It's our fabulous, glitter loving friend CARLA's birthday today! Actually... her birthday is tomorrow, but we thought we'd try to surprise her with a birthday blog hop a day early :) We hope your birthday is full of all things glittery and wonderful, Carla! If you're already hopping, you should have come here via the talented Eulanda... if not, just keep following & you'll end up there eventually :)
We have two cards for Carla today... from both Tara & Julie. First up is the one I (Tara) made:
I spent a lot of time contemplating what sort of image or theme I should go with for Carla's card... there are so many things she loves, it was hard to choose! But I kept coming back to this sentiment from Graphicat Designs... and I tell ya, it screamed out to me, begging to be featured on this card ;) (If it is screaming out to you, too... you'll find it is a freebie on the Graphicat Designs blog! Gotta love that!) Here's the front of my card:
... which opens up into an Easel card (hadn't done one of these for a while)! As you can see, I filled a little glass vial with some pretty Glitter Ritz glitter and I used a glue pen to apply the same glitter onto my main image, which has been layered on some glitter coated papers & embellished with glittery ribbon, a glittery brad and some glitter coated flowers! Then I added a good smattering of bling to finish it all off :)
I loved using this fabulous mirrored butterfly from my stash...
The patterned paper I used to choose my colour palette is by Pink Paislee... I adore this paper and had fun pulling out a bunch of fun embellishments for this card. Hope it brightens your day, Carla!
And here's the card Julie made:
and the inside is decked out too, but it's a surprise for Carla :) Julie used a fun Peacock stamp by Hero Arts together with Basic Grey papers, mounted on a card cut with a Grand Nestabilities die. She added assorted flowers & blingy things from our stash and adhered a Tim Holtz facets piece to paper stamped with a birthday greeting :)
Now in case I forgot to mention it... we are celebrating Carla today with a blog hop- so HOP on over and visit the amazingly talented Cheri! She'll tell you where to go from there :)