub Tickled Pink CI paint on the edges. I love the bit of color and sparkle!

Now on to the next stop of the hop... Head on over to Kendra's!

And don't forget, Creative Inspirations Paint is on sale all August!


Supplies Used:
Paper: Watercolor paper, white cardstock
Ink: Distress, VeraMark
Stamps: Basic Grey "Cakes", Inspired by Stamping "Fancy Labels 18"
Dies: Spellbinders "Labels 18"
Creative Inspirations: Paint (Sapphire, Tickled Pink), Resplendence (Angel Dust)
Other: ribbon, fibers


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Love how you dyed the fiber and applied it to the front of the card.

    Sheri R

    sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

  2. What a super fun and very creative project!! Love the texture and of course the gorgeous CI Paints you used!!!

  3. LOVE how you painted that fiber.. Its perfect! Great card!

  4. great background and love your card

  5. You sure opened my eyes as to what this paint can be used for! How creative you are!!!! This is amazing, I absolutely loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it and you are right , simple defiantly doesn't mean boring, this proves it!!! Thank you for sharing how you did it!!!!! I am a new follower for SURE!!!!

  6. This card is so fun. Love the fishnet. I wish I could keep calm and eat a cupcake today.

  7. Awesome opportunity to get my hands on some of your amazing paints! Loving the added texture with your colored fiber! Beautiful card. Thanks!

  8. Wonderful card. I love the shimmery fiber background.

  9. I am Amazed at how you can make such beautiful cards....I really have to start giving this a try!

  10. So unique and certainly beautiful, love the technique!

  11. Fantastic work with the mesh - it creates an absolutely fabulous background for your sentiment... love it!
    Alison x

  12. WOW!! Love the beautiful texture!! Amazing card!


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