Designer’s Challenge: White & Elegant

ECD April by Candy SpiegelThis month, our challenge from Elizabeth Craft Designs was to create a project that was white and elegant.

The minute I heard the theme, I knew what I was doing … it was a card I had mentally designed when I first saw the Flower Mosaic embossing folder from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

ECD April by Candy Spiegel2I started with a sheet of ECD Velvet Adhesive, cut it to size, and ran it through my Big Shot in the embossing folder.

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Then, I used my Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper to round the edges.

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I placed it onto Gold Shimmer Sheetz and used the Corner Chomper again. Then I attached it to the card and rounded the bottom corners on the card.

Next, I began adding Glitter Dots in Silver/Gold to the centers of each of the flowers on the embossed design.

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I took some leftover pieces of the gold Shimmer Sheetz and cut out the center of the dragonfly (Elizabeth Craft Designs die). I then cut out both the wings and the overlay with vellum. I cut off the antennae off of the vellum overlay dragonfly so the gold antennae would show.

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I used a glue pen to adhere the vellum overlay and the wings to the Shimmer Sheetz body. I only used glue on the body, so the wings would be free to move.

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Here’s how the card looks with the dragonflies on the background.

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I added a sheer ribbon around the front of the card and knotted it. I used a Mini Glue Dot under the knot to hold the ribbon in place.

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As a final touch, I added a silk flower. I filled the center of the flower with Elizabeth Craft Designs Silk Microfine Glitter in Fire Opal.

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I love all of the glitter and sparkle in this card. The gold raises the elegance level and the embossed velvet is so soft and sophisticated. What do you think?

You can see all of the designer’s projects on the last day of April, here.


From Boring to Beautiful

From Boring to Beautiful

dragonfly spiegle 5On a recent trip to my local Goodwill store, I found these little dragonfly candle holders.

014They were cute, but rather boring. They had a distressed, shiny whitewash finish. I knew I could do better, so I grabbed a few, pulled out the newest enamel powder color from Globecraft & Piccolo, Turquoise Lagoon, and went to work.

I used the Enamel Powder Adhesive to coat a small area, then poured on the enamel powder and heated. I had to work in sections and let it cool here and there so I didn’t burn my fingers. Metal gets hot!

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There were some sections the dabber top wouldn’t reach. So, I popped off the top and used a paint brush to fill in the tiny areas.

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When it was all finished, I thought it could use a little more bling, so I used Matte Glastique to add some Pure Silver Sparkle to the wings.

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Once dry, I coated the entire piece in Glossy Glastique. This added a little shine and a lot of durability.

Here is a close up of the wings …

dragonfly spiegel 6From boring to beautiful in a just a few easy steps …

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I used Globecraft & Piccolo products to cover another candle holder at home, too. See what I did to this one on the Globecraft Blog today …068