Tuesday, 2 February 2016

It's your Birthday!

Good morning again.
Tuesday's mean a new challenge over at Cardz4Guyz.
This week we want you to make a MASCULINE project on the theme of -

Sparkle and Shine

I know, this is a masculine challenge but sometimes you can add a little bit of sparkle and shine!

Here is my interpretation of this week's theme.

I was influenced by the latest sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch

As you can see I was pretty literal in my interpretation of this sketch but kept it pretty masculine by using blue and a dark gold glitter card for the die cut sentiment. A CAS interpretation also adds masculinity.
First I took a panel of white card and inked a soft blue sky with Salty Ocean DI then spritzed it with my homemade shimmer spray (Inka Gold wax in platinum and a touch of steelblue mixed with water)
I used some pearly card, glossy white card and vellum for my die cut clouds and some gold mirror card for the sun's rays. I made this by cutting out a scallopped circle then embossed a stitched circle for the sun and cut away the panels to leave the rays. I still had my Sizzix sizzlets 'Endless Love' alphabet dies out so they were added into the mix to make the sparkly 'Shine'. The stamped sentiment is from a Crafters Companion set.

OK, that's me done, now it's over to you, please check out the rest of the DT for more ideas.

I'd like to join in over at -


Simon Monday Challenge Blog
Ray of Sunshine


  1. Hi Jules, what a gorgeous CAS card love the design, I think it's perfect as a male card..
    Hugs Babs x

  2. Nothing wrong with a bit of shine on a masculine card Julie!
    Beautiful card inspired by our sketch this week!
    Thanks for joining CTS!

  3. I actually like the shiny sun. I don't think guys notice such details... mine wouldn't for sure! :)
    x Asha

  4. It's great to see the sun Julie!! Love this card, you have done a brilliant job here xx

  5. Oh, this is beautiful! Wonderful take on the sketch!

  6. Great design Jules. LOVE that gold mirror card sun! xx

  7. Absolutely love your interpretation of the theme, Jules.
    Hugz, Jan xx


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