This was my second card with no image - just a sentiment. However, I decided to jazz this one up just a n otch and added LOTS and LOTS of BLING. The base of my card was cut on Bazzill Bling paper in Evergreen. This paper has a very slight sheen to it to make it sparkle. I used a piece of Core'dinations Gemstone 12"X12" Cardstock Assortment in a cranberry color - also sparkly, and cut it one inch smaller than the front of my card. This piece was embossed with the D'Vine Swirls folder in my Cuttlebug.
The sentiment was cut on my Cricut Expression, using my Gypsy and the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge. The base was cut with the American Crafts Foil in dark green. There are LOTS of colors in this pack to choose from - it is a wonderful paper to work with and cuts nicely on the Cricut. It IS very heavy though, and requires multiple cuts to get it out clean. The top layer of the sentiment is American Crafts Glitter paper in Mint.
This sentiment had a pretty flower on it. Rather than try to hide it, I decided to dress the flower up with some Polar White Flower Soft. Using the Flower Soft Glue, the product stuck nicely even to the glitter paper! If you're new to Flower Soft, like me, here's a tip - always rinse out the applicator tip of the flower soft glue after using it. It took me a while to clean out the dried glue from the applicator before I could use it again!
Finally, I had all the layers ready to put my card together. I used ribbon from my stash to wrap the embossed cardstock, tying it with a simple knot. I attached this piece to the base with my Glue Glider Pro. For the sentiment, I attached the glitter paper to the base using my Sakura Quickie Glue Pen, which works great with small areas! Since the knot from my ribbon was in the middle, I used Glue Dots Pop-Up Dots to raise the sentiment up over the top of the knot, and jump off the card.
I hope you enjoyed my project...and the rest of the hop!!