Monday, July 13, 2020

floral cards ideas with essentials by ellen

Do you love making floral stamped cards? I do! And when I made these cards, I was in a glittery mood too!
These gorgeous floral stamps by my very talented friend Brandi Kincaid are part of the second Essentials by Ellen Summer of Stamping release and hopefully you are joining us for a very inspiring blog hop! (If so, you should be arriving here from my sparkly friend Carissa Wiley's awesome blog and you can find the whole hop list on the EH blog.)
Now should we talk more about glitter cards? I know not everyone loves glitter like I do because it can be really messy. For these cards, I used two different glitter mediums - glimmer paste & loose glitter - and the loose glitter is definitely the messy sister!
For crafters who think they don't like glitter, I would definitely recommend trying the glimmer paste. 
Basically it is glitter mixed into a gel medium that you can spread with a palette knife and when the paste dries, the glitter stays put! I love to layer iridescent glimmer paste over ink blending like this...


Now if you don't mind having a few stray sparkles on your face for a few days, good ol' fashioned loose gliter can create some really fun cards too! For these cards, I covered an entire stamped panel with double-sided adhesive and then glitter.





The photos really don't do the sparkles justice plus you can see more about both of these glitter techniques in my quick cardmaking process video...


Since I was on a glittery roll, I also made one more card. I did a little ink blending on the card front and then added glimmer paste on top. The I stamped a panel with the flowers from the Essentials by Ellen You Should Know set, and die cut "friend" with the Essentials by Ellen Block Words set. The negative die cut word let's the glimmer paste show through. And then I finished the sentiment with "what would I do without you?" from the Essentials by Ellen Thank You For Being A Friend set.
Your next stop on the hop is Laurel Beard's lovely blog but before you go, make sure to leave me a comment (about any ol' thing) because it will enter you in a giveaway to win shopping $$$ to the EH shop! One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop!!! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Saturday, July 18th at 11:59pm PDT. The winner will be notified by email.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a fab week!!!
Carly


supplies:
Palette Knives
Spreader

50 comments:

Marsha said...

Such pretty, sparkly cards, Carly...love them!

Cat Craig said...

Those images are fabulous on their own, as you showed them off with just a bit of glitter. Gorgous.

Linda BL said...

Love your glittery cards. Yes, glitter is messy, but I love it anyway.

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic cards. A little glitter
residue is to be expected and
enjoyed. Agree that the paste
is much cleaner. Great cards.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Teena said...

Love the glitter!!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love the combo of outlines and pops of color! AWESOME CARDS!

Donna said...

Your cards are lovely! And a bonus on the tutorial about the glitter paste and using the acetate with the sentiment, both great ideas. Thank you!

Eileen M said...

Beautiful and creative use of color and glitter. Thanks!

Bernadette said...

Love the colors and glitter!

Carol Wortman said...

You made me smile...One of my first cards eons ago was made with DStape covered in glitter. To this day that glitter once in a great while crawls out of my die cuter and die. That makes me smile sweet glitter sister! Beautiful beautiful cards!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the style of your b&w cards with the pop of color! Pretty effect with these beautiful new sets!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Carly, you are a girl after my own heart ❤❤❤. I have a MAJOR glitter addiction! Love it! Your cards are super cute! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Donna said...

I absolutely love your cards! Seems I can hardly make a card w/o glitter!!!

Amy Schrock said...

So gorgeous. Love the shimmer!!

sentsue said...

Who doesn't love a little sparkle??? Such fun cards!

Rikka D said...

Love all of the sparkle! Thanks for the inspiration!

MOI said...

Love how you used color not to the stamp itself but to the sentiment and as an accent. Thanks for sharing.

SmilynStef said...

yep this girl runs from glitter ... but I love seeing it on other designs ... the paste over ink blending is brilliant.

Sheri Witthoft said...

Why yes I would love to talk glitter! Such great cards. Bless you

Holly said...

I love how you came up with several cards and that glitter! Gah - so gorgeous!

Cindy Holmes said...

AWESOME looking cards! Love the glitter on the cards too!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the coloring and glitter on these!

Julie W said...

The black and white with the pops of color and glitter is a gorgeous way to showcase these florals. Thanks for the tip on glimmer paste for all the shimmery goodness without the mess! Stay safe.

JMN said...

Love the glitter and shimmer of your cards, gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards and I enjoyed your video. An awesome new release.
augustjmn@outlook.com.

Pam Young said...

I’ll have to try the paste. Your cards are fabulous!! I have to admit I have never used much glitter, because the dog ends up with more on her than the card!!

Kanan Pandya said...

Love the clean and simple cards with the hint of bright colors and shimmer. Thanks for the inspiration. :-)

Ms. Tamp said...

Nice grouping of cards. I like the different looks of the same set.

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful cards Carly and I love the black and white with the pop of beautiful color! Gorgeous!

Jennifer L. said...

Love, love, love the bright colors and glitter!

Cristina said...

I love how the bold colors pop against the black stamping - and the sparkle is fabulous!

Mirella said...

What a beautiful collection, love it!

Giselle said...

l LOVE glitter so your cards are perfect in my eyes! It didn’t occur to me to just brush on some glitter paste, I always use a stencil. This is much simpler and gives me so many ideas!

JulieRig said...

Wow, the glimmer paste is SO IMPACTFUL on your cards. I love how they turned out. The sentiments are fun - something different for a "just because" card. Thanks for sharing.

cghundley said...

These look gorgeous
with the glitter@
Carla from Utah

Connie said...

Hi Carly :) I love the contrast between the b&w and the cheery bright colors!!! Great cards! Thanks for inspiring me :)

SweetMang0 said...

Such a gorgeous design, the black and white with a pop of color! I will be trying this!

Miriam Prantner said...

These cards are fantastic! The flowers look so good in black and white and love your pops of color!

Rosemary said...

lovely, sparkly designs!

Autumn Bell said...

As soon as I saw that mondo pansy and glimmer paste, my heart said, “Yasss, Carly!” TFS such beautiful and creative designs. I often forget I don’t have to color every card. This release is gorg and definitely on my wish list.

Eve N said...

Wow, I love glittery cardstock but it does get messy (and expensive). Love your glitter paste technique and the all great cards you made. I'll definitely be trying this!

KimK said...

Thanks so much for the glimmer paste ideas! Beautiful cards!

Paulyne VanderSloot said...

Seen your video on this. They are so cute. Love the glitter!!

Darlene said...

I’ve never tried glitter paste. Something new for me!

Lubomira Saavedra said...

Bold! Sometimes you don't have to color to get a stunning result. You definitely put the pow in this one with bold sentiments.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

I love your black and white cards with the pops of color and glitter! So CAS, yet gorgeous! Thanks for the great ideas!

sharon g said...

I really like how you colored your letters. VERY COOL!!!!!

Karen said...

I've used glimmer paste with a stencil, but never thought to use it directly on a card! Love the way it looks.

Becky R said...

Love the sparkly cards. You sure seemed to keep it neat and tidy though...I get glitter everywhere!

Tracey McNeely said...

Super sweet cards Carly, love all the glitter! I love glitter, don't like the mess but I push myself to relax and get messy sometimes. The uncoloured florals are so pretty!