Glitz Design & Gossamer Blue Contest – a Layout and a Card

Seeing as I’ve been telling you how much I’m loving Glitz Design, first in my CHA product picks post, and then with this Mother’s Day card, and this ‘Go’ layout, among others, then you probably aren’t surprised that I’m entering the Glitz Design and Gossamer Blue ‘Guest Designer’ Contest!

I’ve made two entries, a layout and a card. The layout is bright and summery – I feel like I need to scrap photos like this at the moment to remind me that the weather will heat up at some point (it will, won’t it?!). I’ve used mainly the Color Me Happy collection as it’s so cheerful…

Live for Adventure:
For the photo panel I cut a rectangle through the ‘Woodgrain’ paper, to turn it into a frame. The whole woodgrain sheet is adhered with 3D foam tape to enhance the frame effect. I built the background using a 12×12 sheet of white cardstock, which is then collaged with scraps of paper from the Color Me Happy 6×6 pad (and one from Uncharted Waters). I like how they disappear beneath the frame:
At the base of the photo panel I border punched some stars using an American Crafts Knock Out Border Punch. I left the cardstock to show beneath them so they stood out more.
I sprinkled some white mist drops around the title, and heat embossed the ‘Chevrons’ Roller Doodle pointing towards it, so it didn’t get lost with all the bright colours above it. I also added the ‘follow your dreams’ giant rhinestone as a subtitle, I adore the multi-coloured letters in it:
It makes me feel warmer and brighter just looking at this page!
Here’s the card I made as a second entry, a birthday card for my Dad. He loves the seaside, so the Uncharted Waters collection was perfect to send him some wishes…
Birthday Wishes:
Here’s how to make the card:
1. Roll Glitz’s ‘Woodgrain’ Roller Doodle in parallel lines over a 5½” square of dark kraft, using a dark brown ink pad. Then trim this kraft square down to 4¾” square, to cut off the imperfect edges.
2. Trim some yellow, chalkboard effect, and blue diamond patterned papers from the Uncharted Waters 6×6 pad down to 4¼” wide. My blue piece is 1″ tall, the chalkboard piece is just over ¼” tall, and the yellow piece just over 3⅜” tall. Adhere all these to the centre of your stamped kraft square.
3. Machine stitch around the edge of these coloured papers, using off-white thread. Adhere the kraft square to a cream 5×5″ card blank.
4. Add an anchor from the Uncharted Waters ‘What-Nots’ using 3D foam dots. Stick a giant rhinestone to the top of the anchor. Add the recipients name in the top right corner of the card using mini-alphas (Cashmere Dame) and dot four blue rhinestones around the anchor.
5. Heat emboss your sentiment onto cream cardstock, I used brown ink and clear embossing powder. Ink the edges of the sentiment’s rectangle, and adhere on top of your anchor.
Then give to someone sea-worthy! 
Have my projects made you feel summery or sea-sidey today? Are you desperate for warmer weather like me?
Wish me luck in the contest!
  • These are great! I especially love the layout, that frame is fabulous.

    March 26, 2013 at 4:11 pm
  • Love the layout…especially the way you’ve written round the frame.

    March 26, 2013 at 4:50 pm
  • Love them both…The layout is wonderful…love the way you wrote round the edge.The card is so special. We have a boat and lots of our friends come up for the weekend to go boating or fishing etc. This would be a perfect birthday card for them or DH!!!

    March 26, 2013 at 4:54 pm
  • Good luck to you, Jennifer! These are wonderful projects!

    March 26, 2013 at 5:21 pm
  • Two fab projects! Love the woodgrain background you made for the card! Good luck! xx

    March 26, 2013 at 6:28 pm
  • Wonderful layout and card!! I love your embossed chevrons!! xo Evie

    March 26, 2013 at 6:50 pm
  • That layout is gorgeous, I love the bright colors! Loving the card too, fantastic anchor!

    March 26, 2013 at 6:59 pm
  • Terrific card and love your layout. I like how you journaled around the “frame” and those pics are great.

    March 26, 2013 at 7:26 pm
  • there is so much beautiful detail in your it and seeing all your chartered water projects I think i need the collection!! Super card too x

    March 26, 2013 at 7:26 pm
  • I love how you’ve pulled this layout together, all the elements are fab and I particularly like the star punch, may borrow that idea

    March 26, 2013 at 8:16 pm
  • Love the bright colors of your layout. I can’t wait for warmer weather. So far the high on Easter is 61 might need to pull the shorts out. 🙂

    March 26, 2013 at 9:29 pm
  • Wow! Great use of both of these lines! I really like the first layout and how you used the pp and loving that card! So nice!

    March 26, 2013 at 11:23 pm
  • Mary Jo Rhoda

    Good luck!They are both great projects!!

    March 27, 2013 at 2:15 am
  • I have to say I LOVE everything about your layout.I like that you cut the woodgrain in a frame and then popped it up. I love that you used a border punch through it.Also that you used your 6×6 papers.And the photosTold you I love everything about it 😉

    March 27, 2013 at 4:02 am
  • Good luck, great layout and card 🙂

    March 27, 2013 at 7:43 am
  • Both super cute, love that collection! the frame on the layout is pretty awesome, love the dimension it gives!

    March 27, 2013 at 9:42 am
  • You’ve made some great entries, good luck!!

    March 27, 2013 at 11:58 am
  • Good luck. they are fab entries.

    March 27, 2013 at 11:45 pm
  • What a great pairing of photos.Rinda

    March 28, 2013 at 6:47 am
  • Love the layout! Good luck with the entries.

    March 28, 2013 at 9:12 pm
  • I love the card for your Dad! It would be perfect for my step-dad too so I am Pinning it for later in the year. Also really loving the teeny star border under the colours in your layout – perfect little touch.

    March 31, 2013 at 8:03 pm

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