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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Happy Birthday

Hi peeps,

Happy Tuesday afternoon to all. I have a couple cards that I made after watching this technique on Jennifer McGuire's blog. She calls this the Sparkled Glass Technique. Super fun to do and I probably would have done some more practicing, but I discovered I had just one half sheet of acetate window plastic left. Needless to say, I ordered more!

This first card is made using Claire's colors for this week's Paper Players Challenge. I used the closest shades of Copics in BG, RV and YG to match the SU colors. The stamp set is by Gina K Designs, the sentiment strip is a pre-printed SSS sentiment, and the background glimmer paper is SU from a few years ago.

I followed Jennifer's instructions very closely and the cards came together pretty easily, although not quickly. IRL, they are very pretty, but my amateur photography doesn't really show the true effects. 

On this second card, I used Erin Lee Holographic card stock in the background. It is actually very cool looking. All stamps on this one are from Honey Bee, and the sentiment cracks me up!

Since I have several different types of shimmery papers in my stash, I really think I'll try a few more of these when I get the acetate.

Thanks for checking in, and have a great Tuesday evening.



Delightful Blooms stamp set by Gina K Designs, Birds of Paradise and Tropical Tweets stamps sets by Honey Bee, Gina K Designs Heavy Weight white card stock, SU Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral card stock, SU white glimmer paper, Erin Lee Holographic card stock, VersaMark ink, Copics, Gina K Designs white EP, heat tool, Misti, MFT Stitched Rectangle and Stitched Scalloped Rectangle frame dies, JudiKins acetate window plastic, Big Shot, Connect glue


  1. Colleen, These cards are so wonderful that as soon as I get a free minute I am going to have to go and check out this technique video you speak of. Your floral card for the Paper Players is so beautiful and the flamingo card is so fun and playful. You have so much inspiration for me today. Thanks for playing along at TPP!

  2. Both of your cards are fabulous Colleen! I love the beautiful flowers you created and the scalloped border adds so much dimension to your design! So happy you joined my color challenge this week at The Paper Players!

  3. Awesome cards Colleen! Thanks so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!

  4. Wow! You rocked the technique! The holographic paper may be a challenge to photograph, but I think you captured it. It's so appropriate for the flamingos and the hilarious sentiment.


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