Friday, October 19, 2012

HYCCT1219 - Pink Birthday

Here it is, the 19th of the month, and I'm still doing pink. Can you believe it?! I volunteered to make a sample for today's Hope You Can Cling To (HYCCT) challenge, which is to make a birthday card based on inspiration from several photos she posted here. (I'll link up to her thread once this post goes live.)

I used the stripes from the first photo and the banner from the fourth photo and made this:

Truth be told, this is the second card I made. I used the Simon Says Stamp Party Banner die and cut it out of Basic Grey Out of Print. It was as pink as I was willing to go. There is another group of tiny dies in the set that would fit inside these banners, but I opted to just use them this way.

I used some Glass Effects Gel - Crystal Clear to make dots between the banners. No, really, it's there!  It's this stuff:

 and you can kinda see it here:

I was hoping it would be like Dew Drops only a little less bulky. I think I got that, but they are so difficult to see. Oh, well.

Funny story: Every trip to the LSS I see the Glass Effects display and look for clear, but they never have it in stock. Um, I already own it? Duh. Okay, maybe that wasn't very funny. More sad, really.

Here is the first card I made:

You'll notice the banner spans the whole card front and still hangs off the edge. That's when I got a clue and made the second card with the banner on an angle. I really like that banner die - it would look really pretty with colored pearls in between the triangles. This card uses some Lawn Fawn letter stickers, and since *I* placed them, they are a bit wonky.

The winner here is the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, who will get both of these cards when I send them out.

So hop on over to Splitcoast and play along with the HYCCT challenges. If *I* can do it, so can you! :D

Thanks for stopping by!

Items used and not linked below: Dear Lizzy/American Crafts Thickers, Glass Effects Gel - Crystal Clear, Lawn Fawn Narrators - Elf Green, SU embossing folder, SU pink card stock, GinaK white card stock.


  1. There isn't THAT much pink on there. I like both of them, and it would be nice if the banner die was short enough to use straight across and not hang off. I think I have some of that Glass Effect stuff, too. It's got to be easier than Glossy Accents, which clogs up when left alone too long.

  2. INTENTIONALLY wonky! Whimsical :)
    Now I'm curious about Glass Effect too - I use Mod Podge dimensional magic, but I use a toothpick because if you cut the dispenser bit open it gunks up badly. Also, I may or may not have a squeezing issue when applying directly. Also, you look for another clear one because you don't want to run out. Always have a spare.
    I love the diagonal banner - the lime letters really make it pop! Love the stripey embossing too - and the whimsical lettering :)


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