Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Paper Shelter (TPS) Challenge #75 - Glitz & Glimmer

When I knew that this week's challenge at The Paper Shelter is"Glitz & Glimmer", I knew almost instantly that I wanna use the image "Cirque" for this card.

After colouring the image "Cirque", I used the medium size Cheery Lynn's die - Heart to Heart Lace Doily (DL106) to trace around the image with a pencil, creating a heart shape frame around her upper body. Then I fussy cut it out.
Cheery Lynn's Die - Heart to Heart Lace Doily (DL106)

As the dies used are a set of various sizes of hearts, I diecut a total of 6 hearts of different sizes with different types of paper. There were the plain CS as well as the Glitter CS. The plain CS was a breeze but when I tried to diecut on Glitter CS, it failed the 1st time. So I had to run the Glitter CS & die through the machine 4 times before I get a clean cut & here's the outcome.

Coloured the image "Cirque" in shades of purples & greens. Coloured the white heart background frame in the same tones (Feathering technique) to give it the soft glam factor. Added my usual Stickles - Diamond & glossy accent to various parts of the image.

Love the look of stitches on cards but unfortunately I can't sew so I had to live with my hand drawn stitches. :) heehee.
Close up of the image

The sentiment

Inside of the card

Other than the face colours (E000, E00, E02, E11 & R20), these are the rest of the colours.

Hope you like it! ;)

Materials Used:
The Paper Shelter Digi Stamp: Cirque
Papers: Xpress It Blending card, Fushica, Navy, Purple coloured CS, AC Glitter CS - Blush, MME - Lime Twist Collection
Other Materials: Lots of chipboards (For the pop-ups), Cheery Lynn - Heart to Heart Lace Doily (DL106), Turquoise coloured Rhinestone, Fushia coloured linen ribbon & Light turquoise satin ribbon, Stickles - Star Dust, Glossy Accent, Distress ink-Tea Dye & Copic markers.


  1. Morning Shirin, Welcome to the Team, and wow stunning and beautiful card, I love your stitching and your colouring is just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  2. What a stunning card..Browsed your blog and am so impressed by your talent and creativity. I am your new teammate at The Paper Shelter and now your newest follower! xxx Ann Marie

  3. Fantastic and very beautiful card it is wonderful to have you as part of the team
    Lorraine x

  4. Oh... thought I had left a comment for you must have been too distracted by your amazing image. Wow what a card you have made here. Totally stunning image and colouring.Great design and layout. Love the way you have created the shadow behind her. Fabulous.....
    Eileen x
    ps... you need to have followers you would soon have a gazillion :)