Monday, October 7, 2013

Moxie Fab All That Glitters is Gold & Simon Says...We're Going Dotty

This card was totally inspired by two challenges: All That Glitters is Gold Challenge at Moxie Fab World and Simon Says...We're Going Dotty Challenge at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog. Ever since I saw this cake pop inspiration photo on Cath's blog (on Sept. 11th), I knew I wanted to use it to make a card.
From: Glitter Guide
The only problem is that I couldn't figure out a way to pour glitter on the card and have it cascade down without it looking like Halloween ooze.  Not only that, but I knew I wanted a big bold sentiment at the bottom of my card, and I just didn't have any stamps that I felt worked the way I wanted, so I set the idea aside.  Fast forward to last week.  I won a gift certificate to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and as I was browsing their products, I saw the big bold images in their Shenanigans set, and immediately I remembered my idea.  I didn't place my order until late Friday night, so I knew I would never get my new stamps in time for the Moxie Fab deadline, but I thought maybe sometime I'd get around to making the card I had envisioned.  Then much to my surprise my stamps showed up this afternoon (seriously the fasted delivery of anything I have ever ordered...I'm so impressed).  We had a fun but full evening of apple and pear picking planned, but I knew I had to try to make a card before the night was over.  So after my son went to bed I got to work.  I started with trying to figure out a solution to my Halloween ooze problem.  As I was pondering, I remembered two things from Simon Says...their dot challenge and their new falling snow stencil (which I do not own...yet).
Dots would definitely not look like ooze and would still achieve the cascading look I was going for, so I set out to make my own template.  I drew a grid on some paper, marked x's on the spots I thought the holes should go, and after a bit of trial and error had a template I liked.  Then I used a pin to poke holes through my paper, so I could use it as a template to mark the spots where the gold would go on my card.  I use the smallest dot in Papertrey's Polka Dot Basics set to stamp over my pencil marks and then embossed them with Gold Zing Powder.  The sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays Shenanigans set was embossed in white. (BTW: I actually embossed the sentiment first and then did the gold dots. Oh, and I was glad that the sentiment stamped so perfectly because I didn't even do a test run to see how these stamps stamp.)  And that's it.  The card was done.  And I made it with 5 minutes to spare. Nothing like working under pressure. :)


  1. Perfection?! Yes. This is what it looks like.

  2. Well, you work well under pressure Lindsey, because this is gorgeous! Also looks like a winner! Love,love,love your design! Wow! Gorgeous card!
    My son in law was the QB for USU when he was in college.

  3. This card is so pretty, CAS and colorful at the same time! :)
    Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  4. Hey Lindsey! Thanks for linking this up to the All That Glitters is Gold challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  5. Adorable Lindsay!

  6. So elegant! I love the big bold sentiment and all that glittery gold