Sparkly Mittens card - Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps

Hello crafty friends,

I am really excited to share this sparkly card featuring one of the newest stamps at Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps - the mittens are so adorable and I decided to make a patterned background and added some extra special details for some sparkle and shine!

Here's how I created this card:

Base layer/background:
Starting with a base layer of Bristol smooth cardstock I stamped the mittens in an angled pattern starting from the bottom left corner moving up towards the top right.  I used 3 Catherine Pooler inks (linked at end of post) to alternate the color of the mittens.  What's fantastic about this stamp is that you can stamp it in colors and not have to spend lots of time coloring due to the detail already on the stamp itself.  I alternated the direction each time I stamped it so that the mittens were going in opposite directions.

After completing the stamping I used the second to largest brush from a Clarity brush set (now sold in the C&S store!) to create a vignette around the stamped panel with Juniper Mist ink.  Next I used a Versamark ink pad to apply ink all over the stamped panel.  I then sprinkled holographic embossing powder over the entire panel and heat set it.  Here's a close up of how that wonderful this sparkle looks on the panel

For the sentiment I stamped in Versamark onto vellum, added blue embossing powder and heat set it.  I was going to place the vellum directly on the background, then decided it would show up better if it was on a contrasting color yet matching the background.  I used the Clarity brush again to sweep on ink onto a separate white piece of cardstock using Daydream ink, then layered the vellum panel on top and trimmed it out.

I added double sided adhesive foam tape behind the sentiment and placed onto my card panel.  

My final touch was to use some white yarn and a couple of white pom poms to create a little bow to adorn the card.

I hope you like this fun, yet pretty simple card and are inspired to try your own hand at a sparkly card of your own!

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