Monday, 20 January 2014

MIM149, CFC126, Love you


I wanted to hop on the gradient glitter bandwagon started by Jennifer Rzasa. She made a beautiful blended glitter card that has inspired a lot of people. I couldn't bring myself to mix my glitters(!!), so I used half inch scor tape to create a rainbow with my various microfine glitters (one at a time!). I then cut this ring using two circle nestabilities. And then I didn't know what to do with it!

In the end I decided to go with a masculine valentine - simple, but with a pop of colour and sparkle. Not 100% sure of any perceived symbolism of a black heart. I'll be interested to hear what you think!

Perfect for the Make It Monday - Glitter Embellishments and CASual Fridays Colour block challenges.

30 comments:

Bobby said...

I love the glitter circle. Can't wait to see the center of it show up somewhere ;)

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the glitter circle (and thanks for the link to Jennifer's tutorial)! I also really like the black heart :)

Virginia L. said...

How GORGEOUS!! You have used the glitter to its maximal effect! Totally love this!

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE your glitter circle, Ardyth!

artful-notions said...

Lovely clean work, Ardyth! Love you process of getting the glitter line straight! I used a black heart too, just seemed to fit the picture!

Linda said...

This is so pretty. The black heart fits the card perfectly.

Colleen said...

Fabulous, Ardith...love it!

Jackie said...

Creating that circle and then not knowing what to do with it sounds like something I would do. LOL! You used it perfectly!

Jackie said...

Creating that circle and then not knowing what to do with it sounds like something I would do. LOL! You used it perfectly!

victoria h said...

The gradient glittered circle looks fabulous.

shirley-bee said...

Black, kraft and coloured glitter - fabulous combination! (I wouldn't be able to mix my glitters either!) Love the black heart - a colour wouldn't have worked the same.

Deb said...

Ardyth, I think the black heart makes it great for a masculine card. Just awesome! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Deepti said...

Oh my goodness this is such a beauty :) love that gradient look of sparkle :)

Leslie L. said...

I wouldn't be able to mix my glitters either (if I had multiple colors). Your card turned out beautiful and the black heart is just perfect.

Anita in France said...

The bold black heart is perfect against the colour graduated sparkle of the circle, Ardyth ... simply gorgeous! Anita :)

Lynn said...

Wouldn't have thought anything about the black heart...I love it against all the glitter!

Susanne Vargas said...

That card was love at first sight! The black heart didn't bother me, can't imagine it in any other color! Do you have already plans for the center?

Barb Ghig said...

I love your glitter circle, Ardyth! I think with the horizontal stripes, it takes on a great masculine feel, and I think the black heart is fabulous! We use black flowers, ribbons, buttons, etc., right? So, why not?
Great interpretation of this technique! Thanks for the link, too!

Marcia said...

Great CAS card and the black heart fits perfectly...wouldn't change a thing! :0)

Nancy Guse said...

Ardyth! This is STUNNING!!

Laura Beck said...

Really nice, clean, simple card -- but with lots of interest from the glitter. I love the black heart and never thought about the symbolism of it until you mentioned it!

Geri said...

What do I think? Gorgeous glitter and absolutely without a doubt, totally masculine! Somewhere in my blog travels I saw a B & W valentine's card and it was awesome! I think that the kraft/crumb cake paper really softens the card too :)

Joyce said...

I love this-I must have missed all the action about mixing glitter--but love it anyway. And, the black heart--well, I think it is sweet and masculine.

Deborah Frings said...

Love it! I like the black heart against the rainbow sparkle circle!

Gerrina said...

Wow, stunning work to get the glitter like this! And a stunning layout again... Have a creative day, Gerrina

donna mikasa said...

I think the black heart is a nice contrast to the rainbow glitter. Jennifer McGuire creates black hearts all the time!

Cathy said...

The glitter circle looks fantastic. I'm off to check the tutorial, TFS, Cathy x

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous! I don't use glitter much as I can never get it to stay put! It always seems to end up rubbing off of the card. Do you use anything to seal it?

And as for the black heart two things come to mind:
1. The song Black Heart by Little Mix
2. Black is all colours combined right? So it is just another rainbow all mixed together! :)

Kelly Griglione said...

So striking! I could never mix my glitters either. Just like I couldn't separate my stamp sets, or cut my 12 x 12 papers. The black heart definitely keeps this a masculine card with all the sparkly glitter. Love it!

Marybeth said...

Another simply stunning card! Love the colors you used.