Sunday, 8 May 2016

Happy National Scrapbook Day 2016

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

I thought about celebrating by completing some of my unfinished scrapbook pages from a couple of years ago but I decided to make some cards instead :)

Here is the first card - the technique used is a masked glitter over acetate technique that was shown in OCC Clear and Sheer - I have been dying to try it since I saw the video and this week's Merry Monday Glitter and Ombre challenge seemed the perfect opportunity to do it. I used the MFT Snowflake Fusion cover up die as my mask and applied three colours of Wow glitter to create the ombre effect. I love the microfine glitter a lot more than the Wow but I didn't have the right colours. I added the die cut greeting (stacked up) from W+9 cut from silver foil card stock. I just love the see-through panel and how it sparkles in real life!

I will link up to the following challenges

The second card I am sharing uses the adorable Simon Says Furry Cat and Box stamp. I used a double masking technique to create the background using Peacock Feather and Twisted Citron Distress Inks (I had no idea they would so good together!). I then coloured the image with Copics and added some red sequin hearts. I finished the card by adding a die cut circle frame (from MFT) and a greeting strip across the bottom (the strip is actually to cover up a badly stamped greeting but I really  like the effect :) The "home" and "congratulations" are from the Clearly Besotted Sentimental set.

I will link this card to the following challenges:

  • Addicted to Stamps and More - where the challenge is Make Your Mark
  • CAS-Ology where the key word is MOVE - this may be a stretch but I actually made this card for a cat to congratulate him on being adopted and moving into his new home (which happened to be owned by some of my good friends!) - silly but true!

So now off to continue celebrating NSD in my craft room

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Love your snowflake background! Thanks so much for joining Merry Monday!

  2. What a bunch of glittery goodness. Beautiful. And the kitten in the box is so reminiscent of my little furball. Very sweet and cute.

  3. Love that glitter technique! What a beautiful card, Jill! And the kitty is so pretty! Love those sponged colors! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  4. The glitter looks fabulous and love the sentiment in silver! Thanks for playing Merry Monday this week!

  5. Gorgeous glitter background! Love it! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

  6. Well, that is just the cutest idea ever...a congratulations card for a cat! (I'm sure the new owners will appreciate it, too!) Love the moving box and the pretty ink combo behind him! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

  7. Two beautiful cards, but I really like the first; great design! Love that bit grungy style... Hope you have a sunny week!

  8. Cute cat on the move! So happy you played the CASology Challenge this week.

  9. These are both very nicely done cards! Like how you used the glitter technique. Congrats on HM win. (I saw the name Jill, had to meet) (so to speak) Jill)

  10. Both of your cards are fabulous, Jill, but I especially love that adorable kitty - and I think it's a brilliant reason to make a card! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  11. HIyaaa I love your cat card
    soo cuutteee love the simple design
    cute cute cute
    many thanks to joining with us at ATSM
    so sorry for late comment
    Monika (DT Member)