It’s the first Tuesday in April, time for the Die Cut Design Team Designer Challenge.
Our challenge this month is “Glittery Backgrounds” – add Silk Microfine Glitter in some way when creating the background for your card.
Our Design Team have some wonderful ideas on how to create Glittery Backgrounds for you today. Make sure you check their individual blog posts for information on the technique they used. Elizabeth Craft Designs also has many videos on their YouTube channel using Silk Microfine Glitter, including more backgrounds and plenty of other ideas.
For our challenge today we are giving away three 1/2 oz containers of Silk Microfine Glitter in the colors of your choice to three lucky winners.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: What is your favorite technique to use with Silk Microfine Glitter?
Winners will be selected in a random drawing.
The winners’ names will be announced on Friday, April 7 here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
Now let’s take a look at the wonderful creations our talented Design Team have created for the Challenge this month. For more information about the cards, click on the designer’s name under each card to be taken to the designer’s blog post and will open up in a new window.
To start us off this month, Birgit Norton created her glittery background using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape in 3mm; 6mm and 10mm covering the adhesive tape with Vintage Pink; Spring Peridot; Sea Glass and Teal Silk Microfine Glitters. For the rest of her card she used the Dotted Scallop Rectangles; Scallop Hearts from Els van de Burgt Studio, the Small Cupcake from Joset Designs and the Garden Notes Ivy Vine. Birgit used White and Celadon Soft Finish Cardstock on her card.
Frances Byrne used the ModaScrap Rose Pocket die to create her glittered background with Pink Peony and Silverado Silk Microfine Glitter. Frances also used the ModaScrap Dancing Butterflies and Stitched Fishtail Banners and the word “Sending” from the A Way with Words – Sending Hugs Kisses die set to decorate her card. Frances used White, Rosebud, Silver Gray and Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock as well.
Sanna Lippert created a beautiful glittered butterfly background using the ModaScrap Dancing Butterflies and the Small Butterfly & Smile Sentiment from Els van de Burgt Studio. Sanna used Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to create her background panel and Fire Opal Silk Microfine Glitter for the butterfly next to the sentiment. Half-pearls add a bit of dimension to the butterfly’s body.
Selma Stevenson created a gorgeous glittery gift card holder using the ModaScrap Leaf Pocket and Lacy Poppies die sets. To create her gift card holder Selma also used Els van de Burgt Studio Tags & More 9 – Sparkle; Dotted Scallop Rectangles and Happy Birthday dies. For the sentiment on the front she chose A Way with Words – Celebrate. Selma used White, Rich Black and Olive Twist Soft Finish Cardstock on her card and added Soft Green Microfine Glitter, visible through the open areas within the leaves.
Melanie Smith created her glittered background using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape in 3mm; 6mm and 10mm, covering the tape with Antique Silver, Antique Gold and Ruby Silk Microfine Glitter. To create her card Melanie chose Stitched Rectangles and Dotted Scallop Rectangles from Els van de Burgt Studio and a sentiment stamp from Susan’s Garden. To decorate her card Melanie die cut patterned paper with ModaScrap Dancing Butterflies dies.
Sandy Diller created a gorgeous gatefold card that can be used with an invitation tucked inside. She used the ModaScrap Gatefold – Elegant Rose die as well as the Postage Stamp Squares from Els van de Burgt Studio. For the glittered background Sandy chose Copper Rose Silk Microfine Glitter.
Anita Kejriwal celebrates in style using the ModaScrap Rose Pocket with Vintage Pink Silk Microfine Glitter for her background. Anita used Dotted Scallop Rectangles from Els van de Burgt Studio and incorporated Silk Microfine Glitter in the foreground, too, with A Way with Words – Celebrate in Basic Black Silk Microfine Glitter. She chose Soft Finish Cardstock as well.
Katelyn Grosart gets straight to the point with this masculine birthday card. For her glittery background, she used the Diamond Background from Joset Designs, adding sparkle with Chocolate and White Silk Microfine Glitter. To decorate her card Katelyn chose the Arrows and Feathers die sets from Joset Designs, the Pair of Leaves 1 and Pair of Leaves 2 from ModaScrap, and the Stitched Circles from Els van de Burgt Studio. For the sentiment she picked the General Sentiments Clear Stamps.
Thank you for visiting our blog today. We hope you enjoyed seeing all the wonderful creations our Die Cut Design Team created this month and that they have inspired you to incorporate Silk Microfine Glitter as part of the background for your own cards!
Don’t forget to visit our designers’ blogs by clicking on their names to find out more about each project.
If you would like a chance to win our Glittery Backgrounds Giveaway, be sure to leave your comment on TODAY’S blog post. We will select three lucky winners in a random drawing and the winners will be announced here on our blog on Friday, April 7th.
Good luck and have a great week!