Thursday, February 20, 2020

Glitzy Anniversary | Crafty Friends Blog Hop ft Gina K Designs


It's that time of the month again!  Time for another Crafty Friends Blog Hop.  If you have not joined us for one of our hops before, the Crafty Friends Blog Hop is a group of friends who have all shared some common crafty beginnings, and we hop each month with a spotlight on a company we love. 

This month we are featuring Gina K Designs!  As with other months, Gina K has provided our readers with a special coupon code, good for the next few days.  Use the code CRAFTYFRIENDS20 for a 20% discount.  (Pssst - Check out the "What's new" category for some really fun stuff.  Glow in the dark Crystalline drops?!  Flocked Foil?!) Thanks so much to Gina K!

Handmade card, stenciling, glitter, glitz gel, inking, distress oxide ink, anniversary card, elegant card, diy anniversary

For the card today, I started with a piece of Tin Pail card stock.  I added the Autumn Wishes stencil on top - taping it down, and covering the floral pieces, so I did not ink those portions.  I inked up the stencil with Weathered Wood Distress Oxide Ink, and then pulled up the stencil and cleaned the ink off of the stencil with a wipe.  I laid the stencil back over my card front, but slightly higher and to the left, then added white Glitz Glitter Gel through the stencil.  Then I pulled up the stencil and cleaned it thoroughly.

Handmade card, stenciling, glitter, glitz gel, inking, distress oxide ink, anniversary card, elegant card, diy anniversary

While the stenciled panel dried, I inked a couple of strips of Tin Pail card stock with the Weathered Wood ink, to create the matting strips on the top and bottom.  I adhered those to the card front, and then heat embossed the Happy Anniversary sentiment from the Scripty Sayings 2 Stamp Set(P.S. There are a whole bunch of these Scripty Style Stamp Sets, and they are gorgeous!)  I embossed the sentiment in silver, and then wrapped it around the stenciled panel and adhered the excess vellum to the back of the card front.  I attached the card front to a white card base, and added a few pearls for decoration.  

Handmade card, stenciling, glitter, glitz gel, inking, distress oxide ink, anniversary card, elegant card, diy anniversary

I really like how this sparkly card turned out.  This was my first time playing with Glitz Glitter Gel, and it is gorgeous.  I may have just developed a need for every color...

The next stop on the hop is Lydia, over at Understand Blue

For your convenience, here is a list of all of the stops today, just in case you get turned around.  

Sara Sherlock

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used**:
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**If a particular item I used was out of stock when I was preparing my post, or the item I used was discontinued, I have provided a link to a similar item - that is available - when a substitution would not affect the card design.


  1. oh how lovely, love all your layers and that stencil is absolutely fabulous

  2. What an elegant and striking card this is! Just beautiful!

  3. So soft and beautiful with lots of texture = LOVE!

  4. So elegant, Sara!! I love the blending with the glittery paste.


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